| Dec 13, 2013
| 10:30 AM
The star-studded New York premiere of "August: Osage County" at the Ziegfeld included none other than a little-known actress named Julia Roberts, who was joined by her cast Dermot Mulroney, Abigail Breslin, Chris Cooper, Margo Martindale, Julianne...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 2:30 AM
"Thank God, we can't tell the future. We'd never get out of bed!" grumps Julia Roberts in the upcoming film "August: Osage County."
This refers to some desolate, real-life place in the Oklahoma plains.
JULIA might even say these same words at the...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 12:50 PM
The Steppenwolf Theatre Company welcomed 275 guests to its fifth annual Women in the Arts fundraiser.
Held at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago on Dec. 9, the luncheon honored actresses Juliette Lewis, Margo Martindale and Julianne Nicholson for their work...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 2:15 PM
"I'm just truth telling," says Meryl Streep's Violet, the gorgon mother at the center of "August: Osage County," and in that same spirit I have to confess that (a) I never saw this Pulitzer Prize-winning vehicle by Tracy Letts when it was on stage and (b)...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Buongiorno, "August: Osage County"!
John Wells' family drama dominated the Capri, Hollywood Film Festival in Italy, nabbing its four top prizes. "August" -- an adaptation of Tracy Letts' Pulitzer-winning play -- won best film, while its star Meryl Streep...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 5:45 AM
Before portraying a dysfunctional Oklahoma family on screen in “August: Osage County,” the movie's actors learned to be a family first by sharing stories, meals and, sometimes, the same living quarters.
At least that’s how actress...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 7:26 AM
Over and over, the negative reviews of "August: Osage County" have pulled variations on a sad theme, with various New York- and LA-based critics wrestling with the film without having seen, or read, the Tracy Letts play that came before it. Paraphrased,...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The Saturday Golden Globes party swing seemed starrier than ever, as celebs and execs came out in force in a particularly wide-open awards race.
Anonymous Content/True Detective:
Catering by In 'N Out set the down-home tone at Anonymous Content's...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 9:18 AM
"Lone Survivor" is a brutally honest depiction of ground combat in the 21st century. It provides an unflinching look at the gritty reality facing our finest soldiers in the merciless badlands of Afghanistan. It should be required viewing for every...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 2:43 PM
As long as this Chicago winter might feel, it's a mere blip compared with the ongoing movie awards season.
The Movie City News website runs a column called "20 Weeks to Oscar," which translates to about 38 percent of the year — yet if you count...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Searching for a new direction in life, disfigured war veteran/mob assassin Richard Harrow (Jack Huston) returns to Atlantic City in “The North Star,” Episode 42 of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.”
Richard’s last exploit in...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 3:30 PM
"Blurred Lines" is the song of the year -- and it could also be the theme song for this year's supporting races.
Julia Roberts, Barkhad Abdi, Josh Brolin, Daniel Bruhl, Steve Coogan, Will Forte and Jake Gyllenhaal are being proposed in the supporting...