Efficient, nasty action scenes can't overcome mostly bland characterizations and a half-baked story.
An article about the exciting Chicago Public Library Foundation's Summer Learning Challenge to prevent brain drain, and an appeal to donate to the program.
An article about the CHA (Chicago Housing Authority) Program in Documentary Filmmaking that empowers girls
Special edition of Thumbnails listing articles about negative qualities children shouldn't learn from President Trump: monstrous treatment of women, lying, hate, bullying and fear of the free press and possibly inciting violence.
A table of contents of articles published to commemorate Roger Ebert's birthday on June 18th, 2017, starting with his interview of Paul McCartney who was born on the same day and same year: June 18th, 1942.
Special edition of Thumbnails with political articles: How to live with critics; Obama on the new health care bill; Trump says the poor can't be trusted; Odds on whether the health care bill will pass; PoliticusUSA says Trump admits to witness tampering.
A profile of RogerEbert.com managing editor Brian Tallerico.
I've never held a handgun in my life. I did some rifle target shooting with the ROTC in college. That's it with me and firearms. Does this make me less of an American? I think handguns are dangerous, and the more people who walk around carrying them the more dangerous they are. I also don't understand why civilians need to possess AR-15 assault rifles, such as the one used by James Holmes in Colorado. They fire 10 shots at a time, and are intended for combat use. In civilian hands, they are by definition weapons of slaughter. Do you need one in your home?
A look back at all of Roger's reviews of films made by Pixar Animation Studios.
An interview with George Lepauw, Executive Director of the Chicago International Movies and Music Festival.
A reprint of Roger Ebert's review of 1980's "The Blues Brothers," printed today in the Chicago Sun-Times.