As August gets underway, it’s a great time to plan a family outing to gather up and enjoy freshly-picked apples.
RICHARD ROEPER: The mostly lighthearted comic-book movie boasts whiz-bang action, some laugh-out-loud moments and a wisecracking raccoon you’ll come to care about.
Mick Jagger copped plenty of moves from James Brown, and the similarities don’t end there. “James was definitely one of those guys with super drive and energy,” Jagger, 71, says of the late Godfather of Soul. “He never left the audience bored. He gave his …
RICHARD ROEPER: The ‘42’ star inhabits the persona of a larger-than-life icon without ever delving into caricature or mere impersonation.
Beginning Friday, the Gene Siskel Film Center presents recent features and shorts, dramas and documentaries, all “celebrating the stories, images, heritage and history of the black experience in the U.S. and around the world.” Vintage titles in the 20th annual Black Harvest Film Festival include …
RICHARD ROEPER: In this sort-of sequel, the performances are uniformly good, especially Eva Green as a complex, colorful villain.
It’s been more than 2 1/2 years since “Knockout Artist” Chris Hero has wrestled in Chicago Ridge, but he’ll be back there with Ring of Honor Wrestling on March 8.
“Raising the Bar Night 2” marks Hero’s first Southland appearance since leaving ROH for WWE’s …
“This is my new chapter of rebirth,” says the Sugarland singer.
Here is a look at some crowd pleasers. Suggestions include the ticket on-sale for Linkin Park’s August concert at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park.
Revue at Theater at the Center sounds terrific but falters whenever the music stops and the attempts at dialogue begin.
You feel worse about ripping some films than others. If it’s exploitative dreck or cynical torture porn or a brainless sequel, you just fire away, grateful for the opportunity to vent and to warn movie-lovers to stay away.
This is not the case with “Son …
Here is a look at music events. Suggestions include gigs at Blue Chip Casino’s Rocks Lounge in Michigan City, the Venue at Horseshoe Hammond, Majestic Star Casino & Hotel’s Lakeshore Lounge in Gary, and Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville.
“Sex and the City” star comes to Chicago to tout her footwear partnership with the CEO of Manolo Blahnik.
Local “Jeopardy” champ says Arthur Chu is definitely not “an evil genius.”
The trophy for Steve McQueen’s brutal, unshrinking historical drama “12 Years a Slave” marks the first best picture Oscar-winning film directed by a black filmmaker.
Jimmy Buffett’s This One’s for You Tour 2014 is set for June in Tinley Park. Find out more and watch videos from the musical artist on FYI on FMBA at blogs.southtownstar.com/fmba.