| Sep 20, 2012
The time-killing carnage in "Dredd 3D" can be assessed all sorts of ways. One depends on how much M-rated gaming you do as a matter of course. If the answer is some, or a lot, you'll likely find "Dredd 3D" up your viscera-strewn alley, because the film...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 12:46 PM
Look at that face in the photo and try to tell me that is not a great neighborhood face. Aging handsomely and full of life, it is the face of actor Danny Goldring — even the name is neighborhood perfect, Danny — sitting in the barbershop...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 7:45 PM
Science fiction writer Richard Matheson passed away Sunday at age 87. Novelist and writer for film and television, Matheson had a long and storied career that saw him influence multiple generations of writers working in a broad cross-section of genre...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 4:08 PM
Wizard World Chicago Comic Con is upping its game again this year, bringing Michael Shannon, Zachary Quinto, Norman Reedus, John Barrowman, WWE Superstar CM Punk and comic legend Stan Lee to the Aug. 8-11 convention in Rosemont.
Several of those names...
| Jun 13, 2013
Perhaps more remarkable about the documentary "Married and Counting" than its enticing high concept — from December 2010 to April 2011, a gay male couple get legally married in every state that will let them — is how far same-sex marriage...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 2:48 PM
"The Americans" and its channel, FX, led the pack in the Television Critics Assn. awards nominations, announced Monday morning.
The first season of the Cold War spy drama starring Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys grabbed four nominations, including a...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The summer moviegoing season is a time for superheroes, explosions — and marketing tie-ins. Some are a common-sense pairing of cinema and brand — "Fast & Furious 6" and Dodge, "The Hangover: Part III" and Caesar's Palace Las Vegas —...
| May 27, 2013
| 9:29 AM
"Fast & Furious 6" blew past the finish line at the box office this Memorial Day weekend, leaving "The Hangover Part III" to face a sobering reality.
The sixth entry in the action-packed "Fast" franchise took in a robust $120 million from Thursday...
| May 27, 2013
| 2:18 PM
“Star Trek: Into Darkness” bothered me in a number of ways. A warning: if you haven’t seen the movie, spoilers lie ahead. If you read on, get ready for a nerded-out rant, the likes of which you’ve never before seen (unless you read...
| May 31, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Talk about tapping into the zeitgeist.
With most polls now showing a majority in favor of marriage equality, 12 states legally recognizing gay marriage and the U.S. Supreme Court poised to rule on the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, or...
| May 22, 2013
| 4:20 PM
Who let the dogs out?
In 2009 the Baha Men's lyrics felt caustic, clever, comical and slightly subversive, perfect for the debauched Las Vegas bachelor party that was about to unfold. Phil, Stu and Alan — a.k.a. the Wolfpack, played by Bradley...