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Chuck Koplinski: More than meets the eye in 'Admission'; 'Croods' a knockout

About 15 minutes into Paul Weitz's fine new film "Admission," Princeton admissions officer Portia Nathan (Tina Fey) is put through the wringer by a group of exceptionally smart high schoolers who question the need for higher education and wonder why the esteemed institution she works for remains behind the times in its stance on certain social issues.

Group accepting proposed entries for 2013 film festival

CHAMPAIGN — The Illini Independent Film Festival is accepting submissions through March 30. While the festival focuses on local students' work, any filmmaker may submit an entry.

Chuck Koplinski: Wonderment lives in 'Incredible Burt Wonderstone'

My obsession with film began at an early age, and I got my hands on every book I could find on the subject at the local library.

Film capsules, March 14

From e3 magazine

Entertainment listings, March 14-21

A listing of events, provided by the venues. In case of an error, please click here to email online editor Mike Howie.

'Wonder Women' will be screened at library

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois Public Media's March Community Cinema event Tuesday evening will explore the evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman and other comic superheroines with the screening of "Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines."

Rich Warren: A few more odds and ends about batteries

My recent battery column elicited a few sparks, but I cannot confirm the veracity of the two emails I received concerning exploding lithium batteries. These emails won't be printed until I can be sure of their honesty and objectivity.

Chuck Koplinski: 'Oz' great, powerful addition to saga

Is Sam Raimi's "Oz the Great and Powerful" a foolhardy endeavor to cash in on one of the most beloved films of all time or an honorable addition to the folklore of this classic slice of Americana?

Film capsules, March 7

From e3 magazine

Entertainment listings, March 7-14

A listing of events, provided by the venues. In case of an error, please click here to email online editor Mike Howie.