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Who lives here? Feb. 17, 2018

Each week on this page, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or television show and ask readers, "Who lives here?" Email your guess of a character who resides there to wholiveshere@news-gazette.com, and we'll give a winner a shout-out on next week's page. Be sure to include your full name and town of residence.

Frank's Faves: Movies set in or about Korea

"Well, I never been to Pyeongchang, but I been to Oklahoma ... " — paraphrase of "Never Been To Spain" (with apologies to Hoyt Axton and Three Dog Night)

As the Winter Olympic Games enter their second week in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the whole world seems to be holding its breath.

Entertainment listings, Feb. 15-22, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

RED HERRING GOLDEN (50TH) BIRTHDAY PARTY

Chuck Koplinski: Narrative of 'Black Panther' not as groundbreaking as film itself

Much has already been written and will be written about what a game-changer Ryan Coogler's "Black Panther" is, not simply where superhero movies are concerned but also Hollywood films in general.

'Fifty Shades Freed' commands $38.8 million at box office

LOS ANGELES — Newcomers like "Fifty Shades Freed," "Peter Rabbit" and "The 15:17 to Paris" breathed some fresh life into a marketplace that has for weeks been dominated by "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle," ''The Greatest Showman" and various Oscar contenders. But it's all just setting the stage for "Black Panther," which opens next week.

Richard J. Leskosky: UI grad returning to campus to show off work

Independent filmmaker David Franklin, a 1992 University of Illinois graduate and the winner of two Emmys, will be appearing with his award-winning first feature film, "As Far as the Eye Can See," at 7 p.m. Tuesday on campus at 124 Burrill Hall. The event is sponsored by the Campus Honors Program in cooperation with the Department of Media and Cinema Studies and is open to the public.

Frank's Weekend Faves, Feb. 11, 2018

The Insect Fear Film Festival isn't until later this month, Roger Ebert's Film Festival doesn't arrive until April and even the next showing in The News-Gazette Film Series isn't until next month. What's a cinephile to do?

Check out the 'Science on Screen' film series at 7:30 p.m. Mondays through March 12 at the Art Theater, that's what.

Who lives here? Feb. 10, 2018

Each week on this page, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or television show and ask readers, "Who lives here?" Email your guess of a character who resides there to wholiveshere@news-gazette.com, and we'll give a winner a shout-out on next week's page. Be sure to include your full name and town of residence.

MoviePass' 'Netflix for theaters' approach irks chains, studios

NEW YORK (AP) — MoviePass is trying to bring to movie theaters what Netflix did for DVDs and online streaming: Let subscribers watch as many movies as they want for $10 a month.

In doing so, MoviePass has struck a chord with moviegoers and a nerve with the movie industry.

A Life Remembered: Gutsy journalist became Ebertfest's 'guardian angel'

This year's Ebertfest will carry a special dedication to a woman who helped turn it into an international event.

The 20th annual movie festival will be dedicated both to its namesake, Roger Ebert, and to Mary Frances Fagan, a University of Illinois graduate, former statehouse reporter and movie lover who grew up in Champaign.