| Nov 18, 2013
| 9:20 AM
MINNEAPOLIS The last six weeks of the year are stacking up as a flurry of serious Oscars bait and big-budget sequels. Here are a bunch I'm anticipating.
"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"
Francis ("I Am Legend") Lawrence takes the directing reins from...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 8:41 AM
Bruce Dern runs.
Almost every day.
He has run most of his life. A track star at New Trier Township High School in Winnetka in the late 1950s, he tried out for the Olympic team in 1956 (but finished ninth in his division). On camera, though, Dern,...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 10:38 AM
This week, the pull of young men was stronger than "Gravity."
Powered by the same audience that made the TV series "Jackass" into a money-making franchise, Johnny Knoxville's hidden camera-fueled movie earned an estimated $12.6 million on Friday....
| Nov 7, 2013
| 6:50 AM
For profit-driven Hollywood studios, the old notion of warehousing their best products until the month between Thanksgiving and Christmas is now as nutty as a fruitcake. With Halloween in the ledger, the holiday movie season has already begun....
| May 28, 2013
Tuesday, May 28 Hope you had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend! Of course, having yesterday off makes today feel like a Monday... We had perfect weather for all of the Memorial Day remembrance events. It's so important to take a moment and honor those who...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 12:14 PM
If it's easy to curse Quentin Tarantino for all the bad-to-awful imitations he's inspired, then it's only fair to grant him a degree of absolution for the occasional good-to-brilliant imitation. Case in point: Martin McDonagh's hilarious new "Seven...
| May 4, 2012
| 10:45 AM
Adam Yauch, also known as MCA of Beastie Boys fame, died Friday after a three-year battle with cancer, according to Rolling Stone. He was 47.
As you'll be able to see in the video below, Yauch was diagnosed with cancer in 2009 when doctors discovered a...
| May 8, 2012
| 7:42 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Maurice Sendak didn’t think of himself as a children’s author, but as a writer who told the truth about childhood.
“I like interesting people and kids are really interesting people,” he explained to The...
| May 11, 2012
| 3:04 PM
For whatever reason, 1999 was the best year for American film in at least three decades. With competition like “The Matrix,” “South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut,” “The Sixth Sense” and “Toy Story 2,” it...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 7:08 AM
John Cusack didn't come to Baltimore when preparing to play Edgar Allan Poe in "The Raven."
In fact, he says he's never been here.
But when asked whether this city, Boston, Philadelphia, New York or Richmond has dibs on the author's reputation, Cusack,...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 9:32 PM
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie hit the Toronto International Film Festival on Friday for the premiere of Pitt's "Moneyball."...