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Let’s talk about the most famous call at The Masters. It did not occur this year at the recently completed tournament, although the way Adam Scott and Angel Cabrera played golf’s version of H-O-R-S-E for the last hour certainly lent itself...
Chicago Tribune reportersA screenwriter who went by the pseudonyms of R. Hyde and Reinhold Timme died recently in Chicago. Others knew the man as Roger Ebert, film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times. Ebert's death got us thinking about interesting facts involving movie critics....
Tags: Judges, Kenneth Turan, James Cameron, Abraham Lincoln, Slavery
Watch enough new foreign films in a row, and certain things start to stand out. Like the incredible variety of cellphone ring tones used in other countries. They're familiar but just different enough to break your concentration for a moment, like a...
It’s fun, that’s why. I’m here for the fun. The raucous, laugh-filled experience of the Tribune’s “Slap Shot" sparked it, and I’m still getting thanks for co-hosting that event. “Caddyshack" is the “Slap...
Roger Ebert, the Pulitzer Prize-winning movie critic whose gladiatorial "thumbs-up, thumbs-down" assessments turned film reviewing into a television sport and whose passion for independent film helped introduce a new generation of filmmakers to...
When Seth MacFarlane takes the stage Sunday as host of the 85thAcademy Awards, chances are a large portion of the viewing audience will look at their TV screens and wonder: Who is this guy? He might just be the least famous Oscar host ever , with a resume...
March is here. That time of year when we all become, if only for a couple of weeks, college basketball fanatics. We’re a little bit sentimental, a little bit bracket-pool-obsessed. And Trib Nation has just the events for all of us. For the...
Tags: Indiana Hoosiers, Entertainment, Movies, Gene Hackman, Skype
Three years after Disney scored a $1-billion global hit with "Alice in Wonderland," the studio is back with another 21st century take on a beloved fantasy tale: "Oz the Great and Powerful," a sort-of prequel to the 1939 classic "The Wizard of Oz." The...
If you're a college basketball fan, March means the NCAA's annual spring basketball tournament. Movie-lovers also think about "Hoosiers," starring Gene Hackman, which we're screening as a Tribune Press Pass event at 7 p.m. on March 18 in the Music Box...
Tags: College Sports, Dennis Hopper, Basketball, Entertainment, Movies
When it comes to kicking butt, Tom Cruise is an old hand. He's done it as an ace pilot in "Top Gun," a soldier-turned-samurai in "The Last Samurai," a globe-trotting super-spy in the "Mission: Impossible" movies, a futuristic cop in "Minority Report"...
December's Printers Row Book of the Month was also the top weekend box office draw in mid-December: J.R.R. Tolkien's jaunty adventure "The Hobbit," now in the form of a two-hour-plus 3-D action movie, thanks to New Zealand director Peter Jackson. For...
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