| Apr 26, 2013
| 1:56 PM
NBC has renewed the Chicago-set and filmed "Chicago Fire" along with four other dramas, the network announced Friday.
"Chicago Fire" has done OK in the ratings, but more importantly it has boosted NBC's 9 p.m. Wednesday ratings by 24 percent year-over-...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 6:00 AM
LAS VEGAS -- Movie theater owners aren't known for being the most raucous crowd. But plop Brad Pitt in front of them and anything can happen.
"I love you!" one woman shrieked from a balcony in the cavernous 4,100-seat Caesars Palace Colosseum, where...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 10:35 AM
With all the pre-release press that has been going out about the new Star Trek game, you'd think I'd have grown immune to it all. Well, this stunt involving the original Captian Kirk (or do you call him Kirk Prime?) William Shatner made me grin from ear...
| 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...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 4:01 PM
Carl Sheldon had a mission Friday to boldly go where he has never has gone before: MegaCon.
A dedicated "Star Trek" fan for most of his life but a first-time MegaCon participant, Sheldon traveled from Vermont to join this weekend's festivities at the...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 8:18 PM
Watching Patrick Stewart re-enact his greatest onstage goof-up is a comedy show in itself.
He cringes as he relates the time he fell asleep onstage during a performance of 'King Lear': "One Saturday afternoon, I kind of drifted off …," he...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 2:16 PM
Adam Malin was 13 when he went into business, and his chosen profession was the business of sci-fi and comic books. This was back in 1971, years before his proliferation of fan gatherings to celebrate the likes of "Star Trek" and "Xena," an effort Malin...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 7:15 PM
Everyone seemed to be talking about what Seth MacFarlane would do as host of the Oscars. On Sunday night, MacFarlane kept that dialogue going, making Hollywood's big night all about Seth MacFarlane.
The "Family Guy" creator opened the 85th Academy Awards...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 9:00 AM
Often seen in action-driven fare ("Star Trek," "Unstoppable"), Chris Pine does a nice job in this comedy-drama about a salesman who gets lots of surprises when his father dies. Not the least of them is the sister (Elizabeth Banks) he never knew he had....
| Sep 9, 2012
Look ahead to the lineup of fall performances in Hampton Roads, and you'll discover an amazing breadth of talent from both visiting artists and regionally based arts organizations. Pop culture junkies as well as those who gravitate toward more serious...
| 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...