| Apr 6, 2012
| 12:04 PM
Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum each found success in romantic dramas based on Nicholas Sparks novels ("The Notebook" for her, "Dear John" for him), so it's something of a no-brainer to team them in a similar tale.
Both actually are quite good as a...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 2:21 PM
Here's the requisite mushy romance movie for Valentine's season 2012. It is a relatively inoffensive movie that is designed to be seen by couples who cannot agree on anything better to do with their time. I can see where it would be fun to go see the film...
| Feb 10, 2012
The movie "The Vow" opens Friday and it has "chick flick" written all over it. We talked to actor Scott Speedman about doing a romantic drama, a possible reunion with the cast of "Felicity," what he's planning for Valentine's Day (and yes, he's keeping it...
| Feb 9, 2012
** (out of four)
Channing Tatum gets a bad rap, but the failings of “The Vow” lie primarily on his (often-bare) shoulders.
The Chicago-set story, inspired by true events but told like an ordinary, contrived slice of soap, brings an ocean...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 3:38 PM
A lot of viewers aren't going to like the military drama "Last Resort" (7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, ABC; 3.5 stars out of 4). They'll probably dismiss it for its crazy premise, its characters' speechifying and its multiple subplots.
It's the season's...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 1:23 PM
In ABC's "Last Resort," Navy SEAL James King has come to the rescue of the USS Colorado crew on more than a few occasions, despite claims he doesn't want to get involved in their standoff with the U.S. government.
Daniel Lissing, who plays King in the...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 5:17 PM
Jessy Schram laughs when I suggest she's the hardest working gal on TV these days, but she shouldn't. In the past two years, she's had plum roles in three high-profile series.
The Skokie native and former Buffalo Grove resident currently can be seen at 7...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 9:36 PM
TV may be the best place to celebrate Halloween, except for Halloween parties and trick-or-treating! Here's a guide to Halloween-related programming in the run up to the holiday....
| Jan 12, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Paul Giamatti is not exactly obvious romantic lead material, but in âBarney's Version,â Canadian director Richard J. Lewis's adaptation of Mordecai Richler's last novel, he mostly pulls it off. This is all the more impressive, given that Barney P...
| Nov 2, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Kate Walsh at the Piven Theatre Workshop awards brunch at Sunda on October 17, 2010. (Photo courtesy of Sunda) Itâs getting colder in Chicago, but not so cold that it scared celebrities away from visiting in October (they usually donât start wimping...
| Oct 22, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Channing Tatum accepts the award for choice movie actor action adventure at the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010 in Universal City, Calif. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles) "The Vow," starring Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams, will film in Chicago for a...
| Feb 7, 2011
| 1:18 PM
|| *** Barney’s Version
Directed by Richard J. Lewis. Written by Michael Konyves, based on the novel by Mordecai Richler. With Paul Giamatti, Rosamund Pike and Dustin Hoffman. (R) ||