| Apr 13, 2012
| 4:34 PM
"Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" movie will lose the 16th president's name from its title in some foreign countries....
| Jun 6, 2012
Imagine the story of the Nativity recast as a Hollywood blockbuster — a sword-and-sandals epic loaded with expensive computer-generated effects, a disfigured, lecherous villain and enough hacked-off limbs, severed heads and stomach-turning...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 9:12 AM
It was a highly animated weekend at the box office, as moviegoers spent more than $85 million to see both "Brave" and "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted."
"Brave" is the 13th film from Pixar Animation to open in the No. 1 position at the multiplex, as...
| Jul 1, 2012
| 9:21 AM
"Magic Mike" was stripped of the top spot at the box office by a debaucherous teddy bear, as "Ted" dominated ticket sales at the multiplex this weekend.
"Ted," an R-rated raunchfest from "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane, debuted with a strong $54.1...
| Aug 20, 2013
**1/2 (out of four)
Earning the coveted and easily attained praise "better than `Twilight,'" "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" thrives not on the presence of awesome but the absence of terrible. Though the film has welcome, mild stabs at humor, I...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Guys Choice Awards 2013 is the biggest boys’ night out in Hollywood for Spike’s annual tribute to manliness in sports, music, TV and movies. The biggest boys’ night out is back in Hollywood for Spike’s annual tribute to manliness...
| Feb 28, 2013
* (out of four)
Anna Faris stars in “Little Bo Peep: Wolf Exploder.” That sounds like a classic tale revision that would pick the right tone and actually deliver some fun.
Until that movie actually exists, we’re left with “Jack...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 3:25 PM
This Friday at 4 p.m. at the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, screenwriter and playwright Tony Kushner will pay a visit to one of his favorite Chicago haunts.
In the spirit of the movie “Lincoln,” which Kushner wrote and which revels in the...
| May 22, 2013
| 10:30 AM
| Dec 27, 2012
| 10:38 AM
It's my final column of the year and, for that matter, the new millennium — not to mention of all time.
Unless it isn't.
I'm so confused.
Anyhow, let's look at the highs and lows of 2012 — not that you have much choice if you're going to...
| May 8, 2013
| 4:30 PM