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  • Rave gone wrong

     
    Shallow Thought Wednesday guru John Lindner sends news of a restaurant that did not live up to its billing. He wonders: "Was it me?" Here's John. LVWe hit Mimi’s Café in Elkridge after hearing raves. Mimi’s styles itself as a......
  • The youngest Elder in 'Book of Mormon'

    The youngest Elder in 'Book of Mormon'
    As the youngest of the Mormon elders in "The Book of Mormon," Arnold Cunningham is a case study in well-meaning ineptitude and comic confabulations that hybridize Mormon theology with geek-culture signifiers from "Star Wars" and "Lord of the Rings"...
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    We’ve seen these stories thousands of times, but ya know what? If you make them well, nobody will complain. That’s why this movie is getting great word of mouth and positive reviews. The fact that the best-selling book was adapted for the...
  • Logan Theatre reviving some forgotten -- or never known -- trashy movies

    Logan Theatre reviving some forgotten -- or never known -- trashy movies
    There are raunchy, trashy, terrible movies. And then there is "Intrepidos Punks," in a class all its own. An exploitation artifact from early 1980s Mexico (there is some dispute about the film's exact date), it pits the berserk against the berserker: Punk...
  • 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower'

    'The Perks of Being a Wallflower'
    Stephen Chbosky's own adaptation of his novel is a heartfelt, beautifully played treat. Logan Lerman plays a high-school freshman who feels completely out of step with others, until two stepsiblings (Emma Watson, Ezra Miller) make him a living project...
  • TV review: 'Shameless' a sharp, bittersweet, wonderful mess

    TV review: 'Shameless' a sharp, bittersweet, wonderful mess
    I've never been much of a fan of Frank Gallagher, the patriarch of the perpetually down-but-never-out Gallagher kids of Chicago's South Side on "Shameless" (8 p.m. CT Jan. 13, Showtime; 3 stars). But I love the show. It's not that William H. Macy doesn't...
  • Q&A: William H. Macy of 'The Sessions'

    Q&A: William H. Macy of 'The Sessions'
    When “The Sessions” co-star William H. Macy came to Chicago in the early 1970s, he briefly worked as a waiter at former Lincoln Park bar Le Pub. He made more money, he says, as a carpenter. “[I would] build shelves and things like...
  • 'Toys in the Attic' review: Not to be confused with 'Toy Story'

    'Toys in the Attic' review: Not to be confused with 'Toy Story'
    **1/2 (out of four) Knowing that Forest Whitaker and Evanston-raised Joan Cusack lend their voices to “Toys in the Attic” actually tells you almost nothing about the film. The stars sound unrecognizable in this Czech Republic-made, stop-...
  • New season of “The Borgias,” “Dexter,” “Inside Comedy” and the rest of the best of Showtime at TCA

     
    Showtime and The CW were the focus of Thursday's press sessions at the Television Critics Association (TCA) semiannual press tour in Pasadena. Showtime kicked the day off with the casts and writers for two of  their hit series  — Shameless and The...
  • October is for literary festivals

     
    If you're a jetsetter with a comfortable fortune and lots of free time -- and a love for books -- you're going to have a hard time choosing from the literary festivals taking place in October. There is no way......
  • 'America's Got Talent' renewed, Joan Cusack is 'Shameless'

     
    "AGT" will be back next summer. Also: Conan's show title to be revealed soon....
  • TV tonight: Doris Roberts on ‘The Middle’; Jennifer Aniston on ‘Cougar Town’; ‘Modern Family’ starts second season

     
    Comedy tonight. And don't we need it? It is also a night for guest stars. If you love “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “Friends,” you'll want to tune to Disney-owned ABC. 1. “The Middle” starts its second season by...