| Jul 11, 2014
| 6:30 PM
A large crowd queues impatiently outside the cinema and, when the doors open, rushes in. In an instant, every available seat is taken. Toward the back of the auditorium, a dispute breaks out between two passholders over who was there first. It's a...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 8:26 AM
Universal Studios will sink its teeth into the upcoming movie "Dracual Untold" at the 2014 edition of Halloween Horror Nights.
The theme park announced Thursday that the movie, which debuts Oct. 17, will be the basis for a haunted house at the event,...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Richard Lester changed the cinematic language of the movie musical with his off-the-wall comic sensibilities and frenetic visual style in the Beatles' 1964's "A Hard Day's Night" and 1965's "Help!" even winning an MTV Music Award two decades later...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 4:30 PM
History suggests that it took about six hours for Mt. Vesuvius to bury Pompeii in a thick coat of lava and ash. It took most critics even less time to bury "Pompeii" the movie in volcanic invective, resulting in a woeful 28% "fresh" rating on Rotten...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 6:30 AM
BERLIN -- Rising Hollywood star Sophie Nelisse ("The Book Thief," "Monsieur Lazhar") will play the title role in "The Great Gilly Hopkins," joined by Glenn Close, Kathy Bates, Danny Glover and Octavia Spencer ("The Help"). WestEnd Films is selling the pic...
| Feb 2, 2014
Stephen Schellhardt remembers the first time he saw Devin DeSantis on the Northwestern University campus in the summer of 2004.
Stephen, a theater major from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, was an instructor in the Cherub summer theater...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Before you can mouth "all for one and one for all," the blades start flying in Lifeline Theatre's modern-dress, school's-out-for-summer adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' "The Three Musketeers."
With a wild set from Alan Donahue that resembles a high-tech...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 3:50 PM
When people talk about the Morton Arboretum, the too easily overlooked west suburban woodland preserve and living laboratory, summer is not the first season that falls from their tongues or springs to their minds.
Autumn and its opportunity to walk,...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 11:40 AM
For some, it just isn't a complete summer without hearing the words of the Bard spoken into the warm nighttime air — or just a few outdoor lines of Roald Dahl down by the bugs. Fear not, grass-sitting theater-goers, the outdoor season is still in...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Royals are all the rage, with Kate, William and baby George splashed across the international media, and the CW network hopes American teens are ready for their own blue-blooded story about kings, queens and dynasties.
But will the genre-loving target...
| May 22, 2013
| 3:20 PM
Just when you thought it was safe to get out of your house and into the long-delayed sunny season, Chicago theaters of all sizes unleash some of their most promising offerings of the year. When you're ready for a break from the beach and the ballpark,...