Here's what's happening on the TV and film scene

Sneak preview of 'The Roosevelts'

WILL-TV will sponsor a 40-minute sneak preview and discussion of the new PBS Ken Burns series "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Clark-Lindsey Village, 101 W. Windsor Road, U.

No RSVP is required for the event, which is free and open to the public.

Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was

Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was

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Ask 'Mimi' Sept. 7, 2014

Are you excited by the recently announced Country Music Association award nominations, Mimi?

Not really. I don't care much for commercial country. It seems overly produced. But it's nice that Paris (Ill.) native Brett Eldredge is up for the "New Artist of the Year" award — though it seems he's been around for a while.

Film tells little-known story of World War II heroism

It was April 4, 1943 when Lt. Col. William Edwin Dyess, nine other American war prisoners and two Filipino convicts made a daring escape from the Davao Penal Colony, an Imperial Japanese Army prison camp in the Philippines.

Chuck Koplinski: 'As Above, So Below' a cut above usual horror fare

On the surface, John Erik Dowdle's "As Above, So Below" appears to be a typical horror movie populated with stereotypes stuck in an all-too familiar situation.

However, it quickly becomes apparent that with its uncommonly intelligent script and its precise, economic execution, this low-budget fright film is a cut above the typical genre fare.

Entertainment listings, Sept. 4-11, 2014

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

Dance films taking over the screen at the Art

There are still two Tuesdays left at the Dance Film Festival at the Art Theater 2014.

Film capsules, Sept. 4, 2014

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

Chuck's Classics: "The Ox-Bow Incident"

Each week, N-G film reviewer Chuck Koplinski will pick a flick you should be sure to catch.

Future Five: Entertainment for the week ahead

From tackling the NFL draft in 'Draft Day' to jamming at the roller rink with the Twin City Derby Girls, staff writer Tim Mitchell's recommendations for the week ahead: