It's been a dismal summer at the movies, not only where the quality of films is concerned but also in regard to how much fun viewers have been having. Sure, "22 Jump Street" was funny, and "X-Men: Days of Futures Past" and "Godzilla" were satisfying spectacles, but neither was lighthearted enough to leave a smile on my face.
Editor's note: want more cinema talk? Tune to WDWS Thursday at 4:20 as Brian Moline talks with Luke Boyce of Shatterglass Studios.
Staff writer Tim Mitchell's entertainment recommendations for the week ahead:
If you missed the film on award-winning critic Roger Ebert, "Life Itself," during Ebertfest or at the Art Theater in Champaign, the movie begins a run at the Virginia Theatre at 7 tonight. Repeat showings are scheduled each night through Aug. 1.
Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was
Earlier this month, you had the chance to see film legend Clark Gable as Fletcher Christian sailing the South Pacific in "Mutiny on the Bounty."
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?"