| May 1, 2014
| 10:05 PM
Cable television giant Viacom Inc. is spending nearly $760 million to buy Britain's popular Channel 5 Broadcasting service.
The acquisition, announced Thursday, catapults the New York media company into a rare league. It would become owner of a public...
| May 2, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Recently departed "Doctor Who" star Matt Smith has been cast in Paramount and Skydance Production's reboot of the "Terminator" franchise.
Emilia Clarke and Jason Clarke, who are of no relation to each other, have already been cast as Sarah and John...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 3:18 PM
A Glen Ellyn native who has been overseeing the College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center on an interim basis has been named as its new director.
Diana Martinez was officially named to the position in late January.
"I am extremely honored to join the...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 7:23 AM
After the coffee. Before finding a way to get that lost hour back.
The Skinny: I literally got chills watching "The Americans" on FX last night. I know I keep plugging it but trust me, it's worth an hour of your time. Thursday's roundup includes a...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 8:52 AM
In a move clearly aimed to appease potential religious critics, Paramount Pictures is adding a disclaimer to marketing materials for "Noah," writer-director Darren Aronofsky's drama about the great flood.
The studio announced late Thursday that the...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 6:30 AM
MEXICO CITY — A lot of people think they know what the real story of the movie "Noah" should be.
They are likely some of the same people who think they know what the real story of the man Noah is.
Darren Aronofsky, the director of the new...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 11:00 AM
NEW YORK — It was easy to get lost on Darren Aronofsky's ark.
Inside a converted Brooklyn armory in late 2012, Aronofsky was shooting "Noah" on a massive vessel that matched the biblical dimensions of the boat, its rough beams lashed together...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 12:15 PM
MEXICO CITY — The Pepsi Centre, a cavernous arena that's typically hosting concerts and sports events, might not be the obvious pick for the world premiere of "Noah," Darren Aronofsky's dramatization of the biblical flood story.
But if "Noah" can'...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 9:14 AM
Supporters of the renovation of the Wheaton Grand Theater are mourning the loss of a man whose vision guided much of the efforts to preserve the historic movie house and others around the country.
Ray Shepardson, 70, of Wheaton, died on Monday night...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Whenever Hollywood makes a movie from a well-loved story or saga — Batman, Tolkien, "50 Shades of Grey" — there's usually a period of ... well ... let's call it adjustment, along with a "spirited" give-and-take among fans over such things as...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 5:25 AM
BEIJING -- Two Hong Kong brothers accused of attempting to extort about $12,800 from the crew filming Michael Bay’s “Transformers: Age of Extinction” last year went on trial Tuesday in the Chinese territory.
Mak Chi-shing, 27, and...
| Feb 19, 2014
My great-grandfather founded the Rialto Theater in tiny Grayling, Mich., in 1915. His handbills advertised an opening-day screening of "The Twenty-Million-Dollar Mystery" on "two good single reels."
I run the same theater today, almost 99 years later....