| Apr 24, 2014
| 8:50 AM
Is it really possible that just one major motion picture has ever been made about the Great Chicago Fire of 1871?
Hollywood loves disaster pics. But aside from 1937's "In Old Chicago" (from 20th Century Fox), it doesn't appear that any other studio...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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This week's TV Movies
The Voice The contestants perform in a...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 9:32 AM
"The Internship" got bossed around at the box office this weekend, as the film starring Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn appealed to far fewer moviegoers than the low-budget thriller "The Purge."
Made on a micro-budget of just $3 million, "The Purge"...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 6:20 AM
After the coffee. Before heading into humid downtown D.C. for cable fun.
The Skinny: Made the mistake of standing still in a backyard in suburban D.C. on Sunday afternoon, and the mosquitoes ate me up. Lesson learned. I'll be drenched in Off next time....
| Jun 10, 2013
| 10:12 AM
Back in 2010, shortly after Paramount Pictures’ "Paranormal Activity" became a mega-hit on a micro-budget, executives at the studio decided to launch a label dedicated to making more movies of this kind.
InSurge, as it was known, would produce...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 9:16 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — Google.com is the most visited online front door in the United States. According to Alexa, a longtime Internet statistics firm, it is also the second most visited home page in the world behind Facebook.com; roughly 40 percent of...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 12:06 PM
Vince Vaughn has been a purveyor of lowbrow humor for many years. He tries again as producer, writer and actor in "The Internship." He uses the occasion to renew his "Wedding Crashers" partnership with Owen Wilson.
They play aging, unemployed salesmen...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 2:57 PM
The last time Bill Maher headlined at the Chicago Theatre, he had Ann Coulter along for, forgive me, balance. That, it felt, was a rivalry born in mutual expediency, a mock political debate for the 2009 Speaker Series. Just as Coulter's conservative...
| Dec 17, 2012
Good news, Katy Perry fans: Though Marion Cotillard’s whale trainer character in “Rust and Bone” loses her legs in an accident as Perry’s “Firework” plays, the actress says she’s not too traumatized by the...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 5:56 PM
As 2012 draws to a close, let's take a look back at the year in Chicago theater. January started with a roar — Klea Blackhurst doing Ethel Merman doing "Gypsy" at the Drury Lane Theatre. Twyla Tharp, an artist who refuses to stop reworking her...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 12:40 PM
Here's the thing about brothers and "Hardcore Pawn: Chicago" co-stars Randy and Wayne Cohen: They fight a lot — and even came to blows this year — but they always make up.
And once they're done patching things up, they tend to go right...