With 163 feature titles and counting, he has been portrayed on the big screen more than Batman, Bond or the Babe. And come 2 p.m. Sunday in Mahomet, Abraham Lincoln — the movie character — will be the center of DePaul Professor Mark Pohlad's free lecture at the Museum of the Grand Prairie.
There's no escaping the "been-there-done-that" feel that hangs over the new Denzel Washington actioner "The Equalizer."
The News-Gazette Film Series opens its 2014-2015 series with perhaps its oddest entry, "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken." The 1966 Don Knotts comedy screens at the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday.
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During the 1980s and '90s, Gene Hackman and Michael Caine seemed to be following the same career track — if a script came their way, they agreed to do it. (Caine once admitted that he decided to do "Jaws: The Revenge" after reading just the first page of the script and saw that it took place in Hawaii. He had always wanted to go there, so he agreed to do the movie.)
From Abraham Lincoln in Monticello to Orchard Days in Savoy to the Vermilion River Fall Festival in Danville, and more, staff writer Tim Mitchell's entertainment recommendations for the week ahead.