| Sep 20, 2012
“I need to get the lighting right,” mutters the man with the camera in “The Master,” one of the few truly vital and unruly American films in recent years.
The man is Freddie Quell, a World War II Navy veteran suffering from...
| Sep 21, 2012
WGN's Dean Richards reviews this weekend's new releases.
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| Sep 23, 2012
| 9:16 AM
Despite the arrival of four new films in theaters this weekend, moviegoers weren't interested in heading to the box office.
For the fourth consecutive weekend, ticket sales were down compared with the same period in 2011, as none of the fresh arrivals at...
| Sep 23, 2012
| 1:52 PM
Nick Waterhouse might be a young man, but he has an old sound.
On his debut album "Time's All Gone," the Los Angeles soul man comes across like a time traveler from the 1960s, belting out rowdy, R&B-tinged numbers about the women who've caused him hurt...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 8:27 PM
David Ayers wrote and directed "End of Watch." He also wrote the gritty cop drama "Training Day," which earned Denzel Washington an Oscar for best actor. This new film careens across the screen with all the non-stop action you expect from a serious film...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 2:36 PM
Years ago when I was a student at Northwestern University, a handful of executives at America Online came to my class and explained that you, I and everyone we know would soon find ourselves pleasantly stranded on "information islands." We nodded,...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 1:30 PM
“Finding Nemo’s” 3-D re-release should go swimmingly at the box office this weekend, as the animated film is expected to debut at No. 1.
The reformatted version of the kids' flick will likely open with around $30 million in ticket...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 10:54 AM
Already open in New York and Los Angeles and going into general release Friday, writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson's strange, audacious drama "The Master" evokes a feverish state of mind more than a conventional movie, though its story can be...
| Dec 9, 2012
| 3:18 PM
After being snubbed by major critics groups this award season, “The Master” got a boost Sunday from the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. The Paul Thomas Anderson-directed film was awarded more prizes than any other film, taking home honors for...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 8:33 AM
"Lincoln" earned a record-breaking 13 nominations for Broadcast Film Critics Assn.'s Critics' Choice Movie Awards. It received nominations for best film, director for Steven Spielberg, actor for Daniel Day-Lewis, supporting actress for Sally Field,...
| Sep 16, 2012
| 9:03 AM
A 3-D version of “Finding Nemo” was expected to dominate the box office upon its debut, but the animated film sank to the runner-up position at the multiplex this weekend.
Instead, “Resident Evil: Retribution,” the fifth...