| Aug 18, 2012
| 7:50 PM
Matthew McConaughey got nude in Magic Mike. He now gets nude in Killer Joe. Next month, we see his butt crack in Plumber Pete.
Okay, that last line isn’t really a movie. And Killer Joe isn’t really much of a movie, either. That’s a...
| Jun 10, 2012
Last week, former Chicagoan Fidel Urbina was added to a list that you don't want to be on: the FBI's 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list. Meanwhile, two suspicious characters at the Tribune joined a more attractive list -- as e-book authors. Jacob and...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 12:08 PM
Scarlett Johansson and Benjamin Walker are officially set to get all hot and bothered in the upcoming Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." The actors will play Maggie and Brick in a new production that is expected to open Jan....
| Jun 3, 2012
Famous Men and Women As I Knew Them
Harper: 356 pp., $25.99
Frank Langella's "Dropped Names" is a different kind of memoir. Rather than recapping his life story, the veteran stage and screen actor offers a series of...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Here is the third installment of a series that checks in with the eight Division III programs in the state to give a glimpse into the past and the future. Teams are scheduled to appear according to the chronological order in which their seasons ended....
| Jun 30, 2012
| 7:44 PM
He will climb atop of one of the team haulers Saturday night as he always does, finding solitude in the roar of 43 engines churning along Daytona's super-speedway.
The moonlit skies will cast an iconic silhouette of a tall, slim man wearing sunglasses, a...
| Jul 24, 2012
A writer for as long as he could remember, Frank Pierson penned his most famous line, "What we've got here is failure to communicate," decades ago for the 1967 script "Cool Hand Luke." At the time, he thought there was no way such a refined line would...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 11:12 AM
This Sunday's 2 p.m. screening at New Haven's Lyric Hall of the documentary "Broads," that features salty, outspoken interviews with actresses of a certain age remind me of some of my own favorite interviews of like-minded dames.
I'll post a series of...
| Nov 17, 2010
As a Jew who has been a baseball fan his entire life, I guess I'm the perfect target audience for "Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story," which opens Friday at the Music Hall Theater in Beverly Hills and the......
| Nov 22, 2010
Russell Croweâs new film, âThe Next Three Days,â is a box-office stinker. A thriller released by Lionsgate, the movie did a paltry $6.8 million over the weekend, accompanied by a raft of mediocre reviews â one of the worst starts......
| Dec 25, 2010
The programmers at TCM have a sense of humor. For Christmas night, they're turning to bickering families -- some of the best-known unhappy families in movie history....