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Movies and TV

  • Review: Monsters intrude on a culture clash in 'Great Wall'

    "Tell the world what you have seen," a character exclaims in "The Great Wall," ''and what is coming!"
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 4:02 pm
  • Review: 'Fist Fight' an indulgence in pre-teen male fantasy

    If you like Ice Cube surly and sneering, find penis drawings hilarious and believe real men solve problems by throwing punches, "Fist Fight" is for yo ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 3:18 pm
  • McHenry County Planit 10: Richard Marx at the Raue, Home & Garden Show, improv and more

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. RICHARD MARX WHEN: 8 p.m. Feb. 17 WHERE: Rau ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 12:41 am
  • The top 10 Batman actors ever, from George Clooney to Will Arnett

    So many men have inherited Gotham’s dark cape and cowl “The Lego Batman Movie” doesn’t even have the most well-known plastic incarnation of the charac ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 12:41 am
  • Think you know Batman? Woodstock author shares facts about the superhero's roots

    Following is a look at some of the interesting, perhaps little-known, facts found in "Batman: A Celebration of the Classic TV Series," co-authored by ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 12:42 am
  • Woodstock Batman fan co-authors coffee table book on the classic TV series

    Robert Garcia of Woodstock takes readers to the Batcave, the Batmobile and everywhere else on the set of the classic “Batman” television series with a ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 1:30 am
  • Review: Glutton for punishment? Then see '50 Shades Darker'

    In all the kinked knots and twists of satin that adorn "Fifty Shades Darker," none is more worthwhile to uncoil than the tangled absurdities of its ce ...
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 8:48 am
  • Starting with 'she-ro' Wonder Woman, spring's movies offer exhilarating female roles

    Some pretty bad movies came out in 2016, some involving talking cats, others involving dirty grandpas.
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 8:14 am
  • Review: Irreverence, affection click nicely in 'Lego Batman'

    Turns out, Batman can take a joke. Hundreds, actually.It's not the simplest thing to take a characte ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 8:08 am
  • McHenry County Planit 10: Fox River Grove's Norge Ski Jump, 'Joan' at Woodstock Opera House & more

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. INTERNATIONAL SKI JUMPING TOURNAMENT WHEN: No ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 3:54 pm
  • Review: 'Fifty Shades Darker' misfires with bland soundtrack

    If “more” is the name of the game for the new film “Fifty Shades Darker,” it shouldn’t have been the case for its music. At a staggering 19 overwrough ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 3:37 pm
  • Review: 'John Wick 2' is an extravagantly violent good time

    Before you buy a ticket to see “John Wick: Chapter 2,” the improbably fun sequel to the implausibly good “John Wick,” you might want to ask yourself h ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 3:36 pm
  • CNBC's 'American Greed' to feature Fox Lake Police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz case

    FOX LAKE – A national TV network will feature the case of disgraced Fox Lake Police Lt. Joseph Gliniewicz.
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 1:16 am
  • 10 Super Bowl ads to watch: Sexy Mr. Clean; John Malkovich

    NEW YORK – The Super Bowl isn’t just played on the field. Just as intense is a battle off the field to win viewers’ attentions.
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 11:58 pm
  • McHenry County Planit 10: Groundhog Days, Winter Roots at Mackey's in McHenry, 'Journeys' community choir & more

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. GROUNDHOG DAYS WHEN: Through Feb. 5 & Feb. 11 ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 11:22 pm
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