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Michael Shannon

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  • Exclusive: Michael Shannon talks about ‘Man of Steel’

     
    Michael Shannon's played a few heavies over the years, mixed in with his twitchy, tortured souls. But he's in the middle of playing an iconic I’ve been on a little hiatus from ‘Man of Steel.’ Shannon plays General Zod, a major Superman...
  • Movie Preview: ‘Machine Gun Preacher’

     
    This is the best trailer for a fall film that I've seen so far. Moving, emotional, action-packed and funny. A real tour de Gerry for Gerard Butler. The early buzz on “Machine Gun Preacher” is that it has Oscar potential, despite the fact...
  • Michael Shannon talks about 'Man Of Steel' villain General Zod

     
    Oscar nominated actor talks about his uncomfortable costume and making the iconic role his own....
  • Movie Preview: Joseph Gordon Levitt in ‘Premium Rush’

     
    This bike messenger in peril thriller trailer has a couple of jolts, moments that made me go ‘DAAAAA-yeeem.” Joseph Gordon Levitt picks up an envelope, Michael Shannon WANTS that envelope. The action will have to carry it because this...
  • TV weekend: ‘The Good Wife,’ ‘Pan Am,’ ‘A Gifted Man,’ ‘Saturday Night Live’

     
    The big premiere tonight is "A Gifted Man" at 8 p.m. on CBS. This medical drama, about a gifted but hard-driving surgeon (Patrick Wilson), is putting a lot of of talented New York actors to work. They include Jennifer Ehle, Emmy winner Margo Martindale ("...
  • McConaughey’s ‘Mud’ adds Shannon, Shepard and Paulson

     
    Jeff Nichols is the hot indie filmmaker of the moment, thanks to “Shotgun Stories,” his new film “Take Shelter” and the deal he signed to get Matthew McConaughey for his coming of age drama “Mud.” Matthew M. is...
  • 'Boardwalk Empire': Michael Shannon on Van Alden's future

     
    Michael Shannon, who plays the volatile Prohibition agent Nelson Van Alden on “Boardwalk Empire,” has managed to stay plenty busy while not busting bootleggers and fighting corruption. We recently caught up with Shannon about his two new...
  • Movie Projector: Holdovers likely to beat '50/50,' 'Dream House'

     
    Four new films are being released this weekend: the cancer comedy "50/50," "What's Your Number?" with Anna Faris, the faith-based drama "Courageous" and the thriller "Dream House." But all four debut are expected to come in behind three films that...
  • Movie Review: ‘Machine Gun Preacher’

     
    Gritty, gory and violent, “Machine Gun Preacher” is a better action picture than it is an uplifting story about a violent man who found religion and a cause and became better for it. Because that, this Marc Forster film suggests, just isn't...
  • The Arts on TV: 'Work of Art'; 'In the Heights'; Alan Menken

     
    The Arts on TV: Isabella Rossellini; Alan Menken; 'Limelight'; Work of Art: The Next Great Artist...
  • JJC culinary students place 1st in competition

     
    Joliet Junior College culinary students earned top honors at the annual American Culinary Federation convention this week in Dallas. Student Aaron Guarjardo III won first …...
  • 'Bug' at Redtwist Theatre: Up-close production can't help but crawl under your skin

     
    THEATER REVIEW: "Bug" ★★★ Through June 26 at Redtwist Theatre, 1044 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.; Running time: 2 hours; Tickets: $25-$30 at 773-728-7529 or redtwist.org At one point in Kimberly Senior's juicy Redtwist Theatre production of Tracy...