| 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...
| 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,...
| Oct 11, 2012
"Sinister" goes about as far as a horror movie can with just shocking images, a good cast and outstanding sound design. But this modestly creepy blend of "The Ring" and "The Shining" whiffs on a horror film fundamental: Nobody seems that scared.
| 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 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...
| 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...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 5:06 PM
It used to be a brothel, or so they say.
The old white building sits on the hill like in "The Shining," cavernous and creaky, with long dark hallways and strange apartments. It is the Arch Beach Tavern, built in 1915 to house people from the movie...
| 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...