Chicago Sun-Times http://www.suntimes.com Latest news from the Chicago Sun-Times Online en-us webmaster@suntimes.com (Editor) Newspapers http://www.suntimes.com/csp/cms/sites/STM/assets/img/logos/suntimes.gif Chicago Sun-Times http://www.suntimes.com 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ ‘This Is Where I Leave You’: A brilliant cast deserves better ]]> Lead story image

RICHARD ROEPER: What’s the use of engaging Jane Fonda, Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver and others in clichéd scenes? ]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:25:39 -0600 http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/29915477-421/this-is-where-i-leave-you-a-brilliant-cast-deserves-better.html http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/29915477-421/this-is-where-i-leave-you-a-brilliant-cast-deserves-better.html <![CDATA[ ‘A Walk Among the Tombstones’: Liam Neeson, wise and weary ]]> Lead story image

In “A Walk Among the Tombstones,” Liam Neeson gets on the telephone and has a deliberate and quietly intense conversation with a bad man who has kidnapped a young girl, but this is a very different kind of thriller than the borderline cartoonish “Taken” movies. ]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:40:36 -0600 http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/29928086-421/a-walk-among-the-tombstones-liam-neeson-wise-and-weary.html http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/29928086-421/a-walk-among-the-tombstones-liam-neeson-wise-and-weary.html <![CDATA[ ‘The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby’: A sad story worth seeing ]]> Lead story image

Ghosts are lurking everywhere in the “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby.” ]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:23:28 -0600 http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/29912814-421/the-disappearance-of-eleanor-rigby-a-sad-story-worth-seeing.html http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/29912814-421/the-disappearance-of-eleanor-rigby-a-sad-story-worth-seeing.html <![CDATA[ ‘Tusk’: Kevin Smith’s uniquely twisted curiosity cuts deep ]]> Lead story image

Richard Roeper: I’m recommending Kevin Smith’s uniquely twisted “Tusk,” but there’s a part of me that wishes I could un-see it. Read more here. http://wp.me/p4WqHa-TkV … ]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:23:45 -0600 http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/29913729-421/tusk-kevin-smiths-uniquely-twisted-curiosity-cuts-deep.html http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/29913729-421/tusk-kevin-smiths-uniquely-twisted-curiosity-cuts-deep.html <![CDATA[ ‘The Maze Runner’: A satisfying sci-fi ride ]]>

In an age when we are seeing quite a few pieces of young adult literature being turned into big screen films, it was quite delightful to have watched “The Maze Runner,” a well-acted and intelligent thriller/futuristic sci-fi romp. Read more here. http://entertainment.suntimes.com/entertainment-news/maze-runner-satisfying-sci-fi-ride/ … ]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:34:07 -0600 http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/29931433-421/the-maze-runner-a-satisfying-sci-fi-ride.html http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/29931433-421/the-maze-runner-a-satisfying-sci-fi-ride.html <![CDATA[ ‘The Drop’: Acting of quiet brilliance by Hardy, Gandolfini ]]> Lead story image

RICHARD ROEPER: Dialogue tells only part of the story in a crime drama marked by stunning performances ]]> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:14:45 -0600 http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/29784132-421/the-drop-acting-of-quiet-brilliance-by-hardy-gandolfini.html http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/29784132-421/the-drop-acting-of-quiet-brilliance-by-hardy-gandolfini.html <![CDATA[ ‘The Skeleton Twins’: ‘SNL’ alums deftly blend comedy, drama ]]> Lead story image

Read more here. http://entertainment.suntimes.com/entertainment-news/skeleton-twins-snl-alums-deftly-blend-comedy-drama/ … ]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:43:20 -0600 http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/29792760-421/the-skeleton-twins-snl-alums-deftly-blend-comedy-drama.html http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/29792760-421/the-skeleton-twins-snl-alums-deftly-blend-comedy-drama.html <![CDATA[ ‘Dolphin Tale 2’: Now they’re just treading water ]]> Lead story image

Read more here. http://entertainment.suntimes.com/entertainment-news/dolphin-tale-2-now-theyre-just-treading-water/ … ]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:10:14 -0600 http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/29791387-421/dolphin-tale-2-now-theyre-just-treading-water.html http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/29791387-421/dolphin-tale-2-now-theyre-just-treading-water.html <![CDATA[ ‘The Homestretch’: Cameras notice 3 forgotten Chicago teens ]]> Lead story image

Read more here. http://entertainment.suntimes.com/entertainment-news/homestretch-cameras-notice-3-forgotten-chicago-teens/ … ]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 21:28:30 -0600 http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/29791405-421/the-homestretch-cameras-notice-3-forgotten-chicago-teens.html http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/29791405-421/the-homestretch-cameras-notice-3-forgotten-chicago-teens.html <![CDATA[ ‘Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt?’: Nobody needs to care ]]> Lead story image

Read more here. http://entertainment.suntimes.com/entertainment-news/atlas-shrugged-john-galt-nobody-needs-care/ … ]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:41:07 -0600 http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/29829253-421/atlas-shrugged-who-is-john-galt-nobody-needs-to-care.html http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/29829253-421/atlas-shrugged-who-is-john-galt-nobody-needs-to-care.html <![CDATA[ ‘Finding Fela!’: Revealing the inspiring, vexing Fela Kuti ]]> Lead story image

Read more here. http://entertainment.suntimes.com/entertainment-news/finding-fela-revealing-inspiring-vexing-fela-kuti/ … ]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:18:25 -0600 http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/29789408-421/finding-fela-revealing-the-inspiring-vexing-fela-kuti.html http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/29789408-421/finding-fela-revealing-the-inspiring-vexing-fela-kuti.html <![CDATA[ ‘The Congress’: Clever ideas sink into tedium ]]> Lead story image

Read more here. http://entertainment.suntimes.com/entertainment-news/life-beth-much-life-zombie-rom-com/ … ]]> Thu, 04 Sep 2014 19:22:38 -0600 http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/29629955-421/the-congress-clever-ideas-sink-into-tedium.html http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/29629955-421/the-congress-clever-ideas-sink-into-tedium.html <![CDATA[ ‘Life After Beth’: Not much life in zombie rom-com ]]> Lead story image

Read more here. http://entertainment.suntimes.com/entertainment-news/life-beth-much-life-zombie-rom-com/ … ]]> Thu, 04 Sep 2014 20:20:38 -0600 http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/29643595-421/life-after-beth-not-much-life-in-zombie-rom-com.html http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/29643595-421/life-after-beth-not-much-life-in-zombie-rom-com.html <![CDATA[ Filipino Cinema fest brings compelling dramas to Chicago ]]> Lead story image

Read more here. http://entertainment.suntimes.com/movies/filipino-cinema-fest-brings-compelling-dramas-chicago/ … ]]> Thu, 04 Sep 2014 20:15:46 -0600 http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/29644479-421/filipino-cinema-fest-brings-compelling-dramas-to-chicago.html http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/29644479-421/filipino-cinema-fest-brings-compelling-dramas-to-chicago.html <![CDATA[ ‘To Be Takei’: The joyful, painful life of ‘America’s Gay Uncle’ ]]> Lead story image

RICHARD ROEPER: ‘Star Trek’ alum and rights activist George Takei a glittering diamond of a documentary subject. ]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:09:59 -0600 http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/29484522-421/to-be-takei-the-joyful-painful-life-of-americas-gay-uncle.html http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/29484522-421/to-be-takei-the-joyful-painful-life-of-americas-gay-uncle.html <![CDATA[ ‘Frank’: Headgear hinders an earnest pop-music comedy ]]>

“Frank” can be hard to wrap your head around, and it’s impossible to sing along to one of his tunes. But that’s the point of the clunky-if-earnest comedy about a literal band of misfits led by a singer who never takes off his mascot-size headgear. Ever. Michael Fassbender plays the title character, but Frank really is about Jon (Domhnall Gleeson), a wannabe keyboardist and full-time office drone who pens songs about his daily-grind world. When he stumbles on alt-band the Soronprfbs — and its current keyboardist, who is attempting suicide — Jon suddenly has a gig. Aside from Frank, the … ]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:42:33 -0600 http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/29543732-421/frank-headgear-hinders-an-earnest-pop-music-comedy.html http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/29543732-421/frank-headgear-hinders-an-earnest-pop-music-comedy.html