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Actress Judy Reyes discusses Latina representation on TV at DePaul

Actress Judy Reyes discusses Latina representation on TV at DePaul

Nicole Cash

February 2, 2015


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Actress Judy Reyes, best known for her role as Carla on “Scrubs,” spoke to DePaul students and faculty about Latina representation in TV, taking leadership and working towards goals Thursday afternoon at the student center. Read More »...

Biopics win big during awards season

Biopics win big during awards season

Alondra Valle

February 1, 2015


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Award season is in full swing, and the movies getting the most recognition are part of a genre that rarely breaks records at the box office. Biopics, or biographical movies, have recently been premiering weekly, which is something most moviegoers aren’t used to. The top grossing movies consist of superheroes or are part of an action-packed series,...

More young people cut cable with TV streaming services

Andrew Nunez

February 1, 2015


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With Netflix, Hulu and the introduction of Sling TV, more young people cut cable Read More »...

‘You mean we’re in the future?’: The reality of ‘Back to the Future Part II’

‘You mean we’re in the future?’: The reality of ‘Back to the Future Part II’

Eric Domingo

January 25, 2015


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Released in 1989 and set in the year 2015, director Robert Zemeckis’ “Back to the Future Part II” made some technological and lifestyle predictions on what the current year would hold. According to the movie, we’re supposed to be riding on hoverboards and wearing self-lacing shoes. Although it seemed fa...

Reflections on race, family in ‘Black or White’

Reflections on race, family in ‘Black or White’

Isabel Corona

January 25, 2015


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Filled with excited guests, the theater’s audience cheered and applauded the premiere of Mike Binder’s family drama, “Black or White” at the Icon Theater in Chicago on Jan. 8. Binder was joined by stars Kevin Costner and Anthony Mackie. Read More »...

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


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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


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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


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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


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“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...

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