| Jan 8, 2014
| 3:39 PM
As we all get ready for the premiere later this month of Season 3 of the BBC's superb "Sherlock" on PBS (I know I am), we should pause to give thanks to a Chicago federal judge who saved the world's greatest fictional detective from the pitiless...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 5:00 AM
LONDON — You really have to keep your eye on the British. Now they've stolen Brad Pitt.
Pitt, part of a British-bound diaspora of U.S. actors, directors and studio executives, is spending his autumn riding in a Sherman tank around a muddy...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 10:00 AM
NEW YORK — For much of his career, Jude Law has been the archetypal leading man, relying on looks and charm to land featured parts, then deploying them smoothly on screen.
But over the past few years, edge and grit have crept into the actor's...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
No hint of the debonair playboy that earned Jude Law his first Oscar nomination for "The Talented Mr. Ripley" is found in the banged-up, bloated safecracker on the loose in "Dom Hemingway," a new black comedy that liberates the actor in strangely...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 4:05 AM
The Puritans just didn't have much fun.
Until late in the 18th century, there wasn't much in the way of public entertainment for The Hartford Courant to cover, and certainly nothing in the way of theater.
Oh, there was the time just before the...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 12:14 PM
Come Super Bowl Sunday, this year's crop of movie commercials won't be the only ads with connections to the world of movies. At least five spots from car companies — traditionally big players in Super Bowl advertising — will feature...
| Apr 21, 2013
Chicago is no stranger to bombs.
We live in a relatively bomb-free era, the first such respite Chicagoans have enjoyed since at least the middle of the 19th century.
The city that gave the world the mother of all explosive devices and ushered in the...
| Nov 6, 2011
This much is clear: It's 1891, a year after their first adventure, and the great English detective and Dr. Watson are facing off with Professor Moriarty, a mysterious, peripheral character from their initial blockbuster.
Ask the creative forces behind...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 9:06 PM
Edwards Island Cinemas at Fashion Island will preview the newly renovated seven-screen theater at a charitable event Dec. 14, according to the event website.
"Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" will screen at the event benefiting Oceana, an...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 9:37 PM
Director Guy Ritchie established his credentials for outrageous noisy action flicks with "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels."
He put the dignified Sherlock Holmes series on steroids with his first big budget effort in 2009. He added top-notch special...
| Aug 12, 2011
Award-winning British actor
John Wood, 81, a British actor who won a Tony Award in 1976 for his role in the Broadway production of Tom Stoppard's "Travesties," died Saturday in his sleep inEngland, his agent announced.
Best known for his...