August 28, 2012 |
*1/2 (out of four) Formerly called “The Wettest County in the World” and then “The Wettest County,” “Lawless” depicts neither a soaked country or a chaotic, lawless society. Oops. Sure, this Prohibition-era tale, based on Matt Bondurant's book “The Wettest County in the World,” focuses on real-life brothers (Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, Jason Clarke) who run a moonshine operation in Franklin, Va., supposedly the wettest county in the world. You'd think this much-delayed drama from director John Hillcoat (“The Proposition”)
May 13, 2013 |
It's the final countdown for the fourth season of "Arrested Development"--at least that's what the first-look trailer tells us. Posted by Netflix on YouTube on Sunday, the trailer shows the bizarre Bluth family--including Michael (Jason Bateman), Gob (Will Arnett), Buster (Tony Hale), George (Jeffrey Tambor), Lucille (Jessica Walter), George-Michael (Michael Cera), Maeby (Ali Shawkat), Tobias (David Cross) and Lindsay (Portia de Rossi)--reuniting onscreen. All 15 of the new episodes launch on Netflix on May 26. Returning guest stars include Mae...
June 11, 2013 |
I suppose after five years of anticipation and cult hit status, it would be difficult to not let down the fans. Nevertheless, I wanted so little of the fourth Netflix-driven season of “Arrested Development” - the bar was so low. Just put all of those characters back on screen, I figured, and I'd be happy. But this experiment was, for all intents and purposes, an abysmal failure. Okay, that might be strong. AD4 still wrung more than its fair share of reluctant laughs out of me even after I got pissed at it: George Michael's fumbling, Tobias's...
August 14, 2013 |
A North Lawndale teenager was arrested Tuesday afternoon for mugging a woman on the North Cicero Avenue No. 54 CTA bus, county prosecutors said. Calvin Patterson, 17, of the 1200 block of South Kedvale Avenue, was arrested around 1:30 p.m. at 2301 N. Cicero Ave., according to court records, when police officers used the GPS in a stolen iPhone to track Patterson, and then asked the woman to identify him. Patterson stole the phone from a 34-year-old...
April 16, 2013 |
Alex hearts Melissa. The message was innocent enough. But because it was etched into the window of an Orange Line rail car, it got Burbank, Ill., resident Alex Gutierrez arrested yesterday. Gutierrez, 18, who appeared at the Cook County Criminal Courthouse on Tuesday afternoon, was charged with criminal damage to government property. Bail was set at $20,000. Gutierrez was riding an Orange Line train near Midway Airport Monday when police officers patrolling the train observed him scratching his name, the name Melissa, and...
July 9, 2013 |
Call it one more reason to remember to wear a seatbelt. A suburban man was arrested early Tuesday morning when police officers pulled him over in his car for not wearing a seatbelt, only to discover thousands of dollars worth of drugs in his car. Ryan Sargis, 38, was charged with possession of over more than $23,000 worth of Ecstasy pills, LSD tablets printed with smiley faces and methamphetamines, which officers said they found in the car...