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"Rango"probably has the animated feature Academy Award in the bag, but the film that deserves it? A wonderful Spanish-British co-production called "Chico & Rita," making its Chicago debut for a week's run at the Gene Siskel Film Center. I suppose if...
Tags: Entertainment, Tito Puente, Music, England, Dizzy Gillespie
On New Year's Day, my wife and I saw Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" at the Cinemark at Bella Terra. For those who haven't seen it yet, it's about a young orphan who lives in a train station in Paris and finds escape through the silent movies that play at the...
Geek To MeWhen I was a young teen, one of my favorite shows on television was At the Movies, the movie review show starring film-critic Roger Ebert and his late partner Gene Siskel. It was one of the most compelling things on television to me. I was convinced that...
In its charting of a Chicago epidemic and belief in the power of street-level human empathy, the superb documentary "The Interrupters" comes to us at a time when the notion of conflict resolution has been sidelined utterly on the national political level....
You may not know it but thousands of Chicagoans--perhaps your friends and neighbors--are indulging daily in an illicit drink that most government agencies warn consumers to avoid. It's raw, unpasteurized milk, a drink that supporters say is only growing...
In his easygoing, candid and altogether charming autobiography, or, as he calls it, "Life Itself: A Memoir," Roger Ebert fails to mention me: The nights he and I had many drinks on the porch of his house on Dickens Street and elsewhere, the favorable in-...
Tags: Entertainment, WTTW, Mike Royko, Robert Altman, Robert Mitchum
WGN NewsCirque du Soleil - Phunny Business - Fathers' Day Gifts - Ahmed Ahmed - Jo Koy - Rent the Runway - Sha Na Na - Bobcat Goldthwait - Jeffrey Ross - Melissa Villasenor - AVERY*Sunshine - Dot and Ziggy - Deon Cole Monday, June 13 Cirque du Soleil's OVO...
Tags: Father's Day, Cirque du Soleil, Entertainment, Natural Gas, WGN
Frankly My Dear - Orlando SentinelThis book dropped on my desk Friday and I almost recoiled. A Roger Ebert memoir? What can you say about it? If it's trite, self-serving, and/or badly-written, who wants to beat up on the sick man? If it's great, who'll believe you? You're taking pity on...
Few can own a room like Robert Downey Jr., but the never-dull "Iron Man" star opted to concede the spotlight to Jamie Foxx at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago hotel. Well, more like share it. Foxx, who received the Renaissance Award Saturday at the Gene Siskel...
John Hughes, the influential writer-director who captured the humor and angst of the teen experience, 1980s style, in hit movies such as "Sixteen Candles," "The Breakfast Club" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," died Thursday. He was 59. Hughes, who...
NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Ebert is debuting a facial prosthesis along with his new public television show on film criticism. The veteran critic was left disfigured after surgeries for a cancerous growth in his salivary gland. He wrote on his blog...
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