| Jun 27, 2012
| 2:05 PM
Let's just get this out of the way: With "People Like Us," actor Chris Pine and writer-director Alex Kurtzman have made the type of movie that their previous features have had a tendency to crush.
Pine became a star three years ago while commanding...
| Jun 28, 2012
Crisco-slick, director and co-writer Alex Kurtzman's"People Like Us"brings up the vague-sounding but crucial question of approach, and how a filmmaker's attack on a story lives or dies with a thousand separate choices.
But first, the plot, cooked up...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 1:18 PM
The potty-mouthed “Ted” will heckle the male strippers off the box-office stage, as the Seth MacFarlane comedy will take down “Magic Mike” and all other new movies hitting theaters this weekend.
"Ted," starring Mark Wahlberg as...
| Jul 1, 2012
| 9:21 AM
"Magic Mike" was stripped of the top spot at the box office by a debaucherous teddy bear, as "Ted" dominated ticket sales at the multiplex this weekend.
"Ted," an R-rated raunchfest from "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane, debuted with a strong $54.1...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 8:22 AM
It's been a long time since pirates have sailed onto the small screen. The first trailer for Starz's upcoming pirate adventure series "Black Sails" has me ready for the high seas.
Executive produced by "Transformers" producer Michael Bay and set to...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 6:00 AM
LAS VEGAS -- Movie theater owners aren't known for being the most raucous crowd. But plop Brad Pitt in front of them and anything can happen.
"I love you!" one woman shrieked from a balcony in the cavernous 4,100-seat Caesars Palace Colosseum, where...
| Apr 1, 2013
"Chicago Fire" has been spending plenty of time filming in the Bucktown area the past few months — and the neighborhood has a nearly 80-year-old pub to thank for it.
The NBC drama needed a bar that would serve as a recurring setting throughout the...
| Apr 4, 2013
You know what "Star Wars" is about? I mean, really about? Vietnam. It's a critical allegory of the war: The Rebels are the scrappy Viet Cong, hastily assembled, devoted and relentless; the Empire is the American military, tripped up by an enemy using...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 11:35 AM
Shia LaBeouf won't be making his Broadway debut this season after all. The 26-year-old actor has quit the upcoming revival production of the play "Orphans" in New York over "creative differences," according to a news release sent Wednesday.
| Jul 7, 2011
There's something exhilarating about walking out of a movie. Not only does it reacquaint you with the notion of your own free will ("Wait a second, no one is forcing me to watch Tom Hanks ride around on a scooter!"), it's like getting two extra hours in...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 4:32 PM
"Whether there's anybody from the first cast, we don't even know yet," says...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 4:35 PM
See you in court: Investors in 29 Paramount movies say they've not seen any profit on the $375 million invested in films that grossed nearly $7 billion worldwide....