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Jessica is a graduate student in Columbia College Chicago's journalism program and current student editor for ChicagoTalks. She has a background in video production, photography, journalism and video editing. Jessica received her B.A. from the University of Iowa with a double major in Journalism and Cinema.
No Good Deed Movie, No Good

No Good Deed Movie, No Good

Predictable and cheesy are two words that can describe the movie No Good Deed. Or you could simply say it’s a no good movie. But this should be no surprise. It’s not like the previews make this flick out to be an Oscar winner. It would probably struggle to win at the MTV Movie Awards. […]

Get on Out and See “Get on Up”

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Get on Out and See “Get on Up”

The underrated actor Chadwick Boseman turns out another fantastic portrayal of a real-life legend with Get On Up. Boseman’s performance as the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, is the main reason to see the movie. Most will remember Boseman from his role as the infamous Jackie Robinson in last year’s 42, which is a much […]

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Think Like a Man Too Takes Biggest Box Office Despite Mixed Reviews

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Think Like a Man Too Takes Biggest Box Office Despite Mixed Reviews

Even though it’s received mixed reviews, Think Like a Man Too was a major hit at the theater this weekend. A sequel to the 2012 Think Like a Man, the comedy took the top slot at the box office earning $30 million and beating out 22 Jump Street and How to Train Your Dragon 2. The original […]

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How to Train Your Dragon 2

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How to Train Your Dragon 2

Whether you’re 6-years-old or 60, anyone can enjoy seeing “How to Train Your Dragon 2.” The story takes place five years after the first “How to Train Your Dragon” with the film’s main character, Hiccup, exploring the world with his pet and friend Toothless. Since the last movie, Hiccup has successfully turned his home village […]

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The Fault in Our Stars Film Review

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The Fault in Our Stars Film Review

There’s no way you can see the movie The Fault in Our Stars and leave the theater with dry eyes. Led by a stunning performance by Shailene Woodley, The Fault in Our Stars was able to take home $48 million at the weekend box office, beating out the $29 million Tom Cruise’s action thriller Edge of Tomorrow made, which […]

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A mayoral challenger from Austin throws hat in ring

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A mayoral challenger from Austin throws hat in ring

Head of Austin Chamber running for mayor Head of Austin Chamber running for mayor    

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Film Review: The New Captain America

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Film Review: The New Captain America

The latest Marvel movie, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier“, hit theaters April 4, and has grossed just over $96 million in the film’s opening weekend. In theaters for just a couple of days and obviously doing well domestically,  the film has also already topped $300 million worldwide, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The entertainment publication […]

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