| Aug 3, 2012
| 4:06 PM
In case you haven't heard, there is a new top dog when it comes to the greatest movies of all time.
Sight and Sound's list has Alfred Hitchcock's psychological thriller "Vertigo" replacing Orson Welles classic "Citizen Kane."
For 50 years, "Citizen...
| Feb 23, 2013
While it's true that there's only so much anyone can say about the Oscars, remember it can be said again and again. As a reader (and writer), I know by now that there are 10 abiding Oscar stories. Here they are, all in a single article:
| Feb 6, 2013
| 7:28 PM
It doesn't appear that things will slow down after last week's exciting and deadly episode of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars."
As you can see in the clip above, Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano are involved in a dogfight when Anakin's ship is attacked by...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren are typically credible as legendary "master of suspense" Alfred Hitchcock and his wife, Alma, in director Sacha Gervasi's docudrama, but the bigger interest is the movie's detailing of the complications - financial and...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 4:13 PM
Ahsoka Tano marches closer to her ultimate fate in this week's "Star Wars: The Clone Wars."
When the Republic military takes over the Temple bombing case after Ahsoka and Anakin Skywalker ferreted out the bomber, Ahsoka finds herself at odds with...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 7:16 PM
King-Bruwaert Fourth Tuesday Book Club
Members have been meeting for more than 10 years in a cozy social room with a fireplace located at King-Bruwaert House, a continuing care retirement community in Burr Ridge.
Monthly meetings begin in September...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 10:15 PM
The St. Francis Stage Company is challenging its creative abilities in acting and set design with Alfred Hitchcock's thriller “The 39 Steps,” opening at 8 p.m. Friday and continuing for two weekends in the social hall of St. Francis Xavier...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Frank Daniel is one of a lucky few who have never been struck by the urge to sneeze, twitch or swat an unassuming bug, at least while on stage.
This matters — why?
Daniel, 69, a Laguna Beach native, has, for the past quarter-century, donned...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 9:06 PM
Thanks to the vagaries of distribution, Alfred Hitchcock's black-and-white 1934 “The Man Who Knew Too Much” has arrived on an affordable Blu-ray earlier than the director's better-known Technicolor 1956 remake, which is available only as...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 7:56 PM
Alfred Hitchcock was once quoted as saying, "I enjoy playing the audience like a piano." And so does Eileen Jeanette.
The vice president of artistic and orchestra operations for the Pacific Symphony keeps a keen eye on how many people have bought...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 10:15 AM
To anyone who follows the yearly awards-show banter, it's no surprise that the Golden Globe TV nominations announced Thursday would leave many viewers scratching their heads.
You never know what you'll get from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association,...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 3:55 PM
Alfred Hitchcock's reputation as a filmmaker was already on the rise when he died 32 years ago. Since then it has consistently (and rightly) grown ever greater. At the same time, his reputation as a person has taken a lot of blows ... whether rightly or...