| Mar 1, 2014
| 5:00 AM
They've tried edgy and tinkered with experimental. But the producers of the 86th Academy Awards telecast believe that what America really wants is tradition.
This year's Oscar show Sunday will bring back 2007 host Ellen DeGeneres, a likable, benign...
| May 27, 2014
| 9:14 AM
Dorothy is clicking her heels into town.
Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage adaptation of the film "The Wizard of Oz" comes to the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric today through June 1, and Julia McLellan will be front and center as the girl who...
| May 8, 2014
| 12:10 PM
"Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return" picks up where L. Frank Baum's "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" (and Victor Fleming's 1939 live-action adaptation "The Wizard of Oz") left off. But the new 3-D animation feels like a formulaic knockoff of the original,...
| May 12, 2014
| 12:50 PM
Fans of the Wizard of Oz can safely skip this animated adaptation, which is based on the book Dorothy Of Oz by L. Frank Baum’s great grandson, Roger S. Baum. Directed by Will Finn and Daniel St. Pierre and produced by Summertime Entertainment, the...
| May 14, 2014
| 3:53 PM
The three short plays that comprise "There's No Place Like Home" show off local playwright Michael Wanzie's skills — a grasp of character that makes his creations real people on the stage, the ability to surprise with an unconventional approach, and...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 1:41 PM
Game shows occupy a unique corner of the American brain. Who can't name Vanna White's chosen profession? Who can't place that immortal shout of "Survey says!"? Do the words "double jeopardy" actually invoke the law for anyone? Even if we haven't seen...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 5:55 AM
Actor Mickey Rooney, who became the United States' biggest movie star while still a brash teenager in the 1930s and later a versatile character actor in a career that spanned 10 decades, died on Sunday, friends and entertainment media said. He was 93....
| May 2, 2014
| 9:25 AM
Dorothy's not in Kansas anymore: the Midwest Wizard of Oz Festival is coming to Orland Park. The festival celebrating the classic film will come to Centennial Park from Sept. 19-21, village officials announced.
"This is unlike anything we have ever seen...
| May 15, 2014
| 8:33 AM
There are several recurring themes running through this year's summer film season. The Wadsworth Atheneum puts the focus on food and classic screen beauties. The Connecticut LGBT Film Festival has several documentaries about gay celebrities. Classic...
| May 19, 2014
| 9:22 PM
The farewell tour of a folk group after more than 50 years together, an all-star group featuring the artist who has won more Grammy Awards than any other male country singer, the songwriter from the best-loved jam group of all......
| May 25, 2014
| 2:45 AM
The strange journey of Dorothy, courtesy of a tornado, from Kansas to Oz was so indelibly committed to celluloid in 1939 that it might seem unnecessary — even a little sacrilegious — to transform the MGM classic into a stage show.