| Jul 31, 2012
| 3:25 PM
There isn't going to be a better time all year for star sightings in Chicago than this weekend.
Lollapalooza will not only bring 100-plus acts to the city, but also draw dozens of celebrities who are just as excited as the rest of us to watch their...
| 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 14, 2012
| 12:24 PM
Being a bike messenger can be dangerous work, as the character played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt ("Inception") finds in this fast-paced action tale from director and co-writer David Koepp.
The deliveryman's latest parcel contains something a corrupt cop...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 5:37 AM
I was in New York City last week.
On Tuesday, Election Day, CNN had big screens in Times Square, and I joined the folks watching the returns. We cheered a lot, especially when CNN turned cameras on us.
On Wednesday, a nor'easter struck NYC. I can't...
| Apr 29, 2012
A team of superheroes including Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk and Thor unite to save the world. With Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo and Chris Hemsworth. Written and directed by Joss Whedon. In Imax 3-D. Walt Disney...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...