| May 4, 2008
SIGOURNEY WEAVER is back in outer space. No, not as the intrepid Ripley of the "Alien" sci-fi blockbusters, but as a ship's computer in Disney's new Pixar Animation Studios film, "WALL-E," which opens June 27. The film was directed by Andrew Stanton ("...
| Jun 26, 2008
The late, great Stanley Kubrick (2001:A Space Odyssey) used to say that if you can turn off the sound and still follow the story, you've made a film, but if you can still follow the story with only the sound, you haven't.
WALL-E, a sci-fi savvy Pixar...
| Jun 27, 2008
It's the surest thing in the infinitely malleable world of animation: Get the eyes right, and you're halfway home.
One look at the binocular-eyed trash compactor starring in the marvelous new Disney/Pixar feature "WALL-E," and you're halfway home. One...
| Jun 27, 2008
IF Pixar Animation Studios has an enviable record of consistent success -- and with a worldwide box-office gross of $4.3 billion from its eight films, it certainly does -- it's because the company has an uncanny gift for pushing things further without...
| Mar 2, 2010
| 7:43 AM
Jennifer Lane - The Soundtrack of Our Lives - Jeff Garlin - Kendra Thornton - Harold Ramis - NU Dance Marathon
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| Mar 18, 2010
Remember "Bird on a Wire" with Goldie Hawn and Mel Gibson? How about "I Love Trouble" with Julia Roberts and Nick Nolte? Try pulling concrete details of those rom-coms from the windmills of your mind; it's like a party game played by amnesiacs. I mean, do...
| Apr 18, 2010
|| Fiction || Weeks on list ||
|| 1. || The Help by Kathryn Stockett (Putnam: $24.95) The lives of a maid, a cook and a college graduate become intertwined in a Mississippi town. || 45 ||
|| 2. || Solar by Ian McEwan (Nan A. Talese:...
| May 24, 2010
On the A&E show " Kirstie Alley's Big Life," the star sits in bed, working on her laptop and talking to her kids about her weight. "Does it upset you that I'm fat?" she asks them. "No," they both reply, the end of the word going up slightly the way it...
| Feb 5, 2011
Joyce Sloane, the beloved maternal powerhouse of the Second City improvisational theater in Chicago, and the woman who found and nurtured such comedy giants as John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Chris Farley and Bill Murray, died of natural causes Thursday in...
| Sep 7, 2010
| 2:20 PM
In the pilot, Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm (1999), it was stated that Larry and Cheryl had children though they were never shown. In the series, they do not have children.
In the first season, they filmed in an empty house for the Davids' home. When...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 8:31 AM
Here in sweet home Chicago, Jeff Garlin has gone from "I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With" to "No Sugar Tonight." It's an interesting 20-year trajectory. A revealing 20-year trajectory. Wouldn't you say, Mr. Garlin?
"Yeah, I guess things have changed,"...