| Jul 8, 2013
It’s not that “Pacific Rim” star Charlie Hunnam hasn’t had a chance at a breakout movie role. The English actor was nearly cast as Thor and turned down Russell Brand’s part in “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” which...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 10:45 PM
The physical elements of the current spectacular attraction visiting Chicago Shakespeare Theater from the United Kingdom consists of the following: one puppet (hollow cardboard head and cloth body) and one table (rectangular, prosaic).
| Jun 13, 2012
| 7:33 AM
Onstage the ABBA love letter "Mamma Mia!"made the jukebox-musical trick look easy and enjoyable. On screen, less enjoyment, more strain — but people love their ABBA, their Meryl Streep and their Greek islands. And the movie did the trick for those...
| Jun 14, 2012
Zero stars (out of four)
Some things that might be worth noting when making a musical inspired by the attitude and sleaze of 1987 L.A. hair metal:
>> Just because someone loves rock ‘n’ roll doesn’t mean they include the phrase “...
| Jul 5, 2012
*1/2 (out of four)
The concert documentary “Katy Perry: Part of Me” may appear fascinating to anyone who did not realize that pop stars sometimes don’t wear makeup and that people experiencing relationship problems sometimes cry. It may...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 7:53 AM
Paramount Pictures does not lie: The chipper, no-warts-and-all tour chronicle "Katy Perry: Part of Me" is indeed the 3-D movie music event of the summer. The only one, I believe. Unless Christopher Nolan's"The Dark Knight Rises" turns out to be in 3-D,...
| Apr 9, 2012
In 2006, Greta Gerwig was living in Logan Square, making her first movie (Joe Swanberg’s “LOL”) and fighting off a heat wave.
“We didn’t have air conditioning,” she recalls, “so we had to just put a bowl of ice...
| Nov 1, 2012
*** (out of four)
Anyone who has ever possessed a weakness for candy and/or video games will want to jump inside “Wreck-It Ralph,” a sweet, colorful 3-D animated feature that finds Disney passing its stuck-in-a-rut partners at Pixar (“...
| Jun 17, 2014
“Dancing With the Stars” professional dancers Julianne and Derek Hough have launched their own dance production, “Move Live on Tour,” which comes to Tower Theater in Upper Darby at 8 p.m. June 20 and Sands Bethlehem Event Center at...
| Apr 1, 2012
| 4:39 PM
Marc Marmel’s attack of the packs breathes some new life into designer accessories...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 9:40 PM
"Katy Perry: Part of Me," a 3-D concert documentary following pop star Katy Perry on her recent world tour, will hit theaters over Fourth of July weekend. Will Katy Perry and Russell Brand's divorce be addressed?...