| 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...
| Sep 23, 2012
| 9:16 AM
Despite the arrival of four new films in theaters this weekend, moviegoers weren't interested in heading to the box office.
For the fourth consecutive weekend, ticket sales were down compared with the same period in 2011, as none of the fresh arrivals at...
| Apr 29, 2012
| 9:04 PM
Some actors choose to ignore the critics. And then some, like John Cusack, choose to take the critics on.
The Evanston native and “Hot Tub Time Machine” star went on the defensive Friday after his new film, “The Raven,”...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Romantic comedies of the 1980s like "Say Anything" and "Sixteen Candles" launched John Cusack's career, but since then, his acting resume has continued to broaden -– from the thriller "1408" to the dark comedy "Being John Malkovich" to the quirky...
| Apr 22, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Gábor Tóth, 33, is the first person ever to serve as a carriage coordinator in his native country of Hungary, where much of "The Raven" was shot....
| Apr 28, 2012
| 4:37 PM
"The Raven," a new mystery thriller that imagines Edgar Allan Poe (John Cusack) helping police solve a series of murders inspired by his stories, follows in the footsteps of "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" and Guy Ritchie's "Sherlock Holmes"...
| May 3, 2012
| 8:16 PM
I've been going to the Newport Beach Film Festival since its inception, and I have to say that this year's crop of films has been the best yet. I hope these two will find their way to more movie theaters soon:
"Mariachi Gringo" – with this title, I...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 10:52 AM
The macabre works of Edgar Allan Poe get revisionist twists - as does legendary novelist Poe himself, as played by John Cusack - in director James McTeigue's ("V for Vendetta") crafty thriller.
A killer is using Poe's stories as his modus operandi,...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 8:20 AM
John Cusack claims to have little in common with Edgar Allan Poe.
But clad in an all-black outfit and answering questions thoughtfully between long drags of a cigarette in a lonely room deep in the bowels of McCormick Place during the recent Chicago...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 8:31 AM
With the release of his new movie, "The Raven,"opening Friday, April 27 in theaters, we sat down with John Cusack to ask him about his Chicago ties and how they play into his life today.
If you could take the"Hot Tub Time Machine"back to a certain year...
| Apr 26, 2012
** (out of four)
When a thriller features an author famous for a story about an incessantly beating heart, the movie has no excuse not to make viewers’ chests pound, too.
Sadly, “The Raven” turns a fictionalized take on the last...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 11:50 AM
Quoth the raven: "Eh."
Showcasing John Cusack as Edgar Allan Poe on the trail of a copycat serial killer, the strangely dull new film"The Raven" squanders a promising scenario while half-burying Cusack's mercurial skills as a leading man with the...