| Jul 6, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The snow is piling up on the streets of small-town Utah, and James Franco is talking about sex.
He is talking about sex in the way James Franco talks about sex: as a narrative tool, as a humanizing mechanism, as a way to help us understand academic...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 8:21 AM
Joseph Gordon-Levitt took the increasingly common step of segueing from actor to director this weekend with Relativity Media’s release of “Don Jon.” After years of playing the likable hero in movies such as “50/50” and...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Director Drake Doremus had a clear career path ahead of him when his romantic drama "Like Crazy" swept several big awards at Sundance in 2011. With the most buzzed-about movie at the festival in years and an acquisition deal worth millions of dollars from...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 12:20 PM
”Joe” is the movie that will make you remember how good Nicolas Cage once was and can be again.
A Southern Gothic tale of alcohol, violence, sin and redemption, this David Gordon Green film gives Cage his finest showcase in years.
| Apr 8, 2014
| 10:00 PM
It may sound impossible, but there are some people who don't know anything about Brad Pitt. One of those people was Tye Sheridan, who at 11 was cast as one of Pitt's sons in "The Tree of Life."
Since that breakout turn the Texas native, now 17, also...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 3:43 PM
For a while now, Nicolas Cage has seemed more punch line than artistic force. More memorable for stopping by "Saturday Night Live" in 2012 to join the "In the Cage" satire, a none too flattering impression perfected by the very funny Andy Samberg, than...
| Mar 9, 2014
Inside Llewyn Davis
Sony, $30.99; Blu-ray, $35.99
Available on VOD beginning Tuesday
Joel and Ethan Coen use the pre-Bob Dylan Greenwich Village folk scene as a jumping-off point for a black comedy about obsolescence, but unlike earlier, similar...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 10:05 AM
When it comes to '70s and '80s remakes, I’m of the common Gen-X mind-set that there are some modern iconic characters who should never be inhabited by new actors (Marty McFly, say, or Vito Corleone). On the other hand, there are some movies and...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 12:14 PM
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...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 3:15 PM
"Sausage Party," the upcoming raunchy animated comedy from writers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, now has a guest list.
The voice cast for the film will reunite "This Is the End" stars James Franco, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, David Krumholtz and Rogen...
| Jan 17, 2014
Judd Apatow took to Twitter to suggest actually finally really making "Pineapple Express 2" with James Franco and Seth Rogen. Someone who is totally on board with the idea? "Game of Thrones" star Sophie Turner....