| Sep 25, 2011
| 5:40 PM
Halloween Horror Nights gets bigger, better and busier every year -- so much so the annual theme park event seems ready to burst like the bloody entrails spilling from the guts of so many hapless victims at Universal Studios Hollywood.
> Halloween Horror...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 9:33 AM
Last week in Vince Vaughn news, the following happened: Vince Vaughn visited David Letterman. He wore a dark suit. He spoke in his familiar, over-confident rat-a-tat. He explained that, as a native of Chicago (actually, Lake Forest), he likes to spend...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 4:29 PM
Alert, alert, alert! Several mental patients have escaped the state hospital. They are rumored to be hiding in an abandoned barn. Local residents have been reported missing. Neighbors of the barn have heard strange noises near the barn and believe...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 12:10 PM
Events that led Norman Bates to become the "Psycho" of the classic movie thriller are traced in this A&E Network prequel series, casting Freddie Highmore ("Finding Neverland") as the young man whose unusual, ultimately lethal tendencies are stoked early....
| Aug 15, 2013
| 2:10 PM
Six and a half years passed between my first and second David Gordon Green interviews, and in the interim the filmmaker with the nutty checkerboard resume (sensitive indies, idiot-stoner comedies, sensitive idiot-stoner action comedies) became a viable...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 10:54 AM
Alfred Hitchcock is getting a huge salute from Turner Classic Movies in September, and it's a marvelous chance to study the enduring Hitchcock brand.
Forty-three of his movies will play on Sundays during the month. The tribute includes silents, classics...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 10:30 AM
| Mar 4, 2013
| 8:10 AM
The seamy side of gossipy small towns in New England has been a literary fixture since Hester Prynne defiantly sported that scarlet letter, but Grace Metalious' 1956 potboiler, "Peyton Place," ripped the scabs off the secret festering wounds in Eisenhower...
| Feb 7, 2013
A sly one, "Side Effects" is a movie in which the main character's pharmacological state of mind is never entirely certain.
In such a role it's critical to have someone who can keep an audience guessing as to the state of that mind, moment to moment....
| Feb 7, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren are typically credible as legendary "master of suspense" Alfred Hitchcock and his wife, Alma, in director Sacha Gervasi's docudrama, but the bigger interest is the movie's detailing of the complications - financial and...
| 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...