Frank's Faves, Jan. 8, 2015

Write what I know, they tell me, and this week what I know is that spending vacation time over New Year's with a 72-hour stomach virus is no way to celebrate.

OK, that's not exactly a revelation, but it did inspire this week's list of faves, which I like to call:

Film capsules, Jan. 8, 2015

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

Ask Mimi Jan. 4, 2015

What entertainment do you most look forward to in 2015, Mimi?

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

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

Impressed with 'Wild'

How the Art, small theaters got 'The Interview'

No film caused more of a stir in 2014 than Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen's "The Interview," a ribald comedy revolving around a plot to assassinate the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Un.

Look ahead: Top picks for the week to come

Hard-charging pianist

Who lives here? Jan. 3, 2015

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 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.

The best films of 2014? They might just surprise you ...

As far as the movie world is concerned, 2014 will be remembered as the year in which things ended with an international bang and a corporate whimper.

The best movie moments of 2014

Movies are about moments — big moments that erase our cynicism about cinema and remind us of its capacity to dazzle as well as touch us.