Film

Film

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

Silent films with live music

Who lives here? Jan. 21, 2017

Each week on this page, The News-Gazette will show a screenshot 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.

Frank's Faves: Children's movies that left scars

This week: Why don't they do what they say, say what they mean; one thing leads to another ...

Like The Fixx said (sort of) ... one fave leads to another. And so it does again. Last week's Faves lead right into this week's by virtue of an answer I received via social media to the question: What's the first movie you remember ever seeing?

Chuck Koplinski: Portman goes deep in 'Jackie'

Much like a kaleidoscope that provides rapidly changing perspectives, Pablo Larrain's "Jackie" gives us a wide variety of glimpses into the life of Jacqueline Kennedy as the first lady tries to come to terms with her place in the world after her husband's assassination.

Entertainment listings, Jan. 19-26, 2017

SPECIAL EVENTS

This weekend

COMMUNITY MLK CELEBRATION

What: Keynote speaker with be Eric McDuffie of the African American Studies Department. The program will include a presentation by Wrapsody and a performance by the Banks, Bridgewater and Lewis Drum Corps.

When: 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 21.

Richard J. Leskosky: Check out Lugosi on the big screen

While movie stars may use awards acceptance speeches this year to show support for immigrants, Hollywood has historically profited from films about evil immigrants. You can see a classic example of that when The News-Gazette Film Series presents the 1931 "Dracula," starring Bela Lugosi, at the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign at 1 and 7 p.m. on Saturday.

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

Ballet performances

Who lives here? Jan. 14, 2017

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 wholives here@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.

LAST WEEK'S ANSWER

#TheMJs, Jan. 13, 2017

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

TOP TWEETS

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