| Jul 9, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Gru is back...and it was worth the wait.
Steve Carell's lovable villain has settled into Dad-mode in 'Despicable Me 2'and the job suits him just fine. But, when a fetching femaile agent from the 'Anti-Villain League', voiced by Kristen Wiig, enlists...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 6:11 AM
Fear is the enemy of satire, a point all too well illustrated this weekend by “Saturday Night Live.”
The NBC series started promisingly by having Dr. Evil (Mike Myers) slam North Korea and Sony for giving evil organizations a bad name over...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 7:00 AM
"The Grand Budapest Hotel" and "Boyhood" led the nominees of the Broadcast Film Critics Association's 20th Critics' Choice Movie Awards.
With 11 and 8 nominations, respectively, they were joined in the best picture category by "Birdman," "Gone Girl,"...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 10:00 AM
New Releases, Maze Runner, The Skeleton Twins, Magic In the Moonlight, Tootsie
The Maze Runner
20th Century Fox, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.99
The latest dystopian young adult novel to hit the big screen is one the better movie versions that the genre's...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. didn't throw us many curveballs last year with its Golden Globe nominations, which sort of defeats the purpose of the whole exercise, doesn't it? If we wanted a group to rubber stamp the awards-season consensus, we'd look...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Over the years, Chicago-based filmmaker Stephen Cone has occasionally done freelance work running casting sessions for the local agency Paskal Rudnicke, which is frequently hired to find actors for commercials and TV guest spots.
That experience —...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 6:21 AM
After 40 years, “Saturday Night Live” has created a lot of memorable moments and stars.
Nostalgia was crucial to this weekend’s show, which featured a lovely tribute to Jan Hooks, who died last week at age 57. “SNL”...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Former "Saturday Night Live" actress Jan Hooks died on Thursday at the age of 57, and the show took some time out of host Bill Hader's opening monologue for an emotional tribute to the late actress and comedian.
"SNL" played a clip of Hooks with her...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 4:56 AM
When "Saturday Night Live" pays tribute to Jan Hooks this weekend, Lorne Michaels will have a lot of hilarious footage to choose from.
He could replay Hooks' first-rate impersonations of Nancy Reagan, Hillary Clinton, Kathie Lee Gifford or Tammy Faye...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 3:54 PM
"Ghostbusters" fans were sent into a tizzy Wednesday when "Bridesmaids" director Paul Feig announced that he's rebooting the beloved action-comedy franchise about a crew of paranormal exterminators, with an all-new cast of female characters.
| Oct 8, 2014
| 2:25 PM
The long-awaited third movie in Sony's "Ghostbusters" franchise will update the paranormal exterminators with a cast of female characters, director Paul Feig announced Wednesday.
On Twitter, Feig wrote, "It's official. I'm making a new Ghostbusters &...