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  • Stars Strive to Shine Just Right in Awards Season Spotlight

    So is Robert Redford really a "fun guy"? And does Joseph Gordon-Levitt truly project "a mellow, laid-back vibe?" I pondered these earth-shaking questions as I read recent examples of that dubious literary genre, the "celebrity interview," wherein...
  • William Petersen, Michael Shannon Among Thesps Making Return to Chicago Stages

    Can't go home again? That old adage apparently doesn't apply to actors who started in Chicago theater before going on to Hollywood success. In the past six months alone, Windy City auds have seen the return of an impressive ensemble of well-known big- and...
  • Cable vs. Broadcast TV: Learning to Love the Low End of the Dial

    I've recently rekindled a strained professional relationship: I'm watching scripted series on the Big Four networks again. This development surprises no one more than me, since I had admittedly become a cable and pay TV snob. Like so many others in the...
  • TV Networks' Pilot Spending Reflects Cable Competition

    On paper, it appears that each of the Big Four networks is on track to shoot about 40 to 50 pilots for the 2014-15 development cycle -- numbers that are, of course preposterous. For the past decade, the major broadcast nets have produced 20-25 pilots...
  • Festival building a culture of ideas-- quickly

    Festival building a culture of ideas-- quickly
    Of the many ideas at Chicago Ideas Week, the biggest one to catch on may be Chicago Ideas Week itself. We've reached Year Three of this annual festival of discussions, demonstrations and interactive experiences, and what recently seemed new now feels...
  • Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'The X-Factor' on Fox

    Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'The X-Factor' on Fox
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 8 - 14, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES The X Factor Simon Cowell's talent...
  • 'Iceman' Director Ariel Vromen On Board 'Criminal' (EXCLUSIVE)

    "The Iceman" director Ariel Vromen and Millennium Films are re-teaming on military thriller "Criminal." Producers are Benderspink's J.C. Spink, Chris Bender and Millennium's Mark Gill. Plans are to begin shooting next year. The script, written by Doug...
  • Boardwalk Empire Season 4 episode 2 recap: Resignation

     
    “A servant is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who dispatched him.” With such pointed scriptural citation does Jeffrey Wright bring his mesmerizing presence to  HBO's Boardwalk Empire Season 4, playing Dr....
  • 'Boardwalk Empire' recap: Nucky handles business before Florida trip

    'Boardwalk Empire' recap: Nucky handles business before Florida trip
    Before gangster Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) explores a money-making opportunity in Florida, he takes care of business on his Atlantic City turf in Episode 38 (“Resignation”) of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.”   First there&...
  • Non-fiction filmmakers to tap Chicagoans with money and pull

    Non-fiction filmmakers to tap Chicagoans with money and pull
    Of the five films nominated for the best documentary Oscar this year, two of them — "How to Survive a Plague" and "The Invisible War" — got funding and support from Good Pitch. Two out of five. Talk about validation. Launched in the UK about...
  • On Demand DVD New Releases Sept. 2-8

     
    On Demand DVD New Releases Sept. 2-8: Now You See Me A team of illusionists use their trickery to pull off bank heists during their performances, giving the money to the audiences in attendance. Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Morgan Freeman (PG-13, 1:55) ...