Name to know: 'Escape Room' franchise star Taylor Russell
Movie lovers don't necessarily come to high concept horrors like "Escape Room" or its sequel "Tournament of Champions" for the acting. Yet even with all the high-stakes flash of these thrilling, set-piece and spectacle-driven puzzles-within-puzzles, star Taylor Russell's talent shines though as the traumatized but determined Zoey.
Book review: Can mighty Facebook control false information?Authors Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang in "An Ugly Truth" build a compelling case that Facebook has grown far past its origins as a sharing place for birthday parties, vacation pictures and news of family and friends into a delivery system perfectly suited for the propagation of extremist views and outright untruths.
Obama-Springsteen book 'Renegades' coming in OctoberThere's a new chapter in the friendship between Barack and the Boss. "Renegades: Born in the USA" is a bound edition of the popular "Renegades" podcast featuring conversations on everything from fame to cars to the country itself between former President Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen.
Three-day Eid Fest in Wheaton welcomes allThousands of people are expected to attend this weekend's Eid Fest, which opened Friday night in Wheaton.
'It's the love bomb': Chicago's Lollapalooza returns to mark 30th anniversaryFollowing a layoff in 2020 amidst the pandemic, Lollapalooza returns to Grant Park Thursday, July 29. "It's the medicine that we need," says creator Perry Farrell.
The High Kings, Texas Tenors will be first up when live shows return to the MACThe McAninch Arts Center at the College of DuPage will bring back live shows this fall with performers from Ireland and the Lone Star State.
Paramount Theatre to require proof of COVID-19 vaccine when venue reopens next monthWant to see "Kinky Boots" next month at Aurora's Paramount Theatre? You'll need proof of vaccination with your ticket.
Cheers! 11 upcoming suburban brew fests for beer loversThere are beer events aplenty coming up over the next few months in the suburbs. Here are 11 to get you started.
Clunky dialogue, strange characters ruin provocative premise in M. Night Shyamalan's 'Old'Annoying characters and cartoonishly clumsy dialogue weigh down M. Night Shyamalan's latest film "Old," about people trapped on a beach who find themselves aging one year every 30 minutes.
Festivals July 23-29: The Beach Boys play free show for Elk Grove's Midsummer Classics Concert SeriesSing along to The Beach Boys during a free concert Tuesday in Elk Grove Village. Plus, Algonquin Founders' Days, Eid Fest, Geneva Arts Fair and Lake Zurich Alpine Fest Carnival are among the upcoming suburban festivals.
European-style Cirque Italia raises big top in AuroraCirque Italia promises an "aquatic spectacular" in Aurora; Janus Theatre performs in an Elgin park; and Physical Theater Festival returns to a Chicago park, this week in Chicago-area theater.
Through the Film Magnifier: Bob Collins, Jack Nicklaus, Richard Daley, Woodfield Mall Ice Arena and more
Images:Through the Film Magnifier: Bobby Hull, Peter O'Toole, Ted Nugent, aerobics classes for kids and more
Images:Through the Film Magnifier: Frontier Days, Bill Veeck, PeeWee Football, The Cellar nightclub and more