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‘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 ...

Clint Eastwood’s controversial new film “American Sniper” stars Bradly Cooper as sharpshooting Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle. The film has been nominated for a total of six 2015 Academy Awards, including “Best Picture,” “Best Original Screenplay” and “Best Actor,” Cooper’s third nomination. 

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...

News of student deaths a necessity

By Editorial Board

January 26, 2015

Quinn Kyles, a sophomore radio major, died in a tragic car accident in Indiana on Dec. 22, 2014, according to a Dec. 24 Chicago Tribune article. The college did not announce Kyles’ death until the afternoon of Jan. 8, and the announcement only notified the Radio Department of the student’s death, not the Columbia community at large. The announcement was short and simple, with little said of Kyles. Regardless of whether ...

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School of Media Arts introduces new Communication & Media Innovation Department

December 22, 2014

The Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations departments now have a final department name as the Communication & Media Innovation Department following months of planning how to effectively combine...

Mark Wahlberg stars in director Rupert Wyatt’s third feature film, “The Gambler,” which is set to be released Dec. 26 through Paramount Pictures.

Director goes all in with new film ‘The Gambler’

December 8, 2014

Director Rupert Wyatt is still new to the Hollywood landscape. Having only directed three feature films—“The Escapist,” “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” and “The Gambler”—he is still le...

Chris Pine and Anna Kendrick are two of the actors in the star-studded cast of Walt Disney Studios’ newest film, “Into the Woods,” which will debut this Christmas.

Pine, Kendrick sing their way to big screen in ‘Into The Woods’

December 1, 2014

After directing movie recreations of classic musicals “Annie” and “Chicago,” Rob Marshall is bringing Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical “Into The Woods” to the big screen Dec. 25 through...

Michael Keaton delivers a captivating performance in “Birdman,” along with Emma Stone and Edward Norton in director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s new comedy/drama.

‘Birdman’ a soaring comeback for Michael Keaton

November 3, 2014

Everybody loves a great comeback story—stars such as Robert Downey Jr. and Betty White have done just that, disappearing from the spotlight and reemerging in roles that reenergize their careers. Now it...

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Medical cannabis dispensaries to open in Chicago

November 3, 2014

Patients may soon be getting medical cannabis prescriptions filled in Wicker Park, Mayfair and Pullman if three Illinois Grown Medicine dispensaries are permitted to open in those neighborhoods. Illinois G...

Notable Native: Mike Krumlauf

Mike Krumlauf

By Features Editor

October 28, 2014

Independent Chicago filmmaker and Edgewater resident Mike Krumlauf is making a coming-of-age film for the LGBTQ community and looking to Kickstarter, a crowdsourcing website, to raise $30,000 for hi...

Chicago Film Festival Celebrates 50 Years | The Columbia Chronicle

October 13, 2014

The Chicago Film Festival Celebrates its 50th anniversary from Oct 9 - Oct 23. The Chronicle got up close and personal with a couple of key players in this years festival.Video By: Christian D. HoganFor more ...

David Fincher strikes a nerve with 'Gone Girl'

David Fincher strikes a nerve with ‘Gone Girl’

October 13, 2014

“Gone Girl” opens with Amy Dunne (Rosamund Pike) laying her head on the chest of her husband, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck). Nick narrates that he wants to bash in his wife’s head to see what is going o...

Liam Neeson’s ‘Tombstones’ not a walk to remember

Liam Neeson’s ‘Tombstones’ not a walk to remember

September 29, 2014

After actor Liam Neeson’s formulaic performances in critically panned, but financially successful action flicks such as “Taken” and “Non-Stop,” his new role in “A Walk Among the Tombstones”...

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