UI's Keys handicaps Golden Globes

For a best guess on the winners of tonight's Golden Globes awards, we turned to Henson Keys, head of the acting program at the University of Illinois.

A member of the Actors' Equity Association for 40 years, Keys has acted in or directed more than 120 productions in New York and at professional theaters nationwide.

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

LOOK BACK: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was ...


Chuck Koplinski: Love takes timely twist in darkly humorous 'Her'

Though Spike Jonze's "Her" takes place in the near future, it couldn't be more timely. And while its premise seems absurd on the surface — a man falls in love with the operating system on his phone? — as the film progresses, this idea winds up coming off not so much ludicrous as a distinct possibility, given the path we're on toward interpersonal relationships.

Entertainment listings, Jan. 9-16, 2014

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

Film capsules, Jan. 9, 2014

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

Melissa Merli: Paxson perfectly sweet in her role

Gay and Randy Moore of Champaign can be proud of their daughter's work in the new movie "Saving Mr. Banks."

Melanie Paxson holds her own as one of Walt Disney's secretaries, acting with and reacting to the likes of Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, B.J. Novak, Jason Schwartzman and others.

Bob Asmussen's choices for People's Choice Awards

The People’s Choice Awards are coming this week, and we wanted someone to break down a few of the 58 categories that will be awarded. Staff writer Bob Asmussen is a person, so here are his choices in 10 areas:

Favorite Movie

Nominees: "Despicable Me 2," "Fast & Furious 6," "Iron Man 3," "Monsters University," "Star Trek Into Darkness"

Who lives here? Jan. 4, 2014

Each week, The News-Gazette will show a photo of a home from a movie and ask readers, "Who lives here?" The first person to email 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.

Chuck Koplinski: Scorsese helms familiar but effective 'Wolf'

Leonardo DiCaprio went out of his way in a recent interview to clarify that his latest film, Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street," in no way condones the behavior of its main character, crooked stockbroker Jordan Belfort.

Entertainment listings, Jan. 3-9, 2014

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