| Feb 8, 2013
| 9:51 AM
That's what the guy who sat behind me said as I settled into a matinee performance of "The Motherf***er With the Hat" at the Steppenwolf Theatre recently: "Whoa, will you look at that? That is something. That is large. I wonder what that'll do?...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 9:50 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Super Bowl ads this year morphed into mini soap operas.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson shrugged off aliens so he could get more milk for his kids in a Super Bowl spot for the Milk Processor Education Program. Anheuser-Busch's commercial...
| Apr 4, 2013
You know what "Star Wars" is about? I mean, really about? Vietnam. It's a critical allegory of the war: The Rebels are the scrappy Viet Cong, hastily assembled, devoted and relentless; the Empire is the American military, tripped up by an enemy using...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 5:34 PM
— Firing defensive coordinator Juan Castillo was just the beginning.
To paraphrase the revelation of Sergeant Elias (Willem Dafoe) to soldier Chris (Charlie Sheen) in the most meaningful scene of the movie Platoon, the Philadelphia Eagles are gonna...
| May 3, 2012
| 12:56 PM
Disney had hopes of launching a movie series based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' "John Carter of Mars" novels, but the box-office results and critical response may make this first effort the only entry.
Taylor Kitsch gets plenty of chances to show off his...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 11:31 AM
One of the most enchanting, enduring results of the Disney-Pixar animation collaboration returns to home video in its recent three-dimensional reconfiguration for theaters.
The technique enhances the undersea visuals as a fish (voice of Albert...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 4:32 PM
This reboot of Spider-Manisn't so amazing. It's rather unnecessary, considering the Sam Raimi pictures were just five years ago and this story was the same as his first one 10 years ago. That means we get no surprises. We knew Uncle Ben (hey...before...
| Sep 13, 2012
It's the details that stand out whenever a classic film is converted to 3-D.
With "Finding Nemo 3D," the shimmering sea surface, scratches on the lens of a diver's goggles and smudge marks Nemo the clown fish makes when he mashes his face up against...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 4:46 AM
* *1/2 (B-)
Directed by Roger Donaldson
Starring Nicolas Cage, Guy Pearce, Harold Perrineau, January Jones
Anchor Bay//Rated R//Thriller//105 minutes
Available on: DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack, on demand, digital download...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 10:29 AM
Directed by Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg
Starring Jason Biggs, Eugene Levy, Alyson Hannigan, Seann William Scott, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Ali Cobrin, Tara Reid, Mean Suvari, Natasha Lyonne,...
| Mar 5, 2012
5 - 5:30 a.m. The Great Outdoors with Charlie Potter
5:30 - 6 a.m. Love Changes Life
6 - 6:30 a.m. The Lutheran Hour
6:30 - 9 a.m. The Sunday Papers with Rick Kogan
8:05 a.m. Winnetka's Do Your Part Foundation is building a bridge of cultural...