| Jun 6, 2014
| 3:13 PM
When Adam McKay was announced, and then unannounced, as a contender to direct "Ant Man," moviedom's hive mind began racing at the possibilities. Did that mean Will Ferrell could potentially star as the insectoid hero? Could John C. Reilly could play his...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 3:02 PM
Neil deGrasse Tyson has taken television audiences on a tour through the universe with his series, “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” […]...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 5:29 PM
"Isa" is a new made-for-TV science-fiction film, unusual for its bilingual dialogue, Hispanic milieu and the manner of its release: It will severally air over Syfy (tonight at 11:30 p.m.), Chiller (Tuesday, June 17), mun2 (Friday, June 27) and Telemundo...
| May 6, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Garby Francis Leon, an executive at 20th Century Fox who developed "The Matrix" while at Silver Pictures, where he also worked on "Lethal Weapon IV" and "The Manchurian Candidate" remake, died April 21 after a long battle with cancer. He was 66.
| May 15, 2014
| 1:55 PM
It's the big lizard, stupid.
I say that because someone's clearly lost sight of the obvious when the no-name monsters get more screen time in "Godzilla" than the main attraction. Forgotten is the primary reason we show up in such massive numbers —...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 7:30 PM
A federal judge has ruled in favor of Warner Bros. in its defense against a playwright who claimed his screenplay was the basis for "The Matrix" trilogy.
U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner granted summary judgment to the studio on Monday, concluding...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 6:57 PM
Is Chicago having a big year at the movies or what? One of the spring's biggest films ("Divergent") was set here, filmed here and based on a book by a local author. Now two of summer's biggest movies, "Transformers: Age of Extinction" and "Jupiter...
| May 1, 2014
| 5:45 PM
Don't look for a Hollywood remake of "Bicycling With Molière" any time soon. Not because a suitable title couldn't be found — "Skateboarding With Shakespeare," perhaps — but because this kind of charming, literate and sophisticated French film...
| 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 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 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...
| 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...