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“The Land of Steady Habits” is sobering, sad win for Netflix

“The Land of Steady Habits” is sobering, sad win for Netflix

Michael Brzezinski, Contributing Writer

September 24, 2018

This fall movie season sees a big change in pace for the world’s biggest streaming service. After garnering a justified reputation of throwing money at just about any bad genre film it can sell its binging audience, Netflix now wants to be in the industry of being a prestige Awards Season heavyweight...

‘Predator’ mixes humor with gore

‘Predator’ mixes humor with gore

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

September 17, 2018

“The Predator” comes to us from 21st Century Fox (So is this a Disney movie now?) and is the first entry in the franchise since 2007. Fear not though, no prior knowledge of the predecessors is required for viewing. Although a watch of “Predator” wouldn’t hurt. Now I would love to jump into...

‘A Simple Favor’ surprises to the end

‘A Simple Favor’ surprises to the end

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

September 17, 2018

In the most recent thriller to hit theaters, a mystery surrounds the sudden disappearance of Emily Nelson (Blake Lively) and the amateur investigation that ensues as her best friend Stephanie Smothers (Anna Kendrick) searches for the truth. Like almost all of the movies in this genre everything is not...

Kevin Hart on education and redemption

Kevin Hart on education and redemption

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

September 17, 2018

Kevin Hart believes in second chances. After benefiting from a great deal of second chances in his personal life, Hart is taking what he’s learned to the big screen. In the new ensemble comedy “Night School,” set to hit theaters Sept. 28, he plays a hustling high school drop-out that returns to...

Grad uses film to discuss mental health

Grad uses film to discuss mental health

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

May 21, 2018

After graduating from undergrad, Sydney O’Haire’s life got, as she describes it, “a little out of control.” Her family and friends supported her, and when they recommended she go to rehab she went without resistance. O’Haire said once she got there it was “a really wild experience,” and she made ...

Film school creates new comedy filmmaking degree with Second City

Film school creates new comedy filmmaking degree with Second City

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

May 21, 2018

Whether it be comedy films or films in general, it takes a lot of people behind the scenes to ensure that the final product looks good, sounds good and entertains its audience. For DePaul students looking to elevate their production talent or cut their teeth in the comedy film industry, the chance has ...

Olympia: Grad student explores adulthood in new film

Olympia: Grad student explores adulthood in new film

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

May 14, 2018

Okay all you college students, feel like you’re ready for your “adult” life? What about five, six or seven years from now? What if you get into your thirties and you feel like you don’t have it all “figured out” yet? DePaul graduate McKenzie Chinn was thinking about these questions as she wr...

Theron leads strong family dramedy ‘Tully’

Theron leads strong family dramedy ‘Tully’

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

May 7, 2018

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/...

Women in film production at DePaul doubles

Women in film production at DePaul doubles

Brian Pearlman, Copy Editor

April 2, 2018

In 2017, Film and Television was the most popular major for new DePaul freshmen, and 53 percent of the university’s total enrollment was female. Women accounted for about 28 percent of the College of Computing and Digital Media’s new freshmen and transfers. Chicago has long been a hub for film an...

What’s fresh on Amazon Prime

What’s fresh on Amazon Prime

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

March 12, 2018

The Big Sick This romantic comedy is based on the true love story of the film’s writers, comedian Kumail Nanjiani (“Silicon Valley”) and his now wife Emily V. Gordon. In “The Big Sick,” the interracial couple must deal with their cultural differences after Emily unexpectedly falls ill. Na...

Review: A Stinker in Time

Review: A Stinker in Time

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018

After hitting a homerun with the critically acclaimed “Selma” back in 2014, Ava DuVernay landed the coveted spot as director on a big budget Disney project. That project was “A Wrinkle in Time,” based on the popular children’s fantasy novel by Madeleine L’Engle, that tells the tale of young...

“The Walking Dead” episode 9: “Honor” recap

“The Walking Dead” episode 9: “Honor” recap

Cailey Gleeson, Contributing Writer

March 5, 2018

“It wasn’t The Saviors. It just happened. I got bit.” There’s been plenty of heartbreaking deaths throughout the eight-season run of “The Walking Dead,” but the loss in the midseason premiere might’ve just been the most gut-wrenching—especially for Rick (Andrew Lincoln). The revelati...

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