| 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 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...
| Dec 2, 2012
| 7:15 PM
You certainly could not accuse Kyle DeSantis, the producer of the Drury Lane Oakbrook's huge new production of "Singin' in the Rain" of failing to deliver the wet stuff — as required for the title number and as immortalized by Gene Kelly in the 1952...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 9:57 AM
"Góðan daginn," says Stefan Karl, returning the "good morning" greeting in his native Icelandic language.
Karl, who stars in the holiday musical "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas," was speaking from Indianapolis by phone where he is...
| 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,...
| 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...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 2:00 PM
Snooki, watch out. Here come The Bikinis.
A new musical, "The Bikinis," will get a workshop production at Goodspeed Musical's Norma Terris Theatre in Chester for a run Aug. 9 to Sept. 2.
The show centers on a reunion of a '60s girl group from the Jersey...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 9:42 PM
On Sunday, Hollywood celebrates itself and honors its own. All eyes (or most of them anyway) will be on the presentations of the Academy Awards.
But do the Oscars always end up in the right hands? Opinions abound on this topic, and what follows is only...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 8:29 AM
The Freddy Awards is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with a record number of schools taking part in the State Theatre's annual awards for excellence in high school musical theater. Thirty schools in the Lehigh Valley and Warren County, N.J.,...