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Who lives here? Nov. 29, 2014

Each week, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or TV show and ask readers, "Who lives here?"

Beer and the big screen

CHAMPAIGN — Buttered popcorn and a Blue Moon beer.

Yes, please.

Film capsules, Nov. 27, 2014

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

Chuck Koplinski: Leads bring heart and soul to 'Theory of Everything'

James Marsh's "The Theory of Everything" is a noble endeavor, an effort to portray theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking's refusal to be completely silenced by the debilitating neuromuscular disease that has ravaged his body, while examining the unique relationship between him and his wife Jane.

Entertainment listings, Nov. 27-Dec. 4, 2014

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

Ask 'Mimi' Nov. 23, 2014

Mimi, what is Champaign-based rapper Wakefield, whom you wrote about a few months ago, up to?

Wakefield, whose name is Brandon Lehman, took a year off from school to work on his rap, and that's what he's doing. He plans to release a new album, "Wake's World," in January. He told me he spent a nice sum on PR services from a Los Angeles agency to help promote it.

Richard J. Leskosky: Feast on some Thanksgiving movies

Tucked between Halloween and Christmas, two religious holidays that have become excessively commercialized, Thanksgiving is essentially a secular holiday everyone can celebrate, no matter what her or his religious affiliation or lack thereof. It's also a holiday that emphasizes consumption — a perfect fit, you'd think, for our consumer society

Who lives here? Nov. 22, 2014

Each week, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or TV show and ask readers, "Who lives here?"

Film capsules, Nov. 20, 2014

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

Chuck Koplinski: Star's conviction saves overlong 'Mockingjay, Pt. 1'

So here we have it, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1," the beginning of the final chapter in the saga of Katniss Everdeen, Suzanne Collin's dynamic archer-turned-rebel who has become a symbol of power for 'tween girls across the country and an object of desire, if not a bit of fear, for adolescent boys everywhere.