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  • The star rises again in ‘Entourage’
    The star rises again in ‘Entourage’
    What is there to say about the long-awaited, big screen adaptation of HBO’s hit series, “Entourage”?Not much.For eight seasons millions of fans watched Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) pal around Los Angeles with his boy band from...
  • Audiences can enjoy an array of adaptations
    Audiences can enjoy an array of adaptations
    “I sawDoubton Broadway in its premiere and loved it,” says Michael Halberstam, artistic director of Writers Theatre which is currently staging the play through July 19 at Glencoe Union Church on 263 Park Avenue.“However, when a...
  • New works & classic adaptations slated for Chicago stages
    New works & classic adaptations slated for Chicago stages
    Patrick Budde, Kristen Johnson, Will Kiley, Maximillian Lapine, Stella Martin and Sasha Smith star in Traces, Shannon Pritchard’s urban fairy tale based on Tam Lin’s Scottish folk ballad at the Frontier on 1106 W. Thorndale Avenue in...
  • Fifty Shades of Grey
    Movie review: 'Fifty Shades of Grey', curious no more
    So where to begin? If you haven't yet heard anything about E.L. James's erotic mega-successful best-seller, "Fifty Shades of Grey," well then, you probably live under a rock, or perhaps spend too much of your time handcuffed to a...
  • Fifty shades of oh-oh or oh-no
    Fifty shades of oh-oh or oh-no
    “Mr. Grey will see you now” are words that have lines forming at the box office days before the movie opens.The anticipation is thick in the atmosphere. Women (and their beaus who hope to get lucky) salivate over Christian Grey and...
  • Into the Woods
    ‘Into the Woods’ is in Miami Beach
    In an effort to see the new Disney Musical, I went to the movies in Miami SoBe. What was once a beautiful and well-kept Regal Cinema and reflection of the Art Deco District is now simply a place to go inside, beat the heat and relax in front of...
  • plateau training
    5 uncommon ways to overcome your fitness plateau
    So your metabolism, your muscle fibers, your aerobic capacity, your neurological connections, your strength, your endurance, and your proprioception have all adapted to your program. You have tried everything to overcome the hump, but you can'...
  • What If Spielberg Adapted Ray Bradbury
    What If Spielberg Adapted Ray Bradbury?
    Imagine if Steven Spielberg adapted the work of the legendary author for the screen. As a producer, his interests are purely commercial. His best bets in this regard are either Farenheit 451 (which already had a French adaptation) or The Martian...
  • Depression
    There could be a bright side to being blue
    Although depression can be a dangerous state of mind it doesn't always have to be. McMaster University reported on Nov. 20, 2014 that there could be a bright side to being blue. Researchers who have been studying the root of depression have...
  • Her Scent
    'Blade Man': A split decision
    In this season when we think of ghosts, goblins, and things that go 'bump' in the night, KBS presents a 20-episode drama about a man who becomes a monster after his worst nightmare comes true, and the woman who restores him to humanity...
  • Lifetime taking dark turn with ‘Big Driver’
    Lifetime taking dark turn with ‘Big Driver’
    At first one might not conceive of Lifetime, Stephen King and “The Walking Dead” being connected, and they weren't, until now that is. Lifetime, the channel that features programming that is geared toward women or features women in...
  • 'The Equalizer'
    'The Equalizer' review: Fair-to-middling update of a TV show no one remembers
    Denzel Washington stars as a charming, if incredibly lethal, man who kills, executes and beats up anyone who stands in his way -- but this time the movie is called "The Equalizer."In short: Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) leads an...
  • David Fincher's "Gone Girl" Adaptation Will be Released This Fall
    David Fincher's "Gone Girl" Adaptation Will be Released This Fall
    On the day of her 5-year wedding anniversary, Amy Dunne disappears. Her husband Nick Dunne reports her missing. Blood on the floor, no ransom call… the scene looks grim and evidence is stacking up. Is it possible that Nick murdered his wife...
  • The distinctiveness of ‘Divergent’
    The distinctiveness of ‘Divergent’
    “Trust the test.”This is a world where the human being is charged with one task: living her life. That challenge consists of finding herself, coming upon her purpose and filling the fullness of her potential.Tris (Shailene Woodley), in...
  • "The Fault in our Stars" Movie Poster
    Book to Movie Adaptations
    Way back in the day, well before movies were very popular many people read books as a form of entertainment. In the 21st century though, people have gone from reading book to watching movies. There are many different types of movie genres out...
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