| Jan 2, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Melissa Addis Caplan Havard, a consultant to TV series including "Grey's Anatomy" and "Law and Order: SVU" and films "The Insider," "Juno" and "Thank You for Smoking" and a onetime teacher at Los Angeles Film School, died on Dec. 19 in Duarte, Calif....
| Dec 27, 2013
| 11:41 AM
The 2014 Golden Globe nominations were announced on Dec. 12. Presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the Globes are known for recognizing excellence in both television and film.
While the program is usually known for honoring Hollywood...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 4:02 PM
In the wake of gun violence such as occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School, commissions are organized. Rarely, however, are meaningful reforms proposed.
Legislation recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Tim Murphy, R-Pa., is a...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 6:05 PM
Film trilogies these days tend to be epic, “Hobbit”-like affairs, the mythology of one film quite literally picked up and furthered in the next, and often in a world not exactly resembling our own.
But trilogies also sometimes come in more...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 7:17 PM
Baltimore County police identified a man who was shot by officers in Windsor Mill on Sunday after he allegedly assaulted a woman and attempted to run officers down with his car.
Police charged 29-year-old Elisha Rayfield Pridgeon with attempted first-...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 6:00 AM
With the execution of Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis) in Iran, Showtime’s “Homeland” concludes a three-year story arc and propels CIA case officer Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) in a new direction for upcoming Season 4.
| Sep 23, 2013
| 7:00 AM
This is what we get for saying that television has eclipsed film as an art form: an Emmys that was just as bad as most Oscars.
Though hosted by über-showman Neil Patrick Harris and marked by the sort of dark-horse upsets (Jeff Daniels for lead in a...
| Sep 21, 2013
A mentally ill woman who stabbed her infant daughter 10 times in the face with a pair of scissors before boarding a crowded CTA bus and stabbing a woman and her young daughter was found not guilty by reason of insanity Friday.
Nancy Laroche, 34, who was...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Toward the end of "American Hustle," the new film from comedy-drama laureate David O. Russell, a man describes his hard-won epiphany. "The art of survival," says the character, a con man played with toupee-ish shiftiness by Christian Bale, "is a story...
| Dec 4, 2013
Desperation often occupied the Glenview home of Julie and Michael Tracy when their son John was growing up. Now that he's a 21-year-old living on his own, a different type of desperation has settled in.
When John was a toddler he was diagnosed with...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 11:24 AM
Standup comedian Brody Stevens' big screen credits (as he's quick to tell you) include "The Hangover," "The Hangover Part II" and "Due Date." He's been pals with fellow standup and current movie star Zach Galifianakis for years -- since their days of...