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Entertainment listings, July 31-Aug. 7, 2014

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are instructions for submitting entries.

Special events

This weekend

Film capsules, July 31, 2014

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

Chuck Koplinski: 'Guardians' is 'Star Wars' for a new generation

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.

That's entertainment: Spotlighting events around the area, July 30, 2014

Editor's note:  want more cinema talk?  Tune to WDWS Thursday at 4:20 as Brian Moline talks with Luke Boyce of Shatterglass Studios.

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Chuck's Classics: 'To Be or Not to Be'

News-Gazette film reviewer Chuck Koplinski picks a flick you can't miss. This week, on Turner Classic Movies, it's "To Be or Not To Be."

Read more in Chuck's blog here

Future Five: Entertainment for the week ahead

Staff writer Tim Mitchell's entertainment recommendations for the week ahead:

MONDAY

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.

TUESDAY

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

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

Richard J. Leskosky: Capra hit faced many hurdles

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."

Who lives here? July 26, 2014

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, July 24, 2014

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