RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Chicago Sun-Times

A collection of news and information related to Chicago Sun-Times published by this site and its partners.

Top Chicago Sun-Times Articles

Displaying items 23-33
  • 'Prometheus' comes up short of 'Alien' aspirations, critics say

     
    "Prometheus" director Ridley Scott has said that "Prometheus" shares DNA with his 1979 sci-fi horror show "Alien." The big question then is whether "Prometheus," starring Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender, can match "Alien," and for...
  • 'Snow White and the Huntsman' is a tale darkly told, critics say

     
    "Snow White and the Huntsman" brings a spooky shroud of dread to the Grimm fairy tale, and the resulting film is polarizing critics. Many praise the film's visuals, but a significant portion also find the narrative uneven and overstuffed....
  • 'Men in Black 3' a blast from the past, critics say

     
    Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones are back to save the world in "Men in Black 3," now with Josh Brolin. This installment is all about time travel — both in terms of plot and in recapturing the quirky fun of the original 1997 film. For many critics, the...
  • 'The Dictator' offers iron-fisted, ham-handed laughs, critics say

     
    In "The Dictator," Sacha Baron Cohen combines his knack for absurd characters with the grand comedic tradition of skewering despotism on the big screen. Critics agree that the film is funny and vulgar; whether the combination truly works depends on whom...
  • 'Dark Shadows' is short on storytelling, not style, critics say

     
    "Dark Shadows," Tim Burton's adaptation of the 1960s soap opera, features many of his trademarks: macabre setting, offbeat sense humor, Johnny Depp. Reviews have been mixed and suggest that one's appreciation of the film will depend on their taste for...
  • 'The Lucky One': Zac Efron romance unlucky with most critics

     
    The new romance "The Lucky One," starring Zac Efron and Taylor Schilling, is the latest in a line of film adaptations of Nicholas Sparks' weepy novels ("Dear John," "The Notebook"). Critics agree that film is a tearjerker most likely to be enjoyed by...
  • 'The Three Stooges' draws laughs, shrugs and rebukes from critics

     
    "The Three Stooges," a new comedy Peter and Bobby Farrelly opens today, and reviewers tend to fall into three camps: those who find it funny enough to appeal to Stooges fans and newcomers alike, those who find it harmless but mostly unnecessary, and those...
  • 'American Reunion': Critics not nostalgic for reheated 'Pie'

     
    "American Reunion": Thirteen years after the bawdy high-school comedy "American Pie," nearly the whole gang has gotten back together to relive the good old days in the sequel "American Reunion." For most movie critics, though, this reunion is safe to...
  • 'Mirror Mirror': Snow White tale is fair (not fairest), critics say

     
    The first of two Snow White films this year, "Mirror Mirror" stars Julia Roberts and Lily Collins and outfits the classic fairy tale with humorous elements, modern updates and visual flair courtesy of director Tarsem Singh ("Immortals"). Many movie...
  • '21 Jump Street': Channing Tatum-Jonah Hill bromance disarms critics

     
    Based on the '80s cult TV series, the new action-comedy "21 Jump Street" also draws on buddy-cop conventions, "Superbad"-style high jinks and stoner bromances. Starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum as undercover rookie cops, the film is charming critics....
  • 'Act of Valor' offers steely action, wooden acting, critics say

     
    "Act of Valor": The new action movie "Act of Valor," about an elite squad of commandos trying to foil a deadly terrorist plot, brings a novel addition to the genre: real Navy SEALs. Movie critics have found the film's action impressive, but not its...