| 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...
| May 3, 2012
| 1:01 PM
There's more to this drama than the title might indicate ... thanks to the true story it's based on, the solid performance by Gerard Butler and the direction by Marc Forster ("Quantum of Solace").
Butler plays Sam Childers, a drug dealer who altered...
| Aug 23, 2012
*** (out of four)
The makers of “Premium Rush” could have cast Bow Wow as a bike messenger and Ray Liotta as a cop, and still delivered its package, generically and according to protocol.
Thankfully, this snappy little action flick from...
| Aug 23, 2012
"Premium Rush" is great fun — nimble, quick, the thinking person's mindless entertainment. In the same week of "Hit & Run," which offers only meager escapism in a high-velocity realm, director and co-writer David Koepp's thriller about a bicycle...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 1:22 PM
Early on in “Premium Rush,” our hero — Wilee (Joseph-Gordon Levitt), the fastest bike messenger in New York — is accosted by a nicely dressed but thuggish man (Michael Shannon), who identifies himself as Forrest J. Ackerman...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 10:10 AM
Premium Rush * * * 1/2
Si el recién fallecido rey de la adrenalina Tony Scott hubiera visto Premium Rush, de seguro habría amado esta película y, quizás, hubiera querido dirigirla. De una mejor manera, claro está. No estoy sugiriendo que el filme sea...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 10:36 AM
This movie couldn’t have had better timing. Lance Armstrong was stripped of all his Tour de France wins, and star Joseph Gordon-Levitt played Robin in the latest Batman. And I can’t fault him for wanting the big paycheck in a cheesy chase...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 10:36 AM
Movie fans trekking to Telluride, Colo., for the resort town’s annual film festival this weekend are set to see some of the fall’s most anticipated performances, including Bill Murray as FDR in “Hyde Park on Hudson,” Michael...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 10:16 AM
Paul Rudd and Michael Shannon are teaming up for a Broadway production of "Grace," a play by Craig Wright that is expected to open Oct. 4 in New York. The production will also star 82-year-old Ed Asner, returning to Broadway for the first time in more...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 11:34 AM
A Red Orchid Theatre has announced its 2012-13 slate, marking the Old Town theater company's 20th season of shows.
The year begins in October with the world premiere of "The Opponent," penned by Brett Neveu, the writer with a long association with A...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 12:42 PM
On Sunday, the iceman goeth. Unless you happen to be Nathan Lane's long-lost great-uncle from Tipperary, or come with your own pot of gold, good luck getting a ticket.
At press time, it was not yet clear whether Robert Falls' Goodman Theatre production...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 12:49 PM
Here's how things usually go in Chicago's off-Loop scene. Friends who studied theater together decide to form their own Chicago theater company. They do their shows, but they also tend to their own careers. If the group is talented, things go well and the...