| Jan 28, 2014
| 9:00 AM
City Tavern's downtown location at the FIGat7th shopping center is scheduled to open Wednesday, Feb. 4, with a beer and cocktail lounge that brings a slice of nightlife to the same food court that's also home to Juicy Lucy, Oleego by Park's BBQ and...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 6:00 AM
NEW ORLEANS — The music is blaring inside James Franco's house and there's booze — and drugs — everywhere. Actor Michael Cera is snorting lines of cocaine, while comedian Aziz Ansari is trying (and failing) to hook up with Rihanna....
| Jun 11, 2013
| 2:45 PM
Judgment Day comes to Hollywood with a vengeance in "This Is the End." Jonah Hill is in bed with the devil — in James Franco's mansion. An inferno rages in the front yard, and movie star egos are filleted for fun. When the apocalyptic comedy gets...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 11:10 AM
Warner Bros. invested a ton of money to revitalize the aging Superman franchise. Their new effort begins with great casting. British actor Henry Cavill has the buffed body and squared-jaw good looks to be the "Man of Steel." He also projects a genuine...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Before "Prince Avalanche" was selected for the Sundance Film Festival this year, few people even knew of its existence. This wouldn't be surprising for a debut indie or foreign language import, but the film is written and directed by well-known...
| Aug 12, 2013
In "Prince Avalanche," an artsy loner (Paul Rudd) and an immature doofus (Emile Hirsch) work together to repair roads in the middle of nowhere. Adapted from an Icelandic film, it's a slow and funny drama that director David Gordon Green says splits the...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 6:05 PM
Leave it to off-center auteur David Gordon Green to put a yellow dividing line right down the middle of his new movie, "Prince Avalanche." You need look no further for his central metaphor.
The broken line is being painted by a crew of two on a road...
| Jun 6, 2013
** (out of four)
Even without James Franco and Danny McBride threatening to ejaculate all over each other, “This is the End” would be an aggressive, misguided demonstration of self-love.
A comedy in which Franco, McBride, Seth Rogen, Jay...
| 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...
| 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...