Film

Film

Who lives here? Oct. 31, 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?" 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 next week. Be sure to include your full name and town of residence. Today, we wrap up our series of homes from scary movies or TV shows.

Chuck Koplinski: 'Burnt' can't spice up familiar recipe

Much like its main character, John Wells' "Burnt" dares you to like it. Composed of familiar plot points and revolving around a truly unsympathetic character, this briskly paced film initially keeps the viewer off-balance as it plunges into its examination of self-destructive behavior without a handshake or a "how do you do?"

Frank's Faves: Suspense or gore?

"No mere mortal can resist the evil of the thriller ... "

Entertainment listings, Oct. 29-Nov. 5, 2015

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

Richard J. Leskosky: Full helping of Hitchcock

October brings us pumpkin recipes, jack-o'-lanterns and a Hitchcock miniseries as a part of the News-Gazette Film Series at the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign:

Who lives here? Oct. 24, 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?"

Chuck Koplinski: 'Steve Jobs' a compelling portrait of clueless genius

We're attracted to biographies because we're fascinated with what makes the famous and infamous tick.

Frank's Faves: Friendly frightful films

When the kids at home crave something strange, who ya gonna call?

Halloween is next week, and while this time of year inspires many to start planning the perfect costume or decorating their homes like the Cryptkeeper's crib, it gets me thinking of — what else? — movies ... horror movies, to be specific.

Entertainment listings, Oct. 22-29, 2015

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