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Still Image, New Details Surface on Straight-to-Video Batman Anime

The Dark Knight anime

If there’s anything we’ve come to expect from “The Dark Knight” and the franchise lately, it’s these two words: always more.

On Nov. 30, I mentioned that Wizard’s 2008 movie spectacular magazine was hitting comic stores on Dec. 5 and newsstands on Dec. 18. On Wednesday, we learned more about a straight-to-video Batman anime story and saw a new still image to tease it.

Interview, Part Two: Why Hollywood’s Addicted to ‘Juno’ Scribe Diablo Cody, Star Ellen Page

Juno screenwriter Diablo Cody

Editor’s note: This interview contains explicit language.
This is part two of this interview. Part one is here.

CHICAGO – The sale of Diablo Cody’s “Juno” script has become the opening of her career can of worms.

News You Need: ‘Enemies’ in Chicago, NBR Awards ‘Old Men,’ Filming ‘Freakonomics’

Javier Bardem in No Country For Old Men

Mann to Ambush Depp Outside the Biograph: Michael Mann and Johnny Depp have agreed to film “Public Enemies”. It’ll be a Chicago-based film about Depression-era gangsters set in 1933 to 1934.

Universal Pictures Pushes Back ‘Wanted’ Release Date From Spring to Summer 2008

Angelina Jolie in Wanted

Universal Pictures announced on Wednesday it is pushing back the release date of the hotly anticipated film “Wanted,” which has filmed in Chicago, from the spring to the summer of 2008.

John C. Reilly to Perform in Chicago in Character For ‘Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story’

The poster for Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

John C. Reilly will perform in Chicago on Thursday at the Cubby Bear (1059 W. Addison) by Wrigley Field in character to pump “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story”. The Chicago native stars as Dewey Cox in the film from “Superbad” and “Knocked Up” talent Judd Apatow.

Whoops: Will Smith Spoils ‘I Am Legend’ Ending in Tokyo; Leak Locked Down

Will Smith in I Am Legend

A-list actor Will Smith wasn’t sporting his A-game on Tuesday when he revealed the ending to “I Am Legend” to press in Tokyo.

WeAreTheAnswer.org Dispatches New ‘The Dark Knight’ Message

The Dark Knight

At 4:42 p.m. on Tuesday, I received a new e-mail from WeAreTheAnswer.org for “The Dark Knight” viral marketing.

Free Advance-Screening Passes For ‘The Golden Compass,’ ‘Sweeney Todd,’ ‘The Bucket List’

Johnny Depp and Alan Rickman in Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Free advance-screening movie passes. No catch.

Just click the link and RSVP. This week, we have passes for “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” “The Golden Compass,” “The Bucket List,” “I Am Legend,” “Atonement,” “Revolver,” “Margot at the Wedding” and “The Amateurs”.

First Five Minutes For ‘The Golden Compass’ Surface on Yahoo! in HD

Nicole Kidman in The Golden Compass

The first five minutes to “The Golden Compass” just surfaced on Yahoo! in HD. The film opens nationwide on Dec. 8.

‘Star Wars’ Producer George Lucas to Speak in Chicago on Monday

Samuel L. Jackson (left) and George Lucas on the set of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

Legendary writer, director, editor and producer George Lucas (“Star Wars”) will speak in Chicago on Monday night before a business crowd at the Economic Club of Chicago. Lucas will be joined by Ariel Capital Management President Mellody Hobson.

Christian Bale in Negotiations to Star in ‘Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins’

Christian Bale

After earlier rumors along the same line, Hollywood Reporter and Variety on Sunday are both reporting that Christian Bale is in talks to star in “Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins”.

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  • Speech & Debate (stage play)

    CHICAGO – “Speech & Debate,” the latest production from the mighty Brown Paper Box Company, continues their tradition of thinking outside that “box” in presenting storefront theater that makes a statement and a difference. “Speech” goes inside America by showcasing the outsiders… those who create art because they can’t get it right in real life. This non-equity Chicago stage play premiere is finely tuned and wonderfully acted, and runs through March 4th, 2018. Click here for more details, including ticket information.

  • We're Gonna Be Okay

    CHICAGO – The 1960s were a time of historical social transition. The movements – civil rights, feminist, gay rights – all had roots in that tumultuous decade. The Chicago premiere of Basil Kreimendahl’s “We’re Gonna Be Okay” echoes all of those movements in its characters, and collides them against the October 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. The show has a Thursday-Sunday run at the American Theater Company through March 4th, 2018. Click here for more details, including ticket information.

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