| Aug 8, 2012
| 9:55 PM
With Christopher Nolan declaring himself out of the running for "Justice League," Warner Bros. has approached another of its go-to directors in Ben Affleck, who's expected to discuss the project with studio brass in the coming days, multiple sources...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 2:00 PM
I didn't have time for full reviews of two premieres happening this weekend, but here are my quick thoughts: "Ghoul" on Chiller should have stayed buried, while Nickelodeon's "The Legend of Korra" soars.
OK, so Chiller claims its original film...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 4:28 PM
The Southland Scribes is a group of dedicated writers who meet twice a month in Orland Park. We have 11 members, including a retired teacher, a retired nurse, a former journalist, an attorney, a dog trainer and a part-time actor/clown. More...
| Apr 28, 2012
| 9:31 AM
Anne Rice hasn’t written about vampires in almost a decade.
But for many fans, she remains the authority on the undead. So when she made an appearance at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, a gathering of comic, fantasy and science fiction...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 4:57 PM
When writers Christina Lynch and Meg Howrey decided to collaborate on the new novel "City of Dark Magic," they chose a pseudonym as fantastical as the novel itself: Magnus Flyte.
Howrey is a novelist whose two previous books have veered closer to...
| Dec 1, 2012
Never mind the Morlocks. For a book lover, the most chilling scene in the 1960 screen adaptation of "The Time Machine" is the one in which the Time Traveler is taken to the decrepit library of the Eloi race. "I can learn all I want about you from books,"...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 3:19 PM
Until recently I owned just two books that were composed of little else but pictures of people's bookshelves. Not nearly enough. One book I received last year for Christmas, a compendium of pictures of author's bookshelves, a sort of literary...
| Nov 10, 2012
I wrestle with my demons just like everybody else, addicted as I am to Mariel Hemingway movies and those little "fun-sized" Snickers bars, of which several trillion are floating around in these weeks after Halloween.
Airlift them to Cuba. Put them in...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Novelist Louise Erdrich and journalist Katherine Boo took the top prizes at the National Book Awards in New York on Wednesday night. Although set half a world apart, both women's books express what Boo described as "small stories in so-called hidden...
| Sep 9, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Universal has scooped up the rights to Stephen King's seminal “Dark Tower,”with an eye toward putting on both the big screen and the small one. Deadline.com reports they envision a trilogy of films based on the books, and a TV series as well....
| Sep 30, 2011
| 4:36 PM
TV This Week: 'Homeland'...
| Oct 2, 2011
| 9:36 PM
How I Met Your Mother...