| Jun 27, 2014
| 9:00 AM
It is a good time to be Melissa McCarthy. McCarthy was nominated for supporting actress for her performance in "Bridesmaids" two years ago, won an Emmy for her TV series "Mike & Molly," was second to Jennifer Lawrence in a recent poll of best-liked...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The full-length trailer for dark comedy "The Skeleton Twins" sees "Saturday Night Live" alums Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig perfectly illustrating the trials and tribulations of reuniting with a sibling after a decade apart.
"The Skeleton Twins" is...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 12:30 PM
After seven years of working to turn their concept into a feature film, comedic couple Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone said the premiere of "Tammy" Monday night at the TCL Chinese Theatre was not only the final step to completing a long-awaited project...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 8:38 AM
The upcoming Marvel adaptation of “Ant-Man” starring Paul Rudd will also feature Chicago theater actor-turned-filmmaker David Dastmalchian, whose semi-autobiographical indie “Animals” (which examined addiction with a sly and...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 11:24 AM
I remember first stumbling upon one of John Hubley's animated films when his Oscar-winning 1959 short "Moonbird" screened here last year. It returns this weekend in a retrospective featuring seven other Hubley shorts at the Siskel Film Center, which is...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Ben & Jerry's is adding two "Saturday Night Live"-themed ice cream flavors to its extensive repertoire, paying homage to a favorite character and skit.
Gilly's Catastrophic Crunch, a combination of chocolate and sweet cream ice creams with caramel...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 9:48 AM
To celebrate "Saturday Night Live's" 40th anniversary, Ben & Jerry's decided to make two new flavors inspired by "SNL" sketches. Introducing Gilly's Catastrophic Crunch, inspired by none other than Gilly, and Lazy Sunday, a salute to the unforgettable...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 7:09 AM
After the coffee. Before deciding whether to take the summer off.
The Skinny: I'm four episodes into "Orange is the New Black" and enjoying it. You can tell how strong a show is if they can do an entire episode without the lead character. And that's...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 6:45 AM
After three years in which TV movies and miniseries were lumped together in one ungainly category, the television academy believes there's enough programming to again warrant a separation. (The acting awards remain combo affairs, however.) Were they...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 10:00 PM
***1/2 (out of four)
Seriously: Jenny Slate has arrived. In the wonderful “Obvious Child,” she’s funny, vulnerable, endearing and specific—an odd character who feels real because the person playing her makes her real. It’s...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 5:55 PM
Kristen Wiig is set to make her directorial debut on a buddy comedy that will reunite her with her "Bridesmaids" co-writer, Annie Mumolo.
The New York Times first reported the news that the duo will write, produce and star in a now-untitled movie for...