“Clean Getaway” by Nic Stone, illustrations by Dawud Anyabwile, is the latest in a trend I’m seeing of middle-grade stories featuring the grandparental relationship. It’s a trend I applaud and appreciate.
Kenya Barris’ “You People” is an odd combination of traditional storytelling and progressive politics, a film that has a great deal to say but can’t find a new way to say it.
'The greatest, most handsome, generous leading man a girl could ever dream of,' says Chita Rivera, who joins Carol Burnett, Garth Brooks, Bryan Cranston, Irving Azoff, Nathan Lane and many more in sharing Dick Van Dyke memories with The News-Gazette.
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If you were to close your eyes during Marc Jacobs’ “Maybe I Do,” you’d swear you were attending a high school play. There’s an amateurish quality evident from the start. None of the dialogue sounds natural, as each line lacks the spontaneity of thought. Every speech sounds as if it were pain…
I was eager for Zeller’s follow-up, “The Son,” what with the return of Hopkins’ character in a cameo, Hugh Jackman in the lead and Laura Dern and Venessa Kirby in support.
“Self-Made Boys: A Great Gatsby Remix” (Feiwel and Friends 2022) by Anna-Marie McLemore is part of a series of classic remixes. Reading a “remix” helps you remember and compare it to the original.
The Sunday, Jan. 15, concert of the East Central Illinois Youth Orchestra (ECIYO), led by music director Kevin Kelly, was for me the first concert of 2023. Smith Memorial Hall was host to a very large audience. The balcony, where I sat, had more people there than on any occasion in my memory.
At the moment, there’s an interesting juxtaposition going on at the multiplex. Two B-movies are showing, both consisting of well-worn conceits, neither with an original idea to be found and each as bare bones in their execution as you can imagine. Yet one of them, the Nicolas Cage western “T…
These cold winter months are always a good time to put on some comfy clothes, grab your favorite blanket, have a hot beverage next to you and read.
Today, when Hollywood wants to depict young people displaying their talents and trying to become famous, their goal, as in “La La Land” or “The Fabelmans,” is Hollywood itself.
Rodney Atkins — of “Cleaning This Gun (Come On In Boy)” and “If You’re Going Through Hell (Before the Devil Knows)” fame — will headline July’s Georgetown Fair.
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Yes, technology run amuck has become a bit of a tired sci-fi trope, but rarely has it been seen through such a darkly comic eye as in Gerard Johnstone’s “M3GAN,” a film with its tongue firmly tucked into its acerbic cheek, providing far more dark laughs than scary moments. Briskly told and s…
This year's show, which debuts Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Krannert's Tryon Festival Theatre as part of the Illinois High School Theatre Festival, is set to be the biggest in the event's history.