| Jan 30, 2010
No bomb here. Actors Jeremy Renner, who played the leader of an explosives disposal unit in the critically acclaimed film "The Hurt Locker," and co-investor Kristoffer Winters found a buyer for their restored 1924 Greek Revival in the Hollywood Hills area...
| Dec 15, 2010
Billboards and commercials for the movie "True Grit" are as ubiquitous this holiday season as six-shooters in a Western saloon. But you won't find the Joel and Ethan Coen film on the list of Golden Globe nominees announced Tuesday.
The western was shut...
| Jan 25, 2011
| 6:46 AM
"The King's Speech" dominated the Oscar nominations on Tuesday morning, earning 12 nods including best picture and best lead actor for Colin Firth as King George VI, who battles to eradicate his stammer before he unexpectedly takes the throne.
| Mar 6, 2011
When it comes to red carpet bling, there are plenty of go-to brands — Harry Winston, Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels, among them.
But as celebrities increasingly strive to stand out in the well-dressed crowd, many of their stylists have turned to...
| Dec 5, 2013
Looking over the Siskel Film Center schedule recently, a little-known film from 1944 called "Christmas Holiday" starring Gene Kelly caught my eye. Hang on. Hang on! Gene Kelly made a Christmas movie? How have I missed this?
"It's one of the oddest...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 11:00 AM
One of the year's most-anticipated films--"American Hustle"--is coming to Chicago early with an advance screening at the Music Box Theatre at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
The film is presented as part of the New York Film Critics Series which presents live, national...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 8:27 AM
Consider it a war on Christmas — a war waged by big movies, determined to augment (or steal away) our seasonal down-time. The films opening Dec. 25, 2013 include "Grudge Match," with Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone trading on their Jake...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 11:38 AM
Four months before securing the title role in the Coen brothers movie “Inside Llewyn Davis,” Oscar Isaac was down in Miami, waiting, waiting, waiting to hear about a different job prospect, the lead in the latest “Bourne” film,...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 9:14 AM
Curator? "Nah. I never use that word," says a smiling Chicago International Film Festival founder and artistic director Michael Kutza, now in his 49th year of running the show. The show, as he sees it, used to be a one-man show; now it's a team effort....
| Sep 10, 2013
| 2:16 PM
Lee Daniels' The Butler
PG-13; Forest Whitaker, David Banner, Mariah Carey, Alex Pettyfer, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, James Marsden. Based on a true story, Cecil Gaines served as a butler in the White House for eight terms, major events such as the...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 10:54 AM
With director and co-writer James Gray in attendance, the period drama “The Immigrant” will open the 49th Chicago International Film Festival Oct. 10 at the Chicago Theatre. It’s the centerpiece of a gala to be dedicated to the late...