| Nov 3, 2013
Confession time, fellow readers, fellow bibliophiles, fellow bookaholics. Over the last month or so I've been reading my favorite book-centric publication (you're reading it) and holding back a rising tide of panic.
| Oct 30, 2013
| 11:47 AM
As a child, David Giuntoli consumed a steady media diet of horror films like "Carrie," "The Shining" and "The Exorcist." The films scared the heck out of him, he said, but like a kid in a (really spooky) candy store, he couldn't help himself from...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 12:30 PM
If success has many fathers, then surely the record-breaking October opening of "Gravity" has touched off a lively paternity battle in the Warner Bros. executive suite. But has anyone bothered to send Jeff Robinov (who exhumed the project from development...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 3:45 PM
Guillermo del Toro is a horror movie fanatic (just ask anyone who has been a guest at his memorabilia-filled home), and that genre love is on full display in the newly released opening sequence for the upcoming "Simpsons" Halloween episode, known as the...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 6:00 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — A Stephen King opera had to happen. Many of his 56 novels have been made into movies and have spent time on bestseller lists, making King a king of pop culture accessibility — just what the opera world lusts after these days....
| Aug 23, 2013
| 10:33 AM
Was Stanley Kubrick's 1980 screen version of "The Shining" meant to be more than a representation of Stephen King's story about madness at an isolated inn? Theories to that effect have existed for years, and this documentary collates and dissects...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 2:30 PM
With his last helping of old-fashioned ooga booga, "The Conjuring," still scaring up business in a few hundred theaters, James Wan returns with two more hours of seat-clenching scares in "Insidious: Chapter 2," a modestly scaled and highly pleasurable...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 6:35 AM
RadarOnline.com is sharing some sad news: Jack Nicholson, one of Hollywood's greatest stars, has retired from acting.
The website quotes "a well-placed Hollywood film insider" in relaying this news.
That insider says: "There is a simple reason...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 10:14 AM
When does an author know she's made it? Is it when her first book is published, she gets a deal with a major publisher, her book tops bestseller lists, the movie contracts are signed? All those things have happened in the last year or so to virtually...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 2:17 PM
Famously, the old Logan Theatre at 2646 N. Milwaukee Ave. used to smell like pee. Urban legends abound of the stink detectable all over the Logan Square neighborhood.
"You went in the lobby door, and there it was. The smell of urine. We found out during...
| Feb 23, 2013
While it's true that there's only so much anyone can say about the Oscars, remember it can be said again and again. As a reader (and writer), I know by now that there are 10 abiding Oscar stories. Here they are, all in a single article:
| Jun 20, 2013
| 10:30 AM
To anyone who has been around the block a few times with Stephen King miniseries, "Under the Dome" -- which CBS is shrewdly scheduling as a summer fling -- has all the familiar trappings and initial promise. A small community of disparate characters is...