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A 'reel' cause

A 'reel' cause

Madeline Monroe, 5 and Alice Lewter, 1, greet Princess Belle from the Walt Disney animated film "Beauty and the Beast" Saturday, during a charity event raising funds for digital projection technology to be added to the Kennedy Theatre in Hammond.

November 03, 2013 12:00 am
Review: There's way too many guns in '2 Guns'

Review: There's way too many guns in '2 Guns'

"2 Guns"? Please. There are enough guns in this movie to arm a small country. Maybe a medium-sized one.

August 02, 2013 12:00 am
Ted Turner's New York Launch of Turner Classic Movies Cable Network in 1994

Ted Turner's New York Launch of Turner Classic Movies Cable Network in 1994

Media mogul Ted Turner, third from right, poses with movie luminaries shortly after throwing the switch on April 14, 1994, to launch his latest venture, Turner Classic Movies, in New York's Time Square. With him, from left are director Arthur Hiller and actresses Arlene Dahl, Jane Powell, Ce…

July 26, 2012 12:00 am

Hobart Movies in Park series continues; next is July 26

HOBART| Movies in the Park continues with the next showing scheduled for dusk July 26 at Hobart's Festival Park, 111 E. Old Ridge Road.

July 15, 2012 12:00 am
The search is on for a mutt who will become Benji

The search is on for a mutt who will become Benji

Comedian Chevy Chase gets his ear licked from co-star Benji as the two held a news conference in Los Angeles in 1979 announcing their movie 'Oh Heavenly Dog.'  

June 24, 2012 12:00 am
Obit Harry Morgan

Obit Harry Morgan

In this Sept. 19, 1982 photo, Actor Harry Morgan sits on the set of "M*A*S*H*" in Los Angeles.

December 07, 2011 12:30 pm
OFFBEAT: New 'cornhole game' documentary is local PBS fun with Lakeshore airing tonight

OFFBEAT: New 'cornhole game' documentary is local PBS fun with Lakeshore airing tonight

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 20, 2011 12:00 am
Of Notoriety: Appreciating Park Chan-wook

Of Notoriety: Appreciating Park Chan-wook

I've been spending my summer shadowing Times Columnist Philip Potempa, who is also my professor at Valparaiso University. During my time shadowing Professor Potempa and writing on this blog, I have discovered an enjoyment of writing film reviews. As a lover of cinema, movies have always had …

July 18, 2011 2:30 pm Photos

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Helena Bonham Carter as witch Bellatrix Lestrange in the "Harry Potter" film series

Helena Bonham Carter as witch Bellatrix Lestrange in the "Harry Potter" film series

Helena Bonham Carter delivers a devilish performance playing Bellatrix Lestrange in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" opening this weekend in theaters around the country.

July 16, 2011 12:00 am
Of Notoriety: Appreciating Akira Kurosawa

Of Notoriety: Appreciating Akira Kurosawa

I've been spending my summer shadowing Times Columnist Philip Potempa, who is also my professor at Valparaiso University. During my time shadowing Professor Potempa and writing on this blog, I have discovered an enjoyment of writing film reviews. As a lover of cinema, movies have always had …

June 28, 2011 4:56 pm Photos

Photos

Of Notoriety: Appreciating Stanley Kubrick, Part Two

Of Notoriety: Appreciating Stanley Kubrick, Part Two

I've been spending my summer shadowing Times Columnist Philip Potempa, who is also my professor at Valparaiso University. During my time shadowing Professor Potempa and writing on this blog, I have discovered an enjoyment of writing film reviews. As a lover of cinema, movies have always had …

June 28, 2011 3:48 pm Photos

Photos

Of Notoriety: Appreciating Stanley Kubrick, Part One

Of Notoriety: Appreciating Stanley Kubrick, Part One

I've been spending my summer shadowing Times Columnist Philip Potempa, who is also my professor at Valparaiso University. During my time shadowing Professor Potempa and writing on this blog, I have discovered an enjoyment of writing film reviews. As a lover of cinema, movies have always had …

June 28, 2011 2:33 pm Photos

Photos

Five Elizabeth Taylor performances we'll never forget

Five Elizabeth Taylor performances we'll never forget

In a 1944 file photo, young actress Elizabeth Taylor is seen during the time she was filming "National Velvet." Publicist Sally Morrison says the actress died Wednesday in Los Angeles of congestive heart failure at age 79.

March 25, 2011 12:00 am
Elizabeth Taylor: classic beauty in every sense

Elizabeth Taylor: classic beauty in every sense

In this Sept. 25, 1953 file photo, actress Elizabeth Taylor stands on the balcony of the Grand Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden.

March 25, 2011 12:00 am
 'Christmas Story' kids come 'home'

'Christmas Story' kids come 'home'

HAMMOND | No one got their tongue stuck to a flagpole, but the spirit of "A Christmas Story" was alive and well Saturday in Hammond as three of the film's child actors helped usher in the holiday season.

December 05, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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No surprise, Hollywood is killing 3-D golden goose

Whenever Hollywood finds a new cash cow, it dives in and loots its riches faster than any pickpocket on the planet.

August 08, 2010 12:00 am
WATCH AND WAIT

WATCH AND WAIT

ROLL IT - - Even though the Chicago Outdoor Film Festival has ceased, the Chicago Park District will continue to sponsor Chicagoland neighborhood "Movies in the Park" with free admission events during the 2010 summer. (Times File Photo)

June 21, 2010 12:00 am
A THUMBS UP

A THUMBS UP

A GOOD REVIEW - - FIlm critic Roger Ebert turns 68 today, Friday, June 18, 2010. (Times File Photo)

June 17, 2010 3:54 pm
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