Related Movies

Hairspray

Chicago News


Home > Movies > C > Chicago > News



Top 6 Women In Prison Themed Movies

June 6th, 2014 11:32am EDT
Warner Bros.
In honor of “Orange is the New Black” hijacking our Netflix accounts today, we’re dragging out the usual suspects; the top 6 movies where actresses have been forced to be a slave to the orange jumpsuit. Check out the full lineup below:

Chicago (2002)

Singing, dancing, jazz and dueling divas are at the forefront of Chicago’s women prison. Who knew prison life could be so lively? Throw in Roxie Hart (Renee Zellwegger) and Velma Kelly's (Catherine Zeta Jones) faux saccharine pleadings for justice to the press, and Richard Gere’s Billy Flynn exhaustive tap-dance cross-examination and you’ve...
READ MORE

The Top 8 Broadway Musicals Made Into Movies

May 6th, 2014 7:00pm EDT
The Top 8  Broadway Musicals Made Into Movies
Some of the best movies ever made have surprisingly been based on movie musicals. Thirty-one Tony Award winning Best Musicals have been made into major motion pictures to date. Since “Chicago“ won the Best Picture Oscar in 2003, there's been over 10 Broadway musicals brought to the screen. A popular movie being turned into a Broadway musical did happen now and then to mixed results. Today with the changing climate, the movie musical is more popular then ever as people look to happier movies to release them from their mundane lives. Here are some of the best.

1. Grease (1978)

The musica...
READ MORE

'Cabaret' Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary With A Remastered Blu-ray - Check Out 10 Other Great Movie Musicals

February 2nd, 2013 5:35am EST
Cabaret
Originally a 1966 Broadway musical, the groundbreaking Bob Fosse film "Cabaret" used the decadent and vulgar cabaret as a mirror image of German society sliding toward the Nazis. The intertwining of entertainment with social history marked a new step forward for the movie musical.

Michael York plays a British writer who comes to Berlin in the early 1930s in hopes of becoming a teacher. He makes the acquaintance of flamboyant American entertainer Sally Bowles, played by Liza Minnelli. Sally works at the Kit Kat Klub, a George Grosz-like Berlin cabaret where each night the smirking, androgyn...
READ MORE

DVD Review: 'Renee Zellweger: 4-Film Collection'

April 12th, 2012 9:20am EDT
Renee Zellweger
Love all things Renee? Well you might want to check out the recent DVD import infused with a little Zellweger in the form of the "Renee Zellweger 4-Film DVD Collection" out now from Lionsgate Home Entertainment – check out the list of flicks from good to bad below!

Title: "Bridget Jones’s Diary"

Grade: 4

Cast: Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant

Director: Sharon Maguire

Rating: R

Runtime: 98 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Website: www.lionsgatedvd.com

The Flick: By far the most cool and quirky of the four titles, Zellweger is in her element as an ...
READ MORE

Blu-ray Review: 'Best Picture - Five Film Collection'

February 1st, 2012 2:45pm EST
Shakespeare in Love photo
What’s more passionate then owning an Academy Award winning flick on Blu-ray? How about five! That’s the premise of the new Lionsgate/Miramax collaboration Blu-ray out Jan 31 containing five best picture flicks including "No Country for Old Men," "Shakespeare in Love," "Crash," "The English Patient" and "Chicago." Check out the review of the 'Best Picture Academy Award Winners – Five Star Collection' below!

Title: 'Best Picture Academy Award Winners – Five Film Collection'

Grade: 3

Cast: Various

Director: Various

Rating: R

Runtime: 634 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate/Mir...
READ MORE

Christie Brinkley Reprising 'Chicago' Role For Los Angeles Stage

January 30th, 2012 10:00pm EST
Christie Brinkley
Former supermodel Christie Brinkley is reprising her Chicago role for the Los Angeles stage.

The former wife of rocker Billy Joel has played Roxie Hart in the musical on Broadway and in the West End - and now she's bringing her theatrical debut to Los Angeles' Pantages theater.

Brinkley, who first played Hart in New York last year, will take to the stage in Los Angeles in May.

Last year, she revealed her ex-husband pushed her onto the stage and was far from surprised when her stint on Broadway was a big hit.

She said, "Billy and I would be cooking in the kitchen, doing Broadway shows al...
READ MORE

Queen Latifah's Father Bought Her A Gun At Age Five

January 12th, 2012 9:23am EST
Queen Latifah
Queen Latifah learned how to protect herself at an early age after her dad bought her a gun when she was just five years old.

The R&B singer grew up in New Jersey with her older brother and together they were taught by their police officer father, Lancelot Owens, Sr., how to fend for themselves.

She tells TV host Jay Leno, "He bought us these guns! I was about five. Real guns. He bought me a German Luger (pistol) and he bought my brother a .38 Snub (nosed revolver). My brother was into the cowboy thing, so that kind of worked a little better for him. It was so cool."

However, the Chic...
READ MORE

Kara DioGuardi To Replace Christie Brinkley In 'Chicago'

June 17th, 2011 3:36pm EDT
Kara Dioguardi
Songwriter Kara DioGuardi is set to replace Christie Brinkley on Broadway when the model's run in musical Chicago comes to a close.

The former American Idol judge will make her theatrical debut as murderess Roxie Hart in the Award-winning musical. She will begin her eight-week run on September 5th.

DioGuardi is the latest celebrity to join the Big Apple cast - singer Ashlee Simpson and actresses Brooke Shields and Melanie Griffith have all taken the stage as Hart.

Meanwhile, Brinkley is in talks to head overseas with the role - and take the lead in the West End production of Chicago.
READ MORE

Michael Douglas Fuming Catherine Zeta-Jones' Illness Was 'Outed'

April 26th, 2011 12:25pm EDT
Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas is angry his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones was put under pressure to talk publicly about her bipolar disorder diagnosis because it was "hard" enough for the actress to admit she needed help.

The Chicago star stunned fans earlier this month by opening up about her battle with depression, revealing she had received treatment at a mental health facility in Connecticut.

She released a statement to the media after news of her rehab stint leaked in the press, and Douglas has praised her courage for facing up to her problems in public.

In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, due to a...
READ MORE

Catherine Zeta-Jones: 'There Is No Shame In Seeking Help'

April 20th, 2011 11:33am EDT
Catherine Zeta-Jones
Hollywood actress Catherine Zeta-Jones has urged fellow bipolar disorder patients to seek help for the condition, declaring: "There is no need to suffer silently."

The Chicago star hit the headlines earlier this month after she checked into a mental health facility in Connecticut, where she spent five days combating a serious bout of depression.

Now, Zeta-Jones has opened up about her bipolar disorder, admitting she hopes to inspire others afflicted by the mental illness to get professional treatment.

She tells People.com, "This is a disorder that affects millions of people and I am o...
READ MORE

Watch Classic Scenes & See the Full List of Every Best Picture Oscar Winner Ever

February 27th, 2011 8:50pm EST
The Artist
2011 (84th) The Artist (Watch scenes)
2010 (83rd) The King's Speech (Watch scenes from this film!)
2009 (82nd) The Hurt Locker (Watch scenes from The Hurt Locker)
2008 (81st) Slumdog Millionaire
2007 (80th) No Country for Old Men (Watch classic scenes from No Country for Old Men)
2006 (79th) The Departed (Watch classic scenes from The Departed)
2005 (78th) Crash

2004 (77th) Million Dollar Baby (Watch classic scenes from this film!)

2003 (76th) The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King (Watch more scenes from it!)

2002 (75th) Chicago
2001 (74th) A Beau...
READ MORE

Surprise Oscar Wins: Is There A Pattern?

February 18th, 2011 5:23pm EST
Juliette Binoche
Some years, certain nominees seem to be locks to win Oscars. Yet almost every year, there is some sort of major upset at the Academy Awards. Some years there are none, but other years there are multiple. What will this year have in store? At this point, it's anybody's guess.

Looking back at the 10 most surprising wins of the last 15 years, can we notice any patterns? Here they are, in chronological order.

1. Juliette Binoche (The English Patient) beats Lauren Bacall (The Mirror Has Two Faces) for Supporting Actress (1996)

Binoche looked like someone whacked her on the side of the h...
READ MORE

Christie Brinkley's Father Inspired Her To Sign Up For Broadway Production

February 5th, 2011 10:30pm EST
Christie Brinkley
Supermodel Christie Brinkley's father convinced the ageless beauty she could wow Broadway critics as Roxie Hart in Chicago.

The former wife of Billy Joel will hit the stage as the murderer in April and she admits she was initially reluctant to sign on for the role - until her dad convinced her to go for it.

She says, "My dad has always guided me throughout my career. Generally, whenever I wonder if I can do something, he says, 'Why not?'

"My dad is very ill and he has a hard time talking and I was saying to him, 'Dad, you know I'm gonna have to dance and learning all these steps (sic) an...
READ MORE

John C. Reilly To 'Scratch The Eyes Out' Of Anyone Who Wants His 'Guys & Dolls' Role

June 12th, 2010 1:09pm EDT
John C. Reilly
Things are about to get ugly in Hollywood if Guy Ritchie gets the greenlight to start work on movie musical remake "Guys & Dolls" - star John C. Reilly has threatened anyone who steals the role of Nathan Detroit from him with physical violence.

That means Justin Timberlake should be worried - if reports Ritchie has him slated for the iconic role are true.

The "Chicago" star tells WENN he has his sights set on the role Frank Sinatra played on the big screen in 1955.

He explains, "I'm still waiting for 'Guys and Dolls' to get made into a movie. I will scratch the eyes out of anyone who tri...
READ MORE

Hot! Hot! Hot! Your 2010 Summer Playlist

May 21st, 2010 9:00am EDT
Lady Gaga Pink
Is your iPod ready for summer? If not, here are 20 of some of the best songs, both old and new school, to help you enjoy these upcoming hot days and warm nights.

“Summertime” by DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince: For all of you born after 1995, Will Smith, at one time, had a successful hip-hop career with his BFF DJ Jazzy Jeff. This is one of their most popular and successful songs, garnering a Grammy in 1991.

“Cruel Summer” by Bananarama: Technically, no summer should be cruel. Or without a loved one. Or without this song.

“Alejandro” by Lady Gaga: The name “Alejandro” remin...
READ MORE

Bill Condon To Direct 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn'

April 28th, 2010 1:48pm EDT
Bill Condon
Summit Entertainment has confirmed that Academy Award winner Bill Condon will direct "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn," based on the fourth novel in author Stephenie Meyer’s "Twilight" series.

Meyer said, "I'm so thrilled that Bill wants to work with us. I think he's going to be a great fit, and I'm excited to see what he does with the material."

“I'm very excited to get the chance to bring the climax of this saga to life on-screen. As fans of the series know, this is a one-of-a-kind book - and we're hoping to create an equally unique cinematic experience," said Bill Condon.

"The Twil...
READ MORE

A Few Of The Best Movie Musicals

December 24th, 2009 9:33am EST
Nine
On Christmas Day a brand new musical hits the theaters, titled "Nine," and it got Starpulse thinking about the musical genre. The hits on Broadway always keep people wanting more, and over the years musicals have been beloved on the big screen as well. They've won Oscars, attracted huge movie stars, and everyone loves a good dance routine. Here's a look at the best movie musicals in no particular order.

"The Sound of Music," made in 1965, is an Academy Award winning movie and one of the most successful film musicals of all time. After being adjusted for inflation, it is rumored the movi...
READ MORE

The Ten Greatest Movies Of The Decade

December 17th, 2009 9:30am EST
The Ten Greatest Movies Of The Decade
So far, we've given you lists of the Ten Greatest TV Shows, Songs, and Albums of the decade. Now it's time to turn our focus to the Silver Screen.

This decade, moviemaking became incredibly fractured. After the Indie Boom of the nineties there suddenly wasn't much of a difference between an independent/art film and the mainstream movies from blockbuster studios. Many of these studios were now attempting to make their own indies, blurring the lines and resulting in more failures than successes.

Of course, there were still plenty of good movies to go around. The following is a list ...
READ MORE

Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Avatar,' 'Nine' & More

December 14th, 2009 9:25am EST
AVATAR
Last week I had a chance to catch "Invictus," director Clint Eastwood's latest effort. A lot of early buzz suggests the film should be a Best Picture contender at the Academy Awards, but I personally wasn't too impressed.

While "Invictus" isn't a terrible movie, it certainly isn't Eastwood's best. In many ways it just feels forced because the film tries too hard to send an inspirational message.

Eastwood explores a number of subplots that he never fully fleshes out, and he fails to establish the proper dramatic tension that makes a sports picture so powerful. As an audience member ...
READ MORE

Oh Lordy, Look Who's 40! Catherine Zeta-Jones (Photos)

September 25th, 2009 9:03am EDT
Catherine Zeta-Jones
In 1969 Richard Nixon became president, the "Miracle" Mets won the World Series, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took the very first lunar stroll, and Led Zeppelin's debut album was released. In addition to these historic events, 1969 was also the birth year of several Hollywood A-listers, including Jennifer Aniston, Renee Zellweger, Cate Blanchett, and this month's birthday girl, Catherine Zeta-Jones.

While there are plenty of reasons to venerate the year 1969, there is one catch to having it be your birth year. And that would be that the time has now come to bid your 30s adieu and face ...
READ MORE

Demi Lovato Q&A: 'I Want To Grow With My Fans And Stay Out Of The Tabloids'

August 19th, 2009 10:08am EDT
Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato's new album "Here We Go Again" premiered at number one on the Billboard charts a few weeks ago. At just 16, where does she go from here? She joined us to discuss where she sees her career going and who she admires in the music industry. She also discusses how her career almost never left the ground after nearly being trampled by a smiling purple dinosaur and warns would-be hecklers at her show that she has an eye on you and, if you're not careful, so might the entire arena.

Mike: First of all, congratulations on the number-one album.

Demi Lovato: Thanks so much.

Mike: D...
READ MORE

Ty The Next To Go On 'Dancing With The Stars?'

May 12th, 2009 10:21am EDT
Dancing With The Stars
The Dancing With The Stars semi-finals lived up to expectations as each of the four remaining couples performed a ballroom and a Latin routine, earning them scores to hopefully propel them into next week's finals.

Before their first routine, each couple analyzed their favorite dances from the past nine weeks. Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani picked the foxtrot and the samba to take cues from. She wanted to have a great frame like in the foxtrot and use her hips to the same extent that she did in the samba. Gilles Marini and Cheryl Burke, the highest scoring couple of the season,...
READ MORE

Spotlight On The Best Big-Screen Lawyers

April 16th, 2009 10:00am EDT
Chicago
Lawyers have been around basically as long as the law has been present - even back in Ancient Rome and Greece there were men who would stand up and speak for the laws they made. Over the years the role of the lawyer has altered a few times, but it always comes back to truth, justice, and honesty ... or the exact opposite of those ideas.

Lawyers have gained a rather negative persona, either due to them wanting too much money or doing it for their own ego rather than what is right. Film often interprets reality, and so lawyers on screen are usually portrayed as either virtuous, helpful,...
READ MORE

Cliffs Notes For Chick Flicks

March 3rd, 2009 2:51pm EST
The Notebook
Ever wonder what your wife is talking about when she mentions "that scene" from When Harry Met Sally? Or why your female co-workers start giggling when they refer to Bob in cubicle 8 as "Mr. Big"? Do you feel you're missing out on some cornerstone of pop culture, but just can't bring yourself to sit through all those tear-jerkers with a box of Kleenex and a carton of Jamoca Almond Fudge?

Well fear no more, because we've done the couch work for you - with this quick reference guide you'll never again be left scratching your head during a heated Julia Roberts/ Sandra Bullock debate.

...
READ MORE

Mega Oscar Diary

February 23rd, 2009 9:22am EST
Sean Penn
Before we get started on the Mega Oscar Diary, let's go to a few random ramblings from the cadre of pre-shows around the dial:

-Philip Seymour Hoffman's hat probably came with a matching set of fingerless gloves.

-Those who were unable to see the Los Angeles CW affiliate's pre-show missed this exchange.

-The CW's Female Host: What is the role you'd love to do next. If you could do anything following 'The Wrestler' what would it be?

-Mickey Rourke: (Slowly eyes her up from head to toe with a knowing smile and walks off.)

-I know a lot of people care about fashion, ...
READ MORE

The Magic Of 'The Secret Life Of Bees' Arrives On DVD And Blu-ray Disc Feb. 3

January 13th, 2009 5:08pm EST
The Secret Life Of Bees
A heartwarming and empowering story based on the celebrated best-selling novel by the same name, The Secret Life Of Bees arrives on DVD and Blu-ray disc February 3 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. The Secret Life of Bees stars Dakota Fanning (Charlotte's Web, War Of The Worlds) as Lily Owens, a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with her caregiver to a South Carolina town that holds the secret to her mother's past. Taken in by the Boatwright sisters, Lily finds solace...
READ MORE

Spotlight On Oscar's Best Pictures

January 7th, 2009 12:15pm EST
Oscar
January is the start of award season which means it's a tense time in Tinsel town! Actors are either being recognized or shunned for their tremendous work, agents are either celebrating with their stars or firing their "has-been" actors and we are betting on who is going to take home the Oscar! The stars, the fashion, the ambiance, the parties and actually taking home an Oscar along with the bragging rights that come along with it make this time of year so exciting!

The category of Best Picture is a huge deal and to be a part of the movie that wins is an honor! To say that you starre...
READ MORE

'Mamma Mia!' The Movie Comes To DVD And Blu-ray Dec. 16; Win A Copy!

November 27th, 2008 10:00am EST
Mamma Mia!
Two-time Oscar® winner Meryl Streep (The Devil Wears Prada) and Pierce Brosnan (Die Another Day) lead an all-star cast in the most infectiously fun movie of the year, Mamma Mia! The Movie, coming to DVD and Blu-ray Hi-Def on December 16, 2008 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. For a limited time only, the worldwide movie phenomenon is available in 2-disc Special Edition widescreen DVD and 2-Disc Blu-ray Hi-Def with digital copy. Both versions are packed with bonus materials including a deleted musical number and a bonus feature which provides onscreen lyrics so that viewers can sing...
READ MORE

Why Are So Many Rappers Acting?

August 27th, 2008 11:46am EDT
Hancock
This isn't to bash rappers, nor is it to say that these artists aren't allowed to pursue different paths in Hollywood. With so many prominent rappers acquiring roles in big movies though, it begs the question-why?

It's not as if rappers in movies are a new thing. In 1991, Mario Van Peebles cast Ice-T as a cop in "New Jack City," a film that is beloved by many. That same year, director John Singleton cast Ice Cube as a Los Angeles gangbanger in "Boyz N the Hood." These two movies helped open the floodgates for rappers to enter the world of acting.

Soon, Will Smith went from rap...
READ MORE

Hit The Jackpot With 'What Happens In Vegas,' On DVD Aug. 26

August 3rd, 2008 2:00pm EDT
What Happens In Vegas
Two strangers looking for a night to remember get a morning after they'll never forget in the outrageous comedy What Happens In Vegas, cashing out on DVD and Blu-ray Disc (BD) August 26 from Fox Home Entertainment.

Golden Globe nominee Cameron Diaz (Charlie's Angels, There's Something About Mary) stars as a highly-strung stockbroker who is dumped by her boyfriend; Ashton Kutcher (Guess Who, "That 70s Show") plays a slacker carpenter fired by his father from his job. In desperate need of a sabbatical, both immediately jet set to Sin City, where they meet and, after a night of drunken...
READ MORE