| Apr 14, 2011
| 11:56 AM
Julian Schnabel broadens his canvas for his fourth film, "Miral," turning his lens on multiple protagonists and a half-century of Middle East strife. On the face of it a bold undertaking, the Jerusalem-set feature plays out with an awkward staidness,...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 4:32 PM
This reboot of Spider-Manisn't so amazing. It's rather unnecessary, considering the Sam Raimi pictures were just five years ago and this story was the same as his first one 10 years ago. That means we get no surprises. We knew Uncle Ben (hey...before...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 1:29 PM
Macca A "Hit" At Wrigley
With music legend Paul McCartney wrapping up his two rocking shows last weekend at historic Wrigley Field, my music mavens were able to get their hands on Sir Paul's top secret concert rider for the Wrigley shows. The big...
| Mar 5, 2012
5 - 5:30 a.m. The Great Outdoors with Charlie Potter
5:30 - 6 a.m. Love Changes Life
6 - 6:30 a.m. The Lutheran Hour
6:30 - 9 a.m. The Sunday Papers with Rick Kogan
8:05 a.m. Winnetka's Do Your Part Foundation is building a bridge of cultural...
| Mar 7, 2012
He's been a vampire, a green goblin supervillan, and now he plays a four-armed, 12-foot tall alien by the name of Tars Tarkas in the upcoming Disney sci-fi adventure film,"John Carter." Willem Dafoe tells WGN's Dean Richards about his thrilling yet...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 1:33 AM
It’s strange that over the last week I’ve been hearing from friends that bought their Comic Con tickets or ones that got shut out while trying. It’s that crowd that has been waiting for the adaptation of the Edgar Rice Burroughs...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 10:00 PM
*1/2 (out of four)
Ponderously mopey when it’s not foolishly goofy, “Fireflies in the Garden” has all the personality and forward momentum of a cardboard box. The movie’s been on the shelf since 2008 and was apparently shot...
| May 31, 2011
| 2:42 PM
When I was a kid in the late '60s, there was nothing better than Marvel superhero comics, a host of ongoing serials with masked figures in vibrantly colored costumes drawn with rippling musculature by Jack “King” Kirby. Nothing in the movies...
| May 3, 2012
| 12:56 PM
Disney had hopes of launching a movie series based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' "John Carter of Mars" novels, but the box-office results and critical response may make this first effort the only entry.
Taylor Kitsch gets plenty of chances to show off his...
| Sep 13, 2012
It's the details that stand out whenever a classic film is converted to 3-D.
With "Finding Nemo 3D," the shimmering sea surface, scratches on the lens of a diver's goggles and smudge marks Nemo the clown fish makes when he mashes his face up against...
| Apr 26, 2009
The Steppenwolf Theatre feels like a womb. It's warm, dark, soporific, full of voices barely loud enough to be distinguished, a setting beyond time. Outside, the streets of Old Town are laced with spring afternoon snowflakes; on the South Side, at U.S....