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Weekend Box Office | Queen biopic makes the rockin' world go round

NEW YORK — The Freddie Mercury biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" and 20th Century Fox are — for now, at least — champions of the world.

Who lives here? Nov. 3, 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 wholiveshere@news-gazette.com, 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.

Top of the Morning, Nov. 2, 2018

Six gamers will represent the University of Illinois at the Intel Extreme Masters on Nov. 11. The 16-team tournament will be held at Chicago's Wintrust Arena.

The teams will compete in "Counter-Strike: Global Offensive," a multiplayer first-person-shooter video game. It is the fourth game in the "Counter Strike" series and was released on multiple platforms.

Frank's Faves: Epic movies

"The clock will tick away the hours one by one, then the time will come when all the waiting's done ... If it takes forever, I will wait for you." — Jacques Demy

The Screening Room | 'Bohemian Rhapsody' missing a few vital notes

It is with great regret that I report that "Bohemian Rhapsody" is not the film Queen fans have been waiting for, nor is it the one the band deserves.

Entertainment listings, Nov. 1-8, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

URBANA FIRST FRIDAYS

What: A Klose Knit Fashion Show — Where Knitting Meets Passion. Silent auction and raffle. Presented by Imbibe Urbana.

When: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 2.

Where: held in the back hallway of Lincoln Square Mall in Urbana, behind Common Ground Food Co-op, 300 S. Broadway Ave., #166, downtown Urbana.

Ebertfest going back to 4 days but keeping same number of films

CHAMPAIGN — Ebertfest will go back to being a four-day event next year.

With passes to the festival's most dedicated fans about to go on sale Thursday, organizers announced that the 21st edition, set for April 10-13, will open on Wednesday evening and close on Saturday evening instead of Sunday.

Frank's Weekend Faves, Oct. 28, 2018

I've always enjoyed good puppetry, and have even tried my hand(s) at it theatrically a few times in the past. It takes a special mix of skill, creativity and dexterity to make a a puppet come alive. Just ask Pinocchio — puppet theater has a long, storied history dating back to the Old World.

Richard J. Leskosky | Director of 'Mr. Smith' didn't skimp on details

Injecting a timely dose of political idealism into the 2018 election period, The News-Gazette Film Series presents "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," Frank Capra's 1939 political satire about a naive young senator battling government corruption in the face of overwhelming opposition. This American classic screens at 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign.

Who lives here? Oct. 27, 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 wholiveshere@news-gazette.com, 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.

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