| May 2, 2013
In the new sci-fi movie "Oblivion," Earth's most precious resource is Tom Cruise. But running a close second (spoiler alert) is water. Aliens want it. All of it.
This is old hat, science fiction-wise. In "The War of the Worlds," H.G. Wells had...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 1:30 PM
For actor Hugo Weaving, the distance between his farm in Sydney, Australia and Los Angeles isn't just 7,500 miles, give or take. It's the distance between his identities as a pop culture icon and as a conservatory-trained actor who revels in the classical...
| Feb 26, 2012
| 6:00 PM
Billy Crystal and LeBron James ain't got nothing on a zombie being shot in the head through another zombie's head!
The producers of "The Walking Dead"had to compete against both the NBA All-Star Game(Dumb) and the Oscars (Plum dumb) on Sunday night,...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Shortly before he began shooting his new artificial-intelligence thriller "Transcendence" last year, filmmaker Wally Pfister flew Jose Carmena and Michel Maharbiz, a pair of UC Berkeley scientists, to his office in Los Angeles. Professional consultants...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 3:32 PM
The second annual list of 100 trans-identified people making a big impact on LGBTQ issues in America is out, and 11 of this year's honorees are from Chicago.
The Trans 100 list, compiled by an anonymous committee of trans people and sponsored by...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 4:37 PM
Among the supporters of the TransLife Center are Lana Wachowski, co-director of "The Matrix" and other blockbusters, and her partner Karin Winslow. Wachowski, a transgender woman who is co-directing Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis in "Jupiter Ascending"...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 5:46 AM
On March 31, 1999, the CGI-extravaganza “The Matrix” was released.
After penning the film “Assassins” and writing and directing “Bound,” the Wachowski siblings made “The Matrix,” a revolutionary feat of...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 10:39 AM
"The Matrix" creators Andy and Lana Wachowski have a new chosen one: Mila Kunis, star of the upcoming sci-fi spectacle "Jupiter Ascending."
The latest trailer for the movie, which you can watch above, introduces Kunis' character, Jupiter Jones, who like...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 9:54 AM
The new movie "Divergent" stars Shailene Woodley as a brave young woman who challenges the rigid social order of her dystopian society, in which people are categorized into factions based on their personality types.
Many film reviewers, however, are...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 6:00 AM
"It's time to get going again."
With these words, host and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson kicks off the new documentary series, "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey." Premiering on Fox, the National Geographic Channel and eight other affiliated networks...
| Mar 2, 2014
Last summer, Keyshia Laymorris moved into the TransLife Center with the wariest of hopes, along with tangible belongings she sums up in seven words:
"A bag of clothes, makeup, my hair."
Laymorris, who is 24, had lived many places. Her mother's public...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 1:04 PM
Being chased or attacked. Being nude in public. Dying. Drowning. Falling. Flunking a test.
These calamities star in the classic nightmares that haunt our sleepy time under the sheets.
I bet Sam Rubin gladly would have traded any of those nocturnal...