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Chicago’s Priceless Things To Do This Week: October 13th-19th

Check out the Priceless Things To Do this week in Chicago, week of October 13th- 19th.

10/13/2014

Local writer Don De Grazia poignantly explains how Malort is a metaphor for life at the Underground Wonder Bar.

Documentary Being Made About Chicago’s Worst Liquor, Jeppson’s Malort, Due Out This Summer

Jeppson’s Malort is a Chicago liquor known mostly for its painfully bitter, awful taste. Its taste starts off innocent enough, a little citrusy with a hint of honey, but then the wormwood punches you right in the face. Malort’s even spawned a ritual in which locals convince out-of-towners to down a shot in the hopes of seeing their “malort face” — an expression of horror and pain.

04/07/2014

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Stay In The Real-Life Grand Budapest Hotel

The luxury hotel tucked away in the Czech town of Karlovy Vary isn’t the actual hotel where the film was shot, but the hapless romantic/lover of old ladies and poetry-reciting concierge Monsieur Gustave and his humble protégé Moustafa would’ve felt plenty at home running the place.

03/21/2014

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Chicago Latino Film Festival: Get There Before It’s Over!

With such a great Latino community, it makes sense that Chicago would have a great Latino film festival. The 29th Chicago Latino Film Festival has started and features some of the best Spanish-speaking films in the world. So, you know, go check it out already!

04/17/2013

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TV, Movie Productions Brought $170M To Chicago In 2012

Officials said Wednesday that Chicago has enjoyed a record year of film and TV production in the city.

WBBM Newsradio–04/03/2013

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Local Filmmaker Completes Work On Film Set In Chicago

A Chicago filmmaker has completed work on his newest, most ambitious work.

03/30/2013

'The Hunger Games'

Watchdog: ‘Hunger Games’ May Not Be Suitable For Kids

“The Hunger Games” opens at midnight Thursday night, in what is expected to be the biggest box office smash since the “Twilight” saga.

WBBM Newsradio–03/22/2012

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No Groundhog Day Shadow For Woodstock Willie

Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this Groundhog Day, but Woodstock Willie did not.

CBS Chicago–02/02/2012

'Superman'

‘Superman’ Movie Filming Begins Downtown

Starting Wednesday, downtown Chicago is being transformed into Metropolis, and the Chicago Board of Trade and the Willis Tower reportedly will serve as the offices of the Daily Planet.

WBBM Newsradio–09/07/2011

Rob Lowe (left) as Drew Peterson (right) in Lifetime thriller Untouchable. (Credit: People Magazine)

Attorney: Stop Filming Drew Peterson Movie At Once

Attorneys for Drew Peterson are telling everybody associated with a movie project on Peterson to cease and desist – or face a lawsuit.

CBS Chicago–07/14/2011