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Chuck Koplinski: Diamonds and rust

For better or worse, Marvel Films has ushered in a new production model in which interlocking movies are planned and made that form a universe all its own.

Film capsules, April 30, 2015

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

Frank's Faves, April 30, 2015

It's Derby weekend, and if you're not already dolled up and strutting your stuff at Churchill Downs, it's likely you'll be catching it from home like the rest of us. So, if you can't be off to the races, why not let the races come to you — from the comfort of your own couch-potato arena — courtesy of Hollywood and Frank's Faves?

Entertainment listings, April 30-May 7, 2015

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are instructions for submitting entries.

Special events

This weekend

SPIRITED FUN FOR THE RUN

Chuck's Classics: "Ninotchka" (1939)

Throughout the 1920s and '30s, Greta Garbo cut a distinctive swath across cinema. The Swedish actress was everything a star should be with her ethereal beauty, aloof manner and natural eroticism.

'Furious 7' holds on to top spot at box office

NEW YORK (AP) — "Furious 7" enjoyed a victory lap over the weekend, becoming only the third film ever to make $1 billion internationally and leading the domestic box office for the fourth straight week. But the movie that's poised to topple the Universal juggernaut, Marvel's "The Avengers: Age of Ultron," revved up overseas with a massive $201.2 million debut.

The Reluctant Townie: The complete guide to summer movies

I don't care what the calendars say, summer begins and ends with the summer movie season. And be it by global warming or money-hungry studio execs, over the last decade summer movie season has been creeping ever earlier into our calendar year.

2015 is shaping up to be a pretty strong summer at the movies. Let's check it out:

'Furious 7' (April 3)

Ask Mimi, April 26, 2015

Are there tickets left for humorist David Sedaris tonight at the Virginia Theatre?

A few. "The main floor is gone; there are couple of seats here and there," said Virginia Director Steven Bentz. "I think by the time he goes on stage, it'll be a packed house."

Ebertfest 2015: Some unofficial honors

CHAMPAIGN — After Ebertfest ends each year, I like to confab with friends who were there about the dozen or so films we've seen.

It takes time and conversation to digest the messages and themes of the movies.