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Film

Chuck Koplinski: Wonderfully re-created 'Detroit' lacks connections

As she so adeptly proved in "The Hurt Locker" and "Zero Dark Thirty," director Kathryn Bigelow is a master at re-creating urban warfare on screen, an ability she uses to great effect in her latest, "Detroit," an account of the race riots that plagued the area in the summer of 1967 and of one particularly heinous crime that occurred as the city burned.

Entertainment listings, Aug. 3-10, 2017

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COLES COUNTY FAIR

Part 40: Favorite times and places of behind-the-camera TV stars

With the UI celebrating birthday No. 150 this year, we caught up with hundreds of former students and staff who've gone on to big things. Every Tuesday throughout 2017, Editor JEFF D'ALESSIO will tell their tales. Today, in Part 40: TV stars.

Who lives here? July 29, 2017

Each week on this page, The News-Gazette will show a screenshot of a home from a movie or television show and ask readers, "Who lives here?" Email your guess of a character who resides there 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.

#TheMJs, July 28, 2017

On Fridays, staff writer Marcus Jackson (@MarcusJ_NG) provides a glance at the best Twitter has to offer.

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Top of the Morning, July 28, 2017

Want to see the FLOYD MAYWEATHER-CONOR McGREGOR fight but don't want to spend the cash to go to Las Vegas? The Goodrich Savoy 16 has you covered.

The Aug. 26 super bout will be shown there. Ticket price: $40. Reservations are being taken now. Plenty of spots are still available in the 200-seat Auditorium 9. As of Thursday morning, two tickets had been sold.

Chuck Koplinski: 'Ghost Story' uniquely captivating

David Lowery's "A Ghost Story" is not a film for everyone.

It's deliberate in its execution, at times requires a great deal of patience and does not offer up the sort of conclusion that neatly ties up all loose plot strings and answers all questions. I'm not even going to get into actress Rooney Mara's tour de force, five-minute pie-eating scene.

Frank's Faves: O.J. Simpson movies

"Nobody does it better. Makes me feel sad for the rest." — Carly Simon

The Juice is loose. Or will be soon.

Entertainment listings, July 27-Aug. 3, 2017

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CHAMPAIGN COUNTY FAIR
What: July 27, 4H Day. Grandstand concert by Chris Young, with and Drew Baldridge and Kassi Ashton, July 28. Other highlights: Tractor pulls, July 29. Also, carnival, through July 29; 4-H, beer tent with live music, July 28;  morning livestock shows, July 27; and more.
When: Continues July 27-29.

Local reviewers', veterans' highest-ranking war movies

"Dunkirk" is this weekend's big movie. It's the true story of 400,000 British soldiers trapped by the Germans on the wrong side of the English Channel and how they escape at the beginning of World War II.

It got staff writer PAUL WOOD thinking: What would movie buffs and veterans pick as their favorite war movies?