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  • Chris Columbus and Ned Vizzini open up about 'House of Secrets'

    Chris Columbus and Ned Vizzini open up about 'House of Secrets'
    Film director Chris Columbus' arms are full. He's carrying a 496-page book, "House of Secrets," which he co-wrote with Ned Vizzini, bestselling young adult author of "It's Kind of a Funny Story." Columbus, known for directing "Home Alone" and the...
  • J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. -- A Magical Chronology

    Thursday's announcement of the expanded partnership between J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. -- inspired by Harry Potter's Hogwarts textbook "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" -- comes 14 years after the first formal agreement to launch the Harry...
  • 'Percy Jackson' sequel aims to appease gods of the box office

     'Percy Jackson' sequel aims to appease gods of the box office
    When "Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief" came out in 2010, it was met with angry fans and disappointed critics. Moviegoers were upset that the story veered from the bestselling novel by author Rick Riordan, and critics deemed the Christopher Columbus-...
  • Edward Burns returns to his roots

    Edward Burns returns to his roots
    About halfway through writing the script for "The Fitzgerald Family Christmas" (which opens at the Wilmette Theatre next week), Edward Burns says he found himself at a crossroad. "Do I want to make the big, crazy, funny, holly-jolly Christmas Irish family...
  • Ranking the Harry Potter movies

     
    Fans of the books have enjoyed the almost literal adaptations of most of the seven Harry Potter movies to come along. Other reviewers have embraced film after film in the series, going with the flow, as it were. Contrary to what this suggests, not me. Not...
  • British Film Academy to give BAFTA to Harry Potter

     
    This year's BAFTAs, the British equivalent of the Oscars, will recognize the Harry Potter film franchise's “Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema,” its role in reviving that nation's film industry, providing jobs for every character actor...
  • Will 'Harry Potter' finally get some respect from Oscar voters?

     
    "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 2" may be the most critically admired movie in America but that doesn't mean it will translate into Oscar glory....
  • Movie Review: The Help

     
    They answer doors, cook and serve meals, change diapers and raise children for parents who are, supposedly, too busy to bother. They do all this with an air of invisibility, ignored except when they're being snapped at. And through it all, “The...
  • Director Chris Columbus teams with Ned Vizzini to pen teen books

     
    Young adult author Ned Vizzini will co-write "House of Secrets," a three-book fantasy series, with "Harry Potter" director Chris Columbus....
  • Golden Globes 2012: 'The Help' cast enjoys the evening together

     
    Golden Globe Awards 2012: "The Help" table was shaping up as a friendly affair. Jessica Chastain was flipping out: It's her first Golden Globes, she's nominated, and Elton John just walked by. Octavia Spencer was going to win, Chastain announced. And if...
  • 'The Help,' Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer take NAACP Image honors

     
    The box office hit, "The Help," which looks at the lives of maids and their employees in the early 1960s in the South, won best film Friday evening at the 43rd annual NAACP Image Awards....
  • 'Catching Fire': Can changing directors work?

     
    Gary Ross will not direct "Catching Fire," the sequel to "The Hunger Games." Can finding a new director on the sequel work?...