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Frank's Faves, Jan. 15, 2015

Are you shivering, sniffling and staring at your TV remote right now wondering where the HEAT button is? Well, stop it. There isn't one, but I have the next best thing for those of us already counting the heating-degree days until Easter.

That's right, it's this week's list of faves, which I like to call:

Film capsules, Jan. 15, 2015

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

Oscar party

Since 2007, staff writer Tim Mitchell has predicted who will get nominated for the Academy Awards. The official announcement is at 7:30 a.m. Thursday; the 87th Academy Awards show is Feb. 22 from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Here is Mitchell's forecast for this year, with projected nominees in alphabetical order:

Ask 'Mimi' Jan. 11, 2015

Mimi, did you make any New Year's resolutions?

Sort of. The main one: I want to try new entertainment venues in town. I've always said I want to go to the William M. Staerkel Planetarium at Parkland College, but I just can't get up the energy to drive "all the way out there"!

UI's Anderson on what to watch for during Golden Globes

We asked University of Illinois theater Professor Robert Anderson what he will watch for while viewing the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night. Anderson is a documentary filmmaker and actor and director with extensive experience in Shakespeare.

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

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

New Wave French film

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

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

Interest in 'Inherent Vice'

Who lives here? Jan. 10, 2015

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, Jan. 8, 2015

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