| Mar 19, 2013
| 11:02 AM
This is the first of a series on some of the top character actors in Hollywood.
Over the years, Nick Searcy has played everything from a German shepherd in an off-Broadway musical rip-off of "Cats" called "Dogs" to astronaut Deke Slayton in the Emmy...
| Dec 16, 2012
The Harvard University economics grad who upended centuries of baseball thinking, bringing his computer and fresh statistical formulas into the Oakland A's war room, is going to help Sears find out if it has game.
Translating Major League Baseball...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 12:56 PM
A couple of weeks ago at a Tribune-hosted cocktail party in the Loop, I found myself in a conversation with novelist Richard Ford. I was wearing the baseball hat I'm wearing in the photo that runs with this column, and from the corner of my eye I...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 7:39 PM
The opening scene of the movie "Moneyball" is a grainy close-up of Johnny Damon batting for the Oakland Athletics.
Damon becomes the movie's pivotal point, a primary example of a player paid more than stats say he is worth. That surprised Loyola...
| Sep 20, 2012
Wholly predictable yet serenely enjoyable, "Trouble With the Curve" opens with Gus, the aging Atlanta Braves baseball scout played by Clint Eastwood, standing at the toilet, wondering how long it'll take this time.
It's an amusing bit, acknowledging the...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 12:53 PM
Some of the biggest blockbuster movies in the last 10 years are based on books. (That means you, Harry Potter and “The Hunger Games”). But the annual television lineup has always included its share of book adaptations as well, dating back to...
| Aug 23, 2012
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| Aug 2, 2012
| 10:17 PM
Hollywood silently came to Aberdeen this week.
Moonglow Films producers were scouting locations for a movie about former Northern State basketball coach Don Meyer. After lining up the movie’s talent and finances, they hope to start production this...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 12:00 PM
Philip Seymour Hoffman will be on the big screen during the Toronto International Film Festival, but it won't be in writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson's highly anticipated film,"The Master," that's said to be a thinly veiled look at Scientology....
| Jun 22, 2012
| 12:03 PM
Josh Hamilton--baseball superstar and potential box office smash. Actor-director Casey Affleck is earmarked to write and direct the movie about the Ranger sluggers life--from present stardom to checkered past.
The Rangers released a statement on behalf...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 7:31 PM
Being on TV is nothing new for Baltimore. Think of the recent political dramas like "Game Change" and "VEEP" or earlier crime shows like "Homicide" and"The Wire."
But what's going on within a five-acre area of production offices and massive warehouses...