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'Southside with You' is pointedly feminist

It’s a worn-out trope of romantic comedies that a Type-A woman meets a fun-loving guy who teaches her how to let loose. Uptight women are the worst. Consider Michelle Robinson in “Southside with You.” Michelle wasn’t interested in dating a guy named Barack Obama because she was his adviser at work....

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  • Interview: Michael Cera talks 'Sausage Party,' acting on Broadway and the 'Twin Peaks' reboot

    Interview: Michael Cera talks 'Sausage Party,' acting on Broadway and the 'Twin Peaks' reboot

    Michael Cera hasn’t seen “Ghostbusters” yet. The 28-year-old—whose obsession with the original at age 3 apparently inspired him to be an actor—has been too busy to see much of anything lately. You may know him as the awkward kid from “Arrested Development,” “Juno” and “Superbad,” but he looks a...

  • Gina Rodriguez: 'Difficult' teen years in Chicago pushed me to succeed

    Gina Rodriguez: 'Difficult' teen years in Chicago pushed me to succeed

    "Jane the Virgin" star Gina Rodriguez said the difficult teen years she experienced growing up in Chicago pushed her to succeed as an actress. Rodriguez, 32, said she looked like a "little boy" while attending high school at St. Ignatius College Prep on the Near West Side. "I went to school with...

  • Casting the inevitable ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ movie

    Casting the inevitable ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ movie

    It’s been a little over a week since “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” hit shelves, which means that Warner Bros. has probably already started making plans to develop a multi-part film spinoff. Can’t make just one movie these days, you know! Suffice it to say that the studio will have a pretty...

  • Daisy Ridley too pure for this world, deletes her Instagram

    Daisy Ridley too pure for this world, deletes her Instagram

    World-renowned, cutest little cinnamon roll ever Daisy Ridley, who plays Rey in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," has deleted her Instagram account.  Ridley posted on Instagram on Monday that she had cried through a tribute to victims of gun violence at the Teen Choice Awards last Sunday. She included...

  • Suicide Squad 101: Your guide to the characters in DC's latest superhero flick

    Suicide Squad 101: Your guide to the characters in DC's latest superhero flick

    Sometimes it feels like the world has superhero fatigue—or is that just us? Every summer is jam-packed with movie after movie that end with the same giant battle, the fate of the world hanging in the balance. We get it. Which is maybe why we’re all so excited for “Suicide Squad,” a flick that promises...

  • Black films spotlighted this month at the Siskel

    Black films spotlighted this month at the Siskel

    A romantic drama about an interracial relationship, a documentary about one of the funkiest (if dysfunctional) bands of the last half century and a TV pilot that attempts a Chicago take on HBO's "The Wire" are among the selections in this year's Black Harvest Film Festival at the Siskel, which...

  • Here's what we know so far about the 'Fantastic Beasts' sequel

    Here's what we know so far about the 'Fantastic Beasts' sequel

    "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" doesn't come out for a few more months, but we're already getting excited about what's to follow it. The sequel to the first "Fantastic Beasts" movie is due out Nov. 16, 2018, meaning we'll have two years to wait for more adventures in the wizarding world. ...

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