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Who lives here? Dec. 17, 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.

#TheMJs, Dec. 16, 2016

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

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Frank's Faves: Christmas-movie angels

This week: "We lose our ability to see angels as we grow older, and that is a tragic loss." — Madeleine L'Engle

Chuck Koplinski: 'Rogue One' a worthy addition to 'Star Wars' franchise

I have to admit, I was skeptical where "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" was concerned.

A prequel to the original film released in 1977, now referred to as "Chapter IV: A New Hope," this smacked of being nothing more than a pure cash grab. After all, viewers know going in how this is going to end, so why bother with an unnecessary backstory?

Entertainment listings, Dec. 15-22

SPECIAL EVENTS

This weekend

CANDLESTICK LANE HOLIDAY LIGHTS DISPLAY

What: The 53rd annual Urbana Christmas tradition of the neighbors living on Grant Place decorating their homes for Christmas as a group. Drive cautiously and turn off headlights.

When: Every evening from 5 to 10 p.m. through New Year's Day.

Top of the morning, Dec. 13, 2016

Our film critic, Chuck Koplinski, spent Sunday hobnobbing with the rich and famous at the Critics' Choice Awards in Santa Monica, Calif.

He was there on business and in a tuxedo — thanks, Ducky's — as a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

Richard J. Leskosky: Season's screenings

Christmas is an incredibly popular topic for films. You could spend every hour of the Twelve Days of Christmas watching films with the word "Christmas" in the title and not see all of them, and then you could spend the rest of December watching the films with just "Santa" or "reindeer" in the title.

Who lives here? Dec. 10, 2016

Each week on this page, The News-Gazette will show a screenshot 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.

#TheMJs, Dec. 9, 2016

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

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