| May 25, 2011
| 2:06 PM
When Chad King set out to create his video essay for entrance to Chapman University, the Bishop McCort senior had one problem — he was not allowed to be in it.
So King let his Chapstick do the talking for him. Luckily, the lip balm made a good...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 1:46 PM
"Ferris Bueller's Day Off" turns 25 this week. For those who don't remember the 1986 John Hughes movie, it's about a day in the life of Grace (Edie McClurg), the loyal and life-affirming secretary to the harried principal of a suburban Chicago high...
| Jun 16, 2011
After nearly five months of sold out concerts celebrating the films of Baz Luhrmann, Hollywood's critically acclaimed 360-degree dining and concert experience turns it's attention to a new motion picture master. FOR THE RECORD: JOHN HUGHES celebrates...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 11:06 AM
The North Shore house featured in John Hughes' 1990 movie “Home Alone” has been sold.
The red-brick, four-bedroom Georgian in Winnetka sold for $1.585 million, according to a news release from Coldwell banker Residential Brokerage.
| Mar 10, 2012
| 5:00 AM
A couple of homes that have a place in cinematic history have been on the market lately.
The Italian estate featured in the 2003 film "Under the Tuscan Sun" is for sale at about $12.531 million U.S. Newly renovated and furnished, the gated and walled...
| Nov 30, 2008
To some, it might seem a bit of a stretch for the director of an odd and obscure documentary about the '80s arcade game Donkey Kong to become the man in charge of the big-budget holiday-season comedy " Four Christmases," starring Vince Vaughn and Reese...
| Jan 8, 2009
Ned Tanen, a highly regarded former president of Universal Pictures and Paramount Pictures in the 1970s and '80s who presided over hits such as "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial" and "Top Gun," has died. He was 77.
Tanen, whose credits as an independent...
| May 27, 2008
A comedy about kids that was not made for kids but was not not made for kids, "Square Pegs" premiered on CBS in the fall of 1982; a quarter of a century later, it has come to DVD in its surprisingly modest, 19-episode entirety. But 9 1/2 hours is time...
| Aug 1, 2008
"American Teen" is as close to fraudulent as a documentary can get and still be worth seeing.
No doubt director Nanette Burstein went at this project with an open mind and an open heart, along with an open lens and an open mike. Burstein spent the 2005-...
| Mar 8, 2010
John Hughes' film message is simple: The kids are all right.
His young heroes were certainly confused, frustrated and angry, but they ultimately proved steely enough to triumph over the often cruel peer pressure and stifling confinement of suburban life....
| Oct 9, 2009
On a clear day, you can see the skyline of Chicago -- all the way from Northbrook, 25 miles away.
That's because this northern suburb has a lofty hill with panoramic views in all directions. The peak is covered with the metro area's top golf course -- in...