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The Screening Room | 'Dark Phoenix' doesn't have much narrative fire

"The women are always saving the men around here. You may want to think about changing the name from X-Men to X-Women."

'16 Shots' documentary to premiere at University of Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — A year ago, filmmaker Richard Rowley was able to sell to the cable network Showtime a documentary about the 2014 fatal shooting of Chicago teenager Laquan McDonald by police officer Jason Van Dyke.

Richard J. Leskosky | A look at brothers who share the director's chair

When Joel and Ethan Coen made their Oscar-nominated "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" the real-world answer was "in adjoining director's chairs." For 35 years now, they have been sharing the roles of writer, producer, director and editor on their films (though not always credited as such).

Who lives here? June 1, 2019

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.

Local CW affiliate blacked out on DirecTV because of contract dispute

DECATUR — Television viewers who subscribe to DirecTV won't be able to watch "Supernatural," "The Flash," "Supergirl" or other CW programs for the indefinite future.

Decatur-based WBUI-TV confirmed the station was no longer being carried on AT&T-owned DirecTV as of 7 p.m. Thursday, as the result of an impasse in negotiations between the station's owner and AT&T.

Frank's Faves: Pig movies

"Everywhere there's lots of piggies, living piggy lives ... " — George Harrison

I don't get to say these words nearly often enough, but one of my favorite things came my way recently — via my email inbox.

It was a Faves fan letter, of course, but more so, it was my two favorite kinds of Faves fan letter:

Frank's Weekend Faves, May 26, 2019

Ever hear of the Hogchute Opry? Now we both have. The secret is officially out on this offbeat 13-hour jam way back in the woods of rural Monticello. The only trick is finding your way there, but once you do, you might not want to leave.

Who lives here? May 25, 2019

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.

The Screening Room | Familiar but confident 'Booksmart' a wise commentary

Tell me if you've heard this one before: Two high-schoolers are intent on finding a party that all of their peers are going to. Unfortunately, they don't have the address and in trying to find it, they get caught up in one outlandish situation after another. Ultimately, they get to the soiree and come to realize that attending it wasn't worth the trouble.

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