| Jun 23, 2013
| 4:21 PM
There's a good chance you will cross paths with one of the many projects filming in Chicago this summer — especially if you work or live downtown. After all, there are three major-studio movies and five (possibly six) TV series scheduled to shoot in...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 4:30 PM
| Feb 23, 2013
In general, I like to keep my books and my movies separate. When I finish a book and clutch it to my breast in a final loving embrace, I am not fantasizing about how the characters and conflict will play out on screen, since I've already had it play out...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 1:01 PM
Since they're ambitious directors within their own spheres, the Wachowskis ("The Matrix") and Tom Tykwer ("Run Lola Run") only could yield a massively ambitious project by teaming up.
This film certainly is that, and even if the lengthy result - based...
| May 2, 2013
In the new sci-fi movie "Oblivion," Earth's most precious resource is Tom Cruise. But running a close second (spoiler alert) is water. Aliens want it. All of it.
This is old hat, science fiction-wise. In "The War of the Worlds," H.G. Wells had...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 12:13 PM
While never a ratings blockbuster for NBC, this spy saga had a devoted following that kept it afloat through a run that ended earlier this year. The final episodes pose fresh dilemmas for unlikely espionage operative Chuck (Zachary Levi) in his...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 5:10 PM
"I used to spend summers with Uncle Nick as a kid," Pissios, a former real estate developer, tells me. He hung around the Cinespace Toronto soundstages. "That's how this whole thing happened. A few years ago, I was building condominiums by the United...
| Sep 10, 2012
In "Argo," one of the leanest satisfactions of this year's massive Toronto International Film Festival, director and star Ben Affleck anchors a movie based on the true story about how Central Intelligence Agency operative Tony Mendez faked his way into...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 9:21 PM
"Resident Evil: Retribution" is the fifth movie in a very successful franchise that began as a series of apocalyptic Japanese video games. The surreal sci-fi adventure blends "Aliens" and "The Matrix" with "Blade Runner" overtones. For good measure,...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 10:12 AM
Some of the best times of my life have been spent lost in an epic fantasy adventure. From "Little Red Riding Hood" (epic to a preschooler) to "The Lord of the Rings" to "Harry Potter," there's something thrilling about simple worlds where good is good and...
| Feb 26, 2012
| 6:00 PM
Billy Crystal and LeBron James ain't got nothing on a zombie being shot in the head through another zombie's head!
The producers of "The Walking Dead"had to compete against both the NBA All-Star Game(Dumb) and the Oscars (Plum dumb) on Sunday night,...