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Warming up to wintertime films

Warming up to wintertime films

Isabel Corona

November 16, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

This year has already provided many major hits throughout the year, but there’s still time for a few more blockbuster movies to hit theaters before the year’s end.  Awards Season is upon us and smaller films are making their marks in theaters while fewer big budget films are being released This mak...

‘Let’s do it ourselves’: ‘Rosewater’ captures young journalist’s journey

‘Let’s do it ourselves’: ‘Rosewater’ captures young journalist’s journey

Alondra Valle

November 9, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

In 2009, after the Iranian people’s favorite contender for the president, Mir-Hossein Mousavi, lost in a landslide to radical conservative Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, chaos ensued. The period that followed became one of the most important in Iranian history. The Green Revolution took the streets by storm...

Marvel unveils film lineup through 2019

Marvel unveils film lineup through 2019

Isabel Corona

October 28, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

In a secret press announcement held Tuesday morning, Marvel unveiled the lineup for the next five years as a part of the Marvel’s Phase 3 including casting and title details. Read More »...

‘Batman’ Executive Producer Michael Uslan discusses bringing superhero tale to silver screen

‘Batman’ Executive Producer Michael Uslan discusses bringing superhero tale to silver screen

Eric Domingo

October 28, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

The monster grabs the criminal as he begs for his life. He brings the sobbing man to the edge of the rooftop and says, “I’m not going to kill you…I want you to tell all your friends about me.” Read More »...

The human element: Eddie Redmayne portrays the personal side of Hawking in ‘Theory of Everything’

The human element: Eddie Redmayne portrays the personal side of Hawking in ‘Theory of Everything’

Alondra Valle

October 26, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

When you think of Stephen Hawking, you might think of his theories on black holes and the numerous amounts of awards he won.  What people may not recall, however, is the hardships Hawking faced and the influences that pushed him through his recovery. Read More »...

Disturbing determination in ‘Whiplash’ film

Disturbing determination in ‘Whiplash’ film

Pat Mullane

October 26, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Today’s society has become built upon competitiveness, structured so only the strong-willed survive. Maybe we’ve become too competitive; hence the increase in participation trophies for kids today. Yet with such a scarce job market in America, college students are taught that they must distinc...

Interview: Director Theodore Melfi of ‘St. Vincent’

Interview: Director Theodore Melfi of ‘St. Vincent’

Mike Horky

October 21, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

"St. Vincent," written and directed by Theodore Melfi, opened last Friday in Chicago. The DePaulia sat down with Mr. Melfi to understand the film a little better. Read More »...

Q&A: Director Alejandro G. Iñárritu of ‘Birdman’

Q&A: Director Alejandro G. Iñárritu of ‘Birdman’

Isabel Corona

October 19, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

After directing critically acclaimed dramas such as  “Babel” and “Biutiful,” Mexican filmmaker, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, has created his first black comedy, “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance).” Starring Michael Keaton as a washed-up actor, Riggan Thompson, who decides to wr...

The dude abides: Lebowski Fest celebrates its 13th year at Diversey River Bowl

The dude abides: Lebowski Fest celebrates its 13th year at Diversey River Bowl

Joseph Troiano

October 19, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

[slideshow_deploy id='4764'] Saturday, Oct. 18, Lebowski Fest came to Diversey River Bowl. The fest is a gathering of what event co-founder Will Russell calls the achievers, which are die-hard fans of the 1998 comedy and a nod to the Lebowski over-achievers in the movie. People came from all over...

Freedom in music: ‘Follow Me Down’ demonstrates the power of music in Louisiana prisons

Freedom in music: ‘Follow Me Down’ demonstrates the power of music in Louisiana prisons

Erik Summerville

October 19, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV, Music

Perhaps the vital importance of music has never been seen more clearly than in prison. It becomes, rather than a means of artistic expression, part of yourself that is totally free, even if you are in captivity. In Ben Harbert’s new documentary, “Follow Me Down: Portraits of Louisiana Prison ...

Netflix nostalgia: Streaming means never having to say goodbye

Netflix nostalgia: Streaming means never having to say goodbye

Megan Daley

October 19, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

There’s just something about gathering a mountain of fluffy pillows, sipping on a liter of Diet Coke and nestling on the couch for a binge session of your favorite show. Some 21 hours later, eyes still glued to the TV, you’ve finally finished “Breaking Bad.” Despite the amount of spoilers const...

Review: ‘St. Vincent’ only offers showcase for famed Bill Murray

Review: ‘St. Vincent’ only offers showcase for famed Bill Murray

Mike Horky

October 16, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Old man meets kid, doesn’t like him, but by the end they’re best friends. It’s been done before (see “Up” if you haven’t), and “St. Vincent” is no exception. It’s a welcome return for Bill Murray as a leading man, but does the film offer much else other than a showcase for the n...

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