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Film capsules, April 16, 2015

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

Entertainment listings, April 16-23, 2015

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

Frank's Faves, April 16, 2015

My friends, I am officially bummed this week as yet another quality TV drama has pulled the plug and gone all series finale on its fans.

Chuck Koplinski: 'True Story' chilling tale of the price of lies

In December 2001, Christian Longo murdered his wife and three children.

LIVE: 2015 Ebertfest Day 1

Welcome to our LIVE report from Ebertfest, coordinated by staff writer Melissa Merli, who has been on hand for each one of the festivals in downtown Champaign.

She will be tweeting regularly throughout the week. Follow her here

11:43 p.m.

Artist keeps Roger looking his best

CHAMPAIGN — If you passed by the Virginia Theatre on Monday, you might have noticed a man who seemed to be styling Roger Ebert's hair.

'Fault in Our Stars' named MTV movie of year

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The emotional teen drama "The Fault in Our Stars" picked up the best movie of the year award Sunday at the MTV Movie Awards, adding to a big night for star Shailene Woodley.

'Furious 7' holds onto pole position

NEW YORK (AP) — The high-octane thriller "Furious 7" maintained speed in its second week, racing away with $60.6 million at North American theaters and bringing its box-office total to a robust $252.5 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Richard J. Leskosky: Program preserves treasured films

Do you like old movies — say, those produced significantly before you even started watching movies? There are fewer of them around than you might think. Half of all films made before 1950 have been lost. Fewer than 20 percent of films from the 1920s survive. And from the 1910s, the survival rate drops to about 10 percent.

They work behind the scenes

URBANA — As an aspiring filmmaker, University of Illinois senior Jigar Patel looks forward to Ebertfest, the capstone event each year for Illini Film and Video.

For the past 15 or so years, club members have volunteered at the festival, videotaping each movie introduction, discussion and Q-and-A at the Virginia Theatre.