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 …

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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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.

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 …

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.

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…

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