Kids' comic horror tale 'House' is derivative and suspenseless, but safe
Jack Black and Cate Blanchett trading childish insults become the most engaging part of "The House With a Clock in Its Walls," a derivative, unsuspenseless comic horror tale designed for indiscriminating kids.
Lisle's Punk the Burbs 2 brings together a bigger, bolder lineup of area musicians"It's a real scene-building opportunity." Jason Fein and Caitlin Edwards are growing the suburban punk, rock and ska scene with the Punk the Burbs 2 music fest in Lisle Saturday.
Movie review: 'Life Itself' a tearfully contrived soap operaOscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Antonio Banderas and Samuel L. Jackson star in "Life Itself," Dan Fogelman's series of five intertwined, overlapping chapters, each brandishing a Hallmark card message of hope and light through the darkest times of sadness and suffering.
Movie review: Michael Moore's 'Fahrenheit 11/9' is an I-told-you-so about the 2016 election"Fahrenheit 11/9," the latest documentary from agent provocateur Michael Moore, attempts nothing short of a magic act: turning despair into hope. He starts off with the question asking how Trump got elected, then moves on to the Flint water crisis, and then to grass-roots activists who are impatient for change. Hope is at the center of it all.
Movie review: ChloŽ Sevigny, Kristen Stewart star in a feminist take on Lizzie BordenThe new indie thriller "Lizzie," starring ChloŽ Sevigny and Kristen Stewart, presents a quasi-feminist take on the infamous true story of Lizzie Borden, who may or may not have axed her father and stepmother to death in 1892. Was it a sordid relationship that led to the killings?
Feder: New WTTW series 'Art & Design in Chicago'; Hawk Harrelson's last callA four-part series on "Art & Design in Chicago" will premiere October 5 on WTTW-Channel 11, airing at 8:30 p.m. Fridays. And Sunday's broadcast of the Chicago White Sox vs. Chicago Cubs "Crosstown Classic" on NBC Sports Chicago will mark the final game call of legendary White Sox announcer Ken "Hawk" Harrelson.
Dining out: Raise a glass at Oktoberfests, Oartoberfest, Rumtoberfest & moreFrom Oktoberfests at Bub City and Yard House to Rumtoberfest at Bahama Breeze, Oartoberfest at Broken Oar and game days at Michael Jordan's, there's no shortage of unique suburban dining events happening this weekend.
St. Charles pub marks 90 years in businessAs part of a 90th anniversary celebration this weekend, Evergreen Pub & Grill in St. Charles will, for one day, bring back Rolle Bolle, the Belgian outdoor game that is a cross between bowling and horseshoes.
LeBron James is officially doing 'Space Jam 2', a sequel to the Michael Jordan-Bugs Bunny originalMichael Jordan or LeBron James? It's a debate that will span from now until the end of basketball. Now, that discussion has added a new wrinkle - and a rabbit for a teammate. The time has come for King James to suit up for the Tune Squad.
Flavorful fine dining impresses at Three Embers in LincolnshireMarriott Theatre patrons have a new fine-dining option to enjoy before a show: Three Embers in the Lincolnshire Marriott. The seasonal menu features top-notch steaks and seafood.
Ozzy Osbourne headlines weekend concert slateOzzy Osbourne and Stone Sour will perform Friday night at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre.
'Sesame Street' wants to clarify: Bert and Ernie aren't gayThe producers of "Sesame Street" want you to know that Bert and Ernie are not, in fact, gay.
Through the Film Magnifier: Featuring singing nuns, Kickapoo rock fest, the Paddock Olympics, rocket clubs and more.
Through the Film Magnifier: Featuring Joan Rivers, Larry Lujack, The Arlingtones, disco dancing and more