Entertainment listings, Oct. 31-Nov. 7, 2013

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Chuck Koplinski: Golden cast isn't only thing old about 'Last Vegas'

Don't you just laugh and laugh when you see a senior citizen unable to operate a new-fangled gadget like a trunk latch in a car?

Film capsules, Oct. 31, 2013

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

Ebertfest '14 passes go on sale Friday

CHAMPAIGN — It's that time of year again: Festival passes to the 16th annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival, or "Ebertfest," will go on sale starting Friday.

The passes cover all 12 or more screenings during the five-day event, set for April 23-27, 2014, at the Virginia Theatre in Champaign. Related talks and panel discussions will be on the University of Illinois campus.

UI events mark 100th anniversary of Indian cinema

URBANA — In observance of the 100th anniversary of Indian cinema, the University of Illinois Library presents "Past, Present, Future: Indian Cinema at 100," a semester-long program of events including screenings of key films, public forums on Indian film and popular culture, and an appearance by filmmaker and activist Onir.

Chuck Koplinski: Modern effects, fiery performances revitalize 'Carrie'

While it might not be "Citizen Kane," Brian De Palma's 1976 version of "Carrie" is a film that many fans view as a landmark horror film.

Entertainment listings, Oct. 24-31, 2013

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Film capsules, Oct. 24, 2013

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

Carmike 13 slates grand opening for Oct. 31

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CHAMPAIGN — The Carmike 13 theater complex has set its grand opening for Oct. 31.

The complex — built at 910 Meijer Drive, C, on the site of the old Beverly 18 — will feature a "BigD" large-format auditorium where 2-D and 3-D movies will be shown on a screen three stories tall and 81 feet wide.

Richard J. Leskosky: Get ready to binge on Hitchcock

Just imagine this movie scene: In broad daylight in an airy, flower-filled bedroom with an impossibly tall ceiling, maybe 20 feet high, two women chat about a third and look at some clothing and a bit of embroidery.

That's it: Nothing happens, nothing menacing pops out at them, the music isn't even particularly ominous.

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