| Feb 14, 2014
| 9:04 AM
The new rom-com remake "About Last Night" finds Michael Ealy and Joy Bryant following in the footsteps of Rob Lowe and Demi Moore, who in the 1986 adaptation of David Mamet's play "Sexual Perversity in Chicago" played a fetching young couple grappling...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 6:45 PM
The question to be asked of "About Last Night," the so-called reimagining of the 1986 screen adaptation of David Mamet's caustic one-act dating comedy "Sexual Perversity in Chicago," is not: "Is it better than the first film?" because it's a draw, at...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 9:36 AM
"About Last Night," which is about hookups and relationships and the photogenic allure of the revitalized downtown Los Angeles, comes with a strange pedigree. First in its line was David Mamet's mean, sad, funny 1974 comedy "Sexual Perversity in Chicago,"...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 6:30 PM
MGM has partnered with Paramount Pictures as the worldwide distributor of the sequel to 2010′s "Hot Tub Time Machine."
Paramount will distribute the film theatrically and via home video worldwide next year, but has not yet chosen a release date....
| Jun 30, 2013
| 10:22 AM
When the competition on the ice ended last week in Boston with the Blackhawks hoisting the Stanley Cup trophy, the competition among Chicago's trendiest hangouts began.
American Junkie co-owner Bradley Parker said he texted three Blackhawks players to...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Let's start with the story behind "We're the Millers," the new comedy starring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis.
The writers of the very funny "Wedding Crashers," Bob Fisher and Steve Faber, came up with the idea and wrote the first drafts of "The...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 12:30 AM
"We're the Millers" is about four unfortunate individuals tricked into going on an excruciating road trip in exchange for a hefty payday, a description that is offered here less as plot summary than as a possible explanation for why the actors look so...
| May 9, 2013
"Peeples" is an African-American "Meet the Parents" that slips funnyman Craig Robinson into the Ben Stiller role. Casting the musically minded Robinson in this formula comedy about screwing up your first encounter with your potential in-laws is like...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 8:31 AM
With the release of his new movie, "The Raven,"opening Friday, April 27 in theaters, we sat down with John Cusack to ask him about his Chicago ties and how they play into his life today.
If you could take the"Hot Tub Time Machine"back to a certain year...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 7:54 AM
Even with 87.5 years to go, the 21st century may never see a stupider comedy than"That's My Boy."But let's be positive, and express it as a wish for the film-going masses: May this century never see a stupider comedy.
After squishing around in such...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 8:04 AM
Watch enough new foreign films in a row, and certain things start to stand out. Like the incredible variety of cellphone ring tones used in other countries. They're familiar but just different enough to break your concentration for a moment, like a...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 3:55 AM
Crispin Hellion Glover (films "Back to the Future," "Alice in Wonderland," "Hot Tub Time Machine, "River's Edge") performs his solo work, "Big Slide Show, Parts One and Two" on Friday and Saturday, March 8 and 9 at 7 p.m. at Hartford's Real Art Ways, 55...