| Jun 12, 2013
| 11:50 AM
Fred Armisen may be debating whether to exit "Saturday Night Live," but he's not leaving Portland any time soon. IFC has renewed "Portlandia" for a fourth and fifth season.
The network made the announcement Wednesday, saying the comedy series from...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 6:00 AM
"Modern Family" has won the comedy series Emmy for each of its three seasons. Other shows that have gone the three-peat route — "30 Rock," "Taxi," "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," "All in the Family" and "The Dick Van Dyke Show" — were denied a...
| May 30, 2013
| 6:20 PM
If rock 'n' roll (and its upstart offspring, punk) long ago became more of an attitude and way of seeing the world than an actual musical sound or style, then the Russian performance art protest group/band Pussy Riot may be the most rock 'n' roll thing to...
| Feb 14, 2013
Zero stars (out of four)
I don’t know when or how “A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III” came about, but here’s the phone conversation that may as well have taken place between star Charlie Sheen and writer/director Roman...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 8:09 AM
A vibe in no particular search of a plot, "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III" channels '70s mellow and '30s style through a prism of California dreamin'. In this Charlie Sheen vehicle, the fizzy mood and visuals are often, well, winning.
| May 1, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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| Mar 28, 2013
**1/2 (out of four)
Based on the jolly, jazzy score that keeps “From Up on Poppy Hill” lively, the latest from Studio Ghibli (“Howl’s Moving Castle”) appears to have missed its calling as a Broadway musical. Every 10...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 12:58 PM
A big-screen variation on "Glee" in some ways, this frequently musical comedy from filmmaker Whit Stillman ("Metropolitan") centers on several female college students who decide to enliven the lives of their peers in a unique way.
It often entails big...
| Aug 31, 2012
One of the first things you notice during the opening credits of "Sleepwalk with Me" is a producing acknowledgment that reads simply: "In association with WBEZ Chicago's This American Life."
Chicago's largest public radio station is in the movie...
| Apr 29, 2012
A team of superheroes including Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk and Thor unite to save the world. With Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo and Chris Hemsworth. Written and directed by Joss Whedon. In Imax 3-D. Walt Disney...
| Mar 17, 2011
| 1:12 PM
NBC renewed "The Office," "Parks and Recreation" and "Community" for the 2011-12 season on Thursday.
It will be the third season for "Community," which stars Chicago native Danny Pudi, and a fourth for "Parks and Recreation." "The Office" will be back...
| Jun 11, 2012
Name five actresses you assume participated in sports and other activities in high school, including being president of the student council. Aubrey Plaza’s not on that list, is she?
Despite the 27-year-old’s remarkably convincing, deadpan...