| Nov 11, 2014
| 8:31 AM
After the world premiere of Mark Wahlberg's new movie, "The Gambler," Monday night at the AFI Fest, a five-minute highlight reel of the actor's career played for the audience at the Dolby Theatre before Wahlberg came on stage for a post-screening Q&A....
| Oct 18, 2012
Zero stars (out of four)
Without referencing early 1990s rappers Kris Kross, I see no way to write a less-menacing tagline than the one on the poster for “Alex Cross”: “Don’t ever cross Alex Cross.”
This thriller plays like...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 6:16 AM
Shortly before he taped “Conan” at the Chicago Theatre Tuesday and impersonated Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Andy Samberg, sitting at a small, cloth-covered table in the middle of a window-less room in the Peninsula hotel, recalled his first late night...
| Jun 28, 2012
**1/2 (out of four)
Early on in “Ted,” the titular walking, talking teddy bear (voiced by director/co-writer Seth MacFarlane) watches “Jack and Jill” with four prostitutes at his side. Ted, who possesses a large sex drive for a...
| Aug 19, 2013
Wondering how her life would change because of “Divergent,” Shailene Woodley reached out to “Hunger Games” star Jennifer Lawrence. Lily Collins, whose starring role in “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” and...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 7:42 AM
Actor Mark Wahlberg and director Michael Bay have arrived in Chicago to film the fourth movie in the Transformers franchise. Wahlberg and Bay were seen having dinner Wednesday at Sunda. Later that night, Bay hung out at Paris Club'...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 4:58 AM
Michael Bay didn’t wait long to break out the special effects during Transformers 4 filming.
The action director delivered explosions and flipped cars on Friday, which was the first day of filming in Chicago. The scene was shot on the plaza in...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 5:33 AM
Whatever the 100 or so extras were frantically running away from during “Transformers 4” filming Sunday at Cloud Gate (better known as The Bean) in Millennium Park, Kelsey Grammer, who plays a villain in the film, was nonchalantly walking...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 8:39 AM
One week director Michael Bay is turning the plaza at McCormick Place into Hong Kong for Transformers 4 filming, the next he's turning North Broadway Street in the Uptown neighborhood into Texas.
The Uptown Theatre, where actors Mark Wahlberg and T.J....
| Jan 16, 2013
| 5:09 PM
Say hello to ya mutha for me, OK?
Mark Wahlberg gets that a lot.
Five years after Andy Samberg's "Mark Wahlberg Talks to Animals" skit on "Saturday Night Live" (if you've never seen it, the title says it all), five years after Wahlberg went on Jimmy...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 6:23 PM
It looks like Michael Bay has a new favorite hangout in Chicago.
The “Transformers: Age of Extinction” director was spotted at Parliament Sept. 9 with cast members Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor and Sept. 13, the same night the Bulls’...