WBEZ | Time Out Chicago http://www.wbez.org/tags/time-out-chicago Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Eddie Murphy gets back into action for an all-star 'Tower Heist' http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-11-04/eddie-murphy-gets-back-action-all-star-tower-heist-93764 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-November/2011-11-04/Ben Stiller (left) and Eddie Murphy star in “Tower Heist” AP.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>This week, <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> reviewed two films with very different views of American life in the early 21st century.</p><p><a href="http://www.iamateacherandaleader.com/" target="_blank"><span class="st"><em>Martha Marcy May Marlene</em></span></a> is set in rural upstate New York and Connecticut and involves a tug of war between different family situations.</p><p>The other film takes place in the heart of Manhattan and is all about a war between the classes: <a href="http://www.towerheist.net/" target="_blank"><em>Tower Heist</em></a> has an all-start cast, including Eddie Murphy, Ben Stiller, Tea Leoni and Gaboury Sidibe. But does this would-be gang of thieves deliver?</p><p>Hank Sartin, senior editor at <a href="http://timeoutchicago.com/" target="_blank"><em>Time Out Chicago</em></a>, joined <em>Eight Forty-Eight </em>to deliver the low-down.</p></p> Fri, 04 Nov 2011 13:31:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-11-04/eddie-murphy-gets-back-action-all-star-tower-heist-93764 The Weekly Guide: Time Out Chicago's Laura Baginski hits the road http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-27/weekly-guide-time-out-chicagos-laura-baginski-hits-road-87118 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-May/2011-05-27/WG Flickr abhisawa.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>That blessed day has arrived: According to fashionista etiquette, folks can only start rocking the white jeans come Memorial Day Weekend. But regardless of the outfit, the first long weekend of summer is a good time to hit the road.</p><p>So what options are open to urbanites? <a href="http://timeoutchicago.com/" target="_blank"><em>Time Out Chicago’s</em></a> Laura Baginski shared some ideas when she joined <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> as <a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/weeklyguide" target="_blank"><em>The Weekly Guide</em></a>.</p><p><strong>Laura's Picks</strong></p><p>1. Sandusky, Ohio<br> 2. New Glarus, Wisconsin<br> 3. Milwaukee, Wisconsin<br> 4. St. Louis, Missouri<br> 5. Union Pier, Michigan</p></p> Fri, 27 May 2011 13:44:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-27/weekly-guide-time-out-chicagos-laura-baginski-hits-road-87118 Film Review: Wedding chaos the source of laughs in 'Bridesmaids' http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-17/film-review-wedding-chaos-source-laughs-bridesmaids-86498 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-May/2011-05-13/Bridesmaids Universal Pictures cropped.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Filmmaker Judd Apatow has a knack for making pretty much anything funny. A 40-Year-Old Virgin, an unexpected pregnancy in <em>Knocked Up</em>. Now he’s lent his name, as producer, to the hilarity that ensues when you’re a member of a wedding party.<br> <br> But <a href="http://www.bridesmaidsmovie.com/" target="_blank"><em>Bridesmaids </em></a>is actually a Kristen Wiig joint. The <em>Saturday Night Live</em> cast member co-wrote and stars in the movie. Hank Sartin is senior editor at <a href="http://timeoutchicago.com/" target="_blank"><em>Time Out Chicago</em></a>, and he recently reviewed the film with <em>Eight Forty-Eight's</em> Alison Cuddy.</p><p><em>Music Button: El Ten Eleve, "Falling", from the CD It's Still Like a Secret", (Fake Record Label)</em></p></p> Tue, 17 May 2011 13:05:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-17/film-review-wedding-chaos-source-laughs-bridesmaids-86498 NPR virtually uncut by federal budget. Now who wants to throw an expensive, lavish party? http://www.wbez.org/blog/justin-kaufmann/2011-04-13/npr-virtually-uncut-federal-budget-now-who-wants-throw-expensive-lav <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2011-April/2011-04-13/marc-rich-party-415x275.jpg" alt="" /><p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-April/2011-04-13/marc-rich-party-415x275.jpg" style="width: 415px; height: 275px;" title="Who's up for a federally funded yacht party????"></p><p><strong>Top story</strong>: Today is a big one for Chicago politics. It's the first City Council meeting since the April runoffs. So what's on the agenda? Um...um....wait...um....nothin'? Affordable housing? No. Pushed off. Food trucks? No. That's old. Cleaning horse urine? Already done. The only thing that really stands out is hyper-local. There is debate about a new development on the old Lincoln Park Hospital site (the hospital is closed). Alderman Vi Daley (outgoing) supports the development and newly-elected Michele Smith is against it. So Daley (Vi) is trying to push it through before Smith can start. Is that high drama enough for you?&nbsp;</p><p><strong>B story</strong>: Yo Rahm, <a href="http://www.chicagonewscoop.org/emanuel-seeks-donations-up-to-50k-for-inaugural/">I want to go to your inaugural jam</a>! It sounds awesome! But I don't have $50k right now. Is there a list?&nbsp; Can I get on it, plus +3 (roommates)? What's the dress code? Can I wear jeans? If Rahm were smart, his office would give away VIP tickets to radio stations to be given to the 90th caller. That would be so much better than tickets to a beach bash. I kind of know Eddie &amp; Jobo, so I could help make that happen.</p><p><strong>C story</strong>: Ah, we should have tried to shake down "Source Code" like <a href="http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20110412/news/704129798/">Metra allegedly did</a>. Maybe <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/justin-kaufmann/2011-04-12/wbez-swag-cut-source-code-should-we-blame-dunkin-donuts-85094">WBEZ wouldn't have been cut from the movie</a>.</p><p><strong>D story</strong>: If you were wondering, <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/npr-public-television-wont-get-budget-ax/2011/04/12/AF5CtwSD_story.html">NPR and public broadcasting were virtually uncut by the new federal budget</a>. Shakespeare wrote a play about this, didn't he? Something about nothing? Wait, maybe I'm thinking Seinfeld.</p><p><strong>E story</strong>: Damn! <a href="http://www.wbez.org/story/adler-planetarium/no-shuttle-adler-85092">We lost out on getting the space shuttle</a>. Didn't we learn anything from the 2016 Olympic bid? STOP LIVE BROADCASTING DISAPPOINTMENT! WE CANT TAKE IT ANYMORE!!!!! Adler Planetarium loses out, but they still have my son's love, who asks me daily to go to the "pwanatarilium." Because he saw the ad in the back of Time Out Kids. The Adler president was quoted as saying that the shuttle would been a "game changer." Colleague Ed Keegan retweeted "If having a relic of 1970's technology would be 'a game changer,' perhaps the Adler needs to reconsider their game." SNAP.</p><p><strong>Weather</strong>: Stay breezy, Chicago.</p><p><strong>Sports</strong>: I'm starting to get ramped up for the Blackhawks game tonight. You realize the 'Hawks have <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/hockey/blackhawks/ct-spt-0413-blackhawks-chicago--20110412,0,1212749.story">bounced the Vancouver Canucks</a> from the playoffs two years in a row? To quote that wacky Beatle, "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dHUfy_YBps">Keep playing those miiinnnnd gammmmes forever...</a>"</p><p>Sox fans got chippy last night. The Sox outfield has been dropping a ton of fly balls. Well, five. It's really unheard of in baseball to have that happen. So last night, when Alex Rios caught a fly ball, the crowd sarcastically cheered. <a href="http://www.chicagobreakingsports.com/sports/cbsports-guillen-not-happy-with-fans-sarcasm-20110412,0,1845189.story">Ozzie didn't like that</a>.</p><p>And Derrick Rose is going to be the first Chicago Bull to grace the cover or <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/breaking/cbsports-rose-first-bull-since-mj-to-grace-si-cover-20110413,0,1812519.story">Sports Illustrated since MJ</a>. That seems historic, but, really, you have to be pretty damn good to be on the cover of SI, right? Here's a funny story - one our national networks called our newsroom to help with an interview. When asked who the interview was with, the producer said it a guy named "Derrick Rose?" Wow! Then when our reporter pressed for more details, the producer said "Oh, sorry, the interview is with a Chicago reporter talking about Derrick Rose." Oh. Never mind.</p><p><strong>Kicker</strong>: Congrats to my former colleague <a href="http://feder.blogs.chicago.timeout.com/">Robert Feder</a> for being one of the "100 Powerful Chicagoans" listed in Michigan Avenue Magazine!!!!! He is one of the only non-millionaires featured (it's not online). They give him mad props for his role in exposing Trib management last year (on Vocalo blogs, thank you very much). I'm surprised, though, that such a high end, social magazine would be into Feder. Michigan Avenue magazine is about the finer things in life like fashion and jewelry. Not necessarily the Feder I know. But then I saw his picture. Man, he's changed since he moved to Time Out Chicago:</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-April/2011-04-13/male-model copy.jpg" style="width: 499px; height: 338px;" title=""></p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 13 Apr 2011 14:22:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/justin-kaufmann/2011-04-13/npr-virtually-uncut-federal-budget-now-who-wants-throw-expensive-lav The 'Feder Rules': Advice on how to edit the best media columnist in Chicago http://www.wbez.org/blog/justin-kaufmann/feder-rules-advice-how-edit-best-media-columnist-chicago <p><p style="text-align: center;"><img title="" alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2010-December/2010-12-10/Rave.jpg" style="width: 463px; height: 345px;" /></p><p>As we wrap up the work-week, let's look back at the big media story.&nbsp; Robert Feder is going to....<a href="http://www3.timeoutny.com/chicago/blog/out-and-about/2010/12/media-critic-robert-feder-joins-time-out-chicago/">Time&nbsp;Out Chicago</a>. Time Out wins the rumor derby for the top media columnist in Chicago, after he left our little blog network. As of now, Time Out doesn't really cover media (or local media), so this will be a new day for the culture magazine. I worked with Rob for the past year on the Vocalo blogs. I learned a lot. Not necessarily about the media beat, but how to handle media columnists.</p><p>Time Out, here's what you need to know about editing Mr. Feder:</p> <p>1) He doesn't like mayo on his sandwiches. I once witnessed him throw a filing cabinet into&nbsp;Lake Michigan (from our offices) because his 'wreck on wheat' had too much mayo. Worst part, that cabinet was filled with lost episodes of &quot;Whadya Know.&quot;</p><p>2) Keep an extra fedora in your desk drawer. When he comes down to the offices, he likes it to be all &quot;newspaper.&quot;&nbsp; Fedoras, cigars, newsprint, ticker tape, etc. &nbsp; Keep a bottle of whiskey on hand. Think Don Draper meets Mike Royko with a little of your drunk uncle.</p> <p>3) He hates NSFW&nbsp;slideshows. Just FYI, TOC.</p> <p>4) Feder can't stand techno music. If he comes in the office and you are throwing a rave, he'll blow his top. Seriously, I've been there. And don't get me started on bubble machines. Who doesn't like a million bubbles?&nbsp;(He's partial to foam parties).</p> <p>5) Rob is a huge Adam Sandler fan. Not a day goes by where he doesn't quote &quot;Billy Madison&quot; or &quot;Anger Management&quot; or &quot;Spanglish&quot; or &quot;Little Nicky.&quot; He even stood in line for the opening of &quot;Grown Ups.&quot; So you might want to invest in some movie posters for the office.</p><p>6) He loves to be pranked. Like, Jackass style. If he walks in the office, pour a bucket of water on him. Or put a pillow case over his head and hit him in the stomach with a bat. God, he just laughs and laughs and laughs.</p><p>7) Feder types every blog post on a typewriter. I hope you have an abundance of onion-skin.</p><p><span>8) Have petty cash available. I&nbsp;can't tell you how many &quot;off-the-record&quot; calls I&nbsp;received from&nbsp;Cook County jail. Sh*t happens.&nbsp;<br /></span></p><p>9) Don't refer to him as an 'out-of-work blogger.' You will probably end up losing your job (see Randy Michaels). That's like calling Ray Lewis or Brian Urlacher a &quot;finesse&quot; player.</p><p><span>10) Finally, don't call him Bob. It's Mr. Feder. At least until you guys can hit up a rave or two...</span></p></p> Fri, 10 Dec 2010 17:34:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/justin-kaufmann/feder-rules-advice-how-edit-best-media-columnist-chicago Film critic Hank Sartin reviews 'Fair Game' and 'For Colored Girls' http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/film-critic-hank-sartin-reviews-fair-game-and-colored-girls <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/Fair Game resize.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The recent release of former President George W. Bush&rsquo;s memoir &quot;Decision Points&quot; has people reviewing many of the pivotal moments in his administration. His decision to invade Iraq is one such moment. It&rsquo;s a move still embroiled in controversy for many reasons, including whether the administration deliberately outed a CIA agent as it made its case for war. Now that agent, Valerie Plame, is the subject of a new film &quot;<a href="http://www.fairgame-movie.com/" target="_blank">Fair Game</a>.&quot;</p><p>To find out if the film fairly represents the recent history of American foreign policy, Eight Forty-Eight turned to its hawkish dove, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.chicago.timeout.com/file/media-reference-guide/mrg_sartin.html">Hank Sartin</a>.&nbsp;He also reviewed TYler Perry's latest &quot;For Colored Girls.&quot;</p><p>Sartin is the editor of <a target="_blank" href="http://chicago.timeout.com/section/film">Time Out Chicago&rsquo;s film section</a> among other things. He regularly joins Eight Forty-Eight with bucketfuls of movie wisdom.</p><p>&quot;Fair Game&quot; is now playing at select Chicago locations.&nbsp; It opens nation-wide Nov. 19.<br />&nbsp;<br />&quot;<a target="_blank" href="http://www.forcoloredgirlsmovie.com/#/gallery">For Colored Girls</a>&quot; is in theaters now.</p><object height="385" width="500"><param value="http://www.youtube.com/v/FWzhwRJbcJY?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US" name="movie" /><param value="true" name="allowFullScreen" /><param value="always" name="allowscriptaccess" /><embed height="385" width="500" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/FWzhwRJbcJY?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US"></embed></object><p><br /><br />&nbsp;</p><object height="385" width="500"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/sDWU_cFU9ZA?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed height="385" width="500" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/sDWU_cFU9ZA?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 12 Nov 2010 14:08:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/film-critic-hank-sartin-reviews-fair-game-and-colored-girls