| Dec 15, 2011
*** (out of four)
Tom Cruise runs like a maniac. It’s kind of awesome.
The much-maligned but still very commanding movie star’s relentless, up-for-anything energy keeps the blood flowing and the stunts, uh, stunting in the first “...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 1:26 PM
"The Adventures of Tintin 3D" (PG-13). Directed by Steven Spielberg, this animated tale is about a young reporter Tintin (Jamie Bell), and his faithful dog, Snowy, who face numerous adventures while fighting off shady characters. With...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 8:36 PM
The "Mission Impossible" films magnify their spectacular stunts and special effects with each new episode. The latest frenzied installment is no exception. If gut-wrenching exploits and maximum vertigo are your cup of tea, you're in for a real treat...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 3:55 PM
“Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol” gallops into theaters almost exactly on schedule — its predecessors came out in 1996, 2000 and 2006 — and (more importantly) just in time to rescue Tom Cruise's flagging box-office...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 10:03 AM
The turf Tyler Perry has mined so successfully is attempted by other filmmakers in this comedy-drama, in which two families of different socioeconomic levels are drawn together by a marriage. Conflicts expectedly arise.
The members of the ensemble...
| Jan 1, 2012
Just before noon on a clear fall day, the Newman stage on the 20th Century Fox lot is alive with bright lights, hovering microphones and a full 105-piece orchestra. It's one of the final scoring sessions for "Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol,"...
| May 22, 2012
Talk about a memorable movie pitch.
“This is the vibrator movie you can bring your mom to,” says “Hysteria” director Tanya Wexler, who grew up in Lincoln Park. “You want to see something about the vibrator that you can&...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 9:09 AM
The espionage franchise got a major re-energizing - which also didn't hurt star Tom Cruise's career - with this hugely successful fourth movie spinoff of the classic TV series, the first live-action feature directed by animation veteran Brad Bird ("The...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 3:08 PM
"Sesame Street" is spoofing its fellow PBS show "Downton Abbey" on Feb. 4 with "Upside Downton Abbey."
As you can see in the clip above, the Dowager Countess and butler Mr. Carson are having some issues with the topsy turvy take on the British series....
| Mar 4, 2013
| 12:05 PM
Fashion designer Marc Jacobs - who has an eponymous label based in New York and designs the Louis Vuitton brand in Paris - is about to make his feature film debut.
Jacobs is in the new dramatic thriller "Disconnect," which hits the big screen April...
| Apr 11, 2013
**1/2 (out of four)
I'd say I'm of two minds about “Disconnect,” but I think it's more like my mind and my heart don't agree on this one. For starters: IMDB plot summaries don't get much drier than, “A drama centered on a group of...