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Michael Shannon

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  • 'Man of Steel'

    The saga of Superman is rebooted by director Zack Snyder ("300") in a visually stunning reimagining with a darker tone than the Christopher Reeve-starring adventures ... not a surprise, since the producers include Christopher Nolan, who gave Batman new...
  • 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...
  • The Sunday Conversation: Michael Shannon can be such a bad guy

    The Sunday Conversation: Michael Shannon can be such a bad guy
    Actor Michael Shannon's recent high-profile run of villains turns to Superman's nemesis, General Zod, in Warner Bros.' "Man of Steel," opening June 14. Shannon, 38, lives in Brooklyn with actress Kate Arrington and their daughter, Sylvia. Do you...
  • 'Boardwalk Empire': Julia weds Richard; Chalky vows to kill Narcisse

    'Boardwalk Empire': Julia weds Richard; Chalky vows to kill Narcisse
    Knowing that a married woman is more likely than a bachelorette to win a child custody case, Julia Sagorsky (Wrenn Schmidt) proposes to Richard Harrow (Jack Huston) in “Marriage and Hunting,” Episode 45 of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.&...
  • 2013 Equity Jeff Awards: 'Good People' and 'Sunday' are big winners

    2013 Equity Jeff Awards:  'Good People' and 'Sunday' are big winners
    The Steppenwolf Theatre Company production of David Lindsay-Abaire's Broadway drama "Good People," and its lead actress, Mariann Mayberry, emerged triumphant at the Joseph Jefferson Awards held at the Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace on Monday...
  • 'Mud'

    An old cliche indicates a person's name is Mud, but it actually is in the case of writer-director Jeff Nichols' engrossing drama casting Matthew McConaughey as the title character, a fugitive who tells two idolizing Southern youngsters (Tye Sheridan,...
  • For Shannon and Van Swearingen, you can bet it's personal

    For Shannon and Van Swearingen, you can bet it's personal
    Anyone walking in off the street just to see General Zod up close is likely to be bemused and perhaps confounded by Sam Shepard's "Simpatico," a bizarre and byzantine drama even by Shepardian standards. But for anyone who has watched Michael Shannon and...
  • Actress Kate Arrington is always never the same

    Actress Kate Arrington is always never the same
    In Amy Herzog's "Belleville" at the Steppenwolf Theatre, Kate Arrington plays a troubled young woman named Abby who is married to a creep. At Abby's low point, she is literally forced to beg her suddenly terrifying husband for her own phone in order to...
  • ‘Man of Steel’ first look: Russell Crowe gets Jor-El action figure

     
    Russell Crowe will be sporting some heavy-duty armor in Zack Snyder's highly anticipated “Man of Steel” — that is, if a ......
  • Zack Snyder on ‘Justice League’: ‘The door is definitely open’

     
    With director Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel” still a week away from the multiplex — and expectation for the Christopher […]...
  • 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) ...