Film

Film

Richard J. Leskosky: Festival offers impressive animation

When “Despicable Me 3” can gross more than a billion dollars worldwide, and “The Boss Baby” closes in on a half billion, I suppose you can say that 2017 is a good year for animated features — at least in terms of revenue.  

Who lives here? Oct. 7, 2017

Each week on this page, The News-Gazette will show a screenshot of a home from a movie or television show and ask readers, "Who lives here?" Email your guess of a character who resides there 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.

#TheMJs, Oct. 6, 2017

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

Top of the Morning, Oct. 6, 2017

During his long career at The News-Gazette, prep sports guru LOU ENGEL would leave the building each day with a version of the following: "I'm headin' on down the road. See all you good people another day." And he did, over and over again until his retirement in 1998.

Now 84, the beloved sportswriter is "headin' on down the road."

Frank's Faves: Birthday movies

I'm sorry, I'm not here right now — I took the week off for my birthday — but at the sound of the beep, leave your name and your faves, and I'll get back to you ...

Chuck Koplinski: 'Blade Runner' a cut above other reboots

Going where many filmmakers would fear to tread, director Denis Villeneuve has ventured into dangerous territory by making a sequel to Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner" with "'Blade Runner 2049," a lavish continuation of the cult sci-fi classic that manages to be an improvement on the original.

Entertainment listings, Oct. 5-11, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

UI Archives to get trove of Roger Ebert files

CHAMPAIGN — A treasure trove of movie press kits and related memorabilia from Roger Ebert's days at the Chicago Sun-Times is headed to the University of Illinois Archives.

More than 52 file drawers full of full of press releases, glossy photos, slides and reviews from hundreds of films will be part of the Roger Ebert Archives at the UI, officials confirmed Monday.

For Melissa Merli, end of an 'interesting' ride

I hate to say goodbye, but the time has come for me to take time for myself.

I'm retiring from The News-Gazette today after 41 years of working at daily newspapers, first at The Commercial-News in Danville, then the Chillicothe Gazette in Ohio and then The News-Gazette, where I've been reporting for more than 27 years.

Who lives here? Sept. 30, 2017

Each week on this page, The News-Gazette will show a screenshot of a home from a movie or television show and ask readers, "Who lives here?" Email your guess of a character who resides there 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.

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