| Jun 17, 2011
| 4:32 PM
There’s a lot to admire in J.J. Abrams’ new film, “Super 8,” starting with the spirited relationship between Joe (Joel Courtney) and Charles (Riley Griffiths), the teen filmmaking buddies whose interactions illustrate the emotional...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Video art is notoriously hard to show in art galleries. It can hog a lot of space, its sound can spill over into other rooms, and its equipment can be cumbersome (though lighter and cheaper with every year). And that's......
| Sep 9, 2011
| 7:31 AM
The first screening of "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" came just weeks after the attacks of Sept. 11. The movie had been in the works for years, the first in a trilogy based on novels that had been written decades earlier, of course,...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 10:00 PM
**** (out of four)
The plot's been kept under major wraps, and you’ll be glad I left the cat in the bag. Know this: In summer 1979, 14-year-old Joe (Joel Courtney) and his friends witness a violent train crash that, hint-hint, may have sci-fi...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 7:14 PM
"Super 8" was written and directed by J.J. Abrams ("Lost") and produced by Steven Spielberg.
It's solid entertainment with a retro feel (yikes, 1979 is now retro!), pitting a cluster of adorably geeky kids against something strange and mysterious....
| May 2, 2012
| 4:17 PM
LOS ANGELES -- A Superior Court judge dismissed the criminal case against a Hollywood casting director accused of concealing his sex-offender status with an alias Wednesday, saying the man had consistently provided his real name, driver's license and...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 1:11 PM
Two of Hollywood's most inventive talents, producer Steven Spielberg and director J.J. Abrams ("Lost"), put their gifts together to yield this engrossing sci-fi tale highly reminiscent of Spielberg's early work. While making an amateur movie in the late...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 11:37 AM
Walt Disney Studios has begun filming its live-action fairy tale "Maleficent," starring Angelina Jolie, in London.
Disney said Tuesday that production began last week on the movie, billed as the untold story of the villainess from the 1959 Disney classic...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 2:35 PM
A couple of years ago, Bruce Sheridan, chair of the film program at Columbia College, noticed a curious thing happening. A few of the film majors who interned on the Chicago production of "The Dark Knight" had started making their student films and, as...
| Feb 17, 2010
| 3:12 PM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Noah Emmerich was born in New York on this day in 1965. This birthday guy has recently appeared in recurring roles on TV shows such as "Backwash," "The Walking Dead" and "White Collar." On the big screen, his extensive film resume...