May 15, 2012 |
Wadiyan dictator General Aladeen (Sacha Baron Cohen) has more patience than you'd expect--he won't launch a nuclear weapon until it has a pointy top--but that doesn't mean you have to be patient to see "The Dictator. " Head to AMC River East tonight for one of a few sneak previews offered for the comedy, which has several hilarious moments in a film I ultimately found pretty juvenile and disappointing . Anyway, you can judge for yourself at the 9 p.m. show (no, it's not free)
January 9, 2013 |
ArcLight Cinemas plans to open a Chicago location in the summer of 2014, the theatre's first location in the Midwest and second outside of California. ArcLight is a well-known cinema chain in California--for 10 years, it's given West Coasters the chance to watch movies in what's billed as a luxurious environment. The theatres include extra-wide-seats, black box theatres and reserved premium seating. Construction on the Chicago location, which is part of a nation-wide expansion, has begun in Lincoln Park at the Clyborn Retail Corridor, just south of Halsted Street.
November 16, 2012 |
Here's an exclusive video preview for the latest episode of "Hunted," titled "Ambassadors" and airing at 9 p.m. CT on Cinemax. In the episode, Sam (Melissa George) awakens in her hospital room to find a familiar face who promises to be an ally. He alludes to a connection from her past and refuses to give complete information, but divulges a secret that leads her to take action. Meanwhile, Aidan (Adam Rayner) is forced by Deacon (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) and Rupert (Stephn Dillane)
December 8, 2011 |
NBC's two-night "Grimm" event this week presents one of star David Giuntoli's favorite fractured fairy tales, and co-star Russell Hornsby's least favorite acting partners. "I don't know how much I can give away," Giuntoli told me before the season began. "I'll just say Russell Hornsby did not like working with what he had to work with ['Danse Macabre']. It was something on set that was not human. " Now that we know more about the episode, I can only assume Giuntoli was talking about rats--or maybe a corpse.
February 13, 2013 |
Ahsoka Tano marches closer to her ultimate fate in this week's "Star Wars: The Clone Wars. " When the Republic military takes over the Temple bombing case after Ahsoka and Anakin Skywalker ferreted out the bomber, Ahsoka finds herself at odds with Admiral Tarkin in "The Jedi Who Knew Too Much," debuting at 8:30 a.m. CT Feb. 16 on Cartoon Network. "The Jedi Who Knew Too Much" is the second of a four-part arc titled after Alfred Hitchcock films. "The Man Who Knew Too Much" was released in 1934.
November 10, 2011 |
The makers of "Strike Back" and Cinemax have cleared up one cliffhanger from the Season 1 finale: Sgt. Michael Stonebridge stays with the military unit called Section 20. Both Philip Winchester, who plays Stonebridge, and Sullivan Stapleton, who stars as Stonebridge's partner, Damien Scott, will be back for Season 2, Cinemax announced Thursday. The buff buddies make quite the dynamic duo as counter-espionage operatives carrying out covert missions all over the world. Also returning are Rhashan Stone as Major Oliver Sinclair and Michelle Lukes as Sgt. Julia Richmond.
June 13, 2012 |
This weekend the scene at Soldier Field won't be about da Bears but da bass, and the drops won't be coming in the form of fumbles or incomplete passes. Instead, fans of electronic dance music (EDM) will be the ones touching down in the stadium for Chicago's new Spring Awakening Festival. Spring Awakening bills itself as “Chicago's first all-dance music festival,” a statement of purpose that differentiates the fest from the city's other electronic-heavy fests like Lollapalooza's Perry's stage or North Coast Music Festival.
December 22, 2011 |
Chuck and Sarah finally figure out who is trying to destroy Carmichael Industries in "Chuck Versus the Santa Suit," airing at 7 p.m. Dec. 23 on NBC. Comic book legend Stan Lee guest stars in the episode, and Bonita Friedericy returns as Gen. Beckman. Watch the clips above. Below is NBC's tease for the episode. Merry Christmas! "Ghosts of Christmas past return to haunt Chuck and Sarah when old secrets and threts resurface. Chuck (Zachary Levi) and Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) discover who's behind the plot to destroy Carmichael Industries.
November 23, 2011 |
Being Dr. Helen Magnus' right-hand man isn't really good for your love life. Just ask Will Zimmerman, who takes another hit for the team in "Fugue," the much-anticipated musical episode of "Sanctuary" airing at 9 p.m. Nov. 25 on Syfy. As you can see in the video sneak above - and the exclusive sneak peek I showed last week - Will's love, FBI agent Abby Corigan (Pascale Hutton), has come under the control of an abnormal who understands only musical frequencies. In this scene, Helen (Amanda Tapping)
December 11, 2012 |
With January right around the corner, the best thing to plan is your hibernation, right? These five theaters aim to lure you out to all corners of the world - from a tiger's cage in Baghdad to an Indian customer service call center - and to all corners of your imagination, courtesy of a scantily clad "Dr. Who" parody, a retelling of "Macbeth" and a lover's twisted quest for revenge. The Mother[bleep]er with the Hat Jimmy Smits ("Sons of Anarchy," "Dexter," "The West Wing") makes his Chicago stage debut as a 12-step recovery program sponsor.