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Theron leads strong family dramedy ‘Tully’

Theron leads strong family dramedy ‘Tully’

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

May 7, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

As the dust clears after the $257 million-sized impact of “Avengers: Infinity War,” we can peer through to see that in fact, there are still other films out there in cinemas at the moment, and at least one of them is good. The one I’m vouching for is “Tully”, the third outing for director/...

‘RBG’ humanizes Supreme Court icon

‘RBG’ humanizes Supreme Court icon

Carina Smith, Nation & World Editor

April 30, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

For most, a high-ranking federal judge isn’t the first choice for a fascinating documentary. But not every judge is Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has become an online sensation with her feminist-oriented quotes lighting up social media platforms. In the new movie “RBG,” Ginsburg is p...

What’s Fresh on Hulu

What’s Fresh on Hulu

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

April 30, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Handmaid's Tail Based off of the dystopian novel of the same name by Margaret Atwood, “The Handmaid’s Tale” was the talk of the town following the first season’s premiere on Hulu. Since then, the anticipation for what the show’s second season has in store has only increased. Set in a dist...

A celebration of slashers

A celebration of slashers

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Taking over the first lower level and eighth floor of the Daley Building on Saturday, April 28 was DePaul’s sixth annual Pop Culture Conference. Previous Conferences focused on topics like “Supernatural,” “Doctor Who” and “Harry Potter,” but this year’s theme was slashers. “Every year we pic...

Errol Morris philosophizes on the reality of truth

Errol Morris philosophizes on the reality of truth

Benjamin Conboy, Managing Editor

April 30, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Academy award-winning documentary filmmaker Errol Morris stopped by the Music Box Theater to discuss his new book and ponder the absoluteness of truth as a part of the Chicago Humanities Festival on Tuesday, April 24. The subject of his new book, “The Ashtray,” is Morris’ strained relationship...

‘Infinity War’ delivers on promise

‘Infinity War’ delivers on promise

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

This may be the most unnecessary review I’ll ever write (but please, read on). If you need to be told “Avengers: Infinity War” is about an alien from the moon Titan named Thanos who wants to bring balance to the universe by destroying half of it with the Infinity Stones, chances are you weren’t...

‘Westworld’ shakes up season two

‘Westworld’ shakes up season two

Carina Smith, Nation & World Editor

April 23, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

“Westworld” may have only aired one season so far, but it’s hard to deny that it has easily become a favorite amongst HBO’s lineup of original series. This futuristic show took over audiences’ attention when it aired in 2016 and season two is one of the most anticipated shows of 2018. “...

What’s Fresh on HBO

What’s Fresh on HBO

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

April 23, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Paterno In 2011, news broke of  sexual abuse in the Penn State football program with accusations landing on assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. A byproduct of the fallout was the downfall of Joe Paterno, the iconic Penns State football head coach. HBO’s “Paterno” follows the coach, played by Al P...

‘The Blue Door’: Film student returns to childhood in new film

‘The Blue Door’: Film student returns to childhood in new film

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

April 23, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

H. G. Wells is one of the most influential science fiction writers of all time. Prominently shown in the 2005 “War of the Worlds” remake with Tom Cruise and soon in the planned “Invisible Man” remake with Johnny Depp, Wells penned stories that still permeate the fabric of our culture over 100...

The confusion of ‘You Were Never Really Here’

The confusion of ‘You Were Never Really Here’

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

April 23, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

“You Were Never Really Here” is directed by Scottish director Lynne Ramsay and is based on the book by Jonathan Ames. Joaquin Phoenix stars as a man named Joe, who has a deeply troubled past but currently takes jobs tracking down missing children. His latest job requires him to find and return a ...

“The Rock” returns to action in “Rampage”

“The Rock” returns to action in “Rampage”

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

April 16, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Objectively, beyond a shadow of a doubt, “Rampage” is a bad film. However, this does not mean it isn’t an enjoyable film – during some moments, at least. “Rampage” comes to us from “Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore” director Brady Peyton, who teams up with one Dwayne “The...

Television in bloom

Television in bloom

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

April 16, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Finally, spring has arrived. The days are longer, rain is falling, flowers are blooming (the weather isn’t great but we can’t win them all.) While the arrival of spring begins to revive the world around us, a batch of brand new television shows attempt to freshen up the television landscape. In contrast t...

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