| Oct 17, 2013
| 7:31 AM
Of the five films nominated for the best documentary Oscar this year, two of them — "How to Survive a Plague" and "The Invisible War" — got funding and support from Good Pitch. Two out of five. Talk about validation. Launched in the UK about...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Kirsten Dunst is on board Warner Bros.' science-fiction drama "Midnight Special" opposite Michael Shannon and Joel Edgerton.
Studio set up the project earlier this year with "Mud" director Jeff Nichols helming from his own script in which a father...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Joel Edgerton is headed to ancient Egypt to play Ramses opposite Christian Bale's Moses in Fox's Biblical tentpole "Exodus."
Fox confirmed that the Australian actor, most recently seen in "The Great Gatsby," is in talks to play the Egyptian Pharoah in...
| 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 ($36); two-disc DVD special edition ($...
| 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 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...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 9:44 AM
Barack Obama once again seemed to have a firm grip on the Hollywood vote during this year's election, so it's no surprise that stars came out to support the president Tuesday at his election night rally at McCormick Place. And because, to them, there...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 12:40 PM
What does Oscar-nominated actor and former Evanston Township High School student Michael Shannon plan on doing as the most high-profile film of his career, "Man of Steel" — which co-stars Russell Crowe, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner and, in the role of...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Anyone walking in off the street just to see General Zod up close is likely to be bemused and perhaps confounded by Sam Shepard's "Simpatico," a bizarre and byzantine drama even by Shepardian standards.
But for anyone who has watched Michael Shannon and...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 1:11 PM
NEW YORK — When Craig Wright's offbeat play "Grace" was produced at the Northlight Theatre in Skokie in 2006, the central problem was one that befalls many contemporary dramas seemingly about conservative Christians. The central characters, Steve...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 7:00 AM
I have a theory for what is causing "Man of Steel's" faster-than-expected slide at the box office: Jor-El.
Around the fifth time Russell Crowe materializes as Jor, the long-dead father of Clark Kent, a.k.a. Kal-El, a.k.a. Superman, I wanted to scream....