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  • 'Identity Thief' will easily steal No. 1 from 'Side Effects'

    “Identity Thief” will make a name for itself this weekend as the comedy is poised to easily pocket the No. 1 spot at the box office. The film, co-starring Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman, is set to debut with a strong $25 million,...
  • Revolution on the screen, on the ground in 'I Am Cuba'

    Revolution on the screen, on the ground in 'I Am Cuba'
    From 1964, a time when the world seemed ready to accommodate 33 revolutions per minute, the film "I Am Cuba" boasts some single-take shots so boggling, the following phrases showed up in my notebook: "How did they do that? A three-story-high tracking shot...
  • Ira Glass and WBEZ Chicago venture into the movie biz

    Ira Glass and WBEZ Chicago venture into the movie biz
    One of the first things you notice during the opening credits of "Sleepwalk with Me" is a producing acknowledgment that reads simply: "In association with WBEZ Chicago's This American Life." Chicago's largest public radio station is in the movie...
  • Small Wonders: Get creative, Hollywood!

    Dear Hollywood, As a lifelong admirer, consumer of your work and member of your workforce, now that the summer movie season is over, I feel it is my responsibility to make the following request: Please stop making Spider-Man movies! Seriously. Use...
  • 'Side By Side' review: An informative lesson about how they make the donuts--er, the movies

    'Side By Side' review: An informative lesson about how they make the donuts--er, the movies
    *** (out of four) Tasking Keanu Reeves with narrating and conducting interviews for a documentary almost seems like a challenge to audiences predisposed to questioning the actor's intelligence. As if “Side by Side” director Christopher...
  • DVD review: 'End of the Road' weirder, more abstract than the book

    DVD review: 'End of the Road' weirder, more abstract than the book
    John Barth surely ranks among the least screen-adaptable modern (or, perhaps, postmodern) American novelists. His stories are about themselves; the words, their own subject. It's not surprising that only one of his books has made it to the big screen....
  • Marvin Hamlisch dies at 68; award-winning composer of popular music

    Marvin Hamlisch dies at 68; award-winning composer of popular music
    When Marvin Hamlisch auditioned for the Juilliard School of Music, he played not Chopin or Mozart but the American folk standard "Goodnight, Irene," a choice that could have had lamentable results for any other prospective student. But Hamlisch quickly...
  • John Hawkes wants to get impersonal

    John Hawkes wants to get impersonal
    John Hawkes would prefer that you, dear reader, not get to know him too well. Nothing personal, you understand. It's just that Hawkes, known for playing Sol Star in HBO's "Deadwood" and Bugsy in "The Perfect Storm" opposite George Clooney, believes...
  • Book review: 'Djibouti' by Elmore Leonard

    Book review: 'Djibouti' by Elmore Leonard
    Djibouti A Novel Elmore Leonard William Morrow: 280 pp., $26.99 Elmore Leonard's latest novel, his 44th, takes him beyond America's shores, way outside the criminal turfs — Detroit, Miami, Hollywood — he more or less owns, deep into...
  • Cliff Martinez scores a strange success with 'Drive'

    Cliff Martinez scores a strange success with 'Drive'
    The cristal baschet is one of the most beautiful musical instruments you will ever see, made of vibrating, tuned steel, fiberglass amplification cones and wire "whiskers" that shimmy when fingers rub the glass-rod keyboard. Film composer Cliff Martinez'...
  • Comic-Con kicks off with freaks, fans, famous people

    Comic-Con kicks off with freaks, fans, famous people
    SAN DIEGO -- The wildly popular annual trade show Comic-Con International kicks off Thursday for a four-day run that will draw tens of thousands to downtown San Diego, including directors Steven Spielberg, Guillermo Del Toro and Jon Favreau. This year'...