'Magic Mike,' 'Terminator' come up short over holiday

NEW YORK (AP) — July Fourth went off like a dud at the box office. Anticipated new releases "Magic Mike XXL" and "Terminator Genisys" fizzled, leaving the popular holdovers "Jurassic World" and "Inside Out" to top the holiday weekend.

'Back to the Future' turns 30

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands went back in time as one of the largest movie audiences ever in one place gathered to watch "Back to the Future" at the Hollywood Bowl in a celebration of the film's 30th anniversary.

The Bowl was just shy of its 17,000-person capacity for the Tuesday-night event marking the 1985 release of the Michael J. Fox time-travel blockbuster.

Chuck's Classics: "Sweet Smell of Success" (1957)

Ahead of its time, and because of that a box-office failure, Alexander Mackendrick's film is a lacerating look at the power of the media and a man who wields his influence with malicious intent. Burt Lancaster gives one of his defining performances as Broadway columnist J.J.

The Future Five, July 6, 2015


Good friends brought film to life

The premiere of Alfonso Gomez-Rejon's "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" at this year's Sundance Film Festival proved once more that, as with most things in life, timing is everything.

Look ahead: Top picks from Melissa Merli for the week to come

More than art movies

Ask 'Mimi,' July 5, 2015

Has the Virginia Theatre announced its upcoming season yet?

Yes, but theater director Steven Bentz said it's just an outline, with additions to come. "That's our nature as a community center. Our facility is open to both community groups and promoters outside the community who want to put on shows here," he said.

Who lives here? July 4, 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?"

City would like to save Van Dyke childhood home

DANVILLE — Tear down the childhood home of Dick Van Dyke?

That's a possibility now that the city of Danville has added the dilapidated two-story house at 930 N. Hazel St. to its list of condemned structures.

Frank's Faves:Star-spangled movies

What do you do after the last firework fades this July 4th? Glad you asked ...