| May 22, 2012
Talk about a memorable movie pitch.
“This is the vibrator movie you can bring your mom to,” says “Hysteria” director Tanya Wexler, who grew up in Lincoln Park. “You want to see something about the vibrator that you can&...
| May 24, 2012
*** (out of four)
As “Hysteria” begins, onscreen text informs us, “This story is based on true events. Really.” Indeed, what follows may be surprising to many who live in a world in which sex toys—from vibrators to...
| May 24, 2012
| 7:50 AM
However it's handled, the story of the invention of the electric vibrator cries out for more stimulating treatment than "Hysteria," a film left wanting for a tone and a surer sense of period.
The stylistically uncertain romantic comedy stars Maggie...
| Aug 26, 2012
In the early 1990s, the mini-backpack was a fashion "must-have." Most coveted was French designer Agnès B.'s black cotton "Lolita" sack (reimagined briefly during a limited-edition 2010 collaboration with Opening Ceremony) and Prada's more structured...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 6:17 PM
Peace, Love & Misunderstandings ** ½
El director australiano Bruce Beresford se mete en problemas cuando intenta rendir homenaje al Festival de Woodstock, evento de capital importancia dentro de la cultura norteamericana. Esta fiesta de tres días repleta...
| Sep 27, 2012
** (out of four)
“Inspired by actual events,” reads the opening of “Won't Back Down,” which feels inspired but not by actual events. Armed only with rah-rah determination, this drama presents the troubled school system merely as a...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 12:40 PM
"Hotel Transylvania" will suck the life out of its rivals at the box office this weekend, as the animated monster flick is set to dominate ticket sales.
The 3-D film should easily claim the No. 1 position with a solid debut of around $35 million,...
| 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...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 4:02 AM
Penn Jillette is, famously, not a religious man, but his visit to South Florida for performances at the Hard Rock this weekend is a pilgrimage of sorts.
“Without Randi, there would be no Penn & Teller,” says the magician, author and star...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 9:41 AM
This earnest drama benefits from strong performances by Maggie Gyllenhaal, as a parent who worries her daughter isn't getting the best educational experience, and Viola Davis, as a teacher who puts her career on the line to improve standards at her...
| Sep 30, 2012
| 8:37 AM
"Hotel Transylvania" sank its teeth into the competition this weekend, as the animated film easily ruled the box office.
The 3-D monster flick, which features classic characters such as Dracula and the Mummy, had the biggest September opening ever with...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 4:39 PM
The writer director of the indie hit “Sherrybaby,” which did wonders for Maggie Gyllenhaal's career, has a new downbeat drama — “Sunlight Jr.” that she's filming on the Gulf Coast of Florida, in Clearwater. Laurie Collyer...