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Mark Duplass and Charlie McDowell protect 'The One I Love'

Mark Duplass and Charlie McDowell protect 'The One I Love'

Mark Duplass discovered how damaging spoilers can be when he went to see “The Crying Game” at age 14.

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Brenton Thwaites and Odeya Rush get dystopian in 'The Giver'

Brenton Thwaites and Odeya Rush get dystopian in 'The Giver'

For a moment, Odeya Rush stares at an imaginary phone in her hand. The 17-year-old co-star of “The Giver” is impersonating pretty much her entire generation.

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Jeff Bridges finally delivers 'The Giver'

Jeff Bridges finally delivers 'The Giver'

It may disappoint fans of “The Big Lebowski” to hear that Jeff Bridges, aka the Dude, aka El Duderino if you’re not into the whole brevity thing, rarely hits the lanes.

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Matt Walsh turns off the funny for 'Into the Storm'

Matt Walsh turns off the funny for 'Into the Storm'

Matt Walsh isn’t an obvious choice to star in the action-drama “Into the Storm” as a tornado-chasing documentary filmmaker. So to audition his dramatic abilities, the suburban Darien native—best...

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5 roles that led Chris Pratt to 'Guardians of the Galaxy' stardom

5 roles that led Chris Pratt to 'Guardians of the Galaxy' stardom

Though it wasn’t Chris Pratt’s first big-time exposure—he did nine episodes of “The O.C.,” apparently—the first thing I remember seeing him in was “Bride Wars,” the miserable...

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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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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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