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Michael Shannon

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  • Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor: Miscast or Inspired Choice?

    The announcement from Warner Bros. today that Jesse Eisenberg had been cast as Lex Luthor in the untitled Superman-Batman sequel scheduled for 2016 was met with howls from the blogosphere. But in this case, the Internet might actually have a point....
  • Q&A with James Franco: Why poetry? Why not?

    Q&A with James Franco: Why poetry? Why not?
    Before his poetry reading Wednesday night, James Franco, who has been in town rehearsing for his Broadway debut in "Of Mice and Men" with director (and Steppenwolf ensemble member) Anna Shapiro, spoke to the Tribune about his side job as a poet, his...
  • 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...
  • ‘Man of Steel’ Blu-ray: Watch live fan event, exclusive clip

     
    “Man of Steel” arrives on Blu-ray and DVD Tuesday, and Warner Bros. is ramping up the hype with a live […]...
  • '12 Years a Slave' Leads Spirit Nominations with 7; 'Nebraska' Takes 6

    High-profile studios pics mingled with small-scale indies as Fox Searchlight's "12 Years a Slave" led nominations for the 29th Independent Spirit Awards with seven followed by Paramount Vantage's "Nebraska" with six. In a year chock full of worth films,...
  • Sundance Unveils 2014 Premieres, Documentary Premieres

    An unusually strong international flavor pervades the Sundance Film Festival's Premieres slate, with new pictures from British helmer Michael Winterbottom, Irish directors Lenny Abrahamson and John Michael McDonagh, Dutch filmmaker Anton Corbijn, Welsh-...
  • '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...
  • Sundance Film Review: 'Young Ones'

    A hodgepodge of Western, sci-fi and Greek tragedy, "Young Ones" is certainly one of the more unique films at this year's Sundance Film Festival. But the sophomore effort from Jake Paltrow ("The Good Night") gets so bogged down in its primal tale of murder...
  • Fortitude International Launching at Berlin as Sales-Financing Banner

    In a pre-Berlin announcement, veteran foreign sales agent Nadine de Barros, financier/producer Daniel Wagner and producer Robert Ogden Barnum have partnered to launch Fortitude International as a sales and financing outfit based in Los Angeles. De Barros...
  • 'Boardwalk Empire's' Capone is ... a family man?

    'Boardwalk Empire's' Capone is ... a family man?
    Al Capone, arguably the most famous gangster ever, has grown into a mythic figure, a sort of cigar-chomping, fedora-wearing, machine gun-wielding, vicious, ruthless monster. To Deirdre Marie Capone, he was simply Uncle Al. Technically, her granduncle,...
  • 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....