URBANA — Urbana bicyclists and business people are teaming up again to present the Urbanalove Summer Movie Night Series, kicking it off Friday night with the classic "The Bicycle Thief."
The last day of school — or the first day of summer vacation — is traditionally cause for unbridled joy and youthful exuberance ... unless, of course, you happen to be a parent.
Unlike the unwanted, supernatural characters at its core, director Gil Kenan's "Poltergeist" does not overstay its welcome. Playing somewhat like a Cliff's Notes version of the Tobe Hooper/Steven Spielberg classic, this re-do recreates, and sometimes improves upon, the many iconic moments from the 1982 feature, wasting little time to deliver one round after another of effective scares.
A Tuscola man has won a Marine Corps Heritage Foundation award for his documentary on veterans of Okinawa in World War II, "Rise of the Valiant."
Bob Zimmerman worked on the film in 2014 and traveled more than 6,000 miles to interview veterans of the 6th Marine Division; none are from this area.
Nowadays both sides of the political spectrum question the biases and ethics of the different news media (at least those on the opposite side).
By now, especially if you follow Shatterglass Studios on Facebook, you know its new offshoot, Shatterglass Films, along with Chaz Ebert, will adapt to film Chris Benson's book about Emmett Till.