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Chicago Rolls Out ‘Gone Baby Gone’ Red Carpet For Ben, Casey Affleck

CHICAGO – On a frigid Chicago night, the Chicago International Film Festival on Wednesday rolled out the red carpet for Ben Affleck and brother Casey Affleck to pump Ben’s directorial debut film “Gone Baby Gone”.

Hollywood Suicide? Warner Bros. Decrees: ‘No Longer Doing Movies With Women in the Lead’

Looking purely at dollar signs and apparently not thinking logically, Warner Bros. president of production Jeff Robinov has apparently made himself a new favorite executive for people to love to hate.

Chicago International Film Festival Kicks Off With Tribute to Legendary Critic Roger Ebert

CHICAGO – Producers, writers and actors all took a backseat on Thursday night as the Chicago International Film Festival kicked off its 43rd year with a moving tribute to legendary film critic Roger Ebert.

Major Plot Spoilers Surface For ‘The Incredible Hulk’

The Incredible Hulk

Major plot spoilers surfaced on Tuesday to “The Incredible Hulk,” which stars Edward Norton and Liv Tyler.

Fall TV Critic’s Picks: ‘Heroes,’ ‘Desperate Housewives,’ ‘Dirty Sexy Money,’ ‘30 Rock’

Join HollywoodChicago.com television critic Evan O’Donnell for
what’s hot and what’s not across ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC television.

CHICAGO – Once again, it’s that magical time of year when kids return to school, leaves start to change and we’re obliged to cease all human communications and glue ourselves in front of the tube for eight months to enjoy other people doing things.

‘Transformers 2’ to Open in 2009; Director Michael Bay’s Involvement Unclear

CHICAGO – What’s clear is “Transformers 2” is set to hit movie theaters in 2009. What’s not clear is whether or not “Transformers” director Michael Bay will be the man who directs it.

New York City Filming Report Surfaces For ‘Burn After Reading’ With Pitt, Clooney

Following my Aug. 30, 2007 report on the Joel and Ethan Coen film “Burn After Reading,” a reader on Sunday wrote in with new filming details.

Coming to Chicago on Dec. 14, Watch Out For Acclaimed Indie Film ‘Juno’

CHICAGO – On Sept. 12, 2007, I published a list of independent films coming through the Chicago circuit over the next few months.

Homer Simpson Voice Dan Castellaneta Coming to Chicago For Sketch Comedy

CHICAGO – Bill Zwecker of the Chicago Sun-Times and CBS 2 Chicago has the scoop on Thursday that Oak Park, Ill. native Dan Castellaneta – the voice of Homer Simpson in “The Simpsons” – will be coming back to Chicago.

Chemically Imbalanced Comedy Signs Lease For New Theatre on Irving Park in Chicago

CHICAGO – On Sept. 12, 2007, Chemically Imbalanced Comedy executive producer and founder Angie McMahon (773-865-7731) signed a lease for a new theatre at 1420 W. Irving Park Rd. in Chicago.

‘3:10 to Yuma,’ ‘Halloween,’ ‘Superbad,’ ‘Balls of Fury’ Lead Weekend Box Office

#1 For the Sept. 7, 2007 to Sept. 9, 2007 weekend, “3:10 to Yuma” led the box office with $14.1 million in first-week ticket sales on 2,652 screens and a budget of $51 million, according to Box Office Mojo.

‘American Gladiators’ is Back, Will Hold Auditions in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York

American Gladiators

Man, I used to really dig this TV show, and until I opened an e-mail Friday morning from LaShonda Matlock in Chicago, I hadn’t thought about it since I was a kid.

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