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Following ‘Broken Flowers,’ Director Jim Jarmusch to Helm ‘The Limits of Control’

Jim Jarmusch

Focus Features on Wednesday announced that it has acquired worldwide rights to independent filmmaker Jim Jarmusch’s new film, which is tentatively titled “The Limits of Control”.

‘Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium’ Vying to Break Guinness World Toy Record

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium

I was informed on Wednesday that Walden Media and Fox Walden are vying to break the Guiness World Record for the largest toy drive. They intend to amass 12,000 pounds of toys from Nov. 6 to 12.

Let the Games Begin: WhySoSerious.com Delivers on Halloween

CHICAGOWhySoSerious.com just revealed its face-lift for the new “The Dark Knight” viral marketing campaign. It’s asking enthusiasts to roam the U.S. in the pursuit of clues. The current main page is below.

News You Need: ‘Awake’ Trailer, ‘Blade Runner’ in Chicago, Sexiest Funny Girls in Hollywood

CHICAGO – Every year, one out of 700 patients – or an estimated 20,000 to 40,000 of the 21 million patients – experience “anesthetic awareness,” according to a Nov. 23, 2004 Washington Post article by Sandra Boodman.

Fox Atomic Plucks ‘Juno’ Writer Diablo Cody, Megan Fox For ‘Jennifer’s Body’

Diablo Cody, the comedic writer behind “Juno,” and “Transformers” siren Megan Fox have both been plucked by Fox Atomic for a comedic supernatural thriller by the name of “Jennifer’s Body”.

‘The King and I’ Actress Deborah Kerr Dies at 86

CHICAGO – Deborah Kerr, who is remembered for one of Hollywood’s most famous kisses opposite Burt Lancaster in “From Here to Eternity” and made her mark with roles such as the proper widow in “The King and I,” has died. She was 86.

/Film Publishes Mega List of 55 Must-See Movies in 2008

CHICAGO – HollywoodChicago.com cohort Peter Sciretta at /Film recently published an excellent list of 55 must-see movies in 2008. Start doing your homework now and view his mega list.

Chicago International Film Festival Announces 2007 Award Winners

Chicago International Film FestivalCHICAGO – The Chicago International Film Festival on Oct. 14 announced its 2007 award winners.

Mexico, China, Brazil, the United Kingdom and the United States took top honors in the festival’s 43rd iteration.

The John Cusack Red-Carpet Shot From Oct. 12 ‘Grace is Gone’ Premiere

CHICAGO – Following my Oct. 12, 2007 red-carpet coverage of John Cusack in Chicago for the Chicago International Film Festival sold-out premiere of “Grace is Gone,” I have been in communication with veteran Chicago photographer Joe Arce.

John Cusack, Joyce Piven Walk Chicago Red Carpet For ‘Grace is Gone’

CHICAGO – After interviewing Chicago’s John Cusack along with Gracie Bednarczyk and Shélan O’Keefe (first-time actresses and Chicago natives) for “Grace is Gone,” I camped out with the hordes of press cameras as they all walked the red carpet on Friday.

Film Festival to Unroll Red Carpet For John Cusack in ‘Grace is Gone’ on Friday

CHICAGO – If you missed Wednesday night’s red-carpet affair with Ben and Casey Affleck for “Gone Baby Gone,” you can still hit up the Music Box Theatre at 3733 N. Southport Ave. in Chicago on Friday night for John Cusack’s turn in the limelight.

Anthony Hopkins to Appear on Chicago Red Carpet For ‘Slipstream’ on Oct. 14

CHICAGO – Following Wednesday’s appearance of Ben and Casey Affleck and Friday’s John Cusack show, Sunday again at the Music Box Theatre will feature the legendary, 70-year-old Anthony Hopkins for “Slipstream”.

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  • Orange is the New Black

    CHICAGO – Orange Day is Friday (July 27, 2018)… as in “Orange is the New Black.” That’s when Season Six will be available for download from Netflix, as the online series continues to showcase the women inmates at Litchfield Penitentiary, three of whom are played by Taylor Schilling (Piper), Kate Mulgrew (Red) and Dascha Polanco (Daya).

  • Everybody, Brown Paper Box Co

    CHICAGO – When is the last time a stage play, based in an intimate setting, made you think about your life, death, and the destiny inherent in both? “Everybody,” staged by Brown Paper Box Co. (BPBCo), is such a play, and the energetic aura and sense of surprise that the show contains is soul soothing wonder. The show has various evening/matinee performances at the Pride Arts Center in Chicago run through August 12, 2018. Click here for more details, including ticket information.

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