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Theater: ‘Dreadful Penny’s Exquisite Horrors’ Wickedly Flirts With Fear, Fantasies, Faults

Dreadful Penny's Exquisite Horrors

CHICAGO – The minds who bring alive this risqué Chicago remount took their time to unearth their manipulatively seductive emcee.

They spent five years, in fact, to dig the now-coined “Dreadful Penny’s Exquisite Horrors” up from its resting place and rework the production into the quintessence of sex, violence, fear, fantasy and all the faults that make humans humane while also quite the contrary.

Free Advance-Screening Passes For ‘Harold & Kumar,’ ‘Stop-Loss,’ ‘The Bank Job,’ ‘Vantage Point,’ ‘Semi-Pro’

CHICAGOFree advance-screening movie passes. No catch. Just click the link and RSVP. This is our largest list yet! Through our relationship with FilmMetro.com, we’re offering 41 free screenings for 11 films from Feb. 13 through Feb. 28.

This week, we have the most updated passes for “Step Up 2 the Streets,” “Penelope,” “Jumper,” “In Bruges,” “Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay,” “Be Kind Rewind,” “Honeydripper,” “Stop-Loss,” “Semi-Pro,” “Vantage Point” and “The Bank Job”. These passes go quickly, so if you’re interested in a particular film, snag your free ticket now!

Paramount Pictures Releases Flood of New Production Stills For ‘Stop-Loss’

CHICAGO – Paramount Pictures on Monday released a flood of new production stills for the war film “Stop-Loss,” which stars Ryan Phillippe. Directed by relatively new director Kimberly Peirce (“Boys Don’t Cry”), “Stop-Loss” opens on March 28, 2008. While we feature a few new production stills below, continue on to our huge “Stop-Loss” image gallery!

Matthew McConaughey, Kate Hudson Feel Valentine’s Day Love in ‘Fool’s Gold’

Fool’s Gold (1)

CHICAGO – Check off this list of stock movie characters: the broke rogue adventurer, his sensible love interest, the daffy heiress, her gruff but benign wealthy father, the evil rival, the doltish but loyal sidekick, the evil rival’s goons and the “seems to be evil but in the end turns out heroic” buddy.

HollywoodChicago.com Analyzes 10 Oscar Contenders For Best Supporting Actor, Actress

CHICAGO – HollywoodChicago.com film critic Adam Fendelman has analyzed the 10 nominated contenders for best supporting actor and best supporting actress (five in each category) and reveals his selections for the top prize. Hosted by Jon Stewart, the 80th Academy Awards ceremony will be presented on Feb. 24, 2008.

Free Advance-Screening Passes For ‘The Spiderwick Chronicles,’ ‘Run Fatboy Run,’ ‘Be Kind Rewind,’ ‘Penelope,’ ‘Semi-Pro’

CHICAGOFree advance-screening movie passes. No catch. Just click the link and RSVP.

This week, we have passes for “The Spiderwick Chronicles,” “Penelope,” “In Bruges,” “Caramel,” “Run Fatboy Run,” “Jumper,” “Be Kind Rewind” and “Semi-Pro”. These passes go quickly, so if you’re interested in a particular film, snag your free ticket now!

Following Super Bowl Spot, 13 New ‘Iron Man’ Production Stills Surface

CHICAGO – Paramount Pictures on Sunday decided not only to rain by advertising “Iron Man” at the pricey 2008 Super Bowl but then also pour by releasing a flood of new, high-quality production stills. We reveal to you several of the new images below and have all of them (13 in total!) at our “Iron Man” image gallery.

HollywoodChicago.com Analyzes 10 Oscar Contenders For Best Actor, Actress

CHICAGO – HollywoodChicago.com film critic Adam Fendelman has analyzed the 10 nominated contenders (five men for best actor and five women for best actress) and reveals his selections for the top prize. Hosted by Jon Stewart, the 80th Academy Awards ceremony will be presented in one form or another on Feb. 24, 2008.

Super Bowl Spot For Chicago-Filmed ‘Wanted’ Surfaces Online

CHICAGO – You don’t have to wait until Sunday, Feb. 3 to watch the official Super Bowl spot for “Wanted,” which was filmed in part in Chicago and stars Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy and Morgan Freeman. The spot just appeared online at Yahoo! Movies. For your convenience and viewing pleasure, we’ve uploaded the new spot to YouTube and embedded it below.

Lebanese Film ‘Caramel’ Coats Women’s Relationships With Truth

CHICAGO – In the social palette that makes up relationships for adult women, the main brushstrokes involve trust, unity and a passion for friendships. Of course, it doesn’t hurt if they can meet in their favorite beauty parlor. The film “Caramel” follows the lives of five women in Beirut, Lebanon as they experience aging, commitment, lifestyle choices and bikini waxing.

Hookup: HollywoodChicago.com Giving Out 15 Passes For Jessica Alba’s ‘The Eye’

CHICAGO – HollywoodChicago.com is giving out 15 admit-two movie passes for Jessica Alba’s “The Eye”. Movie posters and buttons can also come in the movie pack, which will be awarded to users who submit images of the most “standout eyes” taken, created or found elsewhere.

250 Free Tickets Available For Advance Chicago Screening of ‘The Spiderwick Chronicles’

The Spiderwick Chronicles (27)

CHICAGO – We just received word that 250 advance-screening tickets are now available for a free Chicago screening of “The Spiderwick Chronicles”. These tickets will surely go quickly, so if you’re interested in this film, follow the steps below with haste.

Despite Heath Ledger’s Death, Warner Bros. Presses on With Joker’s Viral Marketing For ‘The Dark Knight’

CHICAGO – Once the swarm of sorrow hit the world on Jan. 22, 2008 following news of Heath Ledger’s death, questions soon ensued about its impact on Chris Nolan’s “The Dark Knight” and Terry Gilliam’s “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus”.

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    CHICAGO – The State of Hawaii may be one of the most misunderstood in America. Because of its reputation as a tourist mecca, the fact that native peoples live and work there like any other place is hard to imagine. Also unimaginable is the drug use of island residents, but playwright and Hawaiian native Hannah li-Epstein wrote about it in her stage play “Not One Batu,” now in its Premiere Chicago run at the Berger Park Coach House through July 28th, 2018. For more information, including tickets, click here.

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    CHICAGO – Has anybody in show business had more “comebacks” than Cher… or if you added her many last names Cher Sarkisian La Piere Bono Allman? All of the triumphs and downturns are shoehorned into “The Cher Show,” now in Chicago in a pre-Broadway run through July 15, 2018. Click here for more details, including ticket information.

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