| Jan 29, 2014
| 12:14 PM
Come Super Bowl Sunday, this year's crop of movie commercials won't be the only ads with connections to the world of movies. At least five spots from car companies — traditionally big players in Super Bowl advertising — will feature...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 2:26 PM
Fans of 'The Matrix' trilogy will get a treat from an ad spot during this year's Super Bowl.
No, it's not a trailer for a new film, but it might be just as entertaining.
Laurence Fishburne will reprise his role as Morpheus, but this time it won't...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 5:00 AM
"Twilight" film series vampire Robert Pattinson found a warm body to pay $6.375 million for his Los Feliz home. Jim Parsons of "The Big Bang Theory" is the new owner.
The 1922 Spanish Colonial-style house has a formal entry, a library/study, a den,...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The typical Lego minifigure stands just 4cm tall, though of course, the popular construction toys hold a much bigger place than that in children's imaginations. "The Lego Movie" understands how fans interact with the brand and answers with a mile-a-minute...
| May 6, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Garby Francis Leon, an executive at 20th Century Fox who developed "The Matrix" while at Silver Pictures, where he also worked on "Lethal Weapon IV" and "The Manchurian Candidate" remake, died April 21 after a long battle with cancer. He was 66.
| Jan 29, 2014
An automaker's Super Bowl XLVIII TV ad will mark the return of "The Matrix," but it's not an announcement of the revival of Toyota's defunct hatchback. Instead, Kia has co-opted the imagery of the blockbuster sci-fi film trilogy in its......
| Jun 23, 2013
| 4:21 PM
There's a good chance you will cross paths with one of the many projects filming in Chicago this summer — especially if you work or live downtown. After all, there are three major-studio movies and five (possibly six) TV series scheduled to shoot in...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 1:01 PM
Since they're ambitious directors within their own spheres, the Wachowskis ("The Matrix") and Tom Tykwer ("Run Lola Run") only could yield a massively ambitious project by teaming up.
This film certainly is that, and even if the lengthy result - based...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 10:23 AM
The Library of Congress announced the names of 25 films Wednesday that are to be enshrined in its National Film Registry. Of those 25, 5-1/2 were based on books or stories. The half? Read on.
The 1983 film "A Christmas Story" -- with Ralphie, a frozen...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 7:00 AM
This sturdy Austrian had supporting roles in the recent action movies "Skyfall" and "Zero Dark Thirty," the TV western "Justified" and the military video game "Medal of Honor: Warfighter."
The ubiquitous performer — actually a semiautomatic pistol...
| Feb 23, 2013
In general, I like to keep my books and my movies separate. When I finish a book and clutch it to my breast in a final loving embrace, I am not fantasizing about how the characters and conflict will play out on screen, since I've already had it play out...