October 3, 2013 |
*** (out of four) Filmed on location in space (not really), “Gravity” takes cinema's immersive visual experience to ambitious places. This isn't an astronaut thriller that periodically cuts to nervous family members on the ground or flashback sequences about training. For 90 minutes, it's pretty much just first-timer Ryan (Sandra Bullock), veteran mission commander Matt (George Clooney) and a staggering long view of Earth that can be difficult to focus on when debris threatens to knock you spinning, spinning, spinning out into nothingness forever.
July 25, 2013 |
It might seem like the new "Star Wars" movies are far, far away, but 2015 is right around the corner. And casting rumors abound! First of all, if we see any Jar Jar Binks in the new "Star Wars" sequels, we're walking out of the theater immediately. But secondly, the Latino Review is reporting that Leonardo DiCaprio, Zac Efron and Ryan Gosling all have tried out for roles in the flick. Really? Them? Aside from being far too famous, we're not sure these guys have what it takes to fight the spawn of Jabba*.
July 16, 2013 |
You can't blame “Fruitvale Station” star Michael B. Jordan for being tempted. “I was actually thinking about calling up Michael Jordan's Steakhouse [today] and just getting dinner reservations,” the 26-year-old actor says. “Just to see what kind of table I would get.” In the Sundance Award-winning, real life-based drama opening Friday, Jordan - who's named after his dad, not the Bulls legend--continues to establish his name on his own. The film depicts the last 24 hours lived by Oscar Grant (Jordan)
July 9, 2013 |
Two weeks after winning the Stanley Cup for the second time in four seasons, the Blackhawks are searching for future stars at their prospect camp. The training sessions run through Friday at Johnny's IceHouse West (2550 W. Madison St.) and are open to the public. RedEye sat down with 2013 draft picks and Illinois natives Ryan Hartman and Anthony Louis to talk about growing up in Chicago, their favorite baseball teams and how they plan to make it to the NHL. RYAN HARTMAN The Blackhawks' top draft pick this year is merely an observer at camp, as he...
July 9, 2013 |
Many hockey analysts are comparing the Blackhawks top 2013 draft pick, 18-year-old Ryan Hartman, to Blackhawks fan favorite Andrew Shaw. Of course, there's only one way to truly see how much these two have in common: with a RedEye faceoff. SIZE Shaw: 5-foot-11, 165 pounds Hartman: 5-foot-11, 185 pounds Edge: Hartman. The extra weight comes in handy when you're picking on players who are bigger than you. INTERESTS Shaw: Loves shin pads.
June 25, 2013 |
***= Recommended shows On sale 10 a.m. Friday The Avett Brothers, Friday, Nov. 22 ($37.50-$48.50, all ages) at UIC Pavilion. Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls, The Smith Street Band, Koo Koo Kangaroo, Tuesday, Oct. 29 ($22.50-$25, 18+) at Vic Theatre. Lawson, Saturday, Aug. 31 ($15, all ages) at Subterranean. On sale noon Friday Olafur Arnalds, Thursday, Oct. 3 ($20-$30, 21+) at Athenaeum Theater. Bad Things, Thursday, Aug. 7 ($12, 18+) at Lincoln Hall.