| Oct 17, 2012
In the excellent new drama “Mr. Sophistication,” veteran comedian/actor Ron Waters (Chicago-native Harry Lennix) is tempted by the notion that fame means he exists on a different level in society.
“I think any honest celebrity would see...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 5:33 PM
Halloween pop-up stores have again bloomed throughout Glendale and Burbank — with customers inspecting Spider-Man costumes nestled between bowls of fake spiders — but there is less horror this year, at least for landlords.
As the local...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 7:21 AM
A co-writer for the Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" has reportedly accepted a book deal to tell his side of the story of the troubled mega-production.
Glen Berger, who wrote the book for the musical along with Julie Taymor, has inked a...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 7:22 AM
"Fun Size," a terrifying Halloween prank starring Victoria Justice of the Nickelodeon brat-com "Victorious," concerns a Cleveland high school senior who misplaces her preteen brother on trick-or-treat night. One too many jokey references to child...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 2:50 PM
Chicago Tribune reporter Jenniffer Weigel presents a must-see video of men dressed as Spider-Man and Captain America visiting a children's hospital. (Posted on: Oct. 25, 2012.)
| Oct 26, 2012
| 11:13 AM
When I saw the video posted above, I was pretty much aghast. I knew that the current NWA Heavyweight Champion Adam Pearce was in the midst of a feud with Colt Cabana, but I was unaware of the level it had escalated to. Setting an opponent on fire is one...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 3:58 PM
Skeletons, butterflies, frogs and even baby chickens bounced around the festive food court at the Mall in Columbia on Tuesday, as officials urged residents to celebrate Halloween despite Sandy's after-effects, and parents enthusiastically tried to comply....
| Nov 1, 2012
In "The Details," the devil isn't in the you-know-whats. It's in Tobey Maguire's eyes.
He's got the crazy eyes of the deranged, the bug-eyes of the shocked, the dazed eyes of the comically dismayed. All of which come in handy when you're swirling down...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 8:13 AM
NEW YORK — Seeing as he grew up in the county of Surrey in southeast England and was called one of Britain's rising stage actors at an early age, you might expect that Andrew Garfield has Sir Laurence Olivier as one of his role models.
| Jun 4, 2012
| 8:00 AM
The legal case pitting director Julie Taymor against the producers of the Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" is underway in a federal court in New York. Though the trial isn't scheduled to begin until early next year, a judge presided over a...
| Jun 10, 2012
| 6:28 PM
Christian Borle won the Tony Award for featured actor in a play for "Peter and the Starcatcher," beating out Andrew Garfield for his role in the recent revival of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman."
"Starcatcher" is a quasi-prequel to "Peter Pan"and...