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Who lives here? April 12, 2014

Each week on this page, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or television show and ask readers, "Who lives here?" The first person to email wholiveshere@news-gazette.com with a person who resides in the featured house will get a shout-out in next week's section. Be sure to include your full name and town of residence in your submission.

Chuck Koplinski: Costner's performance a pick-me-up in 'Draft Day'

It's apparent from the start that director Ivan Reitman wants "Draft Day" to be to the NFL what "Moneyball" was to MLB, and for a while the film succeeds in being just that — a no-nonsense, behind-the-scenes look at how a major sports franchise is run and an examination of the personalities needed to make it a success.

Film capsules, April 10, 2014

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

Entertainment listings, April 10-17, 2014

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are instructions for submitting entries.

Special events

This weekend

Boneyard Arts Festival around (every) corner

CHAMPAIGN — Get your walking shoes ready. And maybe rev up your car engine — or oil your bicycle.

The four-day Boneyard Arts Festival — presented by 40 North 88 West, the Champaign County Arts Council — will take place Thursday through Sunday at more than 100 venues in Champaign, Urbana and surrounding towns.

Look Back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was

Look Back: Highlights from the week that was

Friends and I saw "Noah" on IMAX in Savoy. I like Russell Crowe, who plays Noah, but consider the CGI-heavy movie overwrought and a bit bloated. But kinda fun. The only humorous sparks come from Anthony Hopkins as Noah's reclusive, shamanistic grandfather, Methuselah. This is not an Ebertfest movie!

Documentary filmmaker to show work, speak at Spurlock

URBANA — The award-winning documentary filmmaker and broadcast journalist Irv Drasnin will give a talk titled "The Reporter and Revolution" at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., U.

Drasnin will talk about the different roles and expectations of the documentary filmmaker in China and in the United States. He first began filming in China in 1973.

Junior League hosts screening of 'Bully'

CHAMPAIGN — The Junior League of Champaign-Urbana will host a screening of the documentary, "Bully," from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Champaign Public Library.

Parents, teachers and community members are invited to attend. "Bully" is a 2011 documentary which follows the lives of five students facing daily bullying.

Statue will make it to Ebertfest

CHAMPAIGN — A 3-D image of Roger Ebert will greet people at his 16th annual film festival later this month in Champaign.

Donna and Scott Anderson will unveil the lifesize bronze sculpture of the famed critic at noon April 24 — the second day of Ebertfest — outside the Virginia Theatre, where the event takes place, Scott Anderson confirmed.

Who lives here? April 5, 2014

Each week, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie and ask readers, "Who lives here?" The first person to email wholiveshere@news-gazette.com with the name of a silver screen character who resides in the featured house will get a shout-out in next week's section. Be sure to include your full name and town of residence in your submission.