| Nov 22, 2013
| 7:50 AM
Cary Elwes is writing a book about the making of the film "The Princess Bride." Elwes, who played the dashing hero Westley, will publish the book in the fall of 2014 with Touchstone. Its title is bound to charm the film's fans: "As You Wish: Tales from...
| Nov 25, 2013
Emily Schwartz, one of Chicago's most interesting and imaginative young writers, has written a full-blown musical, one of those fractured, wry, hipster, suitable-for-everyone fairy tales that lands somewhere among "The Princess Bride," "Peter and the...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The Romans give you every reason to wish for their destruction in Paul W.S. Anderson's "Pompeii," a campy, concept-driven disaster pic that mistakes the eruption of Vesuvius for the biblical account of Sodom and Gomorrah, where an entire city is deemed...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 12:27 PM
The Silver Lake Picture Show is back again for its second summer, with a slate of free films to be shown outdoors on a patch of Sunset Boulevard real estate known as Sunset Triangle Plaza.
Co-founder Nicholas Robbins says seven movies will be shown this...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 11:22 AM
Though new blockbusters may grab all the headlines, summer movies reach new heights in the great outdoors. Why not enjoy the night sky, some fine food and tunes before relaxing with friends at the many outdoor cinema locations that have burst onto the L....
| Mar 13, 2013
| 5:16 PM
At this year's Florida Film Festival, the rallying cry could be borrowed from history: "The British are coming! The British are coming!"
For the first time, a special program of short films from the United Kingdom is part of the annual 10-day festival...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 12:01 PM
Tony and Emmy Award-winner Mandy Patinkin, accompanied by Paul Ford on piano, will be in concert to Long Wharf Theatre's gala at on Friday, June 7 in New Haven.
The evening will being at 6 p.m. with cocktails, small plate tastings, and a silent auction....
| Nov 25, 2012
| 11:29 AM
Yes, Mandy Patinkin saw "Saturday Night Live" spoof "Homeland" in a sketch this month. And no, the South Side native and Kenwood Academy High School alum wasn't insulted by Bill Hader's impression of him or the exaggerated impersonations of his "Homeland"...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 6:12 PM
An undercover federal agent in Maryland played a key role in the shutdown Wednesday of what authorities describe as a massive online drug marketplace, owned by a 29-year-old engineer who authorities say schemed to kill perceived rivals.
| Jul 21, 2013
British comedian, actor and director
Mel Smith, 60, an actor, writer and director who was a major force in British comedy, died of a heart attack Friday at his home in northwest London, said his agent, Michael Foster.
Smith shot to fame...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 11:13 AM
Meth came to the museum Tuesday night.
"Breaking Bad," the hit AMC drama about a mild-mannered chemistry teacher who gradually evolves into a deadly criminal, was saluted at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art with a live reading of the series' pilot...