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Entertainment listings, Aug. 28-Sept. 4, 2014

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are 

Film capsules, Aug. 28, 2014

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

There's Hitch in 2014-15 N-G Film Series

CHAMPAIGN — Dial M for movies this year when five of Alfred Hitchcock's classics dominate the 2014-2015 News-Gazette Film Series at the Virginia Theater. Hitchcock's movies are right in time for Halloween, running Oct. 27-31.

Even scarier, Don Knotts confronts a haunted pipe organ in 1966's "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken."

Chuck Koplinski: Star's superspy skills still shine in 'November Man'

Could the widespread usage and acceptance of Viagra be somehow linked to the spate of action films with heroes over 60 years old in the last decade?

Richard J. Leskosky: Films to watch on a rainy day

No matter what you may believe about global climate change, one thing is certain — it's a big problem for Hollywood. All those headlines, magazine articles and documentaries on climate change represent a delicious amount of free publicity and audience awareness — just what Hollywood loves to capitalize on.

Who lives here? Aug. 23, 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?"

The first person to email wholiveshere@news-gazette.com with a person who resides in the featured house will get a shout-out in next week's section.

Chuck Koplinski: 'If I Stay' just shoddy storytelling aimed at teenagers

R.J. Cutler's "If I Stay" is pitched squarely to teenage girls, one of whom I am not, who are susceptible to melodramatic plots and doomed love stories.

Entertainment listings, Aug. 21-28, 2014

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

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Film capsules, Aug. 21, 2014

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

Golden Globes group gives Ebertfest $10,000

URBANA — Awards season arrived early for the inspiration behind the year's most heralded documentary — Roger Ebert.

On Wednesday, Ebertfest organizers announced the Champaign film festival received a $10,000 grant from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which hosts January's Golden Globes, first of the big awards shows on the entertainment calendar.