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Marvel’s anti-hero returns

Marvel’s anti-hero returns

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

May 21, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

“Deadpool 2” carries on shortly after the conclusion of its predecessor, “Deadpool.” Wade Wilson has made a name for himself since defeating the first film’s main villain Ajax – or Francis, as he was more commonly referred to – and has been granted a tenuous spot as an X-Men trainee. He i...

A conversation with Rainn Wilson on the practice of acting

A conversation with Rainn Wilson on the practice of acting

Yazmin Dominguez, Online Editor

May 18, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV, Showcase

As part of the College of Computing and Digital Media’s Visiting Artists Series (VAS), actor Rainn Wilson spoke with screenwriting professor and moderator Chris Parrish in front of a packed auditorium on Thursday afternoon. “I’ve been a huge fan of Rainn for a long time. I absolutely love ‘The Off...

Bo Burnham excels in directorial debut

Bo Burnham excels in directorial debut

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

May 14, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

While I may not have been there since the beginning, it has certainly been interesting to see the wide arc Bo Burnham’s career has been. He began filming YouTube videos in his bedroom, playing songs that he wrote when he was 16. By 19 he was filming his first stand up special with Comedy Central, “W...

What’s fresh and recently canceled

What’s fresh and recently canceled

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

May 14, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Brooklyn 99 The first and most undeserving victim of Fox's cancellation spree this past week is the quirky and lighthearted cop ensemble "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." Throughout its five-season run, "Nine-Nine" has garnered a dedicated and vocal fan-following that has deployed to campaign against the show’s can...

‘The Little Things’: A short film’s look at depression

‘The Little Things’: A short film’s look at depression

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

May 7, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Since early childhood twin brothers Adrian and Andrew Nuno have been a dynamic creative duo. As kids, they would often come home from movies and reenact their favorite scenes together. As they began pursuing filmmaking as a career, that playfulness translated into the brothers bouncing creative idea...

What’s Fresh on Netflix

What’s Fresh on Netflix

Lacey Latch, Arts and Life Editor

May 7, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Kodachrome It’s slightly ironic that a film that is named after the photo development system Kodachrome, essentially revering print photography, is streaming online, a testament to the ways in which we now use technology. “Kodachrome” is set in the final few days of Kodachrome’s existence as a...

Review: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ season two premiere

Review: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ season two premiere

Emma Oxnevad, Contributing Writer

May 7, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Note: This article contains spoilers for seasons one and two of “The Handmaid’s Tale”. After much anticipation, “The Handmaid’s Tale” returned to Hulu on April 25. The series, based on Margaret Atwood’s 1985 dystopian classic of the same name,  first debuted in 2017 to critical acclaim...

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...

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