LOS ANGELES (AP) — The stakes may be high for Ethan Hunt and his team in "Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation," but it was hardly impossible for the Tom Cruise pic to conquer the box office.
LOS ANGELES — Batman. Spider-Man. Iron Man. Ant-Man.
Bryan Singer's modern film noir is a brilliant exercise in audience manipulation as the viewer is dropped into the middle of a mystery involving five questionable characters, including Roger "Verbal" Kint (Kevin Spacey, in an Oscar-winning turn), who's been arrested after surviving a mysterious massacre that's left 27 dead.
How much longer do the Friday Night Live events last this summer?
Four more. Despite this summer's fickle weather, 40 North 88 West has had to cancel only one Friday Night Live, which features local music acts at three outside locations in downtown Champaign.
CHAMPAIGN — Urbana High School freshman Lillian Hall twice entered the Young Authors contest for schoolchildren, winning once.
She enjoyed that experience but finds Pens to Lens, in which scripts written by local students are adapted to film by local movie makers, far more exciting.
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