| Jul 16, 2014
| 2:04 PM
One cold night last year with too much time on my hands, I found myself tumbling down an Alec Guinness rabbit hole, streaming first the 1979 BBC miniseries adaptation of "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" and then, the late hour be damned, continuing on with the...
| May 19, 2014
| 7:51 PM
The Supreme Court revived a copyright lawsuit against MGM over recent profits from the 1980 film "Raging Bull," ruling that the heirs of writers and composers may wait decades before seeking royalties from the re-release of a famous work.
The court's 6-...
| May 21, 2014
| 9:58 AM
The Paramount Theatre in Aurora announced its full 2014-15 season on Wednesday.
It begins in August (22) with the “Happy Together Tour,” a music line-up including The Turtles featuring Flo and Eddie, Chuck Negron of Three Dog Night, Mark...
| May 28, 2014
| 2:19 PM
Summer is traditionally a slow time for museum exhibit openings. This could be because of the heat or the humidity or the marked decrease in school field trips during the season. No matter. Area museums and zoos do make concerted efforts to bring in...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 6:50 PM
It's not every day that you get to write something like this, so let's just say it: "Mary Poppins" may be the most controversial movie at this year's Newport Beach Film Festival.
OK, maybe that is a stretch. The 1964 Disney classic recently got tapped...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 4:30 PM
For one small moment, in the middle of The Actors Fund annual gala at the sold-out New Amsterdam Theater on Monday night, it seemed like the fun-filled evening was going to turn serious and formal. Brian Stokes Mitchell took to the stage behind a podium...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 12:04 PM
Hungry for some fresh theater? The folks at Pavement Group, in collaboration with 20 high school students from Steppenwolf's Young Adult Council, are cooking up the fourth annual Amuse Bouche project—a sampler platter of five 15-minute plays.
| Jan 30, 2014
| 3:00 AM
LABOR DAY (PG-13) - "Labor Day" centers on 13-year-old Henry Wheeler, who struggles to be the man of his house and care for his reclusive mother Adele while confronting all the pangs of adolescence. On a back-to-school shopping trip, Henry and his...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 7:00 AM
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 6
A Case of You
A young writer smitten with the barista at his local coffee shop scours her Facebook profile for intel and tries to transform himself into her dream guy. With Justin Long and Evan Rachel Wood. Written by Long....
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Born in Gulf Breeze, Fla., and currently a resident of New York City, singer-actress Ashley Brown originated the title role of "Mary Poppins" on Broadway. She reprised the role in the national tour, receiving the 2010 Garland Award for that performance....
| Dec 23, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Every writer who sits down and begins a screenplay thinks they know why they're doing it. Knowing why is essential to the process. But sometimes — maybe all of the time— we're fooling ourselves. We don't truly understand why we've written...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 5:04 PM
Every award season brings the movie that everyone loves, the film that's so likable it's impossible not to like.
Which always makes some people not like it.
Quickly filling that role this year is John Lee Hancock's "Saving Mr. Banks," the P.L. Travers...