| Nov 29, 2012
| 2:43 PM
Can a live lit show about all things current find happiness in a jazz club steeped in a century of history? That’s what Christopher Piatt aims to find out this weekend as he moves The Paper Machete to the storied music club.
Piatt, a former Time...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 12:24 PM
Being a bike messenger can be dangerous work, as the character played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt ("Inception") finds in this fast-paced action tale from director and co-writer David Koepp.
The deliveryman's latest parcel contains something a corrupt cop...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 12:49 PM
Here's how things usually go in Chicago's off-Loop scene. Friends who studied theater together decide to form their own Chicago theater company. They do their shows, but they also tend to their own careers. If the group is talented, things go well and the...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 9:20 AM
Everyone seems to be upset about the Emmys last night. And it's not just because of the bizarre inclusion of the singing Emmytones.
It's what's being perceived as a big diss for HBO's "Boardwalk Empire." After winning a slew of technical awards at the...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 3:25 PM
There isn't going to be a better time all year for star sightings in Chicago than this weekend.
Lollapalooza will not only bring 100-plus acts to the city, but also draw dozens of celebrities who are just as excited as the rest of us to watch their...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 10:36 AM
Movie fans trekking to Telluride, Colo., for the resort town’s annual film festival this weekend are set to see some of the fall’s most anticipated performances, including Bill Murray as FDR in “Hyde Park on Hudson,” Michael...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 1:49 PM
The Chicago Film Critics Awards returned to the Broadway Playhouse at the Water Tower Jan. 7. This salute to Hollywood's best included Comedy Awards, conceived by Sharee Pemberton who produced the show along with film critic and Chicago Film Critics...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 6:25 AM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Michael Shannon was born in Lexington, Ky., on this date in 1974. This birthday guy earned an Oscar nomination for his performance in the 2008 movie "Revolutionary Road." Shannon currently stars as Agent Van Alden on the series...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 1:44 PM
How secretive was the filming of the new Superman reboot, “Man of Steel,” on Route 56 in Sugar Grove earlier this week?
Sean Michels, village president of Sugar Grove, was left in the dark on what exactly took place during the shoot, and...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 9:00 AM
Warner Bros. released the first image of Henry Cavill as Superman and he looks -- well, he looks just like almost every other Superman.
But that's not necessarily a bad thing. If you mess with the red and blue costume too much, you might end up with...
| Aug 21, 2011
| 2:53 PM
Not much is known about Plano, a Western suburb nearly 60 miles outside of Chicago, but that will change starting on Monday. That’s when the star-studded Superman reboot, “Man of Steel,” begins what is scheduled to be a 12-day shoot on...