iOS app Android app

Public Enemies

Why Should Illinois Thank Johnny Depp and Christian Bale?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 03.26.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Christian Bale is a nominee for an Oscar for his role in American Hustle, but Illinois may want to appreciate him more for his roles in Public Enemies and The Dark Knight.

Movie Review: Lawless

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.04.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Almost as soon as movies could talk, they were making films about the gangsters who came to prominence by supplying liquor to thirsty Americans who didn't believe in the nanny-state laws against alcohol known as Prohibition.

Which Superstar Actor Was Carey Mulligan Too Nervous To Kiss?

Posted 01.05.2012 | Entertainment

Carey Mulligan's last two years have seen her play opposite such handsome leading men as Ryan Gosling in "Drive," and Andrew Garfield in "Never Let Me...

Joseph Erbentraut

Is Chicago On The Verge Of A Blockbuster Boom Or A Filming Bust? | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 09.26.2011 | Chicago

When the Michael Bay-directed summer blockbuster "Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon" opened nearly a month ago, some wondered whether the film, even wi...

Mobsters Charged In Famous 1980 Jewelry Heist ARRESTED Again...Now In Their 70s

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Three reputed Chicago mobsters, two with ties to a legendary London jewel heist, were arrested again this week--allegedly as they attempted to rob the...

2009 in Review: Worst Movies of the Year

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

2009 contained a number of surprise stinkers. This year I saw enough genuinely unfortunate misses to make a plausible list.

Johnny Depp Promotes His Film, Hasn't Seen It

AP | ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

TOKYO — Actor Johnny Depp highly recommends his latest movie – though he said he hadn't personally gone out to see it yet. Depp, in Tokyo...

HuffPost Review: Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009)

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

If Public Enemies was merely a three-part episode of Superman: The Animated Series, it would be a good one. But it falls short as a stand-alone movie.

Public Enemies and the Invention of Video

Paul Snyder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Paul Snyder

For all of director Michael Mann's aesthetic sophistication, the film's spontaneity runs roughshod over a lot of true history.

Movie review: Funny People

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I never would have predicted that, at the end of Funny People, I'd have more kind things to say about Sandler than Apatow.

'Public Enemies' Reviewed

Michael Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Michael Jones

Only in Hollywood, the Hollywood of blue-eyed Native Americans in old Westerns, would cast a Frenchwoman as a Native American from Wisconsin.

'Transformers' Rakes It In Over Holiday Weekend

AP | DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Prehistoric creatures and robots were in a photo finish for the Fourth of July box-office crown Sunday, with "Transformers: Reveng...

Johnny Depp's Pocket Watch And Necklace (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Katherine Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Johnny Depp has been known for his accessories for years now, from his gold teeth during the "Pirates" years to ring-laden fingers. On the junket f...

Transformers 2 barely beats Ice Age 3 while Public Enemies opens strong. The 4th of July, 2009 weekend box office in review.

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Due to the fact that the top two films (Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen) are literally tied at $42.5 million, I'm ignoring the rankings and just concentrating on the numbers.

Public Enemies

Will Menaker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Will Menaker

The problem with Public Enemies is that it wants so badly to be a grand statement on crime, celebrities, and the country that worships them, but it lacks any coherent idea of what it really wants to say.

HuffPost Review: Public Enemies

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Michael Mann's Public Enemies takes a while to find its feet and its balance. But when it does -- well, to coin a phrase, it comes on like gangbusters.

HuffPost Weekend Box Office in Review

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

It's close, but no cigar: Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen ended up $2 million behind The Dark Knight for that much-desired five-day box office record.

Johnny Depp Explains Why He Doesn't See His Movies (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Katherine Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Johnny Depp explained to David Letterman why he doesn't watch his own movies on Thursday, as he was on "The Late Show" to promote a movie in which he ...

Johnny Depp And Christian Bale At 'Public Enemies' Premiere (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Katy Hall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Johnny Depp, Christian Bale and costars Marion Cotillard and Leelee Sobieski came out for the premiere of their new crime thriller 'Public Enemies' Tu...

Filming Of Johnny Depp's "Public Enemies" Brought $47 Million To Illinois: State

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Some 70 years after John Dillinger pumped anybody who got in his way full of lead, a movie about the bank robber's life pumped nearly ...

Film Industry Generated $141 Million, 5,400 Jobs For Illinois In 2008: State

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- State economic officials say the film industry spent $141 million and created nearly 5,400 jobs in Illinois last year. Depa...

Johnny Depp Movie Costs County Big

AP | SCOTT BAUER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

MADISON, Wis. — County officials in Wisconsin are holding the bag following a movie shoot involving Johnny Depp as famed bank robber John Dillin...