| Aug 19, 2012
HILLSBORO, Ore. — Movie buffs probably have some idea of what goes into designing a costume for film.
But what about when the star is a 9-inch-tall puppet named Norman?
As I learned a few months ago during a visit to the Laika Studios set of...
| Aug 16, 2012
***1/2 (out of four)
Eleven-year-old Norman (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee) did not ask for the ability to see and communicate with ghosts. Why would he? This young horror film fan surely would have seen “The Sixth Sense” and known that Haley...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 7:52 AM
The Lollapalooza sightings have begun.
“Community” actress Alison Brie and rumored boyfriend and “21 Jump Street” actor Dave Franco had dinner Thursday at RPM Italian. Franco, brother of James Franco, took in the Lollapalooza...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 6:06 AM
It’s hard to predict all of the celebrities who will attend Lollapalooza this year. Unlike a major sporting event in Chicago, the stars in the Lollapalooza crowd aren’t just actors, musicians and athletes with local ties. They’re often...
| Dec 18, 2011
| 5:44 PM
If any of us wondered if celebrities would still visit Chicago after “The Oprah Winfrey Show” ended in May, we now have our answer.
Chicago is still a popular destination for film projects — which this year included “Man of...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 12:42 PM
COLUMBIANA (Dec 20th)
* * * (B)
Directed by Olivier Megaton
Starring Zoe Saldana, Michael Vartan, Amandla Stenberg, Cliff Curtis, Callum Blue, Jordi Molla, Lennie James, Beto Benites, Jesse Borrego, Graham McTavish
| Nov 11, 2011
| 10:36 AM
In the remake of the '80s horror tale, a youth (Anton Yelchin) believes his neighbor (Colin Farrell) is a vampire. Naturally, hardly anyone else is willing to buy into that, including the teen's mother (Toni Collette).
A friend (Christopher Mintz-Plasse,...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 1:05 AM
2-D and 3-D
Matthew MacFadyen, Luke Evans and Ray Stevenson are the titular trio, made a quartet by the addition of the hot-headed D'Artagnan (Logan Lerman) and facing off against baddies played by Christoph Waltz and Orlando...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 9:32 PM
Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian unveiled their new clothing collection for Sears, with Kris Jenner showed, Kris Humphries and Kourtney's beau, Scott Disick. Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries' wedding is set for Saturday in...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 4:37 AM
The trades — Variety and The Hollywood Reporter — used to be known for their more commercial approach to movie reviews. What are the film's box office prospects? That was their byword. Then, in the explosion of reviewing that marked the advent...
| Aug 18, 2011
Actor Colin Farrell talked to us via satellite about his new flick "Fright Night."
Senior Charlie Brewster (Anton Yelchin) finally has it all--he's running with the popular crowd and dating the hottest girl in high school. In fact, he's so cool he's even...