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Arts & Entertainment

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Oswego Teacher Among 'Rialto Idol' Winners

Oswego Teacher Among 'Rialto Idol' Winners

Joliet teen takes first place.
Beats & Eats to Return to Oswego

Beats & Eats to Return to Oswego

Music, food fest will be back Aug. 30.
Village Announces Montgomery Fest Lineup

Village Announces Montgomery Fest Lineup

The fest is Aug. 8 to 10 in downtown Montgomery.
'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.
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.
'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.
Tickets Go on Sale for Blues on the Fox Festival; Los Lonely Boys, Jimmie Vaughan to Perform

Tickets Go on Sale for Blues on the Fox Festival; Los Lonely Boys, Jimmie Vaughan to Perform

The 18th Annual Blues on the Fox Festival in Aurora will be held on June 26 and 27 this year.
'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.
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.'