February 11, 2014 |
"Gotham" has found its first villain. Robin Lord Taylor will play a young Oswald Cobblepot, aka The Penguin, in the upcoming Fox series that will follow the early career of Commissioner James Gordon - and Batman's future foes. Warner Bros. Television already announced that former "Southland" and "The O.C. " star Ben McKenzie will play a young Det. Jim Gordon. Now it has announced four other regular cast members who will populate Gotham City. Taylor ("Another Earth," "The Walking Dead")
February 23, 2012 |
*** (out of four) Foolproof movie idea: Paul Rudd stands in front of a mirror and improvises for 90 minutes. Admit it. You would see that movie. You would buy the DVD. You would watch it when you were feeling lousy, and it would cheer you up. The minute or so of “Wanderlust” when George (Rudd) tries to give his reflection - with permission from his wife Linda (Jennifer Aniston), mind you - the confidence to sleep with a very beautiful, very interested woman (Malin Akerman)
March 31, 2014 |
When I was getting ready for my Chicago sports weekend in Pittsburgh, I made a list of famous Chicago things I might see there: deep dish pizza, potholes, athlete statues, etc. I should have added "disappointment" to the list. The Blackhawks fell to the Penguins 4-1 on Sunday at the Consol Energy Center. The next day, the Cubs fell to the Pirates 1-0 in 10 innings on Opening Day. There were many more Blackhawks fans in Pittsburgh than Cubs fans. I spotted these fans sightseeing at Point State Park and drinking at a...
December 6, 2012 |
*1/2 (out of four) Poor James Tupper. He played the hero's ex's new/inevitably doomed guy in “Mr. Popper's Penguins” and now again in “Playing For Keeps,” which is approximately the same movie. Just with hot soccer moms in place of penguins, I guess. This time, the absentee dad looking for redemption is George (Gerard Butler), a soccer star who apparently “got more ass than a toilet seat” back in the day. Though he's no longer competing with toilet seats, George now catches the eye of suspiciously attractive...
January 22, 2014 |
It's time for the other March of the Penguins. Many a Chicagoan has been there--when the mad dash for the evening bus turns into slapstick comedy as commuters slip, slide and fall on the neverending network of icy sidewalks this winter. Record cold snaps and the return of the polar vortex are bringing more ice to city streets, but that doesn't mean anyone should be busting ass if it can be avoided. While we were shuffling around our carpeted office Wednesday afternoon, RedEye called on experts in walking on slick...
March 3, 2013 |
The 2013 Blackhawks have long since left the 2006-07 Anaheim Ducks in their dust, but oh, there are mountains left to climb. Chicago's streak of games with at least a point reached 22 this season and sits at 28 overall if you count last season. It's time to see how they stack up against some of the greatest winning/unbeaten regular-season streaks in history. NHL 1979-80 Philadelphia Flyers: 35 games The "Broad Street Bullies" own the pinnacle of unbeaten streaks in hockey; it's also the longest in major American sports.