| Feb 12, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Hunger Games-helmer Francis Lawrence will be trekking to Gaul to lens "Seashore" in 2014.
Other high profile pics already greenlit by the revamped TRIP tax rebate scheme include NBC's mini-series "Rosemary's Baby" and Bill Mechanic-produced "The Moon and...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 9:48 AM
"I, Frankenstein," the only new wide-release movie in theaters over the weekend, posted less-than-monstrous results that failed to instill any fear in holdovers "Ride Along" and "Lone Survivor."
The 3D horror-action hybrid, starring a muscular Aaron...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 5:45 PM
Invariably a found-footage horror movie inspires the question "Why is somebody still holding a camera?" Later you observe, "Well, that 'accidental' camera drop landed perfectly." Eventually it's "Do I need to get milk on the way home?"
The slight and...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The best that can be said for "Devil's Due" is that, unlike so many cheapo off-season horror projects, its makers at least seem to respect the conventions and history of the genre. Taking so many notes from "Rosemary's Baby" that it may as well count as a...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 1:41 PM
Imagine what Zach Gilford is like on a full night's rest.
It doesn't take much to get the actor and Evanston native wound up when riffing on Chicago sports, even on three hours' sleep.
"I'm working on a film ['The Purge 2'] and we're shooting nights,...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 11:27 AM
"Rosemary's Baby," the classic novel and film about a woman carrying the Devil's baby, is getting a modern updating and a change of scenery. On Tuesday, NBC announced it was green-lighting a four-hour miniseries based on Ira Levin's novel, which also...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
In his new memoir, "The Fat Lady Sang," legendary Hollywood producer Robert Evans recalls taking an overnight flight from Los Angeles to New York in the late 1950s when he was an up-and-coming film actor.
The plane had six sleeping berths in the tail...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 8:00 AM
John Cassavetes' name has become a kind of shorthand over the years. Filmmakers and critics tend to invoke it whenever hand-held close-ups zero in on characters who are drunk, distraught, dissembling, divulging their innermost fears or all of the above....
| Oct 29, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Few would guess Tobe Hooper's been making pics since the 1970s, given how outright bad "Djinn" looks. Produced by high-power Emirati shingle Image Nation and Dubai-based Filmworks, this limp attempt at local horror takes elements from "Rosemary's Baby,"...
| Oct 26, 2013
"Carrie" is back, and the billboards all over town give notice that she's out to instill fear in us. But with all the ways to see movies these days, and all the many franchises of hit horrors, there's plenty of cinematic fear to go around.
Here are a...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 4:30 PM
PETER DEBRUGE: Looking back on 11 days and several hundred movies, it's somewhat disheartening to realize this is the year that Oscar hype all but overwhelmed the Toronto Film Festival. Things have been gradually building up to this, considering that...