| Jul 22, 2013
| 4:32 PM
On Demand DVD New Releases July 22-28 A jam-packed week of new titles awaits! Ginger & Rosa The Cuban Missile Crisis meets the Sexual Revolution in this critically acclaimed film about two friends in 1960s London. Their friendship is tested as they try...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 10:06 AM
"Web Therapy" (Showtime, Tuesdays). Lisa Kudrow's Skype-framed talking-heads comedy, which began on the Web in 2008, embarks upon its third Showtime season this week. Created by Kudrow -- who plays online therapist Fiona Wallice, a character as far from...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Actor Lake Bell makes her debut as the writer-director of a feature-length film with this weekend's release of "In a World..." The comedy about a struggling vocal coach, played by Bell, who succeeds in the fierce world of movie-trailer voice-overs...
| Aug 13, 2013
The highlight of a lot of mediocre movies ("Over Her Dead Body," "What Happens in Vegas," "It's Complicated," "No Strings Attached"), Lake Bell finally gets the starring role she deserves in "In A World ..."
Considering how few leading parts for women...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 1:40 PM
A true story is the source of usual action director Michael Bay's ("Transformers") often violent comedy, which some of the actual people involved weren't pleased about seeing turned into a source of humor.
Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 5:15 PM
"In a World…" Sitting on a page staring at you, the words feel flat.
Now imagine, if you will, one of those deep baritone voices pouring drama and jeopardy into each syllable, rich tones that resonate to the very marrow.
Now pull back and see...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 6:13 AM
With their costar both co-writing and co-directing a film, cast members of "Community" probably expected to have a leg up on the competition when they auditioned for a role in "The Way Way Back," the new comedy from Oscar winners Jim Rash, who plays...
| Jun 6, 2013
* (out of four)
Chicagoans should really take “Rapture-Palooza” personally.
After the Anti-Christ (Chicago native executive producer Craig Robinson of next week's rapture movie, “This is the End”) blows up Chicago, Mr. House (Rob...
| May 31, 2013
| 5:20 PM
Henry Winkler has managed to stay in the comedy zeitgeist for more than 40 years, from his star-shot to fame on "Happy Days" in 1974 to the fourth season of "Arrested Development" on Netflix. These days Winkler continues to make recurring appearances on...
| Jan 31, 2013
The tween-minded zombie romance "Warm Bodies" pulls a comic-romantic twist on a genre better known for its entrails. It is narrated by the undead fellow known as R, played by Nicholas Hoult, soon to be slaying giants in "Jack the Giant Slayer."
| Jan 31, 2013
| 1:24 PM
The zombies in "Warm Bodies" lurch, groan and eat human flesh like any others, but horror fans will notice something different about them.
"They're romantic," 26-year-old Aussie Teresa Palmer says. "They have feelings and they have personalities. And...
| May 1, 2013
| 12:57 PM
One couple - a zombie and a human, played by Nicholas Hoult ("Jack the Giant Slayer") and Teresa Palmer - could be the key to restoring the world from a rampage of the undead in this satire of a genre, played unusually straight for something of its...