CHICAGO — Hollywood actors and Chicago natives John Cusack and Joan Cusack remembered famed film critic Roger Ebert as one of the city's icons.
The brother and sister spoke Thursday at a Chicago memorial for Ebert, who died last week at age 70 after a years-long bout with cancer.
John Cusack said Ebert was always supportive of artists. Cusack said Ebert "always gave you a fair shake." Read More
“God gave him a spark of genius, and quenched it in misery,” a character says of Edgar Allan Poe in the new film “The Raven.”
That’s how writers and horror fans picture him: a despicable, tormented genius with inky, fidgeting fingers, scrawling out morbid masterpieces to earn a few pennies to buy spirits — or something harder — to ease the pain. Read More
Few movies are as odd, nonsensical and completely pleasurable as “Hot Tub Time Machine.”
The plot is negligible — it’s summed up accurately by the high-concept title — but what transpires during the course of 100 beautifully deranged minutes is lewd, crude and delightfully funny. Trying to make sense of it would be missing the point. Read More
John Cusack is an interesting actor, and if his movies are not always up to his best — among them "Say Anything" (1989) and "High Fidelity" (2000) — they are at least watchable.
That he has chosen to star in Roland Emmerich’s latest disaster fantasy, the laughably overwrought "2012," does no damage to his credibility and reaffirms his talent for bringing heft to an otherwise weightless exercise. Read More