| Sep 9, 2013
Some six months before the Oscars, nomination forecasters have already asked “Short Term 12” star Brie Larson if she’s picked out her dress.
“I’ve already picked out my wedding dress,” the actress deadpans about the...
| Nov 18, 2013
Most of us walk around with an unfairness detector in our heads, and we're at our happiest when that detector is not going: Bleep! Bleep! Bleep!
Fairness is good. You can quote me on that.
Fairness in the workplace is not just good; it's critical....
| Aug 20, 2013
“Drinking Buddies” director Joe Swanberg has been making feature films professionally (eight years) for about twice as long as he has been brewing craft beer at home for fun. Yet to an extent, the Lincoln Square resident follows the same...
| Aug 21, 2013
“The World’s End” star/co-writer Simon Pegg wants to make a distinction between his film, which involves five guys on an epic pub crawl, and the Chicago-made, likewise beer-centric “Drinking Buddies.”
| Nov 13, 2013
When director Alex Gibney was making an uplifting movie about Lance Armstrong’s 2009 comeback—before the confirmation of rumors about the champion cyclist’s doping and before Gibney remade the film into “The Armstrong Lie,”...
| Aug 19, 2013
In the highly anticipated big-screen adaptation of “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,” Shadowhunters/part-angels/demon slayers Jace (Jamie Campbell Bower) and Alec (Kevin Zegers) are meant to be symbols of toughness and resolve. If the...
| Dec 24, 2011
Connie Rice was 13 and her father was a test pilot at Edwards Air Force Base when the family drove from the high desert to church at First AME in L.A. She saw the city's ghastly gray air and said to herself, "Well, I'll never live here." Not only has...
| Aug 12, 2013
In "Prince Avalanche," an artsy loner (Paul Rudd) and an immature doofus (Emile Hirsch) work together to repair roads in the middle of nowhere. Adapted from an Icelandic film, it's a slow and funny drama that director David Gordon Green says splits the...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 1:20 PM
I’m getting civil unioned to my girlfriend soon, and I’m wondering, what’s the gay wedding invite etiquette? Do I invite people who don’t know I’m gay or who I know will be morally against it, just to be polite? On the one...
| Aug 6, 2013
While filming the highly anticipated big-screen adaptation of "Divergent" in Chicago, Miles Teller also attended two Rolling Stones shows, a Hawks playoff game, a Bulls playoff game and two Cubs games.
In the excellent coming-of-age film "The Spectacular...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 8:49 PM
The lineup for day three of Lollapalooza starts off strong with Palma Violets, Guards and Wild Belle kicking things off.
Festival organizers are reporting an official attendance of 100,000 people each day of the 3-day festival.
Greg Kot (GK), Bob...