Can you identify the screenshot of this home from a movie or TV show?
Contract talks are continuing between Nexstar, the parent company of WCIA and WCIX, and DirecTV, which has blacked them out since July 3. 'We are making progress, but we haven't ironed out an agreement yet,' said WCIA General Manager Gary Hackler.
Even having missed the festival, now marking its 50th anniversary, by only a few miles while on a family vacation, I haven’t ever felt like I REALLY missed out on it entirely — thanks to the magic of the films about it.
What starts out witty and insightful becomes silly and trite, and the film's mixed message proved far too much to stomach and a bit insulting.
Film (and television) genres seem to have lives of their own, waxing and waning over the decades.
Continuing my search for favorite movies I haven’t mentioned before, I was looking through my email folder of reader suggestions this week when I noticed a follow-up idea from reader Penny Gioja for a faves list I’d nearly forgotten.
Among the entries in this year's competition for K-12 students is John Isberg's take on 'Work Hard, Play Hard,' written by Franklin STEAM Academy eighth-grader Elihja Booker, 14, who was killed in an apparent accidental shooting May 11.
With tongue planted firmly in cheek, director James Bobin, screenwriters Matthew Robinson and Nicholas Stoller, and their game cast deliver a thoroughly amusing, thoughtful and timely entertainment that conveys its message with a subtlety that doesn’t negate its power.
Topping our arts-and-entertainment expert’s chart this week: Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Holman and orchestra in concert at the Chapel of St. John the Divine in Champaign.
No one wants to read about the same handful of films or what-have-you over and over, especially since I have a good many other faves that so far have yet to find their way into a list.
LOS ANGELES — “The Lion King” rode its circle of life into a second weekend atop the box office and “Once Upon A Time ... In Hollywood,” while not quite doing fairytale numbers, gave director Quentin Tarantino his biggest opening ever.
If your eyes are craving some artistic stimulation this long, hot summer, take them to Crystal Lake Park in Urbana this Saturday for the inaugural Crystal Lake Park Art Fair.
My friend Jim never forgot the ice storm of ’88, when he lived without power for a couple of weeks. He recently installed a natural-gas-powered generator, which is a rather expensive insurance policy.
Before the annual, eight-day cult classic resumes Sunday on the Discovery Channel, three experts reveal some quick facts about the oft-misunderstood denizens of the deep.
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Quentin Tarantino is our most seductive filmmaker. His ability to frame and execute a scene with a crisp sense of vitality, his sharp-edged writing and the way in which he elicits primal performances from his cast have all become hallmarks of his work, elements that appeal to the many fans w…
Originally built as the Grand Opera House in 1884, then renovated and reopened in 1913 by Louis F. Fischer, the theater has been closed since 1982, with a restoration effort plodding along since then.
TOKYO (AP) — A man screaming "You die!" burst into an animation studio in Kyoto, doused it with a flammable liquid and set it on fire Thursday, killing 33 people in an attack that shocked the country and brought an outpouring of grief from anime fans.
This good, old-fashioned monster flick is the antidote for the roster of familiar, uninspired fare of this summer movie season, which has been one to endure, not enjoy.
LOS ANGELES — “Spider-Man: Far From Home” is celebrating another weekend at No. 1, but non-franchise fare continues to struggle at the box office. Fresh studio-released counterprograming such as the horror movie “Crawl” and the action-comedy “Stuber” barely made a dent in the web-slinger’s e…
Solve the WCIA versus DirecTV/AT&T dispute in fewer than “60 minutes.” It’s so “Elementary,” you don’t need Holmes and Watson. You needn’t suffer the “Bull” from DirecTV. Buy an antenna. In case you’ve forgotten, broadcast TV is free.
The Disney company has garnered a lot of press in recent years for generating film profits in ways that are clever but not necessarily creative.