| Apr 12, 2013
| 8:04 AM
Watch enough new foreign films in a row, and certain things start to stand out. Like the incredible variety of cellphone ring tones used in other countries. They're familiar but just different enough to break your concentration for a moment, like a...
| Apr 11, 2013
It’s fun, that’s why. I’m here for the fun.
The raucous, laugh-filled experience of the Tribune’s “Slap Shot" sparked it, and I’m still getting thanks for co-hosting that event. “Caddyshack" is the “Slap...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Take a quick look at director Joseph Sargent's resume — an extensive if not terribly distinguished list stacked with forgettable TV movies and episodic work …...
| Mar 20, 2012
Every few years, a publishing phenomenon that captures the interest of young readers, and older ones, translates into a multiplex phenom as well. We got it with “Harry Potter.” We got it—one more movie to go—with “Twilight.&...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 10:57 AM
Wondering about how our social media classes & seminars work? Here are the answers to some of our more frequently asked questions.
Q: What is TribU?
A: Classes and seminars for people seeking enrichment all fall under the TribU banner. The classes,...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 2:17 AM
5 - 9 a.m. Bill Leff (filling in for Jonathon Brandmeier)
8:05 a.m. Chicago Tribune film critic Michael Phillips previews this weekend's new movies when he joins Bill Leff (in for Johnny B.)
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Mike McConnell
11:05 a.m. Mike...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 3:17 PM
The culmination of everything ever written, produced or imagined in the known universe, or something like that,"The Avengers"bunches together Iron Man, Captain America, The Hulk, Thor, the leather-clad assassin Black Widow, the lethal archer Hawkeye and...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 2:08 PM
Our SUNDAY section story on the election, "Red, white and do: Do you have a campaign plan for Tuesday night?" offers a variety of things to, well, sip (a red-white-and-blue Cast Your Ballots cocktail from Vincent's Briar Brackney) and watch (movies from...
| Aug 31, 2012
One of the first things you notice during the opening credits of "Sleepwalk with Me" is a producing acknowledgment that reads simply: "In association with WBEZ Chicago's This American Life."
Chicago's largest public radio station is in the movie...
| Jun 7, 2012
Nearly all the bits and pieces in director Ridley Scott's"Prometheus" come from other movies — either one of Scott's or someone else's. More and more, though, I appreciate Scott's fundamental squareness as a filmmaker. "Prometheus" may be the"...
| Jun 30, 2012
| 10:47 PM
5:30 - 9 a.m. Bill Leff in for Jonathon Brandmeier
7:08 a.m. Chicago Tribune film critic Michael Phillips joins Bill Leff (in for Jonathon Brandmeier) to give his review of 'The Amazing Spiderman.'9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Mike McConnell
11:05 a.m. ...