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Chicago has been involved in filmmaking since the technology's very beginnings in the early 1900s, when some of the world's first movie studios operated here. From those early days, when neighborhood kids would sneak onto the Selig Polyscope Co. lot at...
OPENING FRIDAY Snitch Starring Dwayne Johnson, Susan Sarandon, Benjamin Bratt and Barry Pepper, "Snitch" is a fast-paced action thriller. Johnson stars as a father whose teenage son is wrongly accused of a drug distribution crime and is looking at...
I never thought I'd regret not having reviewed any of the "Twilight" series. Now I do, because it would have been only a few moments' work to cut and paste several paragraphs, run some search-and-replaces ("caster" for "vampire," "Ethan" for "Belle"), and...
When classy, pedigreed British actors go hog-wild under the flowering dogwood trees of a Southern Gothic setting, often the results are good. Just as often they're so bad they're good. And sometimes, as is the case with Jeremy Irons and Emma Thompson in...
OPENING TODAY Safe Haven Hoping to re-bottle the lightning captured in "The Notebook" and "Dear John," romance packager Nicholas Sparks has given his usual formula some sharp edges in "Safe Haven." The film, which stars Julianne Hough as a woman on...
**1/2 (out of four) Among many reasons the “Twilight” movie franchise didn’t work, Edward (Robert Pattinson) and Bella (Kristen Stewart) make lousy characters, separately and together. Be it the script, the performances, whatever: The...
Channel Guide MagazineJon Hamm is a loser. It's not often you can write a story with that line in it, but when you're talking about the Emmys, it's a fact. Despite being the driving force behind one of the most acclaimed series in TV history, Don Draper has yet to take him...
It was a long break between the two sequels, but this third installment of the comedy-fantasy series proves there's still fun to be mined from the franchise. Much of that is provided by Josh Brolin, in a spot-on imitation of Tommy Lee Jones as they...
Tags: Will Smith, Blu-ray Discs, DVDs, Movies, Josh Brolin
The Disney studio added another member to its collection of animated princesses with a story that seems to have taken a cue from "The Hunger Games," since its heroine (voiced by Kelly Macdonald) is proficient with a crossbow. She seems destined for a...
Tags: Craig Ferguson, Blu-ray Discs, DVDs, Movies, Brave (movie)
Zap2itTom Hanks isn't sporting a mustache just to celebrate Movember -- the facial hair is for the two-time Oscar winner's turn as Walt Disney in "Saving Mr. Banks." The film is about the making of "Mary Poppins" with Emma Thompson playing the book's author P....
Los Angeles TimesLOS ANGELES -- Stop us if you've heard this one before: HBO dominated the Emmy nominations announced Thursday morning, picking up 81 nods for viewer favorites such as "Boardwalk Empire" and "Game of Thrones" as well as comedy newcomers "Girls" and "Veep."...
VarietyAiming to start a young-adult franchise, Alcon Entertainment has acquired screen rights to "Icons," the forthcoming futuristic novel from Margaret Stohl, and will produce the feature adaptation with Erwin Stoff. Project reteams Alcon, Stohl and Stoff...
Tags: Emmy Rossum, Alcon Incorporated, Literature, Viola Davis, Book
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