| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
"EXCUSE ME, please. But could you keep it down?"
Ten minutes later: "I'm so sorry, but honestly, your chatter is distracting me."
"Gee, I didn't realize."
This civilized exchange was conducted during the opening 20 minutes of the new Ron...
| Sep 26, 2013
*1/2 (out of four)
Boy, the only thing more thrilling than seeing who can drive laps the fastest is seeing nothing of a race other than results on screen. “British Grand Prix. Hunt wins, Lauda second.” How exhilarating!
The fact is,...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 4:30 PM
AOL this week debuts "Acting Disruptive," an original online series taking a look at new media ventures of actors-cum-entrepreneurs and others including Jessica Alba, Rainn Wilson, Olivia Wilde and Jared Leto.
Tribeca Enterprises' Tribeca Digital Studios...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Scarlett Johansson's character doesn't have a body in Spike Jonze's "Her," and that must have sounded pretty good to some of the New York Film Festival's closing night attendees. If they hadn't had those pesky bodies, they wouldn't have had to wait for...
| Mar 6, 2013
As a server at Blue Fin restaurant in Times Square, Amy Schumer — then an aspiring stand-up comic — said she waited on comedian Patton Oswalt every day for nearly a week, bringing him tea during each visit to help him combat his cold. They...
| Feb 24, 2013
It's a pretty good bet that when stars arrive on the Oscar red carpet Sunday they'll be wearing clothes, jewelry and accessories selected with the help of a fashion stylist. And fans are more aware than ever that their idols don't create their looks...
| 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...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 7:07 AM
With the new TV season upon us, let's step back and look at the new shows based out of Chicago (an unprecedented six TV series are here this fall), plus shows filming elsewhere that feature Chicago actors.
First, what's shooting in town:
| Sep 7, 2013
| 1:34 PM
TORONTO -- One of the hottest tickets for this year's Toronto International Film Festival wasn't for a movie, but for a reading of a movie -- Jason Reitman's live read of Paul Thomas Anderson's 1997 classic "Boogie Nights."
Some festival-goers waited...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 4:32 PM
FOX recently announced the all-star lineup of guest voices that will be appearing on its Sunday night Animation Domination lineup of shows – The Simpsons, Bob's Burgers, Family Guy and American Dad. All four series return for their season...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 2:02 PM
A short glass of 3.2 beer, Joe Swanberg's "Drinking Buddies" has the advantage of a "name" cast that happens also to be talented: Olivia Wilde and Jake Johnson as employees of a Chicago microbrewery, at work and play; Ron Livingston and Anna Kendrick as...