April 16, 2014 |
Consider me a loyal member of the Clone Club - the name "Orphan Black" ( 8 p.m. Saturday, BBC America; 3.5 stars out of four ) fans gave themselves last year as their passion turned this sci-fi thriller into a cult hit. The BBC America series about a woman who discovers she is one of several clones was more than just a genre show. It remains one of TV's most compelling series, period. Creators Graeme Manson and John Fawcett - watch for an Easter egg from them in the Season 2 premiere - have created an intricately plotted, intelligent conspiracy thriller.
March 6, 2014 |
* (out of four) The tagline for "The Bag Man" is "The cat's in the bag. " A cat is not actually in the bag. And it takes almost the entire movie to find out what's in the bag, which -- spoiler alert! -- you can pretty much guess if you remember the answer to Brad Pitt asking, "What's in the box?" "Inspired by" Marie-Louise von Franz's story "The Cat" and re-written from a script called "Motel" by James Russo ... wait, let's pause a second. Russo also wrote a movie called "The Box. " This guy clearly likes transportable modes of storage.
December 13, 2011 |
By Dana Moran | RedEye Matt Damon may have cut his leading-man action teeth as Jason Bourne in "The Bourne Identity," but after three flicks, the two have broken up. Or, rather, Matt found out via the Web that Jeremy Renner was stepping in as a new lead character for "The Bourne Legacy," according to the January issue of GQ. Was Matt getting too old to be Bourne, or will Jeremy fall on his face as new guy Aaron Cross? There's just one way to decide: a faceoff. firstname.lastname@example.org | @redeyedana Brawn Matt: He's been an awfully imposing...
February 7, 2013 |
Add “identity theft” to the list of things that are fun to watch in movies, but probably are a nightmare in real life. (This list also includes jumping down waterfalls, hacking someone's head off and kissing Johnny Depp. He just kinda looks to me like he doesn't floss, is all.) Unlike “Identity Thief,” nobody's going to make a blockbuster movie starring Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman about checking your credit report. But you should do it anyway. Here's how to avoid getting your identity stolen out here in real, non-Hollywood life.
October 10, 2013 |
A University Village woman was arrested Wednesday after she was accused of taking herself on a Magnificent Mile shopping spree using stolen credit card information, county prosecutors said. Jatarrah Hicks, 27, of the 1000 block of West 14th Street, was charged with three counts of identity theft after police officers identified her as the person who used a Warrenville, Ill., man's credit card information to make multiple, thousand-dollar purchases at Tiffany & Co. on Michigan Avenue, the Apple Store, and the Drake Hotel...
November 20, 2013 |
A Chicago woman was arrested Monday afternoon at the North Avenue Apple Store after she was accused of using a stolen identity to buy and begin using an iPhone. Conniecia Holloway, 28, of the 4300 block of South Oakenwald Avenue, was charged with aggravated identity theft after she entered the Apple Store in Lincoln Park and used identifying information from a 67-year-old man from South Carolina to purchase a $700 iPhone, county prosecutors said. She then activated WiFi on it using his Verizon account information,...