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Rory’s Death Kiss Reveals Submission Page, Nov. 17 Deadline For ‘The Dark Knight’

WhySoSerious.com screenshot from The Dark Knight

Prompted by “The Dark Knight” viral marketing wizards, the mass organization and real-life clown mayhem has officially begun.

Vince Vaughn to Walk Chicago Red Carpet on Nov. 5 For ‘Fred Claus’

Paul Giamatti (left) and Vince Vaughn in Fred Claus

I have just learned that Vince Vaughn is confirmed to walk a Chicago red carpet on Nov. 5 for “Fred Claus”. Red-carpet arrivals start at 5 p.m. that day on the second floor of AMC River East 21 at 322 E. Illinois St.

What Do ‘The Dark Knight’ Fans Look Like as the Joker?

Teddy Moore in Chicago dressed up like the Joker for The Dark Knight

The viral marketing power of “The Dark Knight” has been throttled into overdrive this week as buzz-building site WhySoSerious.com has influenced fans across the U.S. to play along and dress up as the Joker.

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.

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    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.

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    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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