| May 11, 2014
| 9:55 AM
Does the future of fashion run through the studio back lot?
Fox Consumer Products, the licensing and merchandising arm of Twentieth Century Fox, thinks it might. The folks who made it possible to purchase "The Simpsons" skateboards, "Avatar" pinball...
| May 14, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Power couple BeyoncÃ© and Jay Z top the list of BET Awards nominees for 2014 with five nominations each.
The husband-wife team share nominations for their song "Drunk in Love," which has nods for the Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice Award, Video of the Year and...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Forest Whitaker is in final negotiations to co-star with Jake Gyllenhaal in the Weinstein's boxing pic "Southpaw."
Antoine Fuqua is directing the pic from a script by Kurt Sutter.
The story follows a left-handed prizefighter who wins a title, but...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Jake Gyllenhaal has booked his Broadway debut in "Constellations," a project that will reunite him with writer Nick Payne and director Michael Longhurst of "If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet," the play in which Gyllenhaal starred Off Broadway in 2012....
| Apr 2, 2014
| 10:00 PM
**1/2 (out of four)
Earlier this year “The Lego Movie” reminded moviegoers that animated movies can be totally awesome, and it was much needed: The form has fallen into such a rut that Pixar (“Monsters University”) not only doesn&...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 9:02 AM
"Ernest & Celestine," the charming French-Belgium, Oscar-nominated animated film, is about a bear and a mouse whose artistic tendencies are forever getting them into trouble. Marked as outsiders by their respective societies, they forge an unlikely...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Directorial acclaim never comes easy. When it hits, though, the results can be significant not only for the helmer but for cinema itself. We take a look back at the films that propelled some of today’s most celebrated directors to prominence....
| May 5, 2014
| 2:21 PM
On Facebook this week, I see that a boatload of Chicago comedians are heading out Friday night to Diamond Jo’s casino in Dubuque, Iowa, to compete in the “Comedy 10K,” a nationwide standup competition. I’m half tempted to make...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 12:29 PM
Some celebrities have one charity they offer their name or their time to. Susan Sarandon is virtually awash in them. At any given time, she's involved with Habitat for Humanity, City Harvest, the ACLU, Heifer Intl. and Artists for Peace and Justice....
| Apr 22, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Attendees at next month's Cannes Film Festival will hear plenty of French being spoken -- except, that is, by the characters onscreen. Of the French films recently announced as part of this year's official selection, two (Olivier Dahan's opening-nighter...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 7:00 AM
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 6
A Case of You
A young writer smitten with the barista at his local coffee shop scours her Facebook profile for intel and tries to transform himself into her dream guy. With Justin Long and Evan Rachel Wood. Written by Long....
| Feb 6, 2014
| 9:32 AM
The sharp host of the regrettably gone FX series “Totally Biased,” W. Kamau Bell, will be joined by headliners Chelsea Handler, Chris Hardwick, Nick Swardson, Mike Epps and Joe Rogan when the South Beach Comedy Festival returns April 1-6 to...