| Mar 12, 2013
Sam Raimi's “Oz the Great and Powerful” might have earned some mixed reviews from critics, but there's no question that ......
| Mar 10, 2013
In “Oz the Great and Powerful,” James Franco might play the magician conman who's called upon to bring peace to ......
| Mar 28, 2013
There may be more costumed characters across the street from the Happiest Place on Earth than in it this weekend ......
| Jun 11, 2011
My comic book tastes ran to Classics Illustrated. Seriously, what's scarier than the graphic images of "Crime and Punishment" and Raskolnikov -- the existential "superman," not the caped one -- whacking the pawnbroker with an ax? Can I, then, hold my...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 9:59 PM
The first thing to know about Theatre Downtown's "Evil Dead: The Musical": There is a splash zone.
And, unlike at SeaWorld, this one is for blood. (Plastic ponchos are provided for the squeamish.)
After all, this is a musical based on the 1981 Sam Raimi...
| Jun 14, 2011
When disagreements between some of Hollywood's most powerful people began to roil plans for a fourth "Spider-Man" movie several years ago, some in the entertainment industry were advising filmmakers to walk away.
But Laura Ziskin, the franchise's...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 9:46 AM
It's time again to look in the Yellow Pages under "Exorcist," as a youngster falls prey to an ancient demon in this allegedly fact-inspired melodrama that benefits from having Kyra Sedgwick and Jeffrey Dean Morgan ("Magic City") as the victim's parents....
| Aug 24, 2012
Brandon Boyd, a giant rock star for nearly the last decade and a half as singer and lyricist for Incubus, arrives in the Tribune Tower lobby by himself.
No publicist. No manager. No entourage. Just a guy in a porkpie hat, comfortable doing an interview...
| Sep 3, 2012
| 9:15 AM
"The Possession" took ownership of the No. 1 spot at the box office this Labor Day weekend, but there was no love for "The Oogieloves."
The horror flick produced by Sam Raimi did stronger-than-expected business, grossing a solid $21.3 million over the...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 7:53 AM
The upcoming third season of Starz’ “Spartacus,” now titled “Spartacus: War of the Damned,” will be its last, the network announced Monday.
The decision is surprising given how important the “Spartacus” franchise...
| Jun 19, 2012
As the writer of the ongoing "Army of Darkness" comic-book series, I'm always interested in anything that has to do with the "Evil Dead." For those who aren't familiar, the Evil Dead films were first spearheaded by the duo of Sam Raimi (Spider-man, Drag...