April 3, 2013 |
A movie can become a franchise easily when its plot basically consists of its stars hanging out and vaguely pretending that a story is being told. As such, this summer brings “Grown Ups 2,” in which Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock and David Spade again reminisce about the old days and confront adulthood with all the down-to-earth honesty of a smug, rich movie star. Apparently the sequel contains a moose peeing in Sandler's face (shocking, a urine joke in a Sandler movie)
June 13, 2012 |
It was relatively easy to convince Hollywood writer/director James Gunn to sign on to his first video game project. All he had to do was watch a short video clip of a game in which a high school cheerleader chops up zombies with a chainsaw. "It was like the coolest aesthetic I'd ever seen," said Gunn, whose eccentric resume includes the sci-fi horror comedy "Slither" and the dark superhero comedy "Super. " "I asked them what do you want me to do? I'll do whatever. " In the end, Gunn signed on to write the story and dialogue for "Lollipop...
December 12, 2012 |
She may not be a Lindsay Lohan-level partier, but Taylor Swift still knows how to tie one on. The country/pop cutie celebrates her 23rd birthday this week by releasing her 23rd music video, for "I Knew You Were Trouble," thr.com reports. It will first air at 3:40 p.m. Thursday on MTV. Now, we're not insane enough to actually WATCH 22 Taylor Swift videos in a row to prepare for Thursday's premiere, but here are 10 that are worth checking out. email@example.com 2006 "Tim McGraw" Premise: Taylor and ex-boyfriend listen to separate...
March 20, 2013 |
Somewhere in Chicago, the city's newest Bears fan was born today, and that child never got to see Brian Urlacher play as a Bear. In fact, I was 6 years old when Walter Payton retired, and I only hazily remember his highlights. Family members, NFL Films, YouTube, books and stat checking have filled in much of the picture, but there's nothing like watching a player week after week, season after season, to truly get a sense of his talent. So if you are the parent of a Bears fan age 6 or younger, please make sure the following information is...
June 15, 2012 |
So you have an idea for a community project. And it's brilliant. And it will involve lots of people and create newfound bonds within your neighborhood, and people will love it and share it and participate for years to come. It's a nice thought. But how do you turn that initial enthusiasm into the fulfillment of your vision? The founders of Learnapalooza are eager to show you. Saturday marks the third annual Learnapalooza festival, Wicker Park's free day of learning that links teachers of various skills with people excited to learn them, all hosted in...
August 28, 2012 |
I love the bar scene. Most 20-somethings do. But if bars are great for fun and relaxation, then surely all their magic is nixed by the networking events. Network "parties," they have the nerve to call these feeding frenzies. There's nothing more horrifying for a young up-and-comer - as I like to see myself - and, unfortunately, nothing more necessary. I was invited to just such an event recently, and they're a nightmare. You immediately think of how you'll be required to dress.