CHICAGO – One potential theater-goer loves the “The Book of Mormon.” The other would rather stay home and watch old Ethel Merman YouTube videos. Pride Films & Theater offers the ultimate solution by combining both in a campy musical, “The Book of Merman.” Yep, two Elder characters from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints meets foghorn singer Ethel Merman.
HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 5 Pairs of Anytime Passes to ‘Texas Chainsaw 3D’ Plus 5 Horror DVD SetsSubmitted by HollywoodChicago.com on December 29, 2012 - 5:52pm
CHICAGO – In this horror-themed HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 5 pairs of run-of-engagement, guaranteed, anytime movie passes up for grabs for the all-new “Texas Chainsaw 3D” plus 5 horror film DVD sets!
CHICAGO – Donald Miller’s “Blue Like Jazz” is a beloved book that spent 43 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and sold over 1.5 million copies. I haven’t read it. But I have to believe that it worked on its fans in a way that Steve Taylor’s film simply cannot. This is clearly a personal story, one that touched people by relating to issues they’ve grappled with in their own lives. By taking Taylor’s memories and turning them into cinema, the ability to touch has been removed another degree of separation and the resulting film is a misstep, the kind of work that thinks it’s saying something important but feels more pretentious than precious.