Chuck's Classics: "High Sierra" (1941)

There's no question that Humphrey Bogart was a great actor. However, he also owed a debt to George Raft, a contract player at Warner Bros. who had a penchant for rejecting more scripts than he accepted. Any film he passed on seemed to fall in Bogart's lap, many of them becoming classics in their own right.

Who lives here? May 30, 2015

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?"

Film capsules, May 28, 2015

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

Chuck Koplinski: 'Poltergeist' a solid remake of 1980s horror classic

Unlike the unwanted, supernatural characters at its core, director Gil Kenan's "Poltergeist" does not overstay its welcome. Playing somewhat like a Cliff's Notes version of the Tobe Hooper/Steven Spielberg classic, this re-do recreates, and sometimes improves upon, the many iconic moments from the 1982 feature, wasting little time to deliver one round after another of effective scares.

Entertainment listings, May 28-June 4, 2015

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

'Bicycle Thief' to open Urbanalove film series

URBANA — Urbana bicyclists and business people are teaming up again to present the Urbanalove Summer Movie Night Series, kicking it off Friday night with the classic "The Bicycle Thief."

Frank's Faves, May 28, 2015

The last day of school — or the first day of summer vacation — is traditionally cause for unbridled joy and youthful exuberance ... unless, of course, you happen to be a parent.

Area filmmaker wins award for war documentary

A Tuscola man has won a Marine Corps Heritage Foundation award for his documentary on veterans of Okinawa in World War II, "Rise of the Valiant."

Bob Zimmerman worked on the film in 2014 and traveled more than 6,000 miles to interview veterans of the 6th Marine Division; none are from this area.

Richard J. Leskosky: Superb cast, great ad libs mark 'His Girl Friday'

Nowadays both sides of the political spectrum question the biases and ethics of the different news media (at least those on the opposite side).