| Mar 22, 2011
| 7:17 PM
Steven Corderman, a Washington County resident who was a patient at the now-closed Rosewood Center, went through “hell,” his father recalls in a documentary film about the troubled state mental-health facility.
Corderman was sometimes put...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 11:57 AM
FX's "Justified" seems to be on a roll in its second season. The storytelling has gotten even richer than in its freshman season. The acting, from stars Timothy Olyphant and Walton Goggins and the season-long guest star Margo Martindale (OK, and the...
| May 1, 2011
A once-successful toy executive and family man suffering from depression begins communicating through a beaver hand puppet. With Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster and Anton Yelchin. Written by Kyle Killen. Directed by Foster. Summit...
| Dec 23, 2010
| 6:45 AM
Bruce Willis certainly is no stranger to action tales, but much of the fun of this comic-book adaptation is in seeing some other veteran performers - namely, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman and John Malkovich - play tough. All of the performers play ex-...
| Aug 11, 2010
| 11:33 AM
"It's not a comedy about cancer, it's a comedy about a woman who has cancer. And there is a difference."
Laura Linney is quick to make that distinction in discussing "The Big C," which marks the three-time Emmy winner's debut as a weekly series star....
| Jul 3, 2011
| 9:05 PM
Remember that article from the rabbi about science and Judaism? Well, check out the website it came from: Science and Religion Today. Edited by two alumni of John Templeton's Science & Spirit magazine, the site aggregates findings, opinions and analyses...
| Mar 2, 2011
| 5:25 PM
Someone has been delivering harassing notes to Mayor Linda Thompson, police said Wednesday.
Police Chief Pierre Ritter said someone posing as a courier has been dropping off notes to the mayor's office on an almost weekly basis.
The bizarre notes...
| Mar 11, 2011
| 12:13 PM
The former north suburban waste agency director charged with embezzling $900,000 told an assistant he stole the money because he was angry at the agency, prosecutors said today.
Brooke Beal, the former executive director of the Solid Waste Agency of...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 5:28 PM
Prosecutors today described a horrific scene inside a Skokie home where a man killed his 18-year-old daughter and 2-year-old granddaughter, with the child hitting him with a toy to make him stop.
As his daughter Cynthia lay dying on the living floor,...
| Aug 5, 2011
As burned out as we all are with the reboots and prequels -- and we wish Hollywood would just come up with some original ideas -- if a movie is great we forgive all that.
It’s always weird when you have a film that has cameos from a few of the...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 6:01 PM
Keep your eyes on Tom Hardy. Before the Brit starred in films like "Inception" or this year's "Warrior," he scorched the small screen as thuggish Freddie Jackson in the 2009 British miniseries "The Take" (8 p.m. Friday, Encore; 3.5 stars).
| May 26, 2011
| 12:28 PM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Brian Cox was born in Dundee, Scotland, on this date in 1946. This birthday guy was the first actor to portray the evil Dr. Hannibal Lechter in Michael Mann's 1986 film "Manhunter." He's given acclaimed performances in films such as...