| Jan 9, 2013
| 8:17 PM
“Hitchcock” opens Friday at the Capitol Theatre. Showings are at 7:30 each night. Admission is $8, or $6 for Capitol Cinema members. “Hitchcock” is rated PG-13 and runs 128 minutes. “Anna Karenina” finishes its run...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 6:30 PM
| Dec 20, 2012
| 2:54 PM
As a relatively broke college student, Chicago-based writer Rob Christopher didn't have the cash to rent movies from a video store. Instead, he sought out his local library and discovered not only a repository of films vast enough to satisfy his tastes...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 8:02 AM
It's that time in our program to stop and remember the folks we lost this year.
•Actors: Peggy Ahern, 95, and Jack Hanlon, 96 ("Our Gang" kids); Dimitra Arliss ("The Sting"), 79; R.G. Armstrong, 95; Luke Askew, 80; Zina Bethune, 66; Turhan Bey, 90;...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 4:22 PM
I don’t write nearly enough Separated at Birth blog posts, and although I’m scheduled for some kind of Movie List today, I decided to give that a twist by asking you to propose the film and TV actors who most......
| Mar 2, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Anthony Hopkins is set to play Hitchcock with Helen Mirren as his wife, Alma Reville....
| Mar 26, 2012
| 2:32 PM
There are hits, there are blockbusters, and there are Event Movies. “The Hunger Games” is an Event Movie.
It is such an Event Movie that it was playing on 10 screens at midnight at my favorite theater and six were sold out when I bought my...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 9:28 AM
Tony Award winner Hugh Jackman will return to Broadway during the 2013-14 season to star in an original musical "Houdini," Broadway.com announced today. Stephen Schwartz ("Wicked," "The Magic Show") will compose the score and and book...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 9:26 AM
Countdown to Halloween: five days.
I don't like wearing costumes, I'm not into haunted houses, candy corn is too sweet, and I prefer pumpkin pie to pumpkin carvings.
But I do like horror movies — just not the kind with umpteen sequels. I saw...
| Sep 2, 2012
Curtis Granderson and his team-leading 34 home runs left in the second inning for New York Presbyterian Hospital. Tight hamstring was the word.
Plate discipline, late-inning relief, an opponent bending under the weight of a crowd rising to the...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 4:23 PM
The great suspense movie director Alfred Hitchcock once was quoted saying, "Always make the audience suffer as much as possible."
One example certainly was his classic, "Psycho," whose most famous scene was so scary it made a generation of women...