Future Five: Entertainment for the week ahead


"Transformers: Age of Extinction" comes out on DVD. This fourth installment of the Transformers film series stars Mark Wahlberg. When we last left these shape-changing alien robots, the evil Decepticons had invaded Chicago.

Ask 'Mimi' Sept. 28, 2014

What's the latest on "Food," the movie shot entirely in Champaign County in June?

Brett Hays, the line producer, said it's in "picture lock." That means the draft of the edit is done. "Which means at this point, it can go to the next phase: color correction, sound mix, score," he said.

Richard J. Leskosky: Recap from the Ottawa International Animation Festival

If you only have the chance to see animated films in U.S. theaters, you might well assume that shorts are only made with 3-D computer techniques and that features have to star fairy tale figures, sentient planes and cars, prehistoric animals or exotic birds, all trying to find safe havens and/or reunite with lost family members.

Here's what's happening on the film/TV scene

Public invited to attend Gender Film Series

The Gender Film Series will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursdays from Oct. 2 to Dec. 4 at the Women's Resources Center on the second floor at 703 S. Wright St., C, in collaboration with the Department of Gender and Women's Studies and the University of Illinois chapter of the National Organization for Women.

Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was

Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was

Enjoyed 'Se Vende' at festival

Clooney marries human rights lawyer in Venice

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Who lives here? Sept. 27, 2014

Each week, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or TV show and ask readers, "Who lives here?"

The first person to email with a person who resides in the featured home will get a shout-out in next week's section.

He's always honest about Abe

With 163 feature titles and counting, he has been portrayed on the big screen more than Batman, Bond or the Babe. And come 2 p.m. Sunday in Mahomet, Abraham Lincoln — the movie character — will be the center of DePaul Professor Mark Pohlad's free lecture at the Museum of the Grand Prairie.

Chuck Koplinski: Star equal to expectations in slick 'Equalizer'

There's no escaping the "been-there-done-that" feel that hangs over the new Denzel Washington actioner "The Equalizer."

Entertainment listings, Sept. 25-Oct. 2, 2014

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are