Spectacular visuals not enough to lift suspenseless sci-fi tale 'The Creator'
With nary a whit of wit, fun, awe, wonder or suspense, Gareth Edwards' generic sci-fi action tale "The Creator" plods through 133 minutes of retina-arresting scenes evoking faint memories of better films.
Festivals Sept. 29-Oct. 5: Oktoberfests, DuPage Comic Con, Fall Fests and moreFans of fall can revel in all things autumn at a variety of fall festivals, Oktoberfests, pumpkin fests, haunted houses and more happening across the suburbs.
Stephen Sanchez conjures early rock 'n' roll on debut album 'Angel Face,' tour at Chicago's RivFor his debut record, "Angel Face," released Friday, Stephen Sanchez travels back in time with songs that you can imagine listening to in a Ford Thunderbird or watching a performance of on "The Ed Sullivan Show." Fans will be able to experience it in person when he plays Chicago's Riviera Theatre on Friday, Oct. 20.
Broadway in Chicago's fall marked by return of 'Hamilton' and new Broadway-bound tunersBroadway in Chicago's stellar fall lineup includes several new Broadway-bound tuners and the return of the crowd-pleasing "Hamilton."
Northlight's 'Birthday Candles' a sweet reflection of an ordinary life, well-livedKate Fry stars opposite her husband, Timothy Edward Kane, in Northlight Theatre's Chicago-area premiere of "Birthday Candles," Noah Haidle's dramedy chronicling the life of a self-described "rebel against the universe" whose impact is measured in the effect she has on family and friends.
Here's when your favorite show may return as writers strike is on the verge of endingA tentative agreement between striking screenwriters and Hollywood studios offers some hope that the industry's dual walkouts may soon be over. But when will your favorite shows return?
Streaming this week: Ed Sheeran, 'The Voice,' 'The Golden Bachelor' and more Wes AndersonAn Ed Sheeran album, a spinoff of "The Bachelor" starring a 72-year-old widower and Wes Anderson's movie "The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar" starring Benedict Cumberbatch are some of the new television, movies, music and games headed to a device near you.
Chicago's upcoming opera season is one worth singing aboutChicago opera fans have a lot to be excited about this season. There are plenty of starry singers and conductors making their debuts with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, while all of the works in Chicago Opera Theater's 50th anniversary season are receiving professional Windy City premieres.
Screenwriters wait to learn terms of deal with Hollywood studios to end historic strikeScreenwriters waited Monday to learn what their five-month strike won and prepared for a possible return to work after their union reached an agreement with studio executives that could help end the walkouts that brought Hollywood to a standstill.
NBC's 'The Irrational' takes an unexpected approach to investigating crimeSome investigators just have the knack when it comes to seeing the missing piece in confounding investigations. In "The Irrational," a brand-new crime procedural premiering at 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, on NBC, Prof. Alec Mercer (Jesse L. Martin) is pulled from the world of academia to lend his highly sought-after expertise to virtually unsolvable cases.
'Expend4bles' flops at box officeSylvester Stallone and Jason Statham weren't enough to save "Expend4bles" from a debut box office flop. The fourth installment suffered the franchise's worst opening weekend while "The Nun 2" took home the top spot for a third straight week.
12 for fall: During challenging times, suburban and Chicago theaters perseverePersevering despite troubling times, suburban and Chicago theaters serve up regional premieres and some old favorites this fall.