Posts tagged "Chicago"

28 Hot Movies That Will Help You Escape The Chicago Weather

28 Hot Movies That Will Help You Escape The Chicago Weather
Public transportation is a mess.  Medical experts are warning about frostbite setting in after 5 minutes outside.  The freezing temps are setting records.  Schools are closed and kids are home playing Skylanders.  Businesses are closed and parents are working remotely from home.  And, all the news can report right now is this: It’s bleeping cold... Read more »

The 5 Best Movie Theaters in Chicago*

The 5 Best Movie Theaters in Chicago*
You may have guessed this by now, but I like to go to the movies.  I go every week.  Sometimes once.  Usually twice.  In a good week?  4 times.  By now, I’ve been to nearly every movie theater in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.  I know the ins the outs, the pros the cons.  ... Read more »

Chicago-Style People Watching

Back when my son was born four years ago and I found myself at home during the day, I started to morph into the nosy neighbors in The ‘Burbs, keeping tabs on everyone on my block. I became obsessed with what was happening in the house across the street, the house which had been covered... Read more »
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Free Performances in Chicago: Dance in the Parks

If you are looking for something to do with your family this summer that is fun, cultural, and (HEY-o) FREE, look no further than Dance in the Parks. Katie McCann, a college friend of mine (Go, Dawgs!) founded Dance in the Parks when she moved to Chicago a few years ago and realized how inaccessible... Read more »

Chicago Foodie Wish List: Which Regional Delicacies Need to Come to Our Fair City?

Chicago Foodie Wish List: Which Regional Delicacies Need to Come to Our Fair City?
We wanted Krispy Kreme, we got Krispy Kreme. We wanted Chick-Fil-A, we got that too. Everyone on every food blog ever for the last three years has been talking about food trucks, either pro or con. I couldn’t care less. Truck us, don’t truck us, whatever. I’ll tell you what we do need in Chicago,... Read more »

Hot, Sexy Books

Hot, Sexy Books
  The View just went on hiatus for next few weeks, and we all need to find new reasons to live.  So let’s talk books! What book are you currently reading: Making Waves by Tawna Fenske.  My first foray into reading the romance genre. What book is next on your to-read list: George R.R. Martin’s A... Read more »
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Movie Review - Transformers: Dark of the Moon (**1/2 out of 5)

Movie Review - Transformers: Dark of the Moon (**1/2 out of 5)
The newest Transformers is not so much an actual movie, as it is an action highlight reel strung together by cheese whiz.  It delivers a lot of bang for your buck, with a handful of jaw-dropping action sequences toward the end that are on a scale that is almost too big to believe. But that... Read more »

A Dear John Letter for "Chicago Code"

A Dear John Letter for "Chicago Code"
Dear Chicago Code, We need to talk.  It’s not you; it’s probably me. I mean, millions of people hang on your every word.  You look amazing.  My parents totally love you.  Maybe that’s part of the problem. Also, I think I’ve been ruined by ghosts of TV shows past.  I’ve had the real thing, Chicago... Read more »

TV Review - The Chicago Code

The Premise: It’s your classic case of good cops vs. bad alderman. The Good: The show looks good (especially in the case of foxy lead actor Jason Clarke AKA Detective Jarek Wysocki, who is taking off where James “Sawyer” Ford left off in the bestowing-of-nicknames department).  It’s shot really well.  Chicago looks great, and the... Read more »
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Movie Reviews: The Green Hornet (**1/2), The Dilemma (**)

THE GREEN HORNET, directed by Michel Gondry, Starring Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Cameron Diaz, and Christoph Waltz.  PG-13.  108 mins. Seth Rogen may not be the first person that comes to mind when you think superhero.  But when he started losing all that weight for his role in The Green Hornet, which he also co-wrote,... Read more »