Chuck's Classics: "The Manchurian Candidate" (1962)

Perhaps the greatest paranoid thriller ever made, John Frankenheimer's classic still packs an emotional punch. Bennett Marco (Frank Sinatra — one of the producers) and Raymond Shaw (Laurence Harvey) are former POWs of the Korean War who have seemingly returned to civilian life.

Dinosaurs, Pixar knock stuffing out of 'Ted 2'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A foul-mouthed Teddy bear is no match for a pack of dinosaurs.

Seth MacFarlane's "Ted 2" opened far under expectations with $32.9 million, according to Rentrak estimates Sunday, ceding the top two spots to holdovers "Jurassic World" and "Inside Out."

Richard J. Leskosky: Mental processes as characters nothing new

After four years in which Pixar Animation Studios had only one nominee for Best Animated Feature (2012's "Brave," which actually did win but nonetheless did not carry the emotional impact of the most memorable Pixar films), the studio has produced an Oscar-worthy film that is literally emotionally charged.

The Future Five, June 29, 2015


Actor impressed with 4-legged co-stars

To say that Thomas Haden Church is enthusiastic about his new film, "Max," is an understatement akin to saying the dogs in the movie worked kinda hard.

Who lives here? June 27, 2015

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

Frank's Faves: Movie monsters

As genetically reanimated dinosaurs again run amok in theaters nationwide with this month's box-office-record release of "Jurassic World," I was interested to see the latest Spielberg blockbuster had inspired a faves list from Variety magazine of the "10 Best Monster Movies of All Time."

Entertainment listings, June 25-July 2, 2015

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

Chuck Koplinski: Too much bark, not enough bite in 'Max'

Patriotism is a hard thing to convey on the screen. One degree too much in either direction, and your film can come off as overtly political or insincere.

Film capsules, June 25, 2015

Summaries and mini-reviews of movies playing now, from e3 magazine: