| 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...
| Jan 16, 2013
In the political thriller “Broken City,” Mark Wahlberg plays an underdog—not exactly something new for the Oscar-nominated actor (“The Departed”) when you recall “Boogie Nights,” “Invincible,” “...
| Jan 17, 2013
** (out of four)
There’s no need to compare other corruption stories to “Broken City” because the new movie from director Allen Hughes (his first without brother and fellow “Menace II Society” director Albert) nods to all of...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 7:51 AM
Mark Wahlberg stars in "Broken City," opening today, but Jeffrey Wright commits larceny and quietly steals the movie.
It's not the first time. Now 47, Wright, one of the great pleasures of American screen acting at the moment, has played his share of...
| Jan 30, 2013
In the style of many, many closing moments of "Entourage" episodes, let us raise a glass/bottle/any container containing an alcoholic beverage: The initially great, then good, then progressively disappointing HBO series has received the official green...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 8:23 AM
When Seth MacFarlane takes the stage Sunday as host of the 85thAcademy Awards, chances are a large portion of the viewing audience will look at their TV screens and wonder: Who is this guy? He might just be the least famous Oscar host ever , with a resume...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 5:07 AM
Last night's Oscars were like an emotional roller-coaster at a terrible amusement park--beginning wth Seth MacFarlane's as-bad-as-feared monologue, the show rarely rose above painful and hit few peaks. Allow us to relive some of the night's best and worst...
| Mar 7, 2013
*1/2 (out of four)
Truth: My lifelong Cubs fandom doesn't make me biased against “Don't Stop Believin',” a documentary about the new-ish frontman for massive ’80s rock band Journey, whose iconic song became the theme for the 2005...
| 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...