CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Roger Ebert now has a permanent seat on the aisle — make that sidewalk — at his beloved hometown movie palace, the Virginia Theatre. A bronze statue of the longtime Sun-Times critic, which depicts him seated in a plush movie-theater chair — while giving his trademark thumbs-up sign — was unveiled Thursday
Roger Ebert used to say that moments of goodwill — not the reverse — would make him cry at the movies. So the late Sun-Times film critic would have been tearing up along with the sold-out crowd at Ebertfest as it opened its 16th annual run Wednesday night with “Life Itself,” the documentary chronicling Roger’s life and legacy.
The best part of playing a girl possessed by demons in that you don’t have to worry about hair and makeup. “I have no dignity anymore after this movie,” says Olivia Cooke, star of “The Quiet Ones” (opening Friday). She’s in a hospital gown, wrenching, screaming and partially on fire for part of the film.
Talk about a no-brainer — and also talk about 2014 being quite the year for Lupita Nyong’o! The newly-crowned best supporting actress Oscar winner for “12 Years a Slave” was announced Wednesday as People’s “Most Beautiful” — gracing the cover of the magazine’s 25th annual edition of picking the world’s most beautiful celebrities. It all
Get ready for your closeup Barbie! The world’s most famous doll — with the anatomy few, if any, women can achieve — is heading to the big screen. Sony Pictures and Mattel are teaming up to create what they hope will become the next big movie franchise: A series of live-action comedy films inspired
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF. — In “The Other Woman” (opening Friday) Cameron Diaz and Kate Upton play two women unwittingly involved with a married man (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau). Through a series of circumstances, they both come to not only know, but become friends with the man’s wife, played by Leslie Mann. Recently, Diaz reflected on making the
When it was time to shoot their film about a post-apocalyptic Midwest, the Chicago-based team behind “Chrysalis” knew where to go: Gary, Ind. Shot among industrial wreckage in Steel City, the sci-fi movie has its premiere at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Logan Theater, 2646 N. Milwaukee. On Thursday it becomes available for on-demand viewing
Add the name of Kevin Kline to the long list of phenomenal filmmakers, actors and actresses who have been honored with the Chicago International Film Festival’s Career Achievement Award. The Oscar winner will be presented with the prestigious award at the festival’s summer gala, Saturday, June 28 at the Four Seasons Hotel — a key
‘Hollywood is all a-buzz about the lawsuit filed against top director Bryan Singer, alleging he sexually abused an underage boy at wild California sex parties, back in the late 1990s. “My big question,” said a top Hollywood producer who knows Singer well, “is why did it take this long to make these accusations? He [the
In the wake of the quakes in Southern California, it’s not surprising plans are going full-steam ahead for “San Andreas” (as in earthquake fault line) — with “Arrow” star Colton Haynes having just been added to the movie’s cast. Already on board are Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Carla Gugino. The storyline is about