Who lives here? Jan. 2, 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, 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.


Frank's Faves: Time-travel movies

This week: It has been a whole year now. And not just since New Year's Day 2015.

I mean that it's been a whole year that I've been counting off my favorites a handful or two at a time. (Thank you for your applause.) This is the 52nd "Frank's Faves"; the first having appeared on Jan. 1, 2015, in the more limited confines of the color-screened box in the lefthand column of e3, page 2.

Chuck Koplinski: Director flirts with greatness in 'Hateful Eight'

His most assured and satisfying film since "Jackie Brown," Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight" is unique in the director's oeuvre in that it's the only one he has made that he can truly call his own.

Entertainment listings, Dec. 31, 2015-Jan. 7, 2016

Special events

This weekend


What: The historic buildings will be lighted for the public to enjoy.

When: 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 31.

Where: Bunker Hill Historic Area, Kennekuk County Park, 22296-A Henning Road, Danville.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 442-1691.


Virginia Theatre dome repairs cancel movie

CHAMPAIGN — Kevin Spacey fans, there will be no "Glengarry Glen Ross" showing for you. The Virginia Theatre will be closed for a few days.

The David Mamet real-estate movie was to have been shown Jan. 12 and 14, but rain damage will close the Virginia Theatre from Jan. 11 to Jan. 15.

Chuck's Classics: "Horse Feathers" (1932)

While many fans cite "Duck Soup" (1933) as their best film, for my money, this is the funniest Marx Brothers feature. Running a tight 68 minutes, it isn't bogged down by musical numbers and isn't as stagnant as "Animal Crackers" (1930), which was hamstrung by newfangled sound equipment.

The Future Five, Dec. 28, 2015


The Big 10: Predictions for 2016

We asked 10 experts in a variety of fields to dust off their crystal balls and tell us what's in store for 2016.