| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
The AFI Festival is searching a replacement for Sony Classics' "Foxcatcher," which had been set for a Nov. 8 world premiere at the Chinese Theater.
Sony Classics announced Thursday evening that it had pushed the release of the psychological drama,...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 6:41 AM
Chicago's legendary comedy theater The Second City is coming to the local stage. This special performance of Second City's Improv All-Stars will take place at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petoskey.
The show will be an...
| May 25, 2013
Back in 1999 — a gut-wrenching 14 years ago — a theater just north of Wrigley Field was filled on weekend nights with the nervous laughter of people on dates. "Pick-Ups and Hiccups" (a title with admirable descriptive prowess), was a hugely...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 11:50 AM
To begin talking about the new indie film "The Way, Way Back," I want to go way, way back.
Praise for the movie's excellent cast, anchored by Sam Rockwell, Toni Collette, Steve Carell, Allison Janney and teenage rock Liam James, will come later. As good...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Actor-producer Lisa Kudrow had two season premieres on different networks this past week — Showtime's "Web Therapy," which goes into its fifth season with Kudrow playing Skyping shrink "without patience" Fiona Wallice, and "Who Do You Think You Are?...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Back in fall 2003, the producers of the NBC remake of the British hit "The Office" were looking for comic actors to work at their fictional paper company. Eventually, the top roles went to relative unknowns Rainn Wilson, Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 12:44 PM
Rick Rubin has remained in the public eye for nearly 30 years now, a rare producer/executive/music enthusiast whose ubiquity hasn’t diminished either his consistency or his image.
Already in 2013, the co-founder of Def Jam Records, former...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 2:16 PM
Lee Daniels' The Butler
PG-13; Forest Whitaker, David Banner, Mariah Carey, Alex Pettyfer, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, James Marsden. Based on a true story, Cecil Gaines served as a butler in the White House for eight terms, major events such as the...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 12:30 PM
The journey proves as rewarding as the destination in "Lucky Them," a low-key charmer starring Toni Collette as a rock critic searching for the musician who mysteriously vanished 10 years earlier, abandoning her and his many fans. That may sound like a...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 6:30 PM
No trailer? No problem.
Sony Classics continues to tease Bennett Miller's fact-based drama with another new image, this one featuring stars Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo.
The two play brothers and ex-Olympic wrestlers in the film. Sony Classics also...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 6:30 AM
With film festivals in Venice, Telluride, Toronto and New York all taking place this month, it seems nearly every movie with awards season hopes has already had — or has at least booked — its world premiere. But Hollywood's own AFI Fest was...