| Aug 29, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Thomas Tull may have found his next creature feature.
The producer of monster movies like "Godzilla" and "Pacific Rim" is wasting no time in choosing which films he wants to make at Universal Pictures, with "Dracula" poised to become the first high-...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 11:39 AM
The past few years have been tough on drive-in movie theater owners, who have been forced to chuck their 35 mm projectors in favor of newer digital models if they want to continue to feature the latest releases. The switch-over costs money — money...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 2:44 PM
You're alone in the far back corner of a basement on Roosevelt Road, the air choked with the dank smell of age. Above you, a Berwyn storefront. Around you, the cluttered office of its owner. What kind of maniac intentionally keeps his desk in the far back...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
If you're a movie studio with money to burn, summer is bonfire time.
Almost every week there's a new $200-million-plus production — Warner Bros.' "Man of Steel" and Paramount's "World War Z" are the next budget-busters — and it costs...
| May 12, 2013
| 5:01 PM
Hoping to change it prime time fortunes, NBC announced a bold new schedule Sunday filled with new shows and familiar stars.
The network plans to introduce 17 new series during the season, including six new comedies, eight new dramas and three new reality...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 5:03 PM
The month of October has been a big one for fans of Universal's landmark horror films — the classic movies ......
| Oct 4, 2012
| 2:26 PM
October is in full swing — the weather has been creeping closer to down-right chilly and the leaves are beginning to turn.
So that means it's never too early to start planning for your Halloween events. This is just a small list to get you started...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 3:26 PM
Late October brings many strange creatures to the library, just in time for Halloween. Popular culture is once again infatuated — smitten, even — with dark characters suffering from vampiric curses, terribly monstrous afflictions and other...
| Jul 18, 2012
As the director of more than 100 episodes of the enduringly classic 1950s sitcom "I Love Lucy," William Asher considered the first episode he directed to be one of his most memorable: Lucy and Ethel working in a chocolate factory.
But for Asher, who died...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 1:28 PM
Plenty of vampires haunt TV these days, but viewers will soon get two versions of the original Dracula.
NBC said Tuesday that it has ordered a 10-episode "Dracula" series, with Jonathan Rhys Meyers as the bloodsucker. That news follows Starz network's...
| Sep 15, 2010
Martin Landau has worked with some of cinema's most accomplished filmmakers, including Alfred Hitchcock ("North by Northwest"), Francis Ford Coppola ("Tucker: The Man and His Dream"), Woody Allen ("Crimes and Misdemeanors") and Tim Burton ("Ed Wood")....
| Dec 11, 2009
| 4:33 PM
A new documentary about Fidel Castro reveals stories about the Cuban revolutionary as told by the luminaries who'd met him. The documentary "Anecdotas Sobre Fidel," or "Fidel Anecdotes," which has screened at the Havana film festival, features...