Frank's Faves: Children's movies that left scars

This week: Why don't they do what they say, say what they mean; one thing leads to another ...

Like The Fixx said (sort of) ... one fave leads to another. And so it does again. Last week's Faves lead right into this week's by virtue of an answer I received via social media to the question: What's the first movie you remember ever seeing?

'Fantastic Four' co-stars Bell, Mara engaged

NEW YORK (AP) — The news is "Fantastic."

A spokeswoman for Kate Mara confirmed Monday that the actress and her "Fantastic Four" co-star Jamie Bell are engaged.

'Hidden Figures' tops charts while familiar faces struggle

NEW YORK — Labors of love — one from Martin Scorsese, the other from Ben Affleck — proved costly at a casualty-strewn weekend box office where the uplifting NASA drama "Hidden Figures" stayed on top for the second straight week.

Look ahead: Top picks from Melissa Merli for the week to come

Ballet performances

Richard J. Leskosky: Check out Lugosi on the big screen

While movie stars may use awards acceptance speeches this year to show support for immigrants, Hollywood has historically profited from films about evil immigrants. You can see a classic example of that when The News-Gazette Film Series presents the 1931 "Dracula," starring Bela Lugosi, at the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign at 1 and 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Who lives here? Jan. 14, 2017

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 wholives, 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.


#TheMJs, Jan. 13, 2017

On Fridays, staff writer Marcus Jackson (@MarcusJ_NG) provides a quick glance at the best that Twitter has to offer.



Top of the Morning, Jan. 13, 2017

In May, New Mexico State named LOU HENSON a special adviser to the basketball program. It's been all good for the Aggies ever since.

Two days after Henson — the all-time-winningest coach in Illinois history — turned 85, New Mexico State (15-2) hosted WAC rival Grand Canyon on Thursday, seeking to extend its winning streak to 14.

Chuck Koplinski: 'Patriots Day' a gripping, earnest tribute

Only three years removed from the event itself, Peter Berg's "Patriots Day" runs the risk of reopening fresh wounds and perhaps offending victims of the Boston Marathon bombing of 2013, the event at the core of this tribute to American — particularly Bean Town — fortitude and patriotism.