Thunderstorms. Shoulder rubs. Backyard barbecue. Great movies. These are a few of my favorite things.
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.
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.
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.
Selected events at local libraries
Champaign Public Library
Main library, 200 W. Green St.
Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.
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:
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