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March 4, 2013 | By Ted Gruber and For RedEye
To put it mildly, the Blackhawks' current streak is impressive. Through 22 games, they have earned at least a point in each one. And they've done it all sorts of ways, including Sunday's win over Detroit, which required late-game heroics from Patrick Kane. In addition to a Stanley Cup title, the Hawks are chasing the 1979-80 Philadelphia Flyers, who went 35 straight games with a point. And Chicago is doing this with only a week of training camp, which makes their run even more amazing.
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February 27, 2014 | Matt Pais, @mattpais and RedEye movie critic
*1/2 (out of four) Throughout “Odd Thomas,” friends and colleagues call the titular character (Anton Yelchin) odd, strange, weird, crazy and so forth. I get it. Move along. One of the many problems with this uninspired blend of “Final Destination,” “Minority Report” and “The Sixth Sense” is that Odd - that's really his first name - isn't odd enough. Yes, he uses his ability to see ominous, wispy skeleton thingies following people whose lives are in danger, apprehends baddies and sniffs out future crimes as an undercover detective.
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March 25, 2013 | By Alex Quigley and For RedEye
The odds of predicting a perfect March Madness bracket (excluding the play-in games, because screw the play-in games) is approximately 1 in 9,223,372,036,854,775,808. Websites now routinely offer $1 million to anyone who pulls off that perfecto, knowing full well there are better odds that you - yes, you - could ever date Kate Upton. The odds of picking a perfect bracket from this point on, however, are a totally doable 1 in 32,768 - approximately the odds of you sleeping with Ke$ha.
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February 26, 2014 | By Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco and RedEye
Two Blackhawks walk into a Chicago bar ... And order milk? MILK! That's right. Milk instead of a cold beer. That's what Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook were drinking when they made cameos in Tuesday night's episode of "Chicago Fire. " Why would they order milk? While we're waiting to hear from NBC, we came up with our own list of potential reasons: 1. There is a shortage of champagne after the Stanley Cup celebrations over the summer. 2. Milk has become the official drink at the United Center.
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November 1, 2011 | RedEye
Bulls fans should know by now not to take Derrick Rose for granted. Not only for his astounding hoops skills, but for the way he puts his team first and oozes humility. Sports Illustrated is taking notice, as the magazine has nominated the Bulls superstar for its 2011 Sportsman of the Year award. The winner will be announced Dec. 6, and in the meantime RedEye takes a shot at how he stacks up against the other candidates.   Derrick Rose, Bulls guard Odds: 4-1 Why he'll win: Besides his showstopping play on the court, Rose gives back to Chicago...
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February 11, 2013 | By Alex Quigley and For RedEye
Ladies and germs, the Blackhawks are the mayors of Craycraytown, population Us. They're only four games away from tying the all-time record of 16 games without a regulation loss to start a season. They'll eventually lose a game, but will it happen before the record falls? LET US MATH.   Tuesday vs. Anaheim The Ducks are in the middle of a long road trip, and the Hawks will be home for the first time in weeks. Anaheim is an impressive 8-2-1 so far. A great Ducks offense could score early and silence the UC, and if there's a game on the homestand to have the nervous yips, this is the one....
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March 25, 2012 | RedEye
How things have changed in three years. It used to be that a Tiger Woods win on the PGA Tour was routine. But until Sunday's victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational - and since that infamous car crash - he hadn't won on the tour since September 2009. He was in a major slump off the course, but apparently he wasn't too busy to - well, we won't go there this time. Instead, we'll mark his achievement by seeing how likely it is Chicago teams will end droughts of their own this season.
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December 26, 2012 | Anna Pulley, @annapulley and RedEye's sex columnist
Every year I dread New Year's Eve--the crazy cover charges, the pressure, the indecision, etc. I want this year to be different, and I don't want to end it alone. Isn't this the biggest party night of the year? Aren't people happy the world didn't end on 12.21 and want to get laid? How can I skew the odds in my favor?--Screw Year's Eve New Year's Eve is definitely THE date for hookups, with odds higher than Valentine's Day, Halloween and Arbor Day combined (but not Groundhog Day. Bill Murray's sexual prowess has ruined the standard for everyone!
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February 27, 2014 | Matt Pais, @mattpais and RedEye movie critic
*1/2 (out of four) Throughout “Odd Thomas,” friends and colleagues call the titular character (Anton Yelchin) odd, strange, weird, crazy and so forth. I get it. Move along. One of the many problems with this uninspired blend of “Final Destination,” “Minority Report” and “The Sixth Sense” is that Odd - that's really his first name - isn't odd enough. Yes, he uses his ability to see ominous, wispy skeleton thingies following people whose lives are in danger, apprehends baddies and sniffs out future crimes as an undercover...
SPORTS
February 26, 2014 | By Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco and RedEye
Two Blackhawks walk into a Chicago bar ... And order milk? MILK! That's right. Milk instead of a cold beer. That's what Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook were drinking when they made cameos in Tuesday night's episode of "Chicago Fire. " Why would they order milk? While we're waiting to hear from NBC, we came up with our own list of potential reasons: 1. There is a shortage of champagne after the Stanley Cup celebrations over the summer. 2. Milk has become the official drink at the United Center.
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December 26, 2013 | Matt Pais, @mattpais and RedEye movie critic
**1/2 (out of four) It almost goes without saying that a movie featuring Eric Wareheim (of "Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job!"), Jon LaJoie (of "The League") and Marilyn Manson (of Marilyn Manson) possesses a bent worldview. It's standard stuff, though, from writer-director Quentin Dupieux's ("Rubber," "Wrong"), to whom random meaningless and inexplicable behavior comes naturally. In "Wrong Cops," whose plot doesn't deserve the compliment of being called a plot, useless cop Duke (Mark Burnham)
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March 25, 2013 | By Alex Quigley and For RedEye
The odds of predicting a perfect March Madness bracket (excluding the play-in games, because screw the play-in games) is approximately 1 in 9,223,372,036,854,775,808. Websites now routinely offer $1 million to anyone who pulls off that perfecto, knowing full well there are better odds that you - yes, you - could ever date Kate Upton. The odds of picking a perfect bracket from this point on, however, are a totally doable 1 in 32,768 - approximately the odds of you sleeping with Ke$ha.
SPORTS
March 4, 2013 | By Ted Gruber and For RedEye
To put it mildly, the Blackhawks' current streak is impressive. Through 22 games, they have earned at least a point in each one. And they've done it all sorts of ways, including Sunday's win over Detroit, which required late-game heroics from Patrick Kane. In addition to a Stanley Cup title, the Hawks are chasing the 1979-80 Philadelphia Flyers, who went 35 straight games with a point. And Chicago is doing this with only a week of training camp, which makes their run even more amazing.
SPORTS
February 11, 2013 | By Alex Quigley and For RedEye
Ladies and germs, the Blackhawks are the mayors of Craycraytown, population Us. They're only four games away from tying the all-time record of 16 games without a regulation loss to start a season. They'll eventually lose a game, but will it happen before the record falls? LET US MATH.   Tuesday vs. Anaheim The Ducks are in the middle of a long road trip, and the Hawks will be home for the first time in weeks. Anaheim is an impressive 8-2-1 so far. A great Ducks offense could score early and silence the UC, and if there's a game on the homestand to have the nervous...
ENTERTAINMENT
December 26, 2012 | Anna Pulley, @annapulley and RedEye's sex columnist
Every year I dread New Year's Eve--the crazy cover charges, the pressure, the indecision, etc. I want this year to be different, and I don't want to end it alone. Isn't this the biggest party night of the year? Aren't people happy the world didn't end on 12.21 and want to get laid? How can I skew the odds in my favor?--Screw Year's Eve New Year's Eve is definitely THE date for hookups, with odds higher than Valentine's Day, Halloween and Arbor Day combined (but not Groundhog Day. Bill Murray's sexual prowess has ruined the standard for everyone!
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August 14, 2012 | Matt Pais and RedEye movie critic
0.5 stars (out of four) Take the remarkably disingenuous “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,” then replace the exploitation of 9/11 with an insulting adoption fairy tale - and you've got “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” a family film so simultaneously phony and saccharine that five out of five dentists guarantee it will rot both your teeth and brain. (Results not scientific.) Ten-year-old Timothy Green (CJ Adams) literally emerges from the ground when Jim (Joel Edgerton)
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December 26, 2013 | Matt Pais, @mattpais and RedEye movie critic
**1/2 (out of four) It almost goes without saying that a movie featuring Eric Wareheim (of "Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job!"), Jon LaJoie (of "The League") and Marilyn Manson (of Marilyn Manson) possesses a bent worldview. It's standard stuff, though, from writer-director Quentin Dupieux's ("Rubber," "Wrong"), to whom random meaningless and inexplicable behavior comes naturally. In "Wrong Cops," whose plot doesn't deserve the compliment of being called a plot, useless cop Duke (Mark Burnham)
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July 24, 2012 | By Matt Pais and RedEye Sound Board
*** = Recommended shows On sale 10 a.m. Friday The Script, Saturday, Oct. 27 (35-$40, all ages) at Aragon. On sale noon Friday David Choi, Clara C, Friday, Oct. 26 ($15, 18+) at Schubas. ***Father John Misty, La Sera, Jeffertitti's Nile, Tuesday, Oct. 30 ($16-$18, 21+) at Lincoln Hall. ***Milo Greene, Friday, Nov. 2 ($13-$15, 18+) at Lincoln Hall. Nada Surf, Saturday, Dec. 8 ($23, 18+) at Metro. Beth Orton, Sam Amidon, Monday, Oct. 8 ($25, 21+)
ENTERTAINMENT
July 24, 2012 | By Matt Pais and RedEye Sound Board
*** = Recommended shows On sale 10 a.m. Friday The Script, Saturday, Oct. 27 (35-$40, all ages) at Aragon. On sale noon Friday David Choi, Clara C, Friday, Oct. 26 ($15, 18+) at Schubas. ***Father John Misty, La Sera, Jeffertitti's Nile, Tuesday, Oct. 30 ($16-$18, 21+) at Lincoln Hall. ***Milo Greene, Friday, Nov. 2 ($13-$15, 18+) at Lincoln Hall. Nada Surf, Saturday, Dec. 8 ($23, 18+) at Metro. Beth Orton, Sam Amidon, Monday, Oct. 8 ($25, 21+)
SPORTS
March 25, 2012 | RedEye
How things have changed in three years. It used to be that a Tiger Woods win on the PGA Tour was routine. But until Sunday's victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational - and since that infamous car crash - he hadn't won on the tour since September 2009. He was in a major slump off the course, but apparently he wasn't too busy to - well, we won't go there this time. Instead, we'll mark his achievement by seeing how likely it is Chicago teams will end droughts of their own this season.
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