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Frank's Faves: Movies about moving

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.

Chuck Koplinski: 'Birth of a Nation' problematic yet compelling

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.

Entertainment listings, Oct. 6-12, 2016

Special events

This weekend

BALDWIN ASYLUM HAUNTED HOUSE

Chuck's Classics: 'North by Northwest' (1959)

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.

Who lives here? Oct. 1, 2016

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 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.

Entertainment listings, Sept. 29-Oct. 5, 2016

Special events

This weekend

ARTESIAN FALL FESTIVAL

Frank's Faves: Robot movies

This week: Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto. ... For moving my Maytag, when I need you!

Chuck Koplinski: 'Deepwater Horizon' too close for comfort

On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon, a semi-submersible offshore oil drilling rig, suffered a catastrophic disaster.