CIMMfest 2015: A Window to the World & A Love Letter to the 808

The 2015 edition of the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival (CIMMfest), which ran April 16 – 19, wrapped up this past Sunday and was an interesting mix of slick productions with sweeping shots and … Read more

CIMMfest 2015 Preview

In the spirit of an election year here in Chicago, it’s time to bring out your inner film critic and vote for your favorites at the 2015 Chicago International Movies & Music Festival (CIMMfest) running … Read more

Chicago Comedy Film Festival: Love Is Strange

More often than not the road to love is a winding one, with some combination of thrilling attractions, disheartening breakdowns, dead ends and head-scratching u-turns along the way.  The 4th annual Chicago Comedy Film Festival … Read more

CIMMfest 2014: The Retro Route Review

Having grown up on a musical diet consisting almost exclusively of soul, Motown, and blues, it’s no surprise that I took the retro route when making my CIMMfest 2014 Must-See List, which included Boyce & Read more

Spider-Man in Chicago for Earth Hour 2014!

Chicago is always an exciting place to be, whether you are checking out blues music and festivals, sporting events, cutting-edge cuisine or spending a day at the beach. It’s no wonder that Chicago was chosen … Read more

Paddle Your Own Canoe – An Evening with Nick Offerman

On Friday Oct. 4, 2013 the Unabridged Bookstore and the Music Box Theatre teamed up to host the incredibly funny and razor-sharp vocabulist Nick Offerman to celebrate his new book “Paddle Your Own Canoe.”  As … Read more

The Music Box Theatre and WBEZ Chicago’s Sound Opinions Present: Summer Music Film Festival 2013

Back for its third year, the Summer Music Film Festival (June 28– July 2) showcased another incredibly unique lineup of films perfect for all of the cinephiles, music lovers and history buffs out there.   This … Read more

Jim Belushi Interview-The Comedy Bar

Without a doubt Jim Belushi is a household name.  An icon of comedy, acting, and music, he is best known for his roles in About Last Night…, Red Heat, According to Jim, and his revival … Read more

TBS Just For Laughs Festival 2012, Vince Vaughn and Aziz Ansari

“Say something funny.”  “Tell me a joke.”  Comedians are often put on the spot and requests like these can cause them to cringe, for even they can’t be funny all the time. But this weekend … Read more

CIMM Fest 2012 Recap

The 4th edition of the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival offered up four days of diverse film selections.  Most of the features were paired with fun shorts as openers.  Though the night lineups seemed … Read more