The Grand Budapest Hotel (R) ★★★½

Be Sure to Visit The Grand Budapest Hotel

Those familiar with Wes Anderson films recognize his trademarks: clever writing, ensemble casts, a particular eye for detail, and his love of nostalgia and outdated quirks. The … Read more

The Lego Movie (PG) ★★★★

The Lego Movie: Friendly Family Flick

Unlike many other animated movies, where the story is based on a classic fairytale or historical figure, The Lego Movie does not have the benefit of a famous … Read more

Lone Survivor (R) ★★★★

Bonds of Brotherhood + Horrors of War

While audiences can easily guess the outcome of Peter Berg’s latest action film, Lone Survivor, based on its title, don’t be fooled into thinking this is a movie … Read more

Top 10 Movies of 2013

1. American Hustle-The hysterical story of how a brilliant con man out-smarts the Fed’s with the help of his seductive mistress.

2. 12 Years a Slave- The true story of Solomon Northup, a free … Read more

Saving Mr. Banks (PG-13) ★★★★

Walt Disney Keeps His Promise

Two-time Academy Award winner Emma Thompson (Beautiful Creatures) and double Oscar-winner Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips) star in this true story inspired by the astonishing backstory of … Read more

Her (R) ★★★½

A Love Story Unlike Any Other

Although he writes love letters for a living, Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix The Master 2012), is in a lonely place and struggles to cope with his divorce. One day, … Read more

The Chicago Film Critics Association 2013 Film Awards

“12 Years A Slave,” the harrowing adaptation of the memoir of a once-free black man from the North who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in the Deep South in the years leading up to … Read more

Lion Ark ★★★½

Big Cats are Rescued From Illegal Circuses

Here’s a passionate documentary that gives a firsthand account of how a group from Animal Defenders International (ADI) set out to stop the abuse of wild animals used … Read more

The Armstrong Lie (R) ★★★½

The Day the Wheels Came Off: The Rise and Fall of Lance Armstrong

Before Oprah’s alarming 2013 interview with Lance Armstrong, in which he tells the world he lied and actually did use performance-enhancing drugs … Read more

Dallas Buyers Club (R) ★★★½

One of McConaughey’s Best Performances Yet

“We estimate you have 30 days to live. Put your affairs in order.” Those were the words Ron Woodroof heard from doctors after a minor electrical shock landed him … Read more

Paddle Your Own Canoe – An Evening with Nick Offerman

On Friday Oct. 4, 2013 the Unabridged Bookstore and the Music Box Theatre teamed up to host the incredibly funny and razor-sharp vocabulist Nick Offerman to celebrate his new book “Paddle Your Own Canoe.”  As … Read more

Enough Said (PG-13) ★★★★

James and Julia = Perfection. Enough Said.

As if we didn’t already miss James Gandolfini – his outstanding and uncharacteristic performance in “Enough Said” just reminds us of how truly talented he was.

Writer and … Read more

The Spectacular Now (R) ★★★★

Spectacular. Wow.

“The Spectacular Now” is this summer’s most original, raw, witty and thoughtful drama about the butterflies and heartbreaks of adolescence…and life itself. Based on the novel by Tim Tharp and directed by James … Read more

The Conjuring (R) ★★★★

   Lili Taylor stars in “The Conjuring.” Photo Credit: Warner Bros.

 Scariest Film of the Year

Just when you thought the era of cheesy scary films would never end – “The Conjuring” surfaced. Creator of the Read more

The Way, Way Back PG-13 ★★★★

Duncan (Liam James) is an awkward teen who’s forced to spend the summer at a beach house with his mother (Toni Collette), her boyfriend, Trent (Steve Carell). Trent’s not a very cool guy and takes… Read more

Fast & Furious 6 (PG-13) ★★★1/2

Sung Kang, Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, Gal Gadot, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Tyrese Gibson star in “Fast & Furious 6.” Photo Credit: Universal Pictures

No Switching Gears Here – Fast & Furious 6 Still SuperchargedRead more

Beautiful Creatures (PG-13) ★★★

Ethan Wate (Alden Ehrenreich) a bright, magnetic, high school junior grows tired of his small town, the fictional Gatlin, South Carolina. He dreams of going to college and loves reading books that are banned. His… Read more

Side Effects (R) ★★★½

Rooney Mara and Channing Tatum star in “SIDE EFFECTS” Photo Credit: Open Road

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Warning: May Cause Shock and Awe

Academy Award … Read more

Broken City (R) ★★★½

Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe star in “Broken City.” Photo Credit: 20th Century Fox

A Film Noir With Plenty of Secrets

While some things are best kept a secret, that’s not the case here. Award Read more

Top 10 Movies of 2012

Top 10 Movies of 2012

1. Zero Dark Thirty– The gripping tale of the 10 year search for Osama bin Laden.

2. Argo-Ben Affleck’s film centering on the 1979 hostage crisis.

3. Lincoln-Read more

Zero Dark Thirty (R) ★★★★

Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Ehle and Chris Pratt star in “Zero Dark Thirty.” Photo Credit: Columbia Pictures 

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