Film capsules, Aug. 22, 2013

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Entertainment listings, Aug. 22-29

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Chuck Koplinski: Allen's subpar 'Blue Jasmine' still outshines most

I always look forward to Woody Allen's annual movie if for no other reason than to hear his witty dialogue performed by whatever top-notch cast he has happened to assemble.

ACE nomination deadline is Sept. 9

CHAMPAIGN — Nominations are being accepted at for the 2013 ACE Awards. The deadline for submitting a nomination is midnight Sept. 9.

The nominees and winners will be feted at an awards ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at The Canopy Club in Urbana.

Boedicker debuting 'House of Thaddeus' today at Art Theater

CHAMPAIGN — A haunted house movie that slowly and subtly moves toward a frightening finish makes its premiere Sunday.

So it's fitting that "House of Thaddeus" opens in an art house.

Two years in the making by local artists, "House of Thaddeus" has its first showing at 5 p.m. today at the Art Theater, 126 W. Church St., C. Doors open at 4:30.

Monticello filmmaker brings Hollywood types to East Central Illinois for latest project

Some California actors are getting a taste of East Central Illinois as they film an action movie in locations including Monticello and DeLand and near Clinton Lake.

And when we say taste, we mean taste.

Film capsules, Aug. 15, 2013

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

Chuck Koplinski: 'Kick-Ass 2' has something to say, violence aside

Though not a complete success, Jeff Wadlow's "Kick-Ass 2" is far superior to its predecessor, a blood-soaked surprise hit from 2010 that wallowed in excessive violence and lacked the awareness to turn the film into a post-modern take on the superhero genre.

Entertainment listings, Aug. 15-22, 2013

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Studio's documentary a nominee for regional Emmy

CHAMAPIGN — Shatterglass Studios is a nominee for a regional Emmy Award for its "Ebertfest 2012" documentary.

The 10-minute piece takes a look at the 14th annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival from April 25 to 29, 2012, at the Virginia Theatre and on the University of Illinois campus.

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