| Oct 31, 2014
| 10:54 AM
After Hours Film Society
Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove, 630-534-4528, afterhoursfilmsociety.com
"Love Is Strange" 3 1/2 stars (U.S.; Ira Sachs, 2014) "Love Is Strange" begins with Ben and George, readying themselves in their...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 11:08 AM
Spanish actress Penelope Cruz has been named this year's "sexiest woman alive" by Esquire, the men's lifestyle magazine said on Monday.
The 40-year-old follows last year's winner, American actress Scarlett Johansson, to earn the honor chosen by Esquire...
| Feb 23, 2009
Wolverine did a song-and-dance. A Swarovski crystal curtain shimmered. Veteran Oscar winners such as Sophia Loren, Anthony Hopkins and Eva Marie Saint were on hand to dole out awards.
Producers tried to shake up the 81st Academy Awards in a bid to...
| Feb 23, 2009
"Slumdog Millionaire" -- a love story that combines artistic ambition with broad commercial appeal -- won a leading eight Oscars on Sunday night, including the best picture trophy.
While the film's triumphs at the 81st annual Academy Awards marked an...
| Mar 16, 2009
| 1:18 PM
Howard Newly, the character actor Kevin Dunn plays on ABC's " Samantha Who?," is a man of few words, unless it's about chickens, and then he has plenty to say. Now Dunn has dropped the price of his Sierra Madre house from $1,148,000 to $1,075,000 -- not...
| Apr 4, 2009
Hollywood's queen of home restoration, Diane Keaton, has listed a Beverly Hills Spanish Colonial Revival at $11,995,000.
The Oscar-winning Keaton buys and refurbishes Los Angeles-area homes. This one, originally designed in 1927 by architect Ralph...
| May 14, 2010
| 12:14 PM
Oscar-winning actress Penelope Cruz has listed her Sunset Strip-area home at $3,695,000.
Described as "Balinese modern," the one-story house has intricately carved entry doors that open to a courtyard with a fountain. Another set of double doors lead...
| Jun 12, 2010
Oscar-winning actress Penelope Cruz has listed a Sunset Strip-area home at $3,695,000 that is as intriguing as she is.
The Balinese modern one-story has intricately carved entry doors that open to a courtyard with a fountain. Another set of double...
| Jun 30, 2010
Anyone worried about the fate of Bella, Edward, Jacob and the rest of the "Twilight" gang after the moody blues of movie No. 2 can breathe a sigh of relief. "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" is back with all of the lethal and loving bite it was meant to have:...
| May 25, 2011
| 10:00 PM
*** (out of four)
Oh, the glorious bistros and baguettes and architecture of Paris! Hollywood screenwriter-turned-novelist Gil (Owen Wilson) could just live there. His increasingly snippy fiancé, Inez (Rachel McAdams), not so much. Luckily every night at...
| Dec 30, 2010
As director Alejandro González Iñárritu remembers it, he and Javier Bardem first met at "The Losers Party."
It was Oscar night 2001 and Iñárritu had just been overlooked by the academy — for the first time. The then-38-year-old filmmaker celebrated...