Film

Top of the Morning, July 22, 2014

When news broke of James Garner's death, CHUCK KOPLINSKI quickly weighed in on our website. His blog — Cinemascoping — touted Garner as "not only one of the most natural actors to ever grace the screen but one we could relate to with ease.


Acting legend James Garner, 86, dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety.

James Garner had a way of widening his eyes while the corner of his mouth sagged ever so slightly. Maybe he would swallow once to further make his point.


'Apes' outmuscles 'The Purge' at box office

NEW YORK (AP) — The summer box office continued to lack mojo, as the R-rated "Sex Tape" failed to turn on moviegoers over a weekend where "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" maintained its rule.


Future Five: Entertainment for the week ahead

From a Disney sing-along to an American Idol in C-U — Tim Mitchell's entertainment recommendations for the week ahead.

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

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


Ask 'Mimi' July 20, 2014

Q: Mimi, have you ever visited the Bryant Cottage State Historic Site in Bement?

A: I stopped in Bement a couple of months ago but the cute little cottage was closed. I hear it's worth a visit.

Built in 1856 by Bement businessman Francis E. Bryant, it's known as the place where Stephen Douglas and Abraham Lincoln talked about their famous 1858 debates.


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

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


Who lives here? July 19, 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?"


Film capsules, July 17, 2014

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


Chuck Koplinski: 'Snowpiercer' a chilling look at too-familiar future

Joon-ho Bong's "Snowpiercer" is the sort of film in which the director asks you to buy into his premise and trust that the trip he's taking you on will be worthy of your time.


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