| May 14, 2014
| 10:30 AM
CANNES -- Emma Thompson ("Saving Mr. Banks"), Daniel Bruhl ("Rush") and Mark Rylance ("The Other Boleyn Girl") have been confirmed to star in Vincent Perez's "Alone in Berlin." Alison Thompson's Sunray Films is selling the film in Cannes.
| May 15, 2014
| 12:30 PM
There are few major film festivals that don't feature pics backed by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg in their lineups, and Cannes is no exception. This year, the German film funding and media biz development org celebrates its 10th anniversary under the...
| May 18, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Foresight Unlimited has brought onto the market one of the biggest - if not the biggest - of new projects at Cannes: the sci-fi action film "Inversion," Mark Damon, chairman-CEO of Foresight Unlimited announced Sunday at Cannes.
Foresight Unlimited is...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 4:31 AM
No other film released 25 years ago, and few made since, captured the crosscurrents of a single neighborhood on a sweltering summer day in late 20th-century America the way Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing" did.
Lee's brash masterwork still plays like...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 6:57 PM
Is Chicago having a big year at the movies or what? One of the spring's biggest films ("Divergent") was set here, filmed here and based on a book by a local author. Now two of summer's biggest movies, "Transformers: Age of Extinction" and "Jupiter...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 2:30 PM
"Homeland" actress Sarita Choudhury and Omar Elba ("Intelligence") have joined Tom Hanks in the comedic drama "A Hologram for the King."
Shooting started in Morocco on Thursday with Tom Tykwer ("Cloud Atlas") directing from his adaptation of the Dave...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 10:08 AM
Netflix is going around the world for its next original series. The streaming service and the Weinstein Company announced Tuesday that production has begun on "Marco Polo."
Based on the life of the 13th century adventurer Marco Polo, the 10-episode...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 3:32 PM
The second annual list of 100 trans-identified people making a big impact on LGBTQ issues in America is out, and 11 of this year's honorees are from Chicago.
The Trans 100 list, compiled by an anonymous committee of trans people and sponsored by...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 12:53 PM
With "Gravity" still floating atop the box office, "Captain Phillips" may find itself adrift this weekend.
The 3-D space drama starring Sandra Bullock got off to a great start last weekend and has even attracted moviegoers to the multiplex mid-week,...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 3:20 PM
When Paul Greengrass directs a thoroughly dramatic tale based on true events and Tom Hanks takes on the title role, you think you know what to expect. But just you wait — the piercingly realistic "Captain Phillips" will exceed your expectations....
| Oct 13, 2013
| 9:12 AM
Nothing blocked the orbit of "Gravity" at the box office this weekend.
The 3-D space drama was No. 1 for a second weekend, collecting an impressive $44.3 million, according to an estimate from distributor Warner Bros. That means its ticket sales dropped...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 10:58 AM
In "Captain Phillips," Tom Hanks stars in a parable about the brutal uncertainty of the global economy, where an American cargo ship captain and a Somali pirate are portrayed as men trying to make a living in an increasingly dangerous and desperate world....