This week: They don't call them moving pictures for nothing ...
Well, another week, another address. That's my story this week, having just completed the colossal labor of moving from a small home in Champaign to a much bigger home in a much smaller town — with a whole lot of invaluable help from family.
Incendiary, problematic and arresting, Nate Parker's "The Birth of a Nation" is the hot-button film of the moment, an unflinching look at the vagaries of slavery and its echoes through the generations.
Sure, you've probably seen this Alfred Hitchcock classic before, but there's no reason you shouldn't see it again. As you watch poor advertising executive Roger Thornhill (a never-better Cary Grant) unknowingly get sucked into a web of international intrigue — nearly killed time and again as he's mistaken for a spy — think of this as the first modern action film.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
This week: Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto. ... For moving my Maytag, when I need you!