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Who lives here? Aug. 27, 2016

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Chuck Koplinski: 'Don't Breathe' a suspenseful thriller

Having employed a ferociously violent aesthetic in rebooting Sam Raimi's "The Evil Dead" (2013), director Fede Alvarez takes a decidedly different approach with "Don't Breathe," an intriguing siege thriller that capitalizes on effective moments of suspense rather than the usual horror tropes to get audiences creeping toward the edge of their seats.

Entertainment listings, Aug. 25-31, 2016

Special events

This weekend

THE 77TH LEROY FALL FESTIVAL

What: Lots of rides, games and food. Music at 7 p.m. includes Velvet Groove on Aug. 25, Bellflower Country Opry on Aug. 26, Karaoke with prizes on Aug. 27 with free face painting, balloon artist and photo booth.

When: Opens at 6 p.m. Aug. 23-26 and at noon Aug. 27.

Frank's Faves: Election campaign comedies

In keeping with the general tone of this election year, I'd like to offer a retraction. Sort of.

Chuck's Classics: "The Bride of Frankenstein" (1935)

I've probably seen James Whale's masterpiece more than any other movie — 30 times at least — and I never tire of it. The director didn't want to make this sequel and was only convinced to do so when he was granted complete creative control. The result is a movie that's as far different in tone and intent as its predecessor as you can imagine.

Richard Leskosky: A treat for fans of 'Willy Wonka'

For at least 45 years, Hollywood has been adapting Roald Dahl's dark-tinged children's stories. This year, "The BFG" reached the big screen thanks to state of the art computer imaging. You can see the first Dahl adaptation, "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" (1971), a perennial favorite, on the big screen once again when The News-Gazette Film Series presents it at 1 and 7 p.m.

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Schedule for Flatlands Festival

Star ballerina Misty Copeland (below), the first African-American female principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre, won't be here in person for the Flatlands Dance Film Festival on Friday and Saturday at the Spurlock Museum in Urbana.

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

Appaloosa reunion

Who lives here? Aug. 20, 2016

Each week on this page, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or TV show and ask readers, "Who lives here?" Email your guess of a character who resides in the featured home 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.

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