Frank's Faves: Giving thanks

Thunderstorms. Shoulder rubs. Backyard barbecue. Great movies. These are a few of my favorite things.

Entertainment listings, Nov. 26-Dec. 3, 2015

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

Chuck Koplinski: Beautiful 'Brooklyn' a love story for the ages

What a beautiful movie John Crowley has made in "Brooklyn," the adaptation of Colm Toibin's 2009 novel. This loving look back to early 1950s America and one young Irish girl's immigrant experience is a gorgeously rendered slice of nostalgia that will make viewers ache for a simpler time.

'Hunger Games' fizzles out

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Mockingjay — Part 2," the final "Hunger Games" film, soared to a $101 million opening in its first weekend in theaters, according to Rentrak estimates Sunday.

For most films, the figure would be a coup, but the latest chapter of "The Hunger Games" collected the lowest opening take among the four films in the series.

The Future Five, Nov. 23, 2015


Film review: Local flavor makes 'Consumed' worth watching

Like other extras in "Consumed," Robin Fuchs wanted to know whether he had been cut from the finished print.

Not to worry, line producer Brett Hays told Fuchs right before the local premiere of the indie movie Tuesday night at the Art Theater Co-op.

Library events, Nov. 22-29, 2015

Selected events at local libraries

Champaign Public Library

Main library, 200 W. Green St.

Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.

Ask 'Mimi,' Nov. 22, 2015

Was Heloise Godet, the French actress who was at the 2015 Ebertfest, in Paris during the terrorist attacks?

Yes, and I'm happy to report she's safe. I actually first heard of the attacks while sitting at my desk here at work and checking Facebook, where she posted this message:

Who lives here? Nov. 21, 2015

Each week on this page, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or TV show and ask readers, "Who lives here?" Email your guess of a character who resides in the featured home to, 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.