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?"
Local car dealer, avid blogger and Shatterglass Films executive producer Jen Shelby is attending the 68th Cannes Film Festival for the first time. She'll check in periodically from France, where the streets are narrow and the stars are gathered.
"Oi! Ten thousand years will give you such a crick in the neck!" — Robin Williams as the Genie in Disney's "Aladdin" (1992)
During its first weekend in release, Andrew Mogel and Jarrad Paul's "The D Train" made $447,524 at 1,009 locations. That breaks down to $444 per screen. This is no surprise as the film contains no superheroes or aliens and deals with flawed characters wrestling with genuine emotional issues.
Having started his own independent production company in 1923, Samuel Goldwyn was one of the few successful producers who could consistently make films outside the studio system. Still, he always felt like an outsider and thought producing a movie that won best picture would change that. After 23 years in business, he realized this dream with this film.
DANVILLE — As does the Virginia Theatre in Champaign, the even older Fischer Theatre in Danville virtually stores the memories of countless folks.
One is Marvin Blanton, who worked as an usher at the busy Fischer in 1950-51, before most Americans would have televisions in their living rooms.
Last weekend I attended the most dangerous film festival not actually held in a war zone. It was The Nitrate Picture Show at George Eastman House in Rochester, N.Y., and it celebrated the original film stock used for motion pictures until 1951.