| Jul 21, 2014
| 10:00 PM
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Rating: 3 1/2 (out of 4) Heating up
This past winter's wicked assortment of thunder snow, Siberian temps and polar vortexes had a positive summer legacy. "This last winter was so brutal, we wanted to...
| Jul 27, 2014
There are actors whose name you instantly recognize, the stars you know by a single monicker: Meryl, Julia, Debbie. Liza, Shirley.
Then there are others you've seen giving countless supporting performances that help ground the work in a truthful reality...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 6:30 PM
New Line has come on board to co-produce MGM's drama "Me Before You" with MGM and set an Aug. 21, 2015, release date.
MGM is handling production for "Me Before You," produced by Karen Rosenfelt ("Twilgiht") and based on the Jo Jo Moyes' bestseller of the...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 5:00 AM
This year marks the 120th anniversary of the birth of L.A. architect Paul Revere Williams. If you don't recognize the name, you know the work: The spider-like LAX Theme Building, Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills and significant parts of the Beverly...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 12:25 PM
The future of Oprah's studio. The arrival of Google in the West Loop. And the potential to transform the old Main Post Office, a ruin so monumental it straddles an expressway.
Each turnaround could improve a neighborhood. Combined, they could remake a...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Secrets are unearthed, marriages are endangered and avian metaphors are tortured to death in "Among Ravens," the rare dysfunctional-family melodrama that might just make you long for a second viewing of "August: Osage County." Idaho's gorgeous natural...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 6:00 PM
If Sam Spade was a tough guy, Jim Rockford was … well, he could throw a punch, but he didn't like to because it hurt his hand.
Rockford's idea of a good time was eating Oreos and fishing with his dad, not spending a lost weekend with some smoky...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 2:42 PM
South Florida is littered with Al Capone history – the Miami mansion where he took his last breath, his reputed riverside hideout in Fort Lauderdale, his casino dreams in Deerfield Beach – and every restaurant and watering hole as old...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The first trailer for "Before I Go to Sleep," an adaptation of SJ Watson's bestselling psychological thriller of the same name, calls to mind "Memento," "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" and other films that have tackled the concept of short term...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Czech film bizzers are reporting a healthy jump in foreign productions and a new "more business-like" approach to the country's production incentives, which have been boosted by CZK 300 million ($14.8 million) annually for the next two years. Foreign pics...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 11:31 AM
The show: "Gypsy" at the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre on the UConn campus in Storrs.
What makes it special?: Leslie Uggams stars in the show, making her the first African American actress to take on the iconic role in an Equity production.