| Aug 22, 2013
***1/2 (out of four)
Be honest: If you could drop everything right now and, with no consequences, go on an epic pub crawl with your best friends, you would, right?
Maybe, maybe not. But Gary (Simon Pegg) discovers what most people already know: You can'...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 2:52 PM
Put several members of a wealthy family in the big house on dad's isolated estate. Place mysterious killers in animal masks in the dark woods outside. Add several machetes, axes, crossbows and knives. Sprinkle in a little sick humor as the bloody...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 4:20 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — "Lee Daniels' The Butler" served up a second helping at the box office, topping the weekend with $17 million according to studio estimates Sunday.
That was enough to lead all films on a late August weekend known as a dumping ground...
| Aug 22, 2013
Zippy, kinetic and brashly funny, "The World's End" comes to the U.S. from its native England hard on the heels of "This Is the End," an American comedy about ordinary mortals (comedians, actually, so maybe not so ordinary) manning up to deal with...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 12:45 PM
It's appropriate that director J.J. Abrams' exciting and smart sci-fi adventure is the second entry in the rebooted "Star Trek" movie franchise, since it has a number of links to "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan."
A dangerous renegade (Benedict...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 10:21 AM
Plainfield resident and artist Ashton Gallagher lives to create new pieces of art in a variety of mediums.
He's also a fan of the films made by Edgar Wright, a film director who bequeathed the world with the very hilarious and very British "Shaun of the...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 6:48 AM
Finally Chicago, a movie that asks relevant questions. Like, why has your annual pub crawl gone stale? Is it the gentrifying neighborhood? Or the gentrifying company you keep? How did a celebration of friendship turn into a night of interchangeable,...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 4:32 AM
OK, about that skyscraper scene. The signature moment in Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol, and perhaps of the entire film series up to this point, takes place about an hour into the fourth installment, which finds Tom Cruise’s super spy...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 9:09 AM
The espionage franchise got a major re-energizing - which also didn't hurt star Tom Cruise's career - with this hugely successful fourth movie spinoff of the classic TV series, the first live-action feature directed by animation veteran Brad Bird ("The...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 7:33 AM
J.K. Rowling's first book aimed at adults will be called "The Casual Vacancy," and will be released Sept. 27, her British publisher announced today.
Of course, Rowling's Harry Potter series appealed to kids and adults alike, so she comes with a ready-...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 2:52 PM
It’s strange that director Brad Bird won Oscars for animated films The Incredibles and Ratatouille, (and was involved with Iron Giant as well as some animated TV shows), and he directed this action picture. It’s the fourth in the franchise,...