| Apr 13, 2011
| 11:08 AM
Diane Lane wouldn't want to do a reality show, but she's getting a taste anyway.
The Oscar-nominated actress ("Unfaithful") plays one of the original stars of the genre -- Pat Loud, showcased in PBS' 1973 milestone "An American Family" -- in "Cinema...
| Dec 23, 2010
| 6:43 AM
The horse that galvanized the racing world in the early 1970s gets reverent Disney-studio treatment in this drama, well-directed by Randall Wallace, the screenwriter of "Braveheart."
Diane Lane gives a fine performance as Penny Chenery, who became...
| Sep 15, 2010
| 9:11 PM
Ocean conservation should not be a matter of partisan division. Unfortunately, to a greater rather than lesser degree, it is. The Democrats line up on the side of government-sponsored global protectionism, the Republicans favoring Laissez-Faire capitalism...
| Sep 20, 2010
| 10:19 AM
From the Michael Sragow Gets Reel blog:
The dailies and newsweeklies and entertainment shows have already set off their starters' pistols, but let's get serious: in Baltimore, as in most American cities, this year October 1 marks the beginning of the...
| Oct 14, 2010
| 7:21 PM
Every American child deserves a decent public school education. A good education is the foundation and future of this country.
In the thoughtful, compassionate documentary "Waiting for 'Superman,'" we learn that the U.S. spends twice as much money...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 7:02 AM
Quite a few TV actors were likely surprised early Thursday when they heard about their Emmy nomination, but none more visibly than Plainfield native Melissa McCarthy.
"Yikes," said McCarthy, 40, who was announcing the nominees live when her own name came...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 7:37 AM
It was another good morning at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce.
The network's flagship drama "Mad Men" stayed an award darling, racking up an impressive 19 Primetime Emmy nominations. Leading the way were stars Jon Hamm and Elizabeth Moss, both nominated in...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 9:00 AM
Warner Bros. released the first image of Henry Cavill as Superman and he looks -- well, he looks just like almost every other Superman.
But that's not necessarily a bad thing. If you mess with the red and blue costume too much, you might end up with...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 1:44 PM
How secretive was the filming of the new Superman reboot, “Man of Steel,” on Route 56 in Sugar Grove earlier this week?
Sean Michels, village president of Sugar Grove, was left in the dark on what exactly took place during the shoot, and...
| Aug 15, 2011
| 6:12 AM
Oscar-nominated actor Josh Brolin hung out at The Underground and Board Room in River North Saturday. Brolin is married to Diane Lane, who is filming the new "Superman" film in the West suburbs.
”The View’s” Sherri Shepherd and new...
| Aug 21, 2011
| 2:53 PM
Not much is known about Plano, a Western suburb nearly 60 miles outside of Chicago, but that will change starting on Monday. That’s when the star-studded Superman reboot, “Man of Steel,” begins what is scheduled to be a 12-day shoot on...