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‘The Gunman’ shoots blanks

‘The Gunman’ shoots blanks

April 6, 2015

Hollywood’s strategy for the last several years has been to have older actors like Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone and Mel Gibson become parodies of themselves in recycled action romps. As the big actors ...

Exhibit brings University of Chicago out of closet

Exhibit brings University  of Chicago out of closet

By Arts & Culture Editor

April 6, 2015

The LGBTQ community of the University of Chicago—alumni, faculty and staff—collectively came out of the metaphorical closet to share the school’s long association with the struggle, activism and...

SFS aims to educate students on finances

SFS aims to educate students on finances

March 9, 2015

With new leadership, students may see some changes to the Office of Student Financial Services in the near future.Since starting at the college on Feb. 2, Cynthia Grunden, assistant vice president of S...

‘What We Do in the Shadows’ a bloody good watch

‘What We Do in the Shadows’ a bloody good watch

March 2, 2015

The inevitable string of vampire comedies has a long list of failures: Nicolas Cage’s ill-conceived “Vampire’s Kiss,” Eddie Murphy’s hack job “Vampire in Brooklyn,” the “Scary Movie” creat...

Taxi drivers protest UberX

Taxi drivers protest UberX

February 23, 2015

Taxi drivers honked their horns to protest the unregulated ridesharing industry, swarming Daley Plaza continuously, circling the block for hours until a press conference later that morning on Feb. 17 by...

‘Black or White’ leaves no room for gray area

‘Black or White’ leaves no room for gray area

February 16, 2015

In America, conversations about race often take place in a world of gray. The film “Black or White,” a new family drama written and directed by Mike Binder, does not take place in this world, thou...

Featured Athlete: Yulia Shupenia

Featured Athlete: Yulia Shupenia

February 16, 2015

Yulia Shupenia, a 20-year-old sophomore communications major at DePaul University, was named the BIG EAST Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week on Feb. 9 by the BIG EAST Conference. Shupenia plays on D...

‘Jupiter Ascending’ stuns visually, story stagnates

‘Jupiter Ascending’ stuns visually, story stagnates

February 9, 2015

In the recent sci-fi film “Jupiter Ascending,” Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis) is a humble housecleaner who turns into space royalty in a “Star Wars”-meets-“Cinderella” story, in which she saves ...

No refuge for degenerates in ‘The Boy Next Door’

No refuge for degenerates in ‘The Boy Next Door’

February 2, 2015

Considering the premise of “The Boy Next Door,” its only hope is that the filmmakers take a deep plunge into the story to make the movie either a calamity of hilarious proportions or another surpris...

Filmmaker finally finishing film

Filmmaker finally finishing film

February 2, 2015

Filmmaking can be a tricky business. From funding to post-production, filmmakers must overcome many hurdles to translate a vision to the silver screen.Rob Christopher, a ‘97 alumnus of Columbia’s ...

‘Cake’ baked with fake sugar

‘Cake’ baked with fake sugar

January 30, 2015

When Claire Bennett, played by Jennifer Aniston, says “I don’t believe in ghosts,” it is clear she is talking about the own ghosts of her past. Though Bennett knows her ghosts are real— her own ...

High-minded ‘American Sniper’ portrays war as a video game

High-minded ‘American Sniper’ portrays war as a video game

January 26, 2015

In an early scene, the protagonist’s father talks about sheep, wolves and sheepdogs, setting up the metaphor for Chris Kyle’s character. The audience may view him as a sheep, blindly following ord...

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