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Who cast Mila Kunis as a mother of middle-schoolers?

Mila Kunis is a mess in the trailer for “Bad Moms.” She’s late to marketing meetings, spills lunch all over her suit and gets mildly sweaty in an exercise class full of women in pink sports bras. You know, the average pitfalls of motherhood. And yet, her “mess” is still a remarkably attractive...

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  • Interview: Adam Devine and Jake Szymanski talk improv comedy, family ties and 'Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates'

    Interview: Adam Devine and Jake Szymanski talk improv comedy, family ties and 'Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates'

    Director Jake Szymanski is excited to be back in Chicago. Stopping through with actor Adam Devine as they promote “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates,” the Northwestern grad is most eager for stuffed spinach pizza from Giordano’s. He and Devine have a quick, playful rapport that was clearly developed...

  • Tracking Hollywood's obsession with live-action remakes of classic Disney cartoons

    Tracking Hollywood's obsession with live-action remakes of classic Disney cartoons

    “The Legend of Tarzan” hits theaters Friday, making it the latest live-action remake of a classic Disney cartoon. Some stay faithful to their source material (“Cinderella”) while others strike out with an original twist (“Maleficent”). We plotted how faithful these flicks are in relation their...

  • 'The Legend of Tarzan' is a slow, convoluted march to nothing

    'The Legend of Tarzan' is a slow, convoluted march to nothing

    Does the idea of “Tarzan” send you back to the ‘90s? Do you think fondly of simpler times, scored by Phil Collins songs? Are you interested in having that ripped away from you? “The Legend of Tarzan” is not so much a live-action remake as it is a live-action sequel with hazy, convoluted flashbacks....

  • Film academy invites 683 new members to join large, diverse class

    Film academy invites 683 new members to join large, diverse class

    Six months after announcing intentions to double the number of female and minority members in its ranks by 2020, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 683 new members to join the organization. The academy says its invitees are 46 percent female, 41 percent minority and represent...

  • James Cameron slams 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

    James Cameron slams 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

    It's safe to say that James Cameron isn't the biggest fan of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." The "Titanic" director tiptoed around answering a question about what he thought about the sequel before taking a dig at the film. "Well, George Lucas is a friend of mine," he prefaced. "I don't want to...

  • Get sorted at Ilvermorny, the American Hogwarts

    Get sorted at Ilvermorny, the American Hogwarts

    If you’re anything like me, you’re a legal adult with a Pottermore account (no shame). And if that’s true, you’ve likely seen that J.K. Rowling dropped a bunch of new info about the American wizardry school Ilvermorny on the site today, including a sorting quiz that determines which Ilvermorny...

  • Nicolas Winding Refn and Elle Fanning talk controversy, narcissism & 'The Neon Demon'

    Nicolas Winding Refn and Elle Fanning talk controversy, narcissism & 'The Neon Demon'

    Nicolas Winding Refn and Elle Fanning are a bit of an odd couple. The 45-year-old Danish director, most famous for his 2011 film “Drive,” is solemn—a purveyor of long, unperturbed eye contact. When I asked him if he had a chance to do anything fun in Chicago before our interview at the Waldorf...

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