| Dec 29, 2014
| 8:55 AM
Director Rob Marshall ("Chicago") is familiar with movie musicals, but "Into the Woods" is far from his greatest film achievement. Screenwriter James Lapine adapted the popular stage musical he wrote with composer Stephen Sondheim in the mid 1980s, but...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 12:15 PM
Hard to believe the sun will come out tomorrow for the new "Annie."
Starring Jamie Foxx as the mogul and Quvenzhané Wallis as the moppet, there are so many reasons to rain on this parade.
Director Will Gluck's glam, grim re-imagining of the...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 2:55 PM
It's hard to go wrong with penguins.
They can be elegant and emotionally engaging in real life, as the Oscar-winning documentary "March of the Penguins" beautifully captured. They can also be toe-tapping hysterical and wildly musical, as they proved...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 7:26 PM
If you're stumped what to give your friends and family this holiday season, why not let Hollywood do some of the work for you?
Every year around this time, the movie studios and TV companies are as busy as Santa's elves preparing sleighs full of...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Bruce Brown's 1971 Oscar-nominated documentary "On Any Sunday" celebrated motorcycle racers and enthusiasts (like Brown himself) in the immersive manner of his noteworthy surf movie, "The Endless Summer."
Now his son Dana (of "Step Into Liquid" fame),...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 8:59 AM
There are two sides to every story, and in Disney’s “Maleficent,” which came out on DVD Nov. 4, the classic villain has the opportunity to relay her version of the fairytale “Sleeping Beauty.”
The PG-rated movie grossed...
| Nov 6, 2014
In "Big Hero 6" we have a robot considerably more beguiling than his movie. Yet there's enough visual invention afoot, and enough spirited interplay among the human characters, to keep things bobbing along.
Baymax is the name of the robot in question....
| Nov 14, 2014
| 6:45 AM
Welcome to Freebie Friday, where everything is free.
Santa's Wonderland returns to Bass Pro Shops this weekend. Free photo with Santa, as well as free crafts and activities for the kids. Find out more! basspro.com...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 4:45 PM
The new animated action-adventure "Big Hero 6" might sound like more of the same Marvel-inspired superhero stuff already saturating movie theaters with its flashy 3-D animation and futuristic nerd kids doing their world saving in bright plastic-plated...
| May 12, 2014
Temperatures are finally expected to crack the 80s this week, and it’s Movie in the Park time again in Allentown. The city will kick of its 2014 season at Arts Park with a Friday showing of “Frozen” starring Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 3:50 PM
The Chicago History Museum has opened an exhibit about the year 1968, truly a tumultuous 366 days — yes, it was a leap year — not only because of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and the social upheaval and riots that...