Can you identify the screenshot of this home from a movie or TV show?
If you see "Zombies" or "Bigfoot" near Champaign's I Hotel next weekend, no need to call the authorities. The creatures are there for the shows.
There’s a great deal of heart in James Ponsoldt’s “Summering.” Unfortunately, there’s little else, and that’s a shame, as the subjects of this well-meaning film are often underrepresented on the big screen, while the message in the script is worthwhile. And yet, somehow, there’s not a sense …
"I cherish the individual interactions with community members when they are beaming with happiness from recently learning a new skill or attending an engaging workshop or performance. In my experience, libraries are full of happy memories."
It’s hard not to get won over by Brad Pitt. Self-effacing, charming and talented, he’s parlayed these qualities into a career that’s more diverse than many realize and has lasted longer than most predicted. His ease on camera is perhaps his greatest talent. All he has to do is flash a smile …
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We make a lot of choices in life. There are important choices, like which career field to enter, where to live and if and when we want to have children. Then there’s the mundane decisions we make on a daily basis: where to go for lunch, which shirt to buy, what ice cream flavor we want.
In “Glitterati,” by Oliver K. Langmead, Simone and Georgie are members of the Glitterati, the fabulously wealthy elite of society. Their entire world is one of the surfaces, where all that matters is embodying the latest fashion trends to perfection.
URBANA — The popular eight-man group Eddie and the Sensations just wanted to have fun and make music in the late 1960s. They did all that, and unwittingly did their part to bring the races together.
When hosting a concert starring 66-year-old rock/country crooner Chris Isaak, as the Virginia Theatre did July 12, it’s essential to note the many must-nots as much as the musts in his tour rider.
I’ve been turning Andrew Semans’ “Resurrection” over and over in my mind since having seen it two weeks ago. It’s a hard film to shake as it delves into the long-term effects of emotional and psychological abuse. The film requires an investment of attention and consideration on the viewer’s …
Having watched B.J. Novak’s “Vengeance,” his directorial and feature-film writing debut, I can tell you two things about him — he’s very smart and has a lot on his mind.
The set up for “The Fourteenth Goldfish,” by Jennifer Holm, is wacky, because Ellie’s grandfather, Melvin, injects himself with an experimental serum he made that reverses aging.
Wisconsin children’s book author Pat Zietlow Miller has a knack for introducing important concepts to children in engaging ways. With the challenges we face in today’s world, these two recent picture books of hers seem particularly relevant.
The University of Illinois Summer Piano Institute, organized by Ian Hobson, started a series of piano recitals on Tuesday, June 26, in Smith Memorial Hall. These institutes offer piano students chances to engage in master classes and to perform in the ensuing student piano recitals.
More than two decades after Champaign launched an honorary street name program, Urbana is being asked to do the same.
At least 11 “competent and knowledgeable” security guards are a must — eight protecting the stage, two the dressing rooms, one to watch over the tour buses. The Virginia Theatre uses CPD for security, paying $65/hr according to the contract.
One of the year’s best films, Quinn Shephard’s “Not Okay,” is a vital, timely work brimming with righteous indignation, giving voice to a segment of the population often ignored, their concerns so much collateral damage in the pursuit of profit. The movie is also a blistering indictment of t…
Giving a negative review to a film like “Marcel the Shell with Shoes On” is akin to kicking a puppy. It shouldn’t be done, you’re going to come off looking bad, and deep down, you know you’re wrong to do so. Yet this feature, directed by Dean Fleischer-Camp and based on a series of short fil…
For the first part of a series on campus improvements happening this summer: an elevator update at the Krannert Center for Performing Arts.
We always need to be careful about projecting today’s values onto a painting from the 1700s. Nonetheless, Ricci’s resistance to more conventional approaches to the subject stands out.
Based on the novel by Mark Greaney, Anthony and Joe Russo’s “The Gray Man” is an action film on steroids, a production that contains enough stunts to fill five movies. In this age of bloated adventure flicks, that’s saying something.
Falling in love, romance and dating are all a big part of our society. We see it everywhere from the time we are little, through the stages of adolescence, and well into adulthood.