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  • Reel Critics: 'Argo' holds audience hostage

    Reel Critics: 'Argo' holds audience hostage
    It's a mark of great film-making when the retelling of history, with a known outcome, seizes us with suspense. Such is the case with "Argo," which had my heart racing within the first five minutes thanks to Ben Affleck's smart direction. It opens with...
  • Stars shine at film fest

    Stars shine at film fest
    For the 48th Chicago International Film Festival's opening night Oct. 11, attendees were treated to a star-filled red carpet at the Harris Theater that included Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, Alan Arkin and Jon Bon Jovi. Academy Award-winning producer Tom...
  • RedEye's 2013 Oscar predictions

    RedEye's 2013 Oscar predictions
    For context about predictions of major entertainment events, Duff Goldman from “Ace of Cakes” correctly predicted the result of this year’s Super Bowl. NFL experts did not. Likewise, making Oscar predictions can be a bit ridiculous, as...
  • The meaning of an Emmy nomination: A round-table discussion

    For a television critic, the Emmys are always a mixed bag. It's always great when shows and performances we have supported from the beginning are recognized, but sometimes — if you can believe it — the shows and people we believe deserve to...
  • 2011 Summer movies list

    2011 Summer movies list
    May 6 The Beaver 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...
  • Good cast ensures a pretty good time on 'Thin Ice' ✭✭ 1/2

    Good cast ensures a pretty good time on 'Thin Ice' ✭✭ 1/2
    There's something about the frozen Northern Plains, filled with folksy, trusting and righteous Dakotans, Minnesotans and Wisconsinites, that screams "insurance fraud" to screenwriters. The notion that there's nowhere in America quite so honest makes...
  • Patt Morrison Asks: Inside guy, Buck Henry

    Patt Morrison Asks: Inside guy, Buck Henry
    Buck Henry arguably made his showbiz debut at the age of 2, when his mother, the silent film star Ruth Taylor, took him to the Paramount lot to show him off. She denied then that she wanted him to go into movies. Sorry, Mom. Henry has become a polymath of...
  • Around Town: Marvel legend Stan Lee hosts 'Avengers' screening

     
    Marvel Comics' guru Stan Lee will be honored with the Ronald Reagan Foundation "Great Communicator" Award and will host a screening of "The Avengers," which is opening theatrically this weekend, at the Catalina Film Festival. The festival, which runs...
  • The new Muppet movie will be star-studded

     
    Everybody in that big Hollywood casting book, from A: Alan Arkin to Z: Zach Galifianakis, has taken a cameo in Disney's re-launch of the Muppets franchise with a new movie, co-written by and starring Jason Segel.  Amy Adams, of course, and Oscar winner...
  • More Muppet cameos — Blunt, Gervais

     
    The TV show was done in the UK, so of course the Muppets were big there. I think. So that means plenty of Brits are jumping on board the cameo bandwagon for  the new “let's get the puppet band back together” movie, “The Muppets.”....
  • 29 literary films to fill your holidays [Updated]

     
    A list of 29 top literary films, from 1982 to 2010....
  • Film review: 'Barney's Version' offers Giamatti's view

     
    Paul Giamatti is not exactly obvious romantic lead material, but in “Barney's Version,” Canadian director Richard J. Lewis's adaptation of Mordecai Richler's last novel, he mostly pulls it off. This is all the more impressive, given that Barney P...