| May 27, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Marwan Kenzari has joined the cast of the Silver Pictures thriller "Autobahn" opposite Nicholas Hoult and Ben Kingsley.
Anthony Hopkins and Felicity Jones also star with Eran Creevy directing.
The plot follows an American couple who are plunged into a...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Lars von Trier's new film "Nymphomaniac: Volume I" is the story of a young woman who tries to work through her parental issues by having as much sex as possible. And that's quite a bit of sex indeed, the majority of it dispassionate and squalid. It is...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 12:13 PM
James Franco went on Jimmy Fallon's "The Tonight Show" to talk about theater and film, but he got sidetracked by poetry. His new collection, "Directing Herbert White," is coming from Graywolf Press on April 15.
"I know how an actor writing poetry...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 4:58 AM
The Steppenwolf Theatre Company production of David Lindsay-Abaire's Broadway drama "Good People," and its lead actress, Mariann Mayberry, emerged triumphant at the Joseph Jefferson Awards held at the Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace on Monday...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 11:41 AM
The Steve McQueen period drama "12 Years A Slave" swept through the Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, taking five prizes, including feature, director, supporting female, screenplay and cinematography. Cate Blanchett and Matthew McConaughey won...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:04 AM
A high-stakes poker game convinces Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) that New York mobster Arnold Rothstein (Michael Stuhlbarg) and a Florida land deal don’t mix in Episode 40 (“All In”) of “Boardwalk Empire,” recently renewed...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 7:15 AM
Very little casting is done in Chicago when big studio movies shoot here. Not significant roles, where the camera lingers on a person for more than a moment. It's a strange phenomenon considering the deep bench of acting talent in town, but every so often...
| Sep 5, 2013
How many alternative rock lead singers go on to a successful career in stage magic? The answer is just one: Rob Zabrecky. In the '90s, Zabrecky fronted the Los Angeles band Possum Dixon, which released three albums through Interscope...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The announcement from Warner Bros. today that Jesse Eisenberg had been cast as Lex Luthor in the untitled Superman-Batman sequel scheduled for 2016 was met with howls from the blogosphere.
But in this case, the Internet might actually have a point....
| Feb 20, 2014
| 12:14 PM
Before his poetry reading Wednesday night, James Franco, who has been in town rehearsing for his Broadway debut in "Of Mice and Men" with director (and Steppenwolf ensemble member) Anna Shapiro, spoke to the Tribune about his side job as a poet, his...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 2:30 PM
An unusually strong international flavor pervades the Sundance Film Festival's Premieres slate, with new pictures from British helmer Michael Winterbottom, Irish directors Lenny Abrahamson and John Michael McDonagh, Dutch filmmaker Anton Corbijn, Welsh-...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 2:30 PM
A hodgepodge of Western, sci-fi and Greek tragedy, "Young Ones" is certainly one of the more unique films at this year's Sundance Film Festival. But the sophomore effort from Jake Paltrow ("The Good Night") gets so bogged down in its primal tale of murder...