| Dec 11, 2014
In 2010, Chicago native Graham Moore published "The Sherlockian," a witty novel both inspired by, and very much about, Sherlock Holmes.
Four years later, Moore's first produced screenplay stars Benedict Cumberbatch, an actor perhaps best known for...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 8:02 AM
December is shaping up as a huge month for Stephen Colbert.
He will present the final "Colbert Report" on Dec. 18 on Comedy Central.
He will host the Kennedy Center Honors, which air at 9 p.m. Dec. 30 on CBS. The event will tape Dec. 7 in Washington....
| Nov 8, 2014
| 12:52 PM
When Republican Bruce Rauner claimed victory Tuesday in a bitter race for governor, his speech set off a whole new wave of controversy. He told supporters he had called Democratic legislative leaders Michael Madigan and John Cullerton, "and I said to...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 3:45 PM
Casey Affleck will play Meriwether Lewis and Matthias Schoenaerts will play William Clark in "Lewis and Clark," a new six-hour miniseries greenlighted by HBO on Friday.
The miniseries also boasts an all-star roster of executive producers, including...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 7:44 AM
At HBO's party after the 72nd Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, the pool area of the Beverly Hilton was draped in blue fabric bearing a Romanesque pattern, rippling in the wind. A-listers mingled under lush palm fronds flanked by a lavish dinner buffet on...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 11:00 AM
They both make the rounds at Hollywood parties, for sure. Both hang out at the homes of the rich and famous. And both have their own star-studded annual events.
But while Oscar comes in from Chicago each spring, the Actor, the award handed out at the...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 1:11 PM
Putting the holiday season fully to rest and switching the machinery of awards season back into high gear, the Palm Springs International Film Festival held its awards gala Saturday night with Reese Witherspoon, Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Keaton, Steve...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Exhibiting raw promise is one thing, but to exceed those initial flashes is something really special. Throughout this year, many filmmakers and performers were pressing on in remarkable ways, showing that even artists who have already exhibited notable...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 7:55 AM
When heavy metal parody band Steel Panther played Allentown’s PPL Center in October, opening for Judas Priest, the sparse crowd’s reaction was underwhelming.
When Steel Panther headlined its own show Tuesday at Philadelphia Theatre of Living...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 3:41 PM
I offer my predictions for the new year. Some are serious, some are whimsical, most are heartfelt. They are not listed in order of importance.
•With the help of U.S.-led coalition attacks on Islamic State, the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad will...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 6:55 PM
With her soulful eyes, luminous beauty and an emotional intensity that melted hearts, Luise Rainer was well on her way to becoming a queen of Hollywood after only a handful of movies in the 1930s.
Her wrenching performance in "The Great Ziegfeld" (1936)...