| Dec 13, 2014
| 11:00 AM
The new movie version of "Into the Woods" is big in many ways — big stars (Meryl Streep, Chris Pine), big visual effects (giant beanstalk, angry giantess) and big score (booming orchestra that lays on the grandiosity).
The $50 million that...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Twenty-seven years after it first premiered on Broadway, composer Stephen Sondheim and librettist James Lapine's subversive, fairy-tale-based musical "Into the Woods" comes to the screen Dec. 25 under the direction of "Chicago's" Rob Marshall and with a...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 12:09 PM
Part of the subversive appeal of Stephen Sondheim's musical "Into the Woods" is that it gleefully skewers well-known fairy-tale tropes. It's perhaps a bit ironic, then, that film critics are saying the new big-screen adaptation doesn't quite end happily...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 3:45 PM
Disney's "Into the Woods" slightly edged out Angelina Jolie-directed drama "Unbroken" at the box office, according to final studio numbers released Monday.
Jolie's film, distributed by Universal, pulled in roughly $46.05 million in its four-day domestic...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 3:45 AM
When it comes to the crafts categories, everything is awesome (or should be) if you're a member of the teams behind "Into the Woods" or "The Grand Budapest Hotel." And, yes, we're liking "The Lego Movie's" chances of winning animated feature. Here's how...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 12:55 PM
December can be a delightful month for movie lovers, because it often brings the best of both worlds — mainstream blockbuster hits that will pack multiplexes, and smaller films with outstanding performances that are arriving in time for Academy...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 2:31 PM
"Into the Woods" they went!
Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick, Emily Blunt and the stars of Disney's live-action adaptation of the fairytale musical mashup reunited for the world premiere on Tuesday.
The film's singing stars Streep (The Witch), Kendrick...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"TO SUCCEED in life you need two things: ignorance and confidence." -- Mark Twain
WELL, the Golden Globe nominations are out, and as usual, some things don't make sense. But I suppose that's the fun of it, yes?
"Birdman" is nominated in the "comedy"...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Director Alejandro G. Inarritu's "Birdman" dominated the Broadcast Film Critics Assn.'s Critics' Choice Movie Awards nominations Monday morning, scoring 13 nods, including picture, acting ensemble, actor for Michael Keaton, supporting actor for Edward...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 10:20 AM
Ah, Christmastime, when the nippy air is filled with heartwarming thoughts of family, friends and cold-blooded murder.
Thanks, Everyman Theatre, for providing the perfect anti-holiday entertainment — a revival of Ira Levin's good old-fashioned...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 4:40 PM
President Barack Obama on Monday bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, to 18 recipients including Meryl Streep, Stevie Wonder and Chicago's Abner Mikva.
Mikva, 88, a former Democratic congressman and federal...