While the flow of movie stars to SXSW continues, the Red Carpet opportunities seem fewer than in previous years. Nevertheless, there have been some big names showing up and below are a few of the celebrities who walked the red carpet or took part in a panel for film. Much … [Read More]
Awards night at the 54th Chicago International Film Festival A party was held for Press and filmmakers, prior to the ceremony. The pictures here represent some of the behind-the-scene action. Many thanks to the organizers of the Chicago International Film Festival for the nice pre-awards ceremony event. The man behind … [Read More]
Michael Kutza: founder of the Chicago International Film Festival in 1964. In 1964, film buff Michael Kutza founded the Chicago International Film Festival, with silent screen star Colleen Moore. The debut of the Chicago International Film Festival (now in its 54th year) was at the Carnegie Theatre at Rush and … [Read More]
Source: @hhgarcia41 via Twitter In the past couple of decades, the words ‘video game adaptation’ have often been enough to send most right-minded movie fans running from cinemas in terror. There have been so many efforts to translate hit gaming franchises onto the big screen down the years, but it … [Read More]
It may be common knowledge that the 1995 classic movie Casino is based on a true story. Which parts are true and which are exaggerated, however, is less commonly known. Let’s take a journey together and uncover the truth of the Hollywood version of the following real-life events. Were the … [Read More]
An animated version of the Dr Seuss treasure, The Cat in the Hat, is due to to start moving forward. Warner Bros Animation will be heading it up.
With a release date set for this year, fans of the first Incredibles 2 are wondering what to expect. The film is a highly anticipated sequel 10 years on!
After being one of the most lauded screenwriters of the 90’s, with such work as Get Shorty, Out of Sight, and Dead Again, Scott Frank conceived the idea for Godless in the early 2000’s. He saw as a project for Steven Soderbergh, who wasn’t keen on the idea of directing … [Read More]
As part of their press tour for The Boss Baby, I had a chance to speak to the director Tom McGrath and producer Ramsey Naito about the film when they visited Chicago recently. The Boss Baby comes out in theaters on Friday, March 31, so go see it, it’s funny. … [Read More]
Danny Boyle is one of the great directors of this generation, and I got a chance to talk to him about the recently released T2 Trainspotting. The interview took place in Chicago, and I was joined along with film critics Lee Shoquist and Pat McDonald as we chatted with Danny … [Read More]
It’s been 20 years since Trainspotting made an impression on people who saw it. The band is back and it feels a lot like nothing has changed, but everything has. What happened to the guys in the past 20 years? How were their lives changed after Renton bailed on them? … [Read More]
The live-action Beauty and the Beast is many things, but a great Disney movie it is not. This might have been one of the most anticipated movies, much less a Disney one, in a long time, yet it ultimately falls a bit flat. There are things I definitely thought they … [Read More]