Film

Film

Look ahead: Top picks from Melissa Merli for the week to come

Nourishing minds, stomachs

That's entertainment: Spotlighting events throughout the area

Convention scene

C-U ComicCon at Urbana library

If you couldn't make it to the San Diego Comic Convention, there's a smaller one in C-U — Comic Con: Celebrating Comics & Fandom Since 2016 set for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Urbana Free Library.

Who lives here, Aug. 6, 2016

Each week on this page, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or TV show and ask readers, "Who lives here?" Email your guess of a character who resides in the featured home 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.

LAST WEEK'S ANSWER ...

'Suicide Squad' a criminal waste

There's a great deal of potential, most of it wasted, in David Ayers' "Suicide Squad," Warner Brothers' latest effort to get its stable of DC Comics characters on firm cinematic footing.

Frank's Faves: Last words

Two things we all have in common: Everyone has last words. And favorites.

It's been a while since I gave you my five favorite "famous last words" in movies. I'm of a mind to revisit that theme this week for a couple of coincidental reasons.

Entertainment listings, Aug. 4-10, 2016

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

Ask 'Mimi,' July 31, 2016

Did former UI Professor John Jennings win an Eisner Award?

Yes, he and co-editor Frances Gateward won the Eisner for Best Academic/Scholarly Work for "The Blacker the Ink: Constructions of Black Identity in Comics and Sequential Art" (Rutgers University Press).

Who lives here, July 30, 2016

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

Email your guess of a character who resides in the featured home 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.

Talk of the town

DANVILLE — Some might think it's crazy to wear a three-piece wool suit on a 90-degree July day, but that's exactly how Brian Makowski spent two sweltering weeks around this time 25 years ago.

For a measly 60 bucks per 12-hour day, no less.

Chuck Koplinski: Silliness bombs 'Bad Moms' message

Having found success in writing the "Hangover" trilogy, Jon Lucas and Scott Moore set out to show that women can act just as stupidly as men with "Bad Moms."