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Film

Ask 'Mimi' Dec. 7, 2014

Has "Life Itself," the documentary about Roger Ebert, received any awards yet?

Yes, and it's on the Academy Awards shortlist for best documentary. Another doc among the 15 shortlisted for the Oscar is "Citizen Koch," directed by Urbana native Carl Deal and his partner, Tia Lessin. The five finalists will be announced Jan. 15; the Oscars ceremony will be Feb. 22.

Here's what's happening on the TV/film scene

Party for 'Downton Abbey' fans

Fans of the PBS series "Downton Abbey" will be happy to know that WILL-TV will offer a free Season 5 Preview Party from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign.

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

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

UI Symphony will perform

Who lives here? Dec. 6, 2014

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?"

The first person to email wholiveshere@news-gazette.com with a character who resides in the featured home will get a shout-out in next week's section. Be sure to include your full name and town of residence.

Entertainment listings, Dec. 4-11, 2014

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

Film capsules, Dec. 4, 2014

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

Chuck Koplinski: 'Bosses 2' is anything but horrible

Though superhero films are doing their best to disprove this notion, it's generally accepted that sequels are usually not as good as the movie that preceded them. I would argue that comedy sequels have an even harder time as so much of the lunacy that seemed fresh and surprising in the first entry of a series often comes off as labored and predictable the second time around.

Chelsea Norton - Champaign Park District 12-2-14

Chelsea Norton - Champaign Park District 12-2-14: Play now!

Brian Moline talks with the park district's marketing director about tomorrow's prescribed burn in two Champaign parks, plus a great lineup of shows at the Virginia Theatre this month.

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Future Five: Entertainment for the week ahead

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

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

Warm up at the Post