Entertainment listings, Jan. 7-14, 2016

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

Frank's Faves: Rock goes to the movies

If there's a rock 'n' roll heaven, you know they've got a hell of a band ...

Sure as I'm sitting here, that heavenly rock band got a whole lot deeper this past year.

Chuck Koplinski: 'The Revenant' is a sight to behold

Among experts of the era of western exploration of the United States, the legend of scout Hugh Glass is well known.

Having been attacked by a grizzly bear in 1823 while on an expedition in South Dakota for the Rocky Mountain Fur Company, he was left for dead by two comrades who had agreed to stay behind to care for him.

Chuck's Classics: "King Kong" (1933)

Though it's been 82 years since its release, Merian C. Cooper's film still packs an emotional punch, even though some today would scoff at the stop-motion effects used to bring the "8th Wonder of the World" to life. What drives this epic adventure are the emotions conveyed by Kong and his co-star, Fay Wrey, the damsel in distress he snatches and falls in love with.

Who lives here? Jan. 2, 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, 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.


Frank's Faves: Time-travel movies

This week: It has been a whole year now. And not just since New Year's Day 2015.

I mean that it's been a whole year that I've been counting off my favorites a handful or two at a time. (Thank you for your applause.) This is the 52nd "Frank's Faves"; the first having appeared on Jan. 1, 2015, in the more limited confines of the color-screened box in the lefthand column of e3, page 2.

Entertainment listings, Dec. 31, 2015-Jan. 7, 2016

Special events

This weekend


What: The historic buildings will be lighted for the public to enjoy.

When: 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 31.

Where: Bunker Hill Historic Area, Kennekuk County Park, 22296-A Henning Road, Danville.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 442-1691.


Chuck Koplinski: Director flirts with greatness in 'Hateful Eight'

His most assured and satisfying film since "Jackie Brown," Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight" is unique in the director's oeuvre in that it's the only one he has made that he can truly call his own.