| Aug 15, 2013
| 6:15 AM
Michael Shannon, a star of "Man of Steel" and many a Chicago storefront, has added an encore in Chicago.
After finishing his extended run of "Simpatico" at A Red Orchid Theatre, Shannon will perform in "White Rabbit, Red Rabbit," an absurdist...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 12:30 AM
Warner Bros. will offer up no fewer than five versions of Superman reboot "Man of Steel" when it becomes available on homevideo on Nov. 12.
The studio will sell a Blu-ray 3D combo pack, for $45; a Blu-ray combo pack ($36); two-disc DVD special edition ($...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 7:47 AM
If there was any sort of competition between the year’s most anticipated superhero films, “Iron Man 3” and “Man of Steel” — which opened at the U.S. box office six weeks apart — “Iron Man” actress...
| Jun 28, 2013
In early June, a few weeks before Michael Shannon moved back to Chicago for the summer, he could be found at home on a Saturday morning padding about, doing chores, soaking in a relatively unscheduled moment of free time.
This was before the release...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 4:32 PM
On Demand DVD New Releases Sept. 2-8: Now You See Me A team of illusionists use their trickery to pull off bank heists during their performances, giving the money to the audiences in attendance. Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Morgan Freeman (PG-13, 1:55) ...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 3:36 PM
Al Capone, arguably the most famous gangster ever, has grown into a mythic figure, a sort of cigar-chomping, fedora-wearing, machine gun-wielding, vicious, ruthless monster.
To Deirdre Marie Capone, he was simply Uncle Al.
Technically, her granduncle,...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 5:08 PM
Zack Snyder's new take on the most famous of comic book heroes could just as easily be called "Superman Returns...Again," but Warner Bros. presumably was in no hurry to remind us of Bryan Singer's 2006 disappointing "Superman Returns." Compared to the...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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| 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 13, 2013
| 4:30 PM
"The Iceman" director Ariel Vromen and Millennium Films are re-teaming on military thriller "Criminal."
Producers are Benderspink's J.C. Spink, Chris Bender and Millennium's Mark Gill. Plans are to begin shooting next year.
The script, written by Doug...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 4:32 PM
“A servant is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who dispatched him.” With such pointed scriptural citation does Jeffrey Wright bring his mesmerizing presence to HBO's Boardwalk Empire Season 4, playing Dr....
| Sep 16, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Before gangster Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) explores a money-making opportunity in Florida, he takes care of business on his Atlantic City turf in Episode 38 (“Resignation”) of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.”