Frank's Faves: Shall We Play a Game?

Do today's action flicks seem like video games? There's a reason for that.

Film capsules, July 23, 2015

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

The Future Five, July 20, 2015


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

Strolling arts festival

Who lives here? July 18, 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.

Tribute to star planned, but will he attend?

DANVILLE — Dick Van Dyke turns 90 later this year, and the Danville Symphony Orchestra is hoping he'll want to "Put On a Happy (birthday) Face" a little early.

About two months before the Danville native celebrates his big day, the DSO is inviting him back to his hometown for a tribute concert showcasing his nearly 70-year career as an actor, singer and dancer.

Richard J. Leskosky: Audiences can't get enough sharks

Last month, "Jaws" turned 40 years old. This month, the Discovery Channel hosted its 28th annual Shark Week. And now "Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!" — the third film about shark-filled tornados — is turning up on the Syfy channel!

Chuck's Classics: "Giant" (1956)

It's a rare thing when you manage to catch more than one performer at the apex of their careers in one film, but that's what happened in George Stevens' film. This adaptation of the Edna Ferber novel is a grand soap opera that chronicles how one Texas fortune is made and another nearly squandered.

The Future Five, July 13, 2015