| Mar 21, 2014
| 12:47 PM
Andy Serkis, the actor who breathed life into the computer-generated characters of Gollum in the "Lord of the Rings" movies and Caesar in "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" and the upcoming "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," will make his directorial debut...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 7:53 AM
Ugh. Disney songs and Donny Osmond. This is not going to be my favorite night. They've given the show the traditional Disney opening, with a mirror ball behind Cinderella's castle. The pros start the night with a medley of Disney songs. Donny Osmond is...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 1:46 PM
Harrowing survival stories have provided the backdrop for a number of star turns in recent years, including "Captain Phillips," "All Is Lost" and "Gravity." Now Leonardo DiCaprio is getting in on the act.
DiCaprio's next film will be "The Revenant," a...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 2:30 PM
With "Rio 2" in release and "How to Train Your Dragon 2" due in June, London-born John Powell reconfirms his status as today's leading composer for animated films.
Twenty of his 54 features have been animated. And with a resume that also includes a...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 8:26 AM
The Duchess of Cambridge wore a pale outfit with a peplum top and box-pleated skirt by Alexander McQueen on Wednesday when she and Prince William visited Elizabeth, a suburb of Adelaide, Australia. Among other things, the pair tried out a DJ deck at a...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 9:58 AM
Two of Hollywood's hottest actresses, Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o and Marvel heroine Scarlett Johansson, could be uniting for Disney's upcoming live-action and CGI hybrid adaptation of "The Jungle Book," according to the Hollywood Reporter.
| Jan 30, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Animator Floyd Norman vividly recalled the first time he encountered Walt Disney.
In early 1956, Norman was one of a few young animators hired for a one-month tryout at the Disney studio in Burbank. A few weeks into its training, the group was told to...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 8:30 PM
The hit HBO TV series "Game of Thrones" is finding a whole new audience among binge-viewers who prefer to consume episodic TV in beefy helpings.
Season three of the fantasy drama debuted at No. 1 on both national home video sales charts its first week in...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Idris Elba is in final negotiations to join Disney's "The Jungle Book" reboot voicing the tiger Shere Khan.
Jon Favreau is directing with Justin Marks penning the script.
The film will be based on the classic Rudyard Kipling novel about an orphan boy...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 10:31 AM
Introducing our Top 10 Hot New Faces of Chicago Theater. We have improvisers and comedians, singers and storytellers and impeccably trained actors aplenty. We think you're looking here at some soon-to-be-famous faces. Either way, once the heat of summer...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 4:58 AM
The Steppenwolf Theatre Company production of David Lindsay-Abaire's Broadway drama "Good People," and its lead actress, Mariann Mayberry, emerged triumphant at the Joseph Jefferson Awards held at the Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace on Monday...