| May 3, 2012
| 1:05 PM
A celebration of specialness, Joss Whedon's slick blockbuster "The Avengers" presents what may be the ultimate team: half a dozen Marvel Comics superheroes for the price of one.
You don't need me to tell you it's the culmination of a five-year plan...
| May 13, 2012
| 11:42 AM
LOS ANGELES -- "The Avengers" knocked out its competition and joined an elite box office group -- the $1 billion club.
The superhero smorgasbord featuring Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and The Hulk raked in a whopping $103.2 million in it's second week...
| May 21, 2012
| 10:50 AM
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — The 10-foot-tall, red-blue-and-silver Transformer Optimus Prime stomps his way through the Universal Studios Hollywood theme park — sending adults and kids scrambling.
No, this isn't a scene from a new "Transformers""...
| May 21, 2012
| 2:36 PM
My mom used to make a home version of the game "Battleship" for me and my brother. She would draw the 10-by10 grids on paper, and we'd put down Xs for misses and Os for hits. She knew that she didn't need to spend 10 bucks on a plastic "Battleship" game....
| May 22, 2012
We've never met, but I'm a big fan of yours.
In fact, you made me the man that I am today. Confident and resilient, I may not have all my issues in order, but I eat adversity for breakfast. I'm a good guy to have on your side, even if...
| May 25, 2012
Gayle Anderson was live in Universal City for the "NEW TRANSFORMERS RIDE" because Universal Studios Hollywood is celebrating the premiere of its new thrill-ride, "TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D", its most ambitious ride ever according to the amusement park....
| May 27, 2012
| 2:56 PM
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — The new "Transformers: The Ride — 3D" opened recently at Universal Studios Hollywood theme park, but many park visitors in May got to ride the attraction early. The front of the massive building sports life-size images...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 7:33 AM
According to Andy and Lana Wachowski, most of their films are set in Chicago — although none have actually shot here.
When my colleague Chris Borrelli asked about this for a piece that ran in the Tribune last week, Lana Wachowski replied, "There...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 3:39 AM
Autobots and Decepticons will square off in the middle of Universal Studios when Transformers: The Ride — 3D opens there next summer, Universal Orlando officials confirmed Thursday night.
The multimillion-dollar attraction will be a near-clone of...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 2:49 PM
"Lawless" is one of those movies where the supporting characters are halfway interesting and the main character is in no way interesting. In the early moments of the film you'll meet intriguing characters played by Tom Hardy, Guy Pearce, Jessica...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 2:05 PM
Let's just get this out of the way: With "People Like Us," actor Chris Pine and writer-director Alex Kurtzman have made the type of movie that their previous features have had a tendency to crush.
Pine became a star three years ago while commanding...