July 17, 2012 |
I'm in a bind. My friend Elliott and I bought tickets to see the much-anticipated conclusion to Chris Nolan's Batman trilogy, “The Dark Knight Rises” on IMAX this Wednesday. Let me note that this is exactly the way I want to see it. With over an hour of footage shot specifically for the IMAX screen, it's one of the few times a $20 movie ticket is totally worth it (“Avatar” and “Watchmen” being very important instances of when it was not). Secondly, I'm very happy to be going on a bro-date with Elliott.
June 8, 2012 |
One of three chefs with Chicago ties on Bravo's"Around the World in 80 Plates"reached the end of the road Wednesday night. On a show of big personalities, travel agent-turned-chef Gary Walker proved himself a reliable supplier of one-liners and a steady source of entertainment for fans. The ladies of the Kappa Phi Delta sorority house at Illinois Institute of Technology, where Walker worked as a chef before filming the show, even got a shout-out when he chugged beer during a pub crawl challenge on the show's first episode filmed in London.
June 14, 2012 |
The second of three chefs with Chicago ties on Bravo's “Around the World in 80 Plates” reached the end of the road Wednesday night. Nick Lacasse, who has worked as chef at The Drawing Room in the Gold Coast for the past six years, performed well in the episode's cooking challenges, but was voted off the show as a result of his fellow team members' immunity and alliances with one another. Even though his journey was cut short, we'll always remember him for spouting off one of the funniest one-liners of the series so far: When fellow team member Steve “Nookie” Postal asked him...
August 1, 2012 |
Something tells me Nucky Thompson's shocking move in the Season 2 finale of "Boardwalk Empire" will come back to haunt him. A new teaser for the HBO drama's third season (spoiler alert!) replays in super slo-mo Nucky (Steve Buscemi) gunning down his one-time protege Jimmy Darmody (Michael Pitt), who betrayed his former mentor in a political coup. It's dark and moody, which suggests Nucky will feel the reprecussions of the murder for a long time to come. The most revealing part of the clip shows Nucky looking over Darmody's body, and as he drops...
September 26, 2012
Wisconsin at Nebraska, Sept. 29 This could be a preview of the Big Ten championship game. Regardless, you'll be seeing a lot of red in the stands, for better or worse. Michigan State at Michigan, Oct. 20 Whoever wins this game might have the inside track on the Legends Division crown. The teams also can compare notes on losing to Notre Dame. Nebraska at Northwestern, Oct. 20 A victory over the powerhouse Cornhuskers would go a long way toward convincing some that the Wildcats are for real - especially with all the Nebraska fans expecting...
November 8, 2012 |
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.