| Jan 7, 2015
| 1:32 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has now raised $11 million for his re-election bid after collecting $760,800 in recent weeks from well-heeled donors including Hollywood director Steven Spielberg and music executive David Geffen.
The large checks can roll in thanks...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 11:38 AM
Following the success of "Lucy," Scarlett Johansson looks ready to take on another action pic, this one coming from the world of Japanese anime.
Johansson is set to star in DreamWorks' adaptation of the popular anime pic "Ghost in the Shell." Deadline...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 6:28 AM
Pop superstar Michael Jackson will be represented at the new Madame Tussauds wax museum opening in Orlando this spring.
The Jackson figure joins singers Ricky Martin and Selena Gomez announced for the Tussauds location at the I-Drive 360 entertainment...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 3:41 PM
I offer my predictions for the new year. Some are serious, some are whimsical, most are heartfelt. They are not listed in order of importance.
•With the help of U.S.-led coalition attacks on Islamic State, the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad will...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 2:18 PM
It is no crushing insult to Ava DuVernay's "Selma" that experts dispute its accuracy. In today's movie culture, accuracy only matters when the movie is worth arguing about.
Guardians of President Lyndon B. Johnson's memory are upset that he is portrayed...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 3:20 PM
Here's the news the rest of the media won't give you about 2015.
Actually, they're predictions. Or they're jokes.
Frankly, there isn't much difference most of the time, unless the person doing the predicting is named Tom Skilling. Otherwise, Jay...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 9:10 AM
In this age of instant cinematic gratification, you can log on to Netflix, push the "play" icon, and watch … your own backyard.
The Netflix offerings that you can "Watch Instantly" span the globe, the entire history of moviemaking, and every...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 12:41 PM
There's enough material for at least two shows packed into "The Color Purple," the 2005 musical that had a good run on Broadway and is now enjoying a dynamic production by the ambitious company ArtsCentric.
The creative team — book by Marsha...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 12:30 PM
When oscar-nominated director paul greengrass wanted "an authentic ocean experience and look" for his hijack hostage thriller "Captain Phillips" (pictured), he headed to the tiny Mediterranean island of Malta, joining a long list of top helmers and high-...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 10:56 AM
Opening for a week at the Siskel Film Center in a fine-looking 50th anniversary digital restoration, the 1964 action lark "That Man From Rio" took its cheeky, chaotic cue from the James Bond franchise, as well as Stanley Donen's "Charade" and Alfred...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 10:04 AM
Steven Spielberg has made his Sophie choice. Ten-year-old newcomer Ruby Barnhill is set to star as Sophie, the young girl in the director's film adaptation of Roald Dahl's "The BFG," DreamWorks Studios announced Tuesday.
Published in 1982, Dahl's...