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The Chicago vibe is strong in these 6 movies

By Lauren Chval, The RedEye in Chicago

April 8, 2016

"The Boss" hits theaters Friday, and it's no surprise that Plainfield native Melissa McCarthy, who also co-wrote the script, set her latest comedy in her sweet home Chicago. Between taking rides on the CTA, talking to her reflect...

‘Love the Coopers’ strives for mediocrity

By Jacob Pierce, @JacobPierce1_DE

November 16, 2015

No matter what this film does, it's too hard to love the Coopers. "Love the Coopers," directed by Jessie Nelson and starring John Goodman and Diane Keaton, ruins all goodwill it has with a generic ending and an uneven tone.It ...

‘The Lazarus Effect’ is a pulse pounding, heart stopper

By Jacob Pierce, @JacobPierce1_DE

March 4, 2015

Everyone has a film genre they gravitate toward. When commercials come on for these flicks, you decide you are going to see it, regardless of quality.I confess, horror movies fill that role in my life. Quality tends to only m...

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