| Oct 10, 2012
| 8:17 PM
Here Comes the Boom
In the comedy “Here Comes the Boom,” former collegiate wrestler Scott Voss (Kevin James) is a 42-year-old apathetic biology teacher in a failing high school. When cutbacks threaten to cancel the music...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 9:25 PM
OPENING TONIGHT AT 9
Paranormal Activity 4
Mockumentary filmmakers Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman (Catfish) know a thing or two about misdirecting an audience, as they proved again with 2011’s ‘‘Paranormal Activity 3.’’...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 9:26 AM
Countdown to Halloween: five days.
I don't like wearing costumes, I'm not into haunted houses, candy corn is too sweet, and I prefer pumpkin pie to pumpkin carvings.
But I do like horror movies — just not the kind with umpteen sequels. I saw...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 12:07 PM
There's nothing like a good scare to get your heart pumping.
And what better time to celebrate things that go bump in the night better than Halloween?
In celebration of Halloween, I have put together a list of some of my favorites for the season. Some...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 8:32 AM
The biggest changes afoot in this year's Chicago International Film Festival (CIFF), the 48th edition, are on the screen, yet they're not part of the programming. As the worldwide cinema industries push actual film — meaning celluloid — into...
| Feb 23, 2013
While it's true that there's only so much anyone can say about the Oscars, remember it can be said again and again. As a reader (and writer), I know by now that there are 10 abiding Oscar stories. Here they are, all in a single article:
| Oct 28, 2012
| 1:10 PM
Among the more than 1,000 objects on display in "Stanley Kubrick" -- a massive exhibition devoted to the legendary filmmaker that opens Thursday at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art -- the piece that perhaps best captures the director's singular...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 5:47 PM
Stage producer and philanthropist
Martin Richards, 80, a prominent stage producer who won an Oscar for producing the 2002 film "Chicago" decades after bringing it to Broadway, died Monday after a battle with cancer, said his publicist,...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 11:22 AM
Before he was James Bond, he was Remington Steele
and he's also a Stephen King fan, a boon to Pierce Brosnan in his return to television.
In recent years a star of such movies as "Mamma Mia!" and the Roman Polanski-directed "The Ghost Writer," the...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 5:45 AM
While most of us have Christmas on our minds, Universal Studios Hollywood is already planning for next Halloween.
> Halloween Horror Nights 2011: Review | Photos | Celebrities
Universal has been conducting an online survey to gauge fan interest in 50...
| Oct 9, 2011
A-list actor Jack Nicholson has sold his longtime retreat in Malibu for $3.5 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows. The 28-acre property came on the market in February at $4.25 million.
Zoned for equestrian use, the spread includes a ranch-style...