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ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 2013 | Matt Pais, @mattpais and RedEye movie critic
**1/2 (out of four) In an indie film about a single mom struggling to make ends meet, you can pretty much assume that at some point she'll lose money and spend time in a strip club. It's just par for the course. “About Sunny,” however, discovers revealing ambiguities in typical material. Divorced Vegas mom Angela (Lauren Ambrose of “Six Feet Under”) says she gets drinks at a strip club just because it's near her house, but it seems like she's there to reassure herself that, having not given in to dancing, she still has exerted a measure of choice in her life.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 6, 2013 | Matt Pais, @mattpais and RedEye movie critic
**1/2 (out of four) If you've never read a Judy Blume book, you probably didn't do enough reading as a kid. “Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing”? “Superfudge”? “Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret”? You have to bat at least one for three there. Surprisingly, “Tiger Eyes” marks the first film made from a Blume novel, and it's got the credentials: With screenwriting help from his mom, Blume's son Lawrence directs and co-writes this sporadically affecting take on the 1981 novel about a young girl coping with the loss of her murdered father.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 17, 2013 | By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol and RedEye
CBS announced its 2013-14 premiere dates Monday, which includes a special one-hour final season premiere of "How I Met Your Mother" and the debuts of five new series. The new comedy "Mom" premieres Sept. 23 followed by the freshman drama "Hostages. " New comedy "We Are Men" premieres a week later on Sept. 30. On Sept. 26, CBS will begin its new two-hour Thursday comedy block with the premieres of "The Big Bang Theory," "The Millers," "The Crazy Ones" and "Two and a Half Men. " Check out the schedule below.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 13, 2014 | Matt Pais, @mattpais and RedEye movie critic
*1/2 (out of four) Something that usually benefits movies about crazy kids' all-consuming love is the heart-thumping sense that they really can't go on without each other. Also, that they're kids. In “Endless Love,” 24-year-old Gabriella Wilde (“Carrie”) and her “I look like I model for mannequins” beauty seems about 23, not 17; 23-year-old Alex Pettyfer (“Magic Mike”) looks not 18 but 25. They do show that recent high school grads Jade and David think the other is super hot and deserving of makeout sessions, wherever and whenever.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 8, 2011 | By Curt Wagner and RedEye
When I saw the title of this week's disaster of a Syfy movie, "Snowmageddon" ( 8 p.m. Saturday, Syfy; half a star ) I actually got excited because that's what everyone called the Chicago blizzard in February. And that was fun, wasn't it? Compared to watching this cliche-ridden dud, surviving our snowmageddon's blinding sleet and piles of snow was a walk in the park--on a sunny day. It's almost Christmas when a mysterious snow globe is delivered to a family in Normal, Alaska.
NEWS
May 1, 2012 | By RedEye
Chicago got the "Seven Year Itch" a little early. After nearly two years of being stationed smack dab in the middle of Pioneer Court on the Magnificent Mile, the Forever Marilyn statue will be taken down May 7, according to the nonprofit group that owns it. Here are 10 reasons why we're ready to see it go: 1.    We don't have to feel sorry for her when her pedicure gets chipped. 2.    We may be able to walk across Pioneer Court without dodging her admirers. 3.    Tourists can go back to photographing their reflection in The Bean.
NEWS
November 8, 2012 | By Georgia Garvey, RedEye
Abraham Lincoln has been dead for more than 147 years, but our endless obsession with all things Abe hasn't waned over the years. If anything, we just want to see more and more of Lincoln. The recent "Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter" book and movie spawned a comic book, and the character of Abraham Lincoln has been played at least 300 times in movies and TV shows, according to IMDB listings. Here are some of the former president's weirdest appearances in pop culture. . "Star Trek" Year: 1969 He gets full honors from an awed Capt.
SPORTS
November 27, 2012 | By Bryan Crawford and For RedEye
Even if you're unfamiliar with Anthony Davis' work on the basketball court, you probably recognize his unibrow. When he was at the Kentucky, everywhere you looked you saw fans with unibrow signs and T-shirts and even wore fake ones to games. It got to the point that the university had to send cease-and-desist letters to people looking to cash in on Davis' most distinguishing feature. But the whole time, Davis and his family enjoyed the popularity. Even his mom, Erainer, once showed up at a Kentucky game sporting a penciled-in unibrow.
NEWS
December 27, 2012 | Stephen Markley
Obviously, I've been on vacation this week, but just in case you've been positively jonesing for some Markley news, appearances, musings, wisdom and pontifications, I've got you covered: First, we have a two-segment appearance on "Politics Tonight" here  where I discuss "The Great Dysmorphia," gun politics, the 2016 Republican presidential field, the fiscal cliff, and why it's stupid to obsess over what the founding fathers would have thought...
NEWS
September 9, 2013 | By Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco and RedEye
Because Chicago's very own mayor is appearing on the "Late Show with David Letterman" on Monday, RedEye came up with its own Top Ten.   (Scroll down!)           (A little further...)                   10. He denied being the president of the Nickelback fan club.   9. He knows how to trash talk when it comes to sports rivalries.   8. His summer job is being a bike messenger.
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