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  • 'A Dog's Purpose' premiere canceled amid video controversy

    LOS ANGELES – This weekend's premiere of "A Dog's Purpose" has been canceled following the release of a video that appears to show a frightened dog be ...
    Jan. 21, 2017 - 12:17 am
  • Ellen DeGeneres takes home 3 People's Choice Awards

    LOS ANGELES – Ellen DeGeneres set a record at the People's Choice Awards , becoming the winningest entertainer in the show's history.
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 9:19 am
  • Review: Fun performances aren't enough to save 'Split'

    "Split" is a movie in which James McAvoy plays a man with 23 personalities. Some of them are kind. Some are strange. Some are talented. Some are deran ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 8:06 am
  • McHenry County Planit 10: 'First Date' at Raue, children's 'Treasure Island' in Woodstock, Tropixplosion & more

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. “FIRST DATE” WHEN: Jan. 20 through Feb. 12 W ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 12:40 am
  • Review: In 'The Founder,' cutthroat big business, supersized

    Ketchup, mustard, two pickles. In John Lee Hancock’s “The Founder,” about Ray Kroc and the making of McDonald’s, the ingredients for success are ruthl ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 3:58 pm
  • Oliver: Could we please see another golden age of musicals?

    Is anyone else excited about the awards season success the film “La La Land” seems to be having? Could this mean a renaissance of sorts for Hollywood ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 12:25 am
  • 'Sherlock' season finale leaks online 1 day before premiere

    LONDON – There's a little less mystery about the season finale of the television series "Sherlock" after a Russian version of the episode leaked onlin ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 1:06 pm
  • Lucasfilm won't digitally recreate Carrie Fisher in 'Star Wars' movies

    LOS ANGELES – The makers of "Star Wars" have put a quick end to rumors that while Carrie Fisher has died, her Princess Leia may live on.
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 12:19 am
  • 10 films we can't wait to see in 2017

    There are a lot of films coming out in 2017. Which ones should you see? ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 1:01 am
  • Review: In 'Patriots Day,' a community disarms terrorism

    Bombs detonated in the center of Boston are disarmed by bonds of family and community in Peter Berg's "Patriots Day," a stirring ode to civic life in ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 12:10 pm
  • McHenry County Planit 10: Winterfest, wine-tasting at Cary Library, Get Lit(erary) & more

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. WINTERFEST WHEN: Noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 15 WHER ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 12:56 am
  • Review: Affleck's stylish 'Live by Night' is by the numbers

    Ben Affleck is no doubt an ambitious and tasteful filmmaker, but he’s gotten himself in a bit of hot water with the bloated period gangster epic “Live ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 4:48 pm
  • Your sequel-free, superhero-less guide to 2017 movies

    As a new year dawns, we’re greeted with more of the same from Hollywood: superhero movies, sequels, reboots and origin stories. But that’s not all the ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 4:48 pm
  • 10 (ish) films to look forward to in 2017

    Hollywood might might be patting itself on the back for its 2016 films, but there’s a lot to look forward to in film this year – in all genres. Here a ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 4:47 pm
  • Woodstock Opera House, community theater spotlighted in new 'Upstaged' web series

    The main character in a new web series is more than 125 years old and still active.The first and onl ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 12:48 am
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