Frank's Faves: To the rescue

You hear about these oddities popping up from time to time, but are they real?

Chuck Koplinski: 'The BFG' a dull, empty affair

Box-office pundits spent a great deal of time wondering this week why Steven Spielberg's "The BFG" tanked during its opening weekend at the box office. (For the record, it brought in $19 million against a $140 million investment.)

The only thing I can figure is that they hadn't seen the film because it's quite obvious why it failed to connect with audiences — it's an absolute bore!

Chuck's Classics: "Dodge City" (1939)

1939 is often regarded as the greatest year in Hollywood history, as more classic movies were released that year than any other. While "Gone with the Wind," "The Wizard of Oz," "Wuthering Heights" and "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" are always cited in lists of these films, this one — a gem from Warner Bros. that capitalized on the star power of Errol Flynn — is often overlooked.

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

Musical opportunities

Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli from the week that was

Great time at garden walk

Who lives here, July 2, 2016

Each week, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or TV show and ask readers, "Who lives here?"

Renovations could start in spring on Van Dyke home

DANVILLE — With $50,000 raised last week in Danville for the Dick Van Dyke Foundation for the Performing Arts, organization officials hope to start renovations next spring on the celebrity's childhood home on Hazel Street.

Entertainment listings, June 30-July 7, 2016

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are 

Frank's Faves: Up in the sky

We just can't celebrate independence without the rockets' red glare and bombs bursting in air ...

Chuck Koplinski: 'Legend of Tarzan' a gorgeous, grounded epic

Legendary film producer Darryl Zanuck once said, "The secret to success in Hollywood is giving the public what it wants before it knows it wants it." In the spirit of that statement and in an effort to keep you ahead of the curve, I'm here to let you know that while you might not know it yet, David Yates' "The Legend of Tarzan" is the summer movie you want to see ... believe me.