| 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...
| 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....
| Feb 7, 2010
After 35 years in the trenches, the Wooster Group has become New York's quintessential experimental theater troupe. The Performing Garage, its gritty SoHo home, is a mecca for postmodern drama. And the internationally hailed company soon will launch its...
| Oct 8, 2009
Where you've seen her
Jess Weixler made her mark with "Teeth" (2007), a black comedy about a girl with vagina dentata, which is exactly what it sounds like it might be. She won a Special Jury Prize at Sundance for her performance. The 28-year-old has...
| May 4, 2009
Salamo Arouch, a Greek-born Jewish boxer who survived the Auschwitz death camp by fighting fellow prisoners in bloody exhibitions staged by their Nazi tormentors and who returned decades later as a consultant on a film about his captivity, has died. He...
| Apr 28, 2009
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Battle for Terra 3D (Roadside Attractions) This animated war movie is an ecological allegory about humans invading a peace-loving alien planet...
| Oct 21, 2009
| 4:34 PM
In all his best known works -- from 'Breaking the Waves' (1996) through 'Dancer in the Dark' (2000), 'Dogville' (2003) and 'Manderlay' (2005) -- Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier has repeated the the same template: He gives us an appealing female...