First Roger Ebert Symposium to feature out-of-this-world film

URBANA — The first Roger Ebert Symposium will explore the cinematic presentation of science and related subjects, including an IMAX film shot from space, with guests getting to hear from the former astronaut who did much of the shooting and the writer/director.

Entertainment listings, Sept. 13-20, 2018


This weekend


Frank's Faves: Split-personality movies

"I'd like to talk for a moment about the very serious subject of schizophrenia." "No, he doesn't." "Shut up, let him talk!" — Robin Williams

Did you catch Sunday night's NFL opener between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers? What a great game, right?

Or horrible heartbreaker, depending on your loyalties.

The Screening Room | 'Miseducation' proves a powerful call to action

Based on the novel by Emily M. Danforth, Desiree Akhavan's "The Miseducation of Cameron Post" takes a subtle approach to a complex problem, namely coming to terms with your sexual identity.

UI at 150: A janitor's son — and proud of it

Memory No. 1,399 on our special UI-at-150-and-beyond website comes from Kansas financial-services executive, film producer and Illini athletics donor PHILIP SARNECKI, who grew up in Homer and St. Joseph.

Weekend Box Office | 'The Nun' scares 'Crazy Rich Asians' into second place

LOS ANGELES — The horror movie "The Nun" has topped the domestic box office in its first weekend, scoring a best for the "Conjuring" franchise and another win for Warner Bros.

Who lives here? Sept. 8, 2018

Each week on this page, The News-Gazette will show a screenshot of a home from a movie or television show and ask readers, "Who lives here?" Email your guess of a character who resides there to, 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. This week, you get another hint.

Entertainment listings, Sept. 6-13, 2018


This weekend


Frank's Faves: Downer movies

"I'll tell you once more before I get off the floor: Don't bring me down." — Electric Light Orchestra

One of the many funny things about faves that I have discovered from writing about them is that sometimes a category suggested to me virtually rules itself out before I even get the chance.

Wait — how's that again?

The Screening Room | Bracing 'Blindspotting' a highlight of 2018

You can't help but feel for Collin. He has three days left before his probation is over; then he'll be able to take off his ankle monitor, walk around unencumbered, stay out as late as he wants and be free, or at least as free as a young black man can be in Oakland, Calif., circa 2018.