Film capsules, Sept. 3, 2015

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

Frank's Faves: Working for the (holiday) weekend

Labor Day. It's the unofficial end of summer. One last sunny-weather excuse to kick off your shoes, put up your feet, pop open a cold one and fire up that backyard barbie for a season-ending blaze of glory.

And lest we forget, a three-day weekend off from work that didn't happen all by itself.

The Future Five, Aug. 31, 2015

Staff Writer TIM MITCHELL's entertainment recommendations for the week ahead:


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

Checking out 'The Prophet'

Richard J. Leskosky: 'Rebel' kicks off latest N-G Film Series

The first day in a new school can be pretty stressful. But it definitely won't be as traumatic as Jim Stark's (James Dean) first day in his new school in the 1955 classic "Rebel Without a Cause," which screens in the News-Gazette Film Series at the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign at 1 and 7 p.m. on Saturday.

That's Entertainment: Spotlighting events in and around the area

Here's what's happening on the ...

Music scene

C4A expanding

The non-profit Community Center for the Arts in downtown Urbana is expanding, taking over the space formerly occupied by Corson's Guitar Store at Main and Race.

Who lives here? Aug. 29, 2015

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

Email your guess of a character who resides in the featured home to, 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.


Entertainment listings, Aug. 27-Sept. 3, 2015

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

Chuck Koplinski: 'American Ultra' comes off half-baked

Nima Nourizadeh's "American Ultra" isn't necessarily a bad movie as much as it's a production made with a script that needed another rewrite.

Film capsules, Aug. 27, 2015

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