Macaulay Culkin supports Trump out of Home Alone 2

1+ Macaulay Culkin speaks out in his supports the removal of Donald Trump’s cameo from Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. Culkin, who starred as Kevin McAllister in the popular 1992 Christmas movie, gave his thoughts on having Trump, edited out of the comedy on Tuesday, a day prior to the president’s second impeachment … Continue reading “Macaulay Culkin supports Trump out of Home Alone 2”

Lightning strikes Trump Tower before debate

11+ Apparently, Mother Nature may have an opinion on the Trump Biden debate. Before Thursday’s presidential debate, Trump Tower was struck by what appears to be three simultaneous bolts of lightning, though one Twitter user pointed out that it could just be one lightning strike followed by what are called “stepped leaders,” or a series … Continue reading “Lightning strikes Trump Tower before debate”

WGN’s Joe Donlon lands Trump interview on NewsNation

3+ Chicago-based NewsNation anchor Joe Donlon will conduct the first comprehensive prime-time sit-down interview with President Trump since the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  The exclusive one-on-one interview will be conducted at the White House by NewsNation anchor Joe Donlon, and will air on Tuesday night’s NewsNation broadcast beginning at 8 p.m. ET … Continue reading “WGN’s Joe Donlon lands Trump interview on NewsNation”

C-K wins 9 Trumpet Awards from PCC

1+ Leading independent marketing and communications agency Cramer-Krasselt (C-K) certainly has something to trumpet about these days. The agency just received nine awards from the Publicity Club of Chicago (PCC), following its annual Golden Trumpet award show. “C-K is thrilled to be recognized by the PCC for the breakthrough work we deliver for our clients,” said … Continue reading “C-K wins 9 Trumpet Awards from PCC”

Lightfoot tells Trump what she won’t tolerate

1+ President Trump stated that Chicago is next on the list for his “law and order” campaign. Mayor Lori Lightfoot says “there has been a lot of saber-rattling from this administration.” Local Chicago Government officials, including Mayor Lori Lightfoot, were initially outspoken against the insertion of federal agents into cities with the intention to quell … Continue reading “Lightfoot tells Trump what she won’t tolerate”

Mayor Lightfoot doubles down on Trump comments

2+ Friday, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot had some choice words for President Donald Trump’s vile and divisive rhetoric he has been spewing on his Twitter account. The Mayor said, “I have two words, one begins with F and it ends with U.” While addressing the media about the weekend’s violent protests and looting, Lightfoot doubled … Continue reading “Mayor Lightfoot doubles down on Trump comments”

Mayor Lightfoot has two words for Trump – “F U”

6+ During a press conference held today, Mayor Lori Lightfoot lashed out at President Donald Trump for his tweet which promoted violence against Minneapolis protestors angered over the killing of George Floyd. The Mayor, who is never one to hold back said, “I will code what I really want to say to Donald Trump. It’s … Continue reading “Mayor Lightfoot has two words for Trump – “F U””

New doc helps brewery say “F*** Your Hair” to Trump

6+ After taking offense at President Trump’s comments about Mexican immigrants, a Chicago beer maker brews up a protest Chicago production company One City Films has bottled the essence of American politics into a new film about cultural dignity, First Amendment rights, and beer. F*** Your Hair: The Latin-Owned Brewery that Dumped Trump tells the … Continue reading “New doc helps brewery say “F*** Your Hair” to Trump”

Periscope praises “Empire,” Trump calls “Roseanne”

6+ Half of ‘Empire’s’ mid-season premiere filmed as one-act play (Spoiler alert: Please don’t read ahead unless you’ve seen “Empire’s” midseason premiere.) Sheesh, it sure has been a minute since Empire has been on. The series, which is filmed at Cinespace Studios, returned with its mid-season premiere last night. In the episode titled “Birds in … Continue reading “Periscope praises “Empire,” Trump calls “Roseanne””

Schaumberg CEO fired after storming U.S. Capitol

2+ On the same day the U.S. Department of Justice filed charges in federal court against the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol building last Wednesday, Bradley Rukstales, a Schaumberg tech firm President and CEO, was fired for his role in the act of domestic terrorism. Rukstales, 52, the head of data analytics marketing firm … Continue reading “Schaumberg CEO fired after storming U.S. Capitol”

2020 in Review: Reel Chicago’s Biggest Stories

1+ What a year, huh? 2020, which felt like a decade, will undoubtedly go down in history as one of the worst years ever. And who will argue? Certainly not the staff at Reel Chicago. This year, COVID forced productions to shut down. Then start back up. Then shut back down. Then start back up. … Continue reading “2020 in Review: Reel Chicago’s Biggest Stories”

Merry Christmas from Reel Chicago + Reel 360

1+ No need to dive in-depth into what a dumpster fire of a year 2020 has been. We all know. The pandemic has altered the way many of us view life for good. Even how we celebrate Christmas this year. And we really understand the ramifications of COVID here at Reel 360 and Reel Chicago. Because we reported … Continue reading “Merry Christmas from Reel Chicago + Reel 360”

REVIEW: Boseman, Davis make ‘Ma Rainey’s’ a must-see

1+ Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is the long-awaited adaptation of the hit stage play, written by August Wilson by the same name. Aside from a few scenes in the beginning of the film, it is blocked and feels very much like a play, which provides an intimacy between the characters and the audience that most … Continue reading “REVIEW: Boseman, Davis make ‘Ma Rainey’s’ a must-see”

REVIEW: ‘Trial of Chicago 7’ is compelling entertainment

2+ The Trial of the Chicago 7 is a compelling courtroom drama that is filled with crisp dialogue that debuted on Netflix a month before the election. While Trump’s Justice Department labeled the film as political propaganda, writer/director Aaron Sorkin’s latest shows how much has not changed when it comes to our judicial system. Up … Continue reading “REVIEW: ‘Trial of Chicago 7’ is compelling entertainment”

Joe Biden wins! “It’s time for America to unite”

0 History was made this morning and it’s fitting that the city where liberty was born sealed the deal. CNN, the New York Times, NBC, The Washington Post have projected Democratic nominee Joe Biden, Jr. as the 46th President of the United States. Biden, 77, will be the oldest president to occupy the White House. He will … Continue reading “Joe Biden wins! “It’s time for America to unite””

Illinois and rest of country wake to nail-biter election

0 Even securing Illinois’ 20 electoral college votes was not enough to allow the state’s Democrats to go to sleep without downing Xanax. Last night, as polls closed and votes were still being tabulated in several key states, both Democrats and Republicans went (or at least tried) to sleep with extremely close election results being … Continue reading “Illinois and rest of country wake to nail-biter election”

Ogilvy, Optimus want us to “Stand By Our Mail”

3+ The U.S. Postal service has gotten a lot of shit over the last few months from Planet Trump. The President criticized plans to fund the USPS in preparation for mail-in voting and said “if we don’t make a deal, that means they don’t get the money… That means they can’t have universal mail-in voting.”  … Continue reading “Ogilvy, Optimus want us to “Stand By Our Mail””

Tenacious D covers infamous ‘Time Warp’ for election

2+ Let’s do the time warp againnnn… Pandemic style. Tenacious D covers the infamous popular rack of Rocky Horror Picture Show ‘Time Warp’. It’s the fourth song in the cult classic movie musical, and the one sung by Riff Raff, Magenta and Columbia just as Brad and Janet have entered Dr. Frank-N-Furter’s creepy castle. The … Continue reading “Tenacious D covers infamous ‘Time Warp’ for election”

“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” trailer shows 1920s Chicago

2+ Netflix released the first trailer for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” showing the lush period setting of 1920s Chicago “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” is Chad Boseman’s final performance, and adapted screenplay by Pulitzer Prize winner, August Wilson. The film is set on the backdrop of Chicago, in 1927. It touches upon race, art, religion and the exposed … Continue reading ““Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” trailer shows 1920s Chicago”