| Jul 22, 2013
| 5:19 PM
Dennis Farina, a Chicago police officer turned character actor who cemented his second career playing gangsters, cops and other tough guys in film and TV, died Monday. He was 69.
The actor, perhaps best known in recent years for his stint on the TV...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 11:48 AM
“The Wolverine” ripped up its competition going into the weekend, raking in an estimated $21 million on Friday in ticket sales.
As expected, the latest blockbuster in the “X-Men” film series will easily lead the weekend box...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 2:21 PM
In its simplest terms, “Her” — the new feature from director Spike Jonze — is a romance between a man and his computer. Or, to be more accurate, between a man and an artificial intelligence construct that seems to have every...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Channeling Danny Kaye, Victor Borge, P.D.Q. Bach and other musicians-cum-comics, conservatory-trained violinist Aleksey Igudesman and pianist Hyung-ki Joo like to say that they don't make fun of classical music but rather that they have fun with classical...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 2:22 PM
When the Directors Guild of America announced its nominees last year, Oscar balloting had already closed and the DGA's slate — Ben Affleck, Kathryn Bigelow, Steven Spielberg, Ang Lee and Tom Hooper — was widely expected to repeat when the...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The 2014 winter-spring movie preview is a broad overview of films opening through late April. Release dates and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change.
FOR THE RECORD:
Movie previews: A listing in the...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 10:53 AM
Zach Galifianakis and Michael Cera will star in upcoming pilots for FX.
Galifianakis, the star of several hit movie comedies including "The Hangover" franchise," is creating and will star in a pilot for FX that he will co-write with Louis C.K.
| Jan 15, 2014
| 1:56 PM
Her * * *
Un romance cibernético generado por la acelerada ola tecnológica mueve los hilos de Her, agridulce comedia de Spike Jonze que reflexiona sobre la soledad y la dificultad de conseguir pareja en una sociedad cada día más individualista.
| Jan 23, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Digging Too Deep
Mainly Murder Press; 207 pages
Jill Amadio's "Digging Too Deep" is the sort of book that will have you casting the movie version in your head as you read.
Put the right director at the helm and these characters could...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 1:44 PM
A 25-year-old federal law requiring that all guns be detectable by security screeners will expire Dec. 9. Will it get renewed?
With 3-D printers able to create almost completely plastic/resin guns, the technology and the market are very different from...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Will academy voters reward or reject your favorite movies and performances? Time again to consult the Oscar 8 Ball for answers.
'DALLAS BUYERS CLUB'
It is certain: The movie's one slam-dunk nomination comes from Jared Leto's supporting turn as the...