| May 18, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Dozens of shows cross their season finish lines this month, but for FOX’s House, it’s the end of the line for good. An era-defining show with a tenacious following, House certainly gave its all over eight seasons to earn that loyalty. As the...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 4:32 PM
If you are anywhere near a TV tonight, Dec. 12, you'll be hard-pressed to miss 12-12-12 The Concert for Sandy Relief , a live concert from Madison Square Garden in New York City to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy, since it is airing on many channels...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 3:04 PM
The art of sculpting huge blocks of fat is the focus of a strange-but-true competitive event at the Iowa State Fair. Wielding trowels with the utmost precision, carvers ply their craft in temperature-controlled booths.
In contrast, "Butter," which uses a...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 12:47 PM
"Butter" — a frequently funny comedy from director Jim Field Smith ("Episodes") and first-time screenwriter Jason Micallef — is essentially a sports film with a layer of cultural (and, by the end, political) satire. In the tradition of that...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 2:02 PM
Last year’s Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival opened with a gamble: a little-known French film with no box-office stars that was not only shot in black-and-white, but came with another layer of anachronistic provocation. It was a silent...
| May 3, 2012
| 12:59 PM
"Better Living Through Chemistry," an independent movie about a pharmacist's life unraveling after he starts an affair with a trophy-wife customer, will film for five weeks in Maryland starting this month, Governor Martin O'Malley announced Thursday.
| May 22, 2012
| 9:09 AM
Maxim's Hot 100 list was revealed on Tuesday, and among the list of the country's sexiest gals are a few surprises.
A cartoon character comes in at #85. Lois Griffin from 'Family Guy" beat out 15 flesh and blood ladies.
Miley Cyrus (#68) beat Sophia...
| May 22, 2012
| 12:04 PM
Now is when Chicago’s celebrity scene gets interesting.
Some of the biggest names in entertainment and sports will soon visit our city on vacation (NBA stars especially like to do this) or because they live here part-time (you can count on plenty...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 11:38 AM
Some of the people are as slippery as the title ingredient in this dark comedy, casting Jennifer Garner as the wife of a longtime Midwestern butter sculpture carving champ (Ty Burrell, "Modern Family").
When he decides to retire, she sets out to inherit...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 9:00 AM
Often seen in action-driven fare ("Star Trek," "Unstoppable"), Chris Pine does a nice job in this comedy-drama about a salesman who gets lots of surprises when his father dies. Not the least of them is the sister (Elizabeth Banks) he never knew he had....
| Sep 6, 2012
*** (out of four)
It’s been years, maybe around the time of “Wedding Crashers,” since the once-charismatic "PECLB0000005706">Bradley Cooper (“The Hangover”) truly held the screen rather than merely existing on it as...