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Frank's Faves: Christmas-movie villains

This week: "You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch. You really are a heel ... "

Chuck Koplinski: 'Nocturnal Animals' a mesmerizing mystery

There's a hypnotic quality to Tom Ford's "Nocturnal Animals," a sense of foreboding that grows heavier as we progress down the dark roads of its two narratives. This will end badly; you know it, and yet you can't take your eyes off the screen.

Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli from the week that was

Movie getting noticed

Who lives here? Dec. 3, 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.

#TheMJs, Dec. 2, 2016

On Fridays, staff writer Marcus Jackson (@MarcusJ_NG) provides a quick glance at the best that Twitter has to offer.

TOP TWEETS

POLITICS

Top of the morning, Dec. 2, 2016

Normally, bobbleheads don't look a lot like their subjects. But they got Gene Honda's right.

"I think the likeness is pretty spot on," said Phil Sklar, co-founder and CEO of the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum. "I remember Gene saying something to the effect, 'It looks great, except it looks too much like me.' "

Entertainment listings, Dec. 1-8, 2016

SPECIAL EVENTS

This weekend

HOOPESTON'S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LIGHT SHOW

What: View the displays of lights.

When: Light displays from 5 to 8 p.m. every evening until Jan. 2.

Where: McFerren Park, Hoopeston.

Cost: Free.

More info:Call 283-5833.

URBANA FIRST FRIDAYS

Chuck Koplinski: 'Moana' is Disney at its best

When you have a formula that works, you don't tinker with it. Kentucky Fried Chicken knows this, Mercedes-Benz knows this and Disney knows this.

Chuck's classics: "The Shop Around the Corner" (1940)

At the funeral of German director Ernst Lubitsch, colleague Billy Wilder is reported to have said, "No more Lubitsch," to which William Wyler responded, "Worse than that — no more Lubitsch films." They were mourning the German's unique touch in combining light-hearted comedy with a dramatic underpinning and relatable characters, such as this in this holiday romance, starring James Stewart and M

Who lives here? Nov. 26, 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.

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