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Call it a comeback: ‘Better Call Saul’ and other spinoffs hitting the air in 2015

Call it a comeback: ‘Better Call Saul’ and other spinoffs hitting the air in 2015

Julian Hayda

January 25, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Love ’em or hate ’em, spinoffs are a staple in the entertainment game, and 2015 is gearing up to be their year in the spotlight. AMC, Netflix and CBS have planned at least four spinoff series for the coming year. Read More »...

Spring into movies: Five spring films to look forward to

Spring into movies: Five spring films to look forward to

Pat Mullane

January 25, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

As we continue to bury ourselves at home with hot chocolate and Netflix, the thought of spring is a warm reminder that this frigid forecast doesn’t last forever. With the holidays at an end, awards season slowly follows as people lose interest in seeing films, leaving the month of February with plenty of rotten films to miss. Yet, a...

Kevin Macdonald’s ‘Black Sea’ proves to be promising

Kevin Macdonald’s ‘Black Sea’ proves to be promising

Mike Horky

January 25, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

A small crew, an old Russian sub, and the promise of treasure. This is the set up for Kevin Macdonald’s latest film "Black Sea," starring Jude Law and Scoot McNairy. It might seem like it’s been done before, and it has. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing, and "Black Sea" definitely proves to be a...

Facts and fiction: Historical films like ‘Selma’ tangle truth and fabrications

Facts and fiction: Historical films like ‘Selma’ tangle truth and fabrications

Pat Mullane

January 18, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

As we find ourselves in the midst of awards season, movie theaters tend to become increasingly populated by films based on true stories. Serving not only as a popular slice among the academy, but also among ourselves. Films that recount true events capture a thrilling emotion that history books fail to forge.  Whether...

Raunchy TV makes family time cringeworthy

Raunchy TV makes family time cringeworthy

Jen DePoorter

January 18, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

You know the scene. It’s a Sunday night and you’re watching the newest blockbuster with your parents. So far so good — nobody is hogging the popcorn, your mom hasn’t asked “who’s that?” a million times, and your dad is still awake — when suddenly a 12-minute sex scene comes on, and takes all you can to not combust in your seat. Read More »...

Q&A: ‘Black Sea’ director Kevin Macdonald

Q&A: ‘Black Sea’ director Kevin Macdonald

Mike Horky

January 18, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

“Black Sea,” starring Jude Law, comes out Jan. 23. The DePaulia sat down with director Kevin Macdonald, to discuss the themes of his film, and what it was like to film on an actual submarine. Read More »...

Violence, loss of humanity in ‘Black Sea’

Violence, loss of humanity in ‘Black Sea’

Mike Horky

January 17, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

A small crew, an old Russian sub, and the promise of treasure. This is the set up for Kevin Macdonald’s latest film "Black Sea," starring Jude Law and Scoot McNairy. It might seem like it’s been done before, and it has. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing, and "Black Sea" definitely proves to b...

Today’s on-screen heroes not always ‘super’

Today’s on-screen heroes not always ‘super’

Pat Mullane

January 11, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Before Superman, there was Hercules.  Before Omar Little, there was Robin Hood. From Greek mythology to comic books, from English folklore to modern day television, stories and tales of heroism have been engraved in our pop culture since the beginning of time. Read More »...

Director Rupert Wyatt takes a bet with ‘The Gambler’

Alondra Valle

December 27, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Director Rupert Wyatt created a successful career for himself in Hollywood by taking risks. One of his most notable films is the 2011 blockbuster “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” a film that came to life through heavy use of tricky special effects which in themselves posed a huge risk to the final product. Read More &ra...

The DePaulia’s best films of 2014

The DePaulia’s best films of 2014

Mike Horky, Eric Domingo, and Isabel Corona

December 22, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

From building blocks to teenage punks, it was both a diverse and strong year for cinema. Members of The DePaulia staff chose their favorite films of 2014.  Read More »...

History repeats itself in ‘Selma’

History repeats itself in ‘Selma’

Pat Mullane

December 20, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

It’s hard to believe there hasn’t been a major motion picture film on the life of Martin Luther King Jr., until now.  Although too short, King’s life was filled with events which have since become legendary in our history, from the Montgomery bus boycotts to his “I Have a Dream” speech...

Q&A: ‘Selma’ actor David Oyelowo, director Ava Duvernay

Q&A: ‘Selma’ actor David Oyelowo, director Ava Duvernay

Pat Mullane

December 20, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

“Selma," starring David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr., depicts the true story of the 1965 voting rights marches in Selma, Ala., led by Dr. King.  The DePaulia sat down to interview Oyelowo and director Ava DuVernay to discuss how the 1960s drama is as important today as it was half a century ago. Read More »...

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