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'Maze Runner' stars battle on screen, bond off of it

'Maze Runner' stars battle on screen, bond off of it

Dylan O’Brien, Will Poulter and Kaya Scodelario are racing through a maze. Who comes out first?

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Advance 'Gone Girl' screening Oct. 1 at Music Box

Advance 'Gone Girl' screening Oct. 1 at Music Box

For anyone who's read Chicagoan Gillian Flynn's awesome thriller "Gone Girl"--or just fans of director David Fincher--the big-screen adaptation's Oct. 3 release date can't arrive soon enough. Wait: You don't have to wait that...

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Dan Stevens gets rowdy in 'The Guest'

Dan Stevens gets rowdy in 'The Guest'

Dan Stevens has not been in many fights in his life. You’d never know it from “The Guest.”

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Fall movie preview 2014

Fall movie preview 2014

If you read “Gone Girl,” by bestselling Chicago author Gillian Flynn, the schedule of movies opening between now and the end of the year is pretty much the book’s big-screen version—directed by David...

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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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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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