Film capsules, Oct. 30, 2014

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

Rich Warren: Cable providers could soon move to a la carte model

Technology and entertainment package more "gotchas" than the average automobile dealership. Apparent bargains turn into illusions. Or sometimes, try as you might, you just can't find a deal.

Chuck Koplinski: Filmmaker's focus all wrong in 'Listen Up Philip'

Upon finding out that Josh Fawn, a rival author, has committed suicide, Philip Lewis Friedman (Jason Schwartzman) laments the fact that he turned down an offer to travel with and pen a series of articles about the late writer, as he would likely have been recognized for having conducted Fawn's last interview. He notes, "Those are so hard to come by."

Entertainment listings, Oct. 30-Nov. 6, 2014

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Box office top 20: 'Ouija' scares up $19.9 million

NEW YORK (AP) — The mystical board game adaptation "Ouija" summoned $19.9 million for a box-office topping debut over the Keanu Reeves revenge thriller "John Wick."

Future Five: Entertainment for the week ahead


Richard J. Leskosky: Hitchcock comes to the Virginia

Director Alfred Hitchcock collaborated extensively with his screenwriters in developing the scripts for his films, but his main interest always resided in the look of his films.

Who lives here? Oct. 25, 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?"

Chuck Koplinski: 'John Wick' bloody and brilliant

Make no mistake, there's little in the way of originality where David Leitch and Chad Stahelski's "John Wick" is concerned. It's a simple story you know well — a man of violence, in an attempt to put his past behind him, settles down with a family and starts a new life.

Entertainment listings, Oct. 23-30, 2014

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