| Dec 19, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Do the clothes really help find the character? Is it a good idea to watch your own acting? And are movies sacrificing entertainment to be morally correct?
The performers participating in The Envelope's Actors Round Table wrestled with those and other...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 10:30 AM
On a Friday night last month at UCLA's Royce Hall, British conductor John Wilson led a 97-piece orchestra and 36-voice choir in two hours of selections from classic MGM musicals. By the end of the performance, an invitation-only crowd of 1,000 industry...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 12:30 PM
HONG KONG - Arclight Films, the Sydney and Los Angeles-based sales and finance company, has picked up sales rights to the massive Hollywood Classics library across much of Asia.
Arclight will handle TV and new media rights in Asia, excluding Japan, but...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 10:54 AM
Turner Classic Movies is set to present the U.S. TV premiere of Mark Cousins' acclaimed 15-hour documentary, "The Story of Film: An Odyssey," beginning Sept. 2.
The cable network will show Cousins' documentary with a complementary program of 119...
| May 17, 2013
| 6:00 PM
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra's Friday Night at the Movies selection this week is a doozy. No matter how many times you see "Singin' in the Rain," the iconic dance numbers by stars Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds are still a marvel to...
| May 23, 2013
Remember when there were free movies shown in Grant Park each summer? Remember how bummed you were when that series went away?
Well, good news: The offices of the mayor and cultural affairs announced today that a new, free film series will begin June 18...
| May 13, 2013
| 7:50 PM
John Gilbert was the golden boy at MGM during the final years of the silent era. He was the young studio's biggest male star, working with such top directors as King Vidor ("The Big Parade," 1925), Erich von Stroheim ("The Merry Widow," 1925) and Tod...
| May 10, 2012
| 3:55 AM
Last Sunday's screening at New Haven's Lyric Hall of the documentary "Broads,"that features salty, outspoken interviews with actresses of a certain age remind me of some of my own favorite interviews of like-minded dames.
I'll post a series of these...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 8:10 AM
Theatre at the Center, the Equity-affiliated theater in Munster, Ind., has announced its 2013 season. The calendar year begins with the first Chicago-area production of "The Fox on the Fairway," the latest from farceur Ken Ludwig, and continues in the...
| Jul 3, 2012
When trying to identify the quintessential American movie, you could look at a timeless classic—and a celebration of all-American love, cinema, song and dance—like "Singin' in the Rain."Or you could go to something grittier like "12 Angry Men,...
| Feb 1, 2012
John D. Lowry, an entertainment technology innovator who founded Lowry Digital Images, the renowned movie restoration company in Burbank that worked its magic by returning film classics such as "Casablanca" and "Star Wars" to their pristine state for...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 10:29 AM
The Freddy Awards kick off in weekend with Stephen Sondheim's dark musical "Sweeney Todd," presented by Blair Academy in Blairstown, N.J. Thursday through Saturday.
The Freddy Awards is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with a record number of...