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Film Feature: From Page to Screen, Fall 2011’s Biggest Adaptations

CHICAGO – Last week saw the release of Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo,” his long-awaited adaptation of Brian Selznick’s award-winning young adult novel, “The Invention of Hugo Cabret”. And the movie has been “long-awaited” for several reasons. One reason is that the idea of Scorsese doing a kid’s movie is a little mind-blowing.

HollywoodChicago.com Hide & Tweet: Follow the Clues to Discover 10 ‘Super 8’ Blu-ray/DVD Combo Packs

Update on 11/26/11 at 12:05 a.m.: Prizes will be hidden on Saturday AFTERNOON on Nov. 26, 2011! See our clue tweets here to find out where to go!

CHICAGOHide & Tweet! Unpuzzle the Twitter mystery and win! In our second edition of the HollywoodChicago.com Hide & Tweet, follow our clue tweets to discover one of two secret Chicago locations and snag one of 10 “Super 8” Blu-ray/DVD combo packs for yourself!

DVD Review: ‘The Adventures of Tintin: Season One’ Lacks Excitement, Extras

The Adventures of Tintin Season One Thumb

CHICAGO – For fans of comic strip legend Georges “Hergé” Rémi’s celebrated investigative reporter and trusty canine sidekick, director Stéphanie Bernasconi’s short-lived TV series from the early ’90s represented the ideal adaptation of the Belgian author’s work. Unlike Belvision’s series of the late ’50s and early ’60s, Bernasconi stuck to the original design, structure and spirit of Rémi’s internationally beloved books.

TV Review: TCM’s ‘AFI’s Master Class: The Art of Collaboration’

CHICAGO – Director Steven Spielberg and composer John Williams have one of the most creatively impressive collaborative histories in all of film. Having worked together since “The Sugarland Express,” the two forever changed the way film scores are produced and judged with countless classics.

Blu-ray Review: Gorgeous Gift Set For ‘Band of Brothers,’ ‘The Pacific’

Band of Brothers & The Pacific

CHICAGO – One of the most beloved holiday gifts this season will be the wonderfully-packaged gift set for HBO’s “Band of Brothers” and “The Pacific,” now presented in one lovely case with new special features and stunning HD transfers. The two Steven Spielberg-produced mini-series are not only two of the best programs in the history of television but two of the most impressive Blu-ray sets as well. “Band of Brothers” is the #1 best-selling TV-on-DVD/Blu-ray of all time and “The Pacific” was the #1 best-selling release of 2010. Now they’re available together in time for both Veteran’s Day and the upcoming holiday season.

HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 5 ‘Jurassic Park Trilogy’ Blu-Rays From Steven Spielberg

Jurassic Park Trilogy

CHICAGO – In our latest trilogy edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Blu-ray, we have 5 Blu-rays up for grabs to the ultimate Blu-ray home entertainment release of the “Jurassic Park Trilogy” from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg!

TV Review: ‘Terra Nova’ Needs More Time to Develop

CHICAGO – Highly anticipated and produced in part by Steven Spielberg, “Terra Nova” gets a choppy start, but has enough fascinating elements and is promising enough to earn future viewing. The two hour premiere is Monday, September 26th on FOX.

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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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