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'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes': Trailer + Review

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes': Trailer + Review

Cinema Siren says: Spectacular Simians should make Dawn the brightest of summer blockbusters.
'How to Train Your Dragon 2': Review and Director Interview

'How to Train Your Dragon 2': Review and Director Interview

Cinema Siren gives it 5 stars, saying it's fierier than the first, with twice the dragons.
Ravinia Tickets Go On Sale Thursday at 5 a.m.

Ravinia Tickets Go On Sale Thursday at 5 a.m.

The heaviest traffic on the website is expected between 7 and 10 .m., with some concerts likely selling out quickly.
Disney's Bears: Funny, Fascinating and Rated G

Disney's Bears: Funny, Fascinating and Rated G

"Bears," in theaters April 18, combines beautiful footage with a style and story accessible to children, making it a success for the whole family.
'Heaven is for Real' in Theaters Now

'Heaven is for Real' in Theaters Now

Get ready to see the real-life story about a boy who says he went to Heaven. Sponsored by Sony.
LFHS Grad Raising Money for Film Set in Lake Forest

LFHS Grad Raising Money for Film Set in Lake Forest

Lain Kienzle hopes to film her NYU senior thesis in Lake Forest this summer. She has a few days left in a Kickstarter campaign to raise the money.
'Rio 2' TRAILER/REVIEW: This Superior Sequel Soars

'Rio 2' TRAILER/REVIEW: This Superior Sequel Soars

'Rio 2' opens in movie theaters this weekend.
Biggest Loser Holds Chicago Casting Call

Biggest Loser Holds Chicago Casting Call

The show will be in the area April 19 and is seeking families and individuals who want to be on the weight loss show.
TRAILER + REVIEW: 'Captain America' Oh Beautiful!

TRAILER + REVIEW: 'Captain America' Oh Beautiful!

Film debuts in theaters this weekend; rated PG-13.
'Bad Words' Offers 'Cinematic Catharsis,' Plus an Interview with Jason Bateman

'Bad Words' Offers 'Cinematic Catharsis,' Plus an Interview with Jason Bateman

Leslie Combemale aka Cinema Siren gives the film 3 out of 5 stars.
TRAILER + REVIEW: In 'Noah,' Aronofsky Builds a Vessel of Fearless Filmmaking

TRAILER + REVIEW: In 'Noah,' Aronofsky Builds a Vessel of Fearless Filmmaking

Leslie Combemale aka Cinema Siren gives the film 3.5 out of 5 stars.
VIDEOS + REVIEW: 'Muppets Most Wanted' Is Furry Fun

VIDEOS + REVIEW: 'Muppets Most Wanted' Is Furry Fun

The Muppets are back! Cinema Siren gives the film 3.5 out of 5 stars.
TRAILER + REVIEW: Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

TRAILER + REVIEW: Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

Cinema Siren gives the film five stars.
TRAILER + REVIEW: 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' Best in Show or In the Dog House?

TRAILER + REVIEW: 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' Best in Show or In the Dog House?

The new 3D animated release feels like both lots of fun and a big disappointment, right in the same 92 minutes.
2014 Oscars Predictions and 10 Things You Might Not Know About Them

2014 Oscars Predictions and 10 Things You Might Not Know About Them

Cinema Siren makes predictions about the Oscars; the awards program airs Sunday night at 7 p.m. on ABC, hosted by Ellen Degeneres.
John Mayer, Yo-Yo Ma, ZZ Top in Ravinia 2014 Lineup

John Mayer, Yo-Yo Ma, ZZ Top in Ravinia 2014 Lineup

Ravinia’s summer schedule was announced Thursday.
VIDEO/REVIEW: 'Pompeii' — Lava Is Coming

VIDEO/REVIEW: 'Pompeii' — Lava Is Coming

Watch the trailer and interviews by Leslie Combemale, with the director Paul W.S. Anderson and star Kit Harington from HBO's 'Game of Thrones.'
A Hollywood Valentine: Lifelong Hollywood Couples and Their Classic Movies

A Hollywood Valentine: Lifelong Hollywood Couples and Their Classic Movies

Cinema Siren looks at some of Hollywood's love matches.
Patch Movie Review: LEGO is Hilarious, Absolute Delight

Patch Movie Review: LEGO is Hilarious, Absolute Delight

Leslie Combemale loved this movie.
Get Ready to Meet Your 'Bad Girls,' North Shore

Get Ready to Meet Your 'Bad Girls,' North Shore

The Oxygen Network show, which filmed in Highland Park, released a trailer, which (no surprise) includes screaming, hair pulling and a hot tub make-out session.