| Dec 3, 2013
| 12:06 PM
Not even a visit from Anna Kendrick last year could keep Hot Doug’s owner Doug Sohn from renaming the fire dog sausage he named after the “Up in the Air” actress. The Anna Kendrick is now the Malin Akerman -- inspired by the “...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 9:35 AM
TV shows are the best bets in this week's DVD releases.
"The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones," Grade C-plus: In a world where there is no "Twilight," "Underworld," "Stargate" or "Star Wars," the film would be an interesting look at a magical universe...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 7:05 AM
20th Century Fox, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.99/$49.99
Available on VOD beginning Dec. 17
Wolverine's tedious origin story having been gotten out of the way in 2009, last summer's sequel gives the fast-healing, claw-wielding mutant more...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Resiliency has been the predominant theme among buyers and sellers at the halfway point of the 34th edition of the American Film Market, with more than 2,000 projects for sale.
The market began Nov. 6 with a major jolt as the announcement that Focus...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 12:30 AM
CLAIM TO FAME
Got his first big break with a lead role as a stuttering, nerdy high school student opposite Anna Kendrick in "Rocket Science." Now 24, he has been keeping busy with roles in pics such as "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" and "Daydream...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Anna Kendrick was born in Portland, Maine, today in 1985. This birthday gal portrayed Jessica in the "Twilight" franchise. She's also appeared in the films "Pitch Perfect," "Up in the Air" and "End of Watch." Her 1998 Tony Award...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:56 PM
Meryl Streep fans can get a first look at the Oscar-winning actress' bewitching role in the coming film “Into the Woods.”
The film version based on the Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine musical started shooting this week in England, with...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 11:38 AM
Walt Disney is once again turning to the Brothers Grimm for theatrical inspiration.
The studio that brought the classic Grimm's fairy tale "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" to the big screen in 1937, said it began production last week on “Into the...
| Aug 21, 2013
***1/2 (out of four)
In the immensely authentic, Chicago-made "Drinking Buddies," the chemistry between pals and Revolution Brewing co-workers Kate (Olivia Wilde) and Luke (Chicago native Jake Johnson of "New Girl") isn't the elephant in the room. It's a...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 11:23 AM
It's difficult to watch director Dennis Zacek's staging of "Other People's Money" for Shattered Globe Theatre without thinking about the director's own well-publicized disputes with the board of Victory Gardens Theater, where he served as artistic...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 2:02 PM
A short glass of 3.2 beer, Joe Swanberg's "Drinking Buddies" has the advantage of a "name" cast that happens also to be talented: Olivia Wilde and Jake Johnson as employees of a Chicago microbrewery, at work and play; Ron Livingston and Anna Kendrick as...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 11:39 AM
Baby Jim or Pam might be real! Emily Blunt and husband John Krasinski are expecting their first child.
The "Looper" actress, 30, and the genial "Office" alum, 33, have confirmed reports Blunt is pregnant, their rep told Us Weekly and People.