| Feb 16, 2011
| 10:00 PM
*1/2 (out of four)
After a four-day coma Dr. Martin Harris (Liam Neeson) can’t remember much other than taking a shower with his wife, Liz, which isn’t so bad since she’s played by January Jones. The trouble is that Liz doesn’t...
| Feb 17, 2011
| 1:30 AM
Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son
Big Momma is back - and this time he has big backup: his teenage stepson Trent (Brendan T. Jackson). Martin Lawrence returns as FBI agent Malcolm Turner and as Turner's deep-cover alter-ego Big Momma. Turner is joined...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 10:18 AM
The always excellent Kristin Scott Thomas ("The English Patient") stars in this drama, based on the Tatiana De Rosnay book, about a reporter whose latest assignment leads her to startling information about her husband (Frederic Pierrot) and his family....
| Nov 7, 2011
Actresses Brooke Shields and Sammi Hanratty stopped by to talk about their new film "The Greening of Whitney Brown" (opening theatrically November 11th) in which they play mother/daughter in the film.
Whitney Brown (Hanratty), a spoiled pre-teen from...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 7:47 AM
Two new series premiering Thursday try to reinterpret iconic detective shows—with completely different results.
“Prime Suspect” (9 p.m. Sept. 22, NBC; 3 stars), an adaptation of the British series that made Helen Mirren an international...
| May 18, 2011
| 9:50 AM
Liam Neeson reinvented himself as an action star in "Taken," and this melodrama keeps him in that mode. He plays an attendee at a European conference whose trip is interrupted by his involvement in a car accident, putting him into a coma.
When he comes...
| Feb 22, 2008
Ever since the first Chicago production of "Hamlet" in 1839, there's been a place here for William Shakespeare.
You could see "Othello" at the McVicker's Theatre on West Madison Street as early as 1858. The St. Nicholas Players did "A Midsummer Night's...
| Mar 10, 2008
After mastering the mixture of character drama and procedural hijinx on shows like "House" and "Bones," FOX has fallen into a bit of a rut. The fall saw the speedy failure of "K-Ville," a drama that wasted fantastic location work and a solid cast in a...
| May 16, 2009
| 7:58 AM
The successful NBC spinoff series hit a big milestone during this season – namely, its 200th episode – and it had an appropriately special guest star for it. Robin Williams earned an Emmy nomination for a now-rare television appearance as a man prompted...
| Apr 18, 2008
A film almost impossible to review without giving everything away — especially everything that's wrong — "Dark Matter" is elegantly directed by the debuting Chen Shi-Zheng. It features several superb performances (Meryl Streep, Liu Ye). And it...
| Jun 26, 2008
ABC's pilot "Prince of Motor City" is a drama co-written by a sitcom actor, loosely inspired by "Hamlet" and set in Detroit's auto industry.
It's also attracting one of the deeper casts of any show in development this season.
The latest additions to the...
| Nov 2, 2009
| 6:51 AM
The Janitor (Neil Flynn) attended Harvard and Yale and later played a bit part in The Fugitive before entering the medical field on a dare from his stuffed bunny / salt and pepper shaker, Bingo. Interestingly, the dare coincided with his...