| Jan 16, 2012
| 12:41 PM
The first few months of the year are traditionally the worst as far as getting decent new movies. Mega-blockbusters usually open in the summer or around the holidays. Lately, the release slates in March and April have been gaining steam as well.
| Jan 19, 2012
| 9:12 PM
Once again, Meryl Streep gives an Oscar-worthy performance in a big role on the big screen.
Her acting credentials are on vivid display as she virtually channels the core persona of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. She delivers a brilliant...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 2:36 PM
Last week in my review of the lousy "Contraband," I wrote that January and February generally consist of a miserable slate of new releases. The principle is that if a movie were any good, it would be released in the summer or near a holiday where it could...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 4:07 AM
He is Man on a Ledge. He is also Man Who Runs Through A Kitchen, Man Who Throws Grapefruit, and Man Who Is So Clearly Innocent There Is No Need For Us To Worry About Thinking Too Hard.
I was starting to get worried for a second. Here in Chicago, our...
| Jan 29, 2012
| 10:37 AM
"Beauty and the Beast 3D" (G). Re-release of this Disney story in 3D. An prince (Robby Benson) must remain a hideous Beast until he learns to love someone, in particular village girl Belle (Paige O'Hara). TownMall Cinemas (12:30, 3:30, 6:30,...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 11:48 AM
* *1/2 (B-)
Directed by Baltasar Kormakur
Starring Mark Wahlberg, Giovanni Ribisi, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Foster, J. K. Simmons, Lukas Haas, Caleb Landry Jones
Universal//Rated R//Action//109 minutes
Available on: DVD, Blu-ray