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Entertainment listings, Oct. 27-Nov. 3, 2016

Special events

This weekend

BALDWIN ASYLUM HAUNTED HOUSE

What: Baldwin Asylum was ranked among the top 10 haunted houses by HauntedIllinois.com and was voted Visitors' Favorite Haunt. With over 10,000 square feet of terror, it is a terrifying adventure for those who love to be scared. Recommended for ages 13 and up.

Frank's Faves: 'Miracle' movies

This week: "Do you believe in miracles? Yes!" — Al Michaels (2/22/80)

Chuck Koplinski: Cruise on autopilot in 'Never Go Back'

Not since Conrad Veidt played the monstrous somnambulist Cesare in the first horror film, "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari," has an actor sleepwalked through a film the way Tom Cruise does in "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back," an unnecessary, by-the-book sequel that's nothing more than a pastiche of every action film cliche you've come to know and be bored by.

That's entertainment: Spotlighting events throughout the area

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Lineup for New Art Film Festival

Organizers of the seventh annual New Art Film Festival promise a "tight" program next Sunday at the Art Theater Co-op in downtown Champaign.

Who lives here? Oct. 22, 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.

Entertainment listings, Oct. 20-27, 2016

Special events

This weekend

BALDWIN ASYLUM HAUNTED HOUSE

What: Baldwin Asylum was ranked among the top 10 haunted houses by HauntedIllinois.com and was voted Visitors' Favorite Haunt. With over 10,000 square feet of terror, it is a terrifying adventure for those who love to be scared. Recommended for ages 13 and up.

Chuck Koplinski: Despite flaws, 'Denial' packs a punch

During the fall of 1996, historian Deborah Lipstadt took on a long, arduous and unenviable task, one that would last four years, cost her and her publisher Penguin Books UK millions of dollars in attorney fees and challenge the notions of free speech.

Frank's Faves: Movie endings

This week: Nothing elevates top-notch entertainment to fave status like a heart-pounding conclusion.

Ask any sports fan (like myself), and they'll tell you: Shutouts are spellbinding, and blowouts are a blast — but there's nothing like the thrill of a fantastic finish.

Richard J. Leskosky: Five nights of suspense

Once again, The News-Gazette Film Series celebrates October with an Alfred Hitchcock retrospective — "5 Nights of Hitch" at the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign on Oct. 23-26 and 28 at 7 each evening.