| Aug 20, 2014
| 2:30 PM
In a dream come true for Bill Murray fans, the Toronto International Film Festival has declared Sept. 5 as Bill Murray Day.
The festival, which opens Sept. 4, will offer free public screenings of "Stripes," "Groundhog Day" and "Ghostbusters" prior to the...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 11:34 PM
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Veteran broadcaster Don Pardo, the seldom-seen, booming-voiced announcer for NBC's television sketch comedy show "Saturday Night Live" for nearly 40 years, died on Monday aged 96, the New York Times and other media reported....
| Aug 19, 2014
| 6:07 AM
Don Pardo, the seldom-seen, booming-voiced announcer for "Saturday Night Live" for nearly 40 years, died on Monday aged 96, according to multiple family and media reports.
Pardo's death at his home in Tucson, Arizona, where he had continued to pre-...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 5:52 AM
Take a giant step back to the psychedelic sixties with a contemporary twist of sorts as you celebrated the music of the late Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia at a concert of his music performed by Warren Haynes (Govt Mule, Allman Brothers Band, Phil &...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 12:54 PM
The news broke over the weekend that Sony was going to call -- or, more precisely, had already called -- Paul Feig to helm "Ghostbusters 3," the sequel to, and overhaul of, the supernatural comedy hits that this time would feature a new cast of female...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Hitting its 20th anniversary milestone this year, the Black Harvest Film Festival runs through the month of August at the Gene Siskel Film Center, spotlighting black cinema. The fest hasn't always been especially discerning about quality. I'm not sure...
| Jul 27, 2014
There are actors whose name you instantly recognize, the stars you know by a single monicker: Meryl, Julia, Debbie. Liza, Shirley.
Then there are others you've seen giving countless supporting performances that help ground the work in a truthful reality...
| Aug 1, 2014
Thirty-two years ago Charna Halpern approached Del Close with an offer. He was already a renowned director in the world of comedy, and working at Second City. She had just launched the ImprovOlympic and wanted him to teach a class.
"I heard about this...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 10:05 AM
AND SO IT GOES 1 1/2 stars. Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton team for the first time in a wincingly sappy three-quarter-life rom-com about a Scrooge-like widower and a wifty lounge-singing widow and the unexpected appearance of a cute-as-a-button...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 11:05 AM
Time is ticking. Summer will be gone before you know it, and with it many of those moments you thought you would remember all of your life, vanished by Columbus Day, replaced with a reel of different memories that will probably seem trivial. That's how...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Bill Murray has joined the cast of Disney's "The Jungle Book" as the voice of Baloo the Bear.
Previously announced cast include Christopher Walken as King Louie, Giancarlo Esposito as Akela, Ben Kingsley and Lupita Nyong'o as Bagheera and Raksha,...
| Aug 1, 2014
His shadow is a substantial thing, shading the increasingly active and ever-expanding Chicago comedy world in the same way that Louis Sullivan still influences young architects, Muddy Waters impacts bluesmen or Nelson Algren whispers to writers.