Cinderella

Film Review: ‘Cinderella’ Finds New Magic in Old Fairy Tale

CHICAGO – In the years since “Shrek,” the fractured fairy tale has become Hollywood’s default approach. We’ve been treated to so many irreverent and increasingly labored treatments of storybook characters, that Disney’s new live-action “Cinderella” comes off as relatively fresh by comparison.

Blu-ray Feature: The 10 Best Blu-rays of 2012

CHICAGO – It’s that wonderful time of year when we look back on the 11 months that just sped by and try to capture what was best, worst, overlooked, and more. While most of these pieces will just make people disagree, our annual cavalcade of year-end features starts with a piece that you can use to do your holiday shopping!

Blu-ray Review: Diamond Edition of Disney's Beloved ‘Cinderella’

Cinderella

CHICAGO – It’s the season for an increasing number of titles on the Blu-ray New Releases shelf that are vying for a spot on your holiday wish list and Disney movies make an appearance every season. Every year, Disney reaches into the vault and pulls out another classic, giving it an HD upgrade and new special features. This year’s lucky bunch are the fans of “Cinderella,” an undeniable gem from the Disney canon given a glorious video restoration and accompanied with hours of special features, including a new short film called “Tangled Ever After” to appeal to fans of the surprising hit “Tangled.”

Blu-Ray News: Disney to Release ‘Lady and the Tramp,’ ‘Cinderella’ in Diamond Editions

Lady and the Tramp

CHICAGO – Disney has opened up its vault, once again, to bring two of its most classic films back to fans; this time in Blu-Ray Diamond Editions. “Lady and the Tramp” and “Cinderella” will both be released in 2012 for fans to enjoy re-mastered, high quality versions of the classic films.

Interview, Portrait: Lesley Ann Warren ‘In Plain Sight’

Lesley Ann Warren, Photo by Joe Arce

CHICAGO – Lesley Ann Warren is familiar to TV viewers for her recurring role on “Desperate Housewives” as Sophie Bremmer and her portrayal of Jinx Shannon on “In Plain Sight.” She also has a rich career spanning five decades, with classic film and television characters along the way.

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  • It's NOT ALL About You John Michael

    CHICAGO – John Michael epitomizes the art of the monologue. The Chicago transplant, by way of Dallas, is moving on (he says temporarily) from the city that inspired his last show, “Meatball Seance,” after notorious and successful runs of his other one-man shows, “John Michael and the Order of the Penix” and “Dementia Me.” His farewell performance is his latest, another laugh riot, “It’s NOT ALL About You John Michael,” and will take place at Mary’s Attic in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood on March 1st, 2019. Click here for details, including ticket information.

  • Soccer Player in the Closet, The 2

    CHICAGO – Connecting to the theater collective Nothing Without a Company means a couple of things. One, you may visit parts of Chicago you’ve never seen before – in this case a plant store in an industrial area south of Humboldt Park – and two, you will see some daring and outside-the-box stagings. “The Soccer Player in the Closet” is their latest production – a World Premiere – and it provides what the title implies and beyond. The play runs through March 17th, 2019. Click here for more details, including ticket information.

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