| May 6, 2013
| 3:14 PM
A little too much and a little not enough, director and co-writer Shane Black's "Iron Man 3" nonetheless has everything Disney and Marvel need to keep the "Avengers" superhero constellation shining and regenerating well into the 23rd century. It's what...
| 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...
| Apr 21, 2012
Walking into the Forteza Fitness club in Chicago's Ravenswood neighborhood is like strolling into a cultural time machine.
On some days, the time machine takes us back to Victorian England, circa 1895, as instructors teach bartitsu, a mixed martial art...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 10, 2010
| 9:35 PM
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 5 â 11 in PDF format This week's TV Movies Weekly TV Listings can also be downloaded here ELEMENTARY: Robert Downey Jr. plays Sir Arthur Conan Doyleâs famed detective......
| Dec 2, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Paul Thomas Anderson, the director of "Magnolia" and "There Will Be Blood," may direct an adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's 2009 novel, "Inherent Vice," New York magazine reports. The book features a stoned private detective in a Southern California beach...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 9:33 PM
Reprise's 'Kiss Me, Kate' leads Ovation nominations...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 4:38 PM
In her weekly box office video report, Los Angeles Times reporter Amy Kaufman talks about the soft debuts of "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" and "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked."...
| 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...
| Aug 20, 2010
| 6:36 AM
Sherwood Forest's most famous resident has gotten a variety of screen treatments over the years, but Russell Crowe and his frequent director Ridley Scott take a decidedly mature approach to the saga with this latest iteration.
Robin arrives in Nottingham...