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November 3, 2011 | By Matt Pais and RedEye movie critic
** (out of four) Apparently nobody in “The Son of No One” has heard of self-defense and accidents. Otherwise, rookie cop Jonathan (Channing Tatum) wouldn't be freaking out over the reporter (Juliette Binoche) who follows anonymous letters about two unsolved murders that Jonathan committed as a scared kid in 1986 Queens. (Clearly whoever's texting Jonathan messages like “We know what you did” is an “I Know What You Did Last Summer” fan.) Writer-director Dito Montiel (“A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints,” “Fighting”)
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January 31, 2013 | Matt Pais, @mattpais and RedEye movie critic
*1/2 (out of four) After “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” and “Quartet,” I'm glad to see a film about people in their grayer years take place somewhere other than a hotel in which the folks putter around and giggle about sex. Of course, those jokes can happen anywhere, as evidenced by the extended - no pun intended - plotline in the frequently pathetic “Stand Up Guys” about just-paroled Val (Al Pacino) pounding Viagra so he can perform with a prostitute. If veteran actor Pacino is looking for the revived respect earned by Robert DeNiro in “Silver Linings...
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November 10, 2011 | By Matt Pais and RedEye movie critic
* (out of four) Feel free, Al Pacino, to express lighthearted disbelief that you've won only one Oscar. If there's a wrong place for you to do that, however, it's in a movie where you play yourself and tickle Adam Sandler in drag.   In the latest Sandler vehicle intended to confirm that audiences still find onscreen farts hilarious - speaking only for myself, I'm going with no - the comic reprises his preferred role as “Guy who looks down on everyone else.”   Sandler plays both Jack and his identical twin sister, Jill--an irritating,...
ENTERTAINMENT
November 10, 2011 | By Matt Pais and RedEye movie critic
* (out of four) Feel free, Al Pacino, to express lighthearted disbelief that you've won only one Oscar. If there's a wrong place for you to do that, however, it's in a movie where you play yourself and tickle Adam Sandler in drag.   In the latest Sandler vehicle intended to confirm that audiences still find onscreen farts hilarious - speaking only for myself, I'm going with no - the comic reprises his preferred role as “Guy who looks down on everyone else.”   Sandler plays both Jack and his identical twin sister, Jill--an irritating,...
ENTERTAINMENT
January 31, 2013 | Matt Pais, @mattpais and RedEye movie critic
*1/2 (out of four) After “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” and “Quartet,” I'm glad to see a film about people in their grayer years take place somewhere other than a hotel in which the folks putter around and giggle about sex. Of course, those jokes can happen anywhere, as evidenced by the extended - no pun intended - plotline in the frequently pathetic “Stand Up Guys” about just-paroled Val (Al Pacino) pounding Viagra so he can perform with a prostitute. If veteran actor Pacino is looking for the revived respect earned by Robert DeNiro in “Silver Linings...
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April 2, 2012 | By Dana Moran and RedEye
Is it possible to be the best and the worst at the same time? Ask Adam Sandler. His wretched "Jack and Jill" cleaned up at the 32nd annual Razzie Awards last weekend, sweeping the entire 10-category event. Could it really have been that bad? We took a look at the competition in a few key categories to see how this historic victory was achieved.   DAMORAN@TRIBUNE.COM | @REDEYEDANA Worst Actor Victory: Sandler The rest: Russell Brand, "Arthur"; Nicolas Cage, "Drive Angry 3-D," "Season of the Witch" and "Trespass";...
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March 20, 2013 | By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol and RedEye
Al Pacino gets his freak on in HBO Film's biopic about legendary record producer Phil Spector, who definitely had a case of the crazies. Written and directed by Chicago native David Mamet, "Phil Spector" ( 8 p.m. CT March 24, HBO; 3.5 stars ) fictionalizes what went on behind the scenes before and during the music icon's 2007 trial for the 2003 murder of B-movie actress Lana Clarkson. It ended in a mistrial, but in a 2009 retrial Spector was convicted of second-degree murder and now is serving 19 years to life.
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August 15, 2013 | Matt Pais, @mattpais and RedEye movie critic
*** (out of four) Warning: The documentary “The Act of Killing” contains disturbing footage, particularly if you just booked a trip to Indonesia. For the film, director Joshua Oppenheimer tasks several men who acted as executioners in 1965 - when members of the military who overthrew the Indonesian government killed more than 1 million alleged communists in less than a year - with cinematically re-creating some of the murders they perpetrated. Since one of them, Anwar Congo, notes that he sometimes was inspired by brutality...
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February 7, 2013 | Matt Pais, @mattpais and RedEye movie critic
*** (out of four) For anyone who struggles to focus their attention on a movie - that should include all 23 people who saw Al Pacino in last week's embarrassing “Stand Up Guys” - “Side Effects” is just what the doctor ordered. Sure, a thriller involving the dangers of prescription medicine and insider trading may seem as current as a documentary about Napster. But director Steven Soderbergh, who says he's retiring from movies later this year, can make almost anything sizzle and stick - most recently proven with...
SPORTS
September 16, 2013 | By Scott King and For RedEye
You know Bill Burr is a hardcore Boston Bruins fan because when he talks about the team, he says, "we. " The last time he played the Chicago Theater, in 2011, the Bruins won the Stanley Cup. This time, the Blackhawks got the better of the Bruins. You won't find any bitterness in the 45-year-old actor and comedian, however. "[The Hawks] were the favorite and they lived up to it; you can't get upset losing to the best team," said Burr, who plays Kuby on "Breaking Bad. " "Either way, I've been watching the Bruins since the early '80s so to actually see them win a...
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November 3, 2011 | By Matt Pais and RedEye movie critic
** (out of four) Apparently nobody in “The Son of No One” has heard of self-defense and accidents. Otherwise, rookie cop Jonathan (Channing Tatum) wouldn't be freaking out over the reporter (Juliette Binoche) who follows anonymous letters about two unsolved murders that Jonathan committed as a scared kid in 1986 Queens. (Clearly whoever's texting Jonathan messages like “We know what you did” is an “I Know What You Did Last Summer” fan.) Writer-director Dito Montiel (“A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints,” “Fighting”)
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February 28, 2013 | By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol and RedEye
Katheryn Winnick holds a third-degree black belt in taekwondo and a second-degree black belt in karate, so playing a sword-wielding shield maiden in History's "Vikings" was a cinch. Well ... sorta. "A shield maiden wouldn't necessarily do a spinning back kick or flip. The style of fighting would be very different," the Canadian actress said during a recent phone interview, not sounding at all traumatized by having to fight with a heavy wooden shield. "It was so much fun getting to dive into a different art form of attack.
NEWS
May 23, 2013 | By Tony Peregrin and For RedEye
A different kind of leather experience is hitting the Magnificent Mile this Memorial Day Weekend - the 35th annual International Mr. Leather competition - with accoutrements, goods and services not likely to be found at Coach, Ferragamo or Gucci. Securely cuffed to a new host hotel this year - the Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile - 2013 marks the first time the event, which draws thousands of leather daddies, rubber-suited men and other fetish folk from around the world, takes place on the front door of one of the most famous shopping and...
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