| Aug 8, 2013
| 4:30 PM
| Mar 18, 2013
| 1:26 PM
This past weekend saw an upset at the box office as "The Call" became the weekend's most successful new release, beating out the star-studded but formulaic magic comedy "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone."
Maybe it was just my relief at not having to...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 11:26 AM
The other day, somewhat on a whim, I walked around downtown Chicago for a while and stopped random strangers and asked if they were happy. I carried a notebook and identified myself as a reporter and wrote down what they said, and though I've done my...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 12:41 PM
Superpowers aren't necessarily a benefit if you don't know how to use them properly, as the three comrades at the heart of this sci-fi tale learn rather quickly.
Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell and Michael B. Jordan play the central trio, which largely uses...
| Feb 2, 2012
*** (out of four)
Dude. What if you could skip rocks … with your mind?
OK, the set-up behind “Chronicle,” whose title could pretty much be the title of any movie ever, may sound stupid: Three Seattle teenagers (Michael B. Jordan of...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 2:35 PM
It has been four years since we last saw Batman in "The Dark Knight" and two and a half years since I proclaimed the film to be the best of the decade.
Needless to say, my expectations for the "The Dark Knight Rises" were extremely high. While the new...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 11:47 AM
I typically choose my movie for the week by guessing which one will do the most business. Every now and then I get it wrong.
Last year I wrote a review of the miserable "Sanctum" instead of "The Roommate," which did much better. I made a similar mistake...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 7:51 PM
"Chronicle"is a very nifty first effort from director Josh Trank and screenwriter Max Landis.
Max is the son of legendary John Landis of "Animal House," "Trading Places" and "Twilight Zone" fame. This new film blends several movie genres in thoughtful...