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Revisionist Awards: What SHOULD Have Been Nominated

Roe Conn & Richard Roeper look back at the awards that should have been! Listen to hear which films and performances popular award ceremonies overlooked.

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‘Sweat’ earns top prize at Chicago International Film Festival

The city’s oldest film festival continues online through Sunday.

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‘The Undoing’: Nicole Kidman faces ugly allegations in beautiful surroundings

Upper-class therapist wakes up to the ways of her husband (Hugh Grant) in the latest sumptuous HBO miniseries peeking at the lifestyles of the rich and felonious.

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‘Synchronic’: Risky time-travel drug keeps two EMT’s busy in a gritty indie

A great buddy relationship is at the center of a film full of big ideas and psychedelic journeys.

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra goes virtual for 2020 holiday show

The show will originate from Nashville on Dec. 18 without an in-person audience. Can’t tune in to the livestream? No worries. It can be streamed on-demand through midnight Dec. 20.

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Kevin Hart: Hosting MDA telethon is a ‘major level-up’ for me

It’s the first telethon in six years for the MDA, once known for its popular hours-long Labor Day broadcast hosted for decades by famed comic and actor Jerry Lewis. Lewis last hosted in 2010 and died in 2017.

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Joel Daly, legendary Chicago TV news anchor, dead at 86, died at home after watching the news

He helped build a ratings juggernaut at WLS-TV, part of a ‘happy talk’ revolution in TV news that initially saw him paired on air with Fahey Flynn, John Coleman and Bill Frink.

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Hulu drops Cubs’ Marquee Sports Network

The streaming service announced it was unable to reach an agreement with Sinclair Broadcast Group, which shares ownership of Marquee with the Cubs.

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Carrie Underwood gets top honors at CMT Music Awards

Underwood appeared on video to accept for "Drinking Alone" and thanked fans for voting for her during an unpredictable year when touring ground to a halt because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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James Randi, a magician skeptical of the supernatural, dies at 92

Known as ‘The Amazing Randi,’ he was best known for exposing spoon benders, mind readers and faith healers as frauds.

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The Mix: Chicago Home Movie Day, ‘Women of Broadway’ and more things to see and do Oct. 22-28

There’s much to see and do in Chicago in the week ahead, both online and in person.

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Quibi app shutting down six months after launch

The company said Wednesday that it would wind down its operations and plans to sell its assets. "Quibi is not succeeding," its top executives bluntly declared in a letter posted online.

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‘White Noise’ highlights the small lives, not the ugly views, of white nationalists

The value of this documentary is in seeing these how these hate hucksters operate.

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New ‘Borat’ features Rudy Giuliani in bedroom with young woman

Former mayor gets comfortable — and flirtatious — during a hidden-camera scene in the comedy film.

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‘Roald Dahl’s The Witches’: Too scary for children, too bland for adults

Despite a superstar creative team and a cast led by Oscar winners, the HBO Max fantasy offers minimal magic.

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‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’: Fictional foreigner no wiser in USA return, daughter in tow

Though his jokes don’t always land, Sacha Baron Cohen’s creation remains a fearless and funny comic force in sequel.

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Holiday TV shuffle: ‘It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,’ ‘Charlie Brown Christmas’ headed to AppleTV+

The iconic Halloween special, which premiered on CBS in 1966 and moved to ABC in 2001, will now stream on demand on AppleTV+.

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Charming ‘Over the Moon’ gets lost in lunar orbit

Unfortunately, the film has echoes of previous animated fare — like the missing mother and engineering-bent of the young heroine from "Wonder Park" — and the assortment of adorable sidekicks from "Frozen 2."

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‘537 Votes’: How the Supreme Court and irate people in Miami picked a president

Brilliant HBO documentary puts the bizarre 2000 Bush-Gore election in the context of a city split by the Elián González case.

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Robert Redford’s son, James Redford, dies at 58

James Redford was an environmental activist and a philanthropist, as well as a documentary filmmaker.

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Jeff Bridges says he has cancer, but ‘the prognosis is good’

The Oscar winner, 70, tweets that he has begun treatment for lymphoma with ‘a great team of doctors.’

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Jeffrey Toobin takes CNN leave after Zoom incident

The legal analyst, who also has been suspended at the New Yorker, exposed himself during a work conference.

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‘Grizzly II: Revenge’: George Clooney survived this terrible ’80s sequel — but his character didn’t

Just now premiering after 37 years in limbo, the ‘Jaws’ ripoff offers glimpses of future stars, until they’re mauled

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Like her newsman dad, songwriter Ava Suppelsa stands out in a competitive business

The daughter of WGN-Channel 9’s Mark Suppelsa signs a Nashville publishing deal.

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Rhonda Fleming, movie star of the ‘40s and ‘50s, dies at 97

Fleming’s assistant Carla Sapon told The New York Times that Fleming died Wednesday in Santa Monica, California.

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Arrest made in fatal shooting of actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd

Homicide detectives on Wednesday obtained an warrant for the arrest of 30-year-old Antonio Demetrice Rhynes on a felony murder charge based on evidence and tips from the public.

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Savannah Guthrie’s rigorous questioning of Trump changes subject for grateful NBC

NBC’s Savannah Guthrie did more than just display her journalistic chops during Thursday’s town hall event with President Donald Trump.

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‘Cheer’ star Jerry Harris charged with child pornography production

Harris is a well-known fixture in the cheerleading community and a part of "Cheer," Netflix’s "docuseries."

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‘City So Real’: In-depth, epic documentary captures big stories and small in a splintered Chicago

With campaigns, protests and a pandemic in the foreground, the five-part series also listens in on people feeling the effects of change.

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Attorneys general call on Hollywood unions to curb smoking and vaping on TV, protect young viewers

"Far too often, young viewers see their favorite characters vaping or smoking on screen and are influenced to start using tobacco," said California Attorney General Xavier Becerra in a statement.

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‘Bad Hair’: Cause of death is not natural — it’s a weave

Young woman wears a deadly ’do in satirical horror film with big laughs and some genuine scares

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‘Honest Thief’: To tell the truth, this is not one of Liam Neeson’s best

The romance is sweet, but the action is nowhere near plausible.

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‘What the Constitution Means to Me’ streams in time for Election Day

Streaming on Amazon, the Tony Award-nominated play ends with the audience deciding whether to keep the imperfect but alterable Constitution or to rip it up and start over. Most audiences have voted to stick with it.