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‘Superbad’ Trio Riles Up Chicago at Screening, Open Q&A

I had a blast screening “Superbad” tonight. The theater was packed and people genuinely seemed antsy to laugh after a long day at work. That we all did.

Scoop: ‘The Dark Knight’ Preps For First-Ever Explosive Stunt

I just received a scoop about “The Dark Knight” from a reader who goes by “Secret Scoop”:

There will be a big “The Dark Knight” stunt on Thursday after midnight and into Friday morning at the Wacker and Wells area in Chicago.

‘Evening’ Challenges ‘Chick Flick’ Stigma, Questions Life’s Pressing Questions

Rating: 3.5/5CHICAGO – “Evening,” which failed to materialize in two previous attempts, was finally filmed in the hands of Hungarian director Lajos Koltai.

Haunted By Laotian Ghosts, ‘Rescue Dawn’ Resurrects Real-Life Vietnam POWs

Rating: 3.5/5CHICAGO – Haunted by the non-fictional ghost he was portraying, Steve Zahn – who previously had been typecast by Hollywood as a comic reliever – lost 40 dead-serious pounds for “Rescue Dawn” to walk the same footsteps of a POW four decades earlier.

Details Surface on July 1, 2007 ‘The Dark Knight’ Shoot in Daley Center Courtroom

CHICAGO – The same anonymous reader who shot the Navy Pier boat pictures has submitted to me thorough details about “The Dark Knight” shoot on July 1, 2007.

Exclusive: Photos of Gotham Ships at Navy Pier From ‘The Dark Knight’

The Dark Knight set in Chicago

I am publishing exclusive “The Dark Knight” photos from a Navy Pier set in Chicago designed to simulate Gotham ships. These were submitted to me anonymously.

‘The Dark Knight’ Filming Schedule For June 27, 2007

CHICAGO – I have received information detailing specifically where and when “The Dark Knight” will be filming in Chicago on Wednesday, June 27, 2007. This comes courtesy of Jeremy Farmer:

Helicopter filming will continue on June 27. The schedule is as follows:

Taika Waititi’s Geeky, Deadpan ‘Eagle vs. Shark’ is Antidote to Slapstick

Rating: 3.5/5CHICAGO – “Playing out extreme or unusual characters in the straightest of ways is what makes deadpan serious so funny,” said “Eagle vs. Shark” director Taika Waititi. “It is the antidote to slapstick.”

Chicago Photographer Captures Bat Signal, Rooftop Set From ‘The Dark Knight’

CHICAGO – I have been alerted to new photos from “The Dark Knight” in Chicago. The first shows the bat signal. The second shows a rooftop set.

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  • Speech & Debate (stage play)

    CHICAGO – “Speech & Debate,” the latest production from the mighty Brown Paper Box Company, continues their tradition of thinking outside that “box” in presenting storefront theater that makes a statement and a difference. “Speech” goes inside America by showcasing the outsiders… those who create art because they can’t get it right in real life. This non-equity Chicago stage play premiere is finely tuned and wonderfully acted, and runs through March 4th, 2018. Click here for more details, including ticket information.

  • We're Gonna Be Okay

    CHICAGO – The 1960s were a time of historical social transition. The movements – civil rights, feminist, gay rights – all had roots in that tumultuous decade. The Chicago premiere of Basil Kreimendahl’s “We’re Gonna Be Okay” echoes all of those movements in its characters, and collides them against the October 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. The show has a Thursday-Sunday run at the American Theater Company through March 4th, 2018. Click here for more details, including ticket information.


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