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New WhySoSerious.com Page at /steprightup Unveils Final ‘The Dark Knight’ Challenge

WhySoSerious.com poster from The Dark Knight

Following our Dec. 3 post about a new WhySoSerious.com challenge at www.whysoserious.com/steprightup, the countdown has come to an end and the final challenge has been unveiled.

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”.

Six Promotional Photos Surface Featuring Batman, Joker in ‘The Dark Knight’

Six promotional images surfaced on Sunday featuring Christian Bale as Batman and Heath Ledger as the Joker in “The Dark Knight”. These are from the Italian Web site Uruloki.

Teaser Trailers Coming For ‘The Dark Knight,’ New ‘Indiana Jones,’ New ‘Star Trek’

Christian Bale as Batman in The Dark Knight

ComingSoon.net on Sunday published new details about when we should expect teaser trailers from “The Dark Knight,” “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” and the new “Star Trek” film.

New WhySoSerious.com Page Emerges For ‘The Dark Knight’: /outoftime

WhySoSerious.com/OutOfTime image from The Dark Knight

While the rest of us were sleeping, Paul over at “The Dark Knight” Movie Chronicles sent us the full details of what’s happened next with “The Dark Knight” in viral land.

I-Am-Immune.com Phase Two For ‘I Am Legend’ Begins on Dec. 1; Phase Three on Dec. 8

I Am Legend

Following phase one, phase two for “I Am Legend” viral marketing through I-Am-Immune.com begins on Dec. 1 from 2 to 5 p.m. Phase two must be completed by 12:14 p.m. PST on Dec. 4.

Chicago Indie Gangster Film ‘Chicago Overcoat’ Wraps Principal Photography

Frank Vincent with a Tommy gun in Chicago Overcoat

Chicago indie gangster film “Chicago Overcoat” has just wrapped principal photography, according to an e-mail I received on Friday from casting director Chris Charles. He also released to me the following production still of Frank Vincent (“The Sopranos”) with a Tommy gun.

‘The Golden Compass’ to Release National Sneak One Week Early on Dec. 1

Nicole Kidman in The Golden Compass

I just learned that “The Golden Compass,” which opens nationwide on Dec. 8, will have a national sneak in approximatley 800 theaters across the U.S. on Dec. 1.

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  • Grace, Or the Art of Climbing

    CHICAGO – What is life but a constant climb? The Brown Paper Box Co., one of the most vital storefront theater groups in Chicago, asks that question and more in the significant “Grace, Or the Art of Climbing.” Using a woman’s journey through some difficult situations, the parallels of “the climb” become a artfully performed story that is all inspiration and uplift. The play runs through July 7th, 2019, at Stage 773 in the Belmont Avenue Theater District in Chicago. For more information and tickets, click here.

  • Elizabeth Laidlaw

    CHICAGO – The recent limited series “The Red Line” on CBS-TV was notable for a couple elements – it was set in Chicago and it featured Chicago actors in major roles. Creators Caitlin Parrish and Erica Weiss (from here), cast their Chi-town colleague Elizabeth Laidlaw, who portrayed police officer “Vic” Renna.

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