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'Sinister 2' to film in Chicago

'Sinister 2' to film in Chicago

The sequel to the 2012 surprise hit “Sinister” will film entirely in the Chicago area for one month beginning in August, according to a spokesman for Blumhouse Productions, the studio behind the horror film.

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Michael Pitt and Mike Cahill on 'I Origins'

Michael Pitt and Mike Cahill on 'I Origins'

Ryan Gosling and Michael Pitt co-starred as brilliant, disturbed teenagers in 2002’s “Murder by Numbers.” While Gosling went on to become, well, Gosling, Pitt’s career has been spent more frequently...

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Stars talk Chicago-made 'Happy Christmas'

Stars talk Chicago-made 'Happy Christmas'

Before seeing director Joe Swanberg’s appealing new Chicago-made film, “Happy Christmas,” at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, I talked to some of the stars on the red carpet. Here’s what they had to...

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Chaz Ebert, Steve James consider 'Life Itself'

Chaz Ebert, Steve James consider 'Life Itself'

Many, many people around the world have loved and supported the work of late film critic Roger Ebert. But, obviously, you won’t find bigger champions of the Pulitzer Prize-winning, Urbana, Ill. native than Chaz Ebert,...

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10 worst movies of 2014 so far

10 worst movies of 2014 so far

While 2014 hasn't offered a lot of really good movies through June, it's had more than its share of garbage. So while I can only pick the 5 best so far, choosing the 10 worst requires eliminating quite a few candidates. --...

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5 best movies of 2014 so far

5 best movies of 2014 so far

Through June, 2014 hasn't been a great year at the movies. I've seen a number of films I've liked ("The Rover," "Blue Ruin," "Locke," "Godzilla," "Neighbors," "Joe," "Under the Skin," "Captain America: The Winter Soldier,"...

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'Third Person' writer-director Paul Haggis wants to start debate

'Third Person' writer-director Paul Haggis wants to start debate

You do not think Paul Haggis is an OK filmmaker. You love his work (“In the Valley of Elah”), or you can’t stand it (“The Next Three Days”). You admire him for tackling difficult subjects (&...

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Name that William H. Macy movie

Name that William H. Macy movie

You know William H. Macy from what sometimes feels like half of the movies you've ever seen.

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'Jersey Boys' stars on Clint Eastwood's musical

'Jersey Boys' stars on Clint Eastwood's musical

Directing the big-screen version of “Jersey Boys,” Clint Eastwood sang and┬ádanced all over the musical drama’s set to demonstrate what he wanted from┬áhis actors, right?

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'Obvious Child' star Jenny Slate and writer-director Gillian Robespierre on bodily surprises

'Obvious Child' star Jenny Slate and writer-director Gillian Robespierre on bodily surprises

Among the many great things about “Obvious Child” is the fact that it should finally stop anyone from lazily referring to star Jenny Slate as the person who dropped an F-bomb on her first episode of her only...

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8 movies that made us cry

8 movies that made us cry

Anyone who’s read John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars” knows why people are planning to bring boxes of tissues to the movie this weekend. Seriously, some people probably bawled during the trailer....

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'Wet Hot American Summer' TV show?!

'Wet Hot American Summer' TV show?!

My friend texted me a link to a Variety story, reporting that...

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You're not supposed to want 'The Purge' in real life

You're not supposed to want 'The Purge' in real life

In my review of "The Purge," the unexpected 2013 hit about a world in which...

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Africa now, stardom next for Bella Thorne

Africa now, stardom next for Bella Thorne

Much must be said about the new Adam Sandler/Drew Barrymore romantic comedy “Blended,” but we’ll save that for the review.

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'Ghostbusters,' 'Top Gun,' 'Field of Dreams' lead Millennium Park's Summer Film Series lineup

'Ghostbusters,' 'Top Gun,' 'Field of Dreams' lead Millennium Park's Summer Film Series lineup

Millennium Park's free Summer Film Series lineup for 2014 may be its most nostalgic yet. You'll have the chance to quote "If you build it, he will come," "This one goes to 11" and "I feel the need ... the need for speed!"&...

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Interview: 'Red Dawn' star Josh Peck

RedEye's Matt Pais chats with the actor over breakfast at Brunch in River North....

RedEye's Matt Pais chats with the actor over breakfast at Brunch in River North.

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