January 13, 2012
Associated Press reports: A federal judge says she has two letters from a cardiologist saying ex-presidential candidate John Edwards has a life-threatening condition that will require surgery in February. Get the full story at ChicagoTribune.com .
May 21, 2012 |
One descriptor tends to get overused when people talk about an Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros concert: “tent revival.” That refers, of course, to the wild energy and healing power of traveling preachers at the beginning of the 20th century. With lyrics that reference “the man from Galilee,” choruses that warrant audience shout-alongs and a charismatic frontman unafraid to jump into the crowd and dance, the California outfit does bring some validity to the label. Five days after Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros (named after a messianic figure created by frontman...
January 12, 2012 |
*1/2 (out of four) Breaking news: When you get married, you will inevitably deal with your spouse's family and exes in some capacity! This is the major insight of writer-director Edward Burns' inane “Newlyweds,” which has nothing in common with “Bridesmaids” but shares a lot with many other sources. Burns (“The Brothers McMullen”) bites conflict from a “Seinfeld” episode, a line from “Chasing Amy” and needlessly has characters address the camera ala “The Office” to...
March 28, 2013 |
0.5 stars (out of four) Congratulations, Stephenie Meyer. You made something worse than “Twilight.” Adapted by suddenly terrible writer/director Andrew Niccol (“The Truman Show,” “In Time”) from Meyer's supposedly adult novel, “The Host” attempts to construct another chaste love triangle around a bland, largely inactive young woman (Saoirse Ronan) and the two dudes (Max Irons, Jake Abel) who brood over her/battle to kiss her in the rain. Big problems with that: The guys, Jared (Irons)
June 3, 2013
The Old St. Pat's World's Largest Block Party will be held on June 28 & 29 at Madison & DesPlaines in the West Loop. This is a not-to-be missed annual summer tradition in Chicago. The outstanding talent lineup includes Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Phil Vassar, Gretchen Wilson plus many others! Tickets can be purchased at www.worldslargestblockparty.com Want more? Discuss this article and others on RedEye's Facebook page .
February 9, 2012 |
*1/2 (out of four) “W.E.” may be Madonna's second directorial effort, but she still tells a story like a virgin. Guiding a script she wrote/botched with Alek Keshishian, the Material Girl takes a step forward visually from 2008's sloppy, incoherent “Filth and Wisdom, which isn't saying much. Unfortunately she also remains totally incompetent when it comes to shaping a story around humans with credible human feelings. Andrea Riseborough stars as Wallis Simpson, the real-life American woman whose controversial romance with Prince Edward (James D'Arcy)