10 Movies…That Are Narrative Remakes of Documentaries

Kon-Tiki hits American theaters this week, months after it was nominated for the Best Foreign Film Oscar. It’s a narrative retelling of Kon-Tiki, the 1951 Academy-Award winning documentary directed by Thor Heyerdahl about his voyage across the South Seas in a raft ...

The Year In Moderately Popular Sports: Are You Impressed?

For those of us who look beyond American football, basketball and baseball, even-numbered years are usually our time to shine. We get Olympics and/or World Cups.

This year, we had a few issues.

MMA: It was a rough year for people who ...

Popdose Contest: Win Blur’s New Live Album, “Parklive”

Howdily ho, Popdoserinos. It’s time to pull out that Union Jack flag and get yer Britpop on, because we’re giving away Parklive, the 2-CD set of Blur’s massive show in Hyde Park at the close of the Olympic ceremonies earlier ...

Blu-ray Review: “Chariots of Fire”

My first time seeing Chariots of Fire came soon after it won the Best Picture Oscar at the 1981 Academy Awards. I recall vivid anger that some “boring” movie about running beat out Raiders of the Lost Ark, which was the ...

Numberscruncher: The Olympics

The site of the 2016 Olympics will be announced on Friday, and Chicago is considered to be a close contender along with Rio de Janeiro. Speaking on behalf of my three million fellow citizens, I’d say that Chicagoans are torn. The Olympics ...