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‘Late Night with the Devil’ brings polished, new ideas to found footage horror subgenre

‘Late Night with the Devil’ brings polished, new ideas to found footage horror subgenre

Ryan Ranc, Senior Life&Arts Reporter April 12, 2024

“Late Night with the Devil,” a found-footage horror film from writer and director duo Cameron Cairnes and Colin Cairnes, follows Jack Delroy (David Dastmalchian) during the 1977 Halloween special of...

‘Curb your Enthusiasm’ series finale review: Larry David refuses to change his ways

‘Curb your Enthusiasm’ series finale review: Larry David refuses to change his ways

Diego Saldana, General Life&Arts Reporter April 10, 2024

Larry David never learns his lesson. In the final season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm" which aired its season finale on HBO Max this past Sunday, David sticks to the ridiculous humor that brought him success...

‘Fallout’ takes viewers across wasteland with faithful adaptation of beloved gaming franchise

‘Fallout’ takes viewers across wasteland with faithful adaptation of beloved gaming franchise

Ryan Ranc, Senior Life&Arts Reporter April 10, 2024

“Fallout,” a TV show from Amazon based on the hit game franchise of the same name from Bethesda Game Studios, follows the world hundreds of years after nuclear fallout demolishes it. After vault dweller...

‘Ricky Stanicky’ underwhelms, saved by John Cena

‘Ricky Stanicky’ underwhelms, saved by John Cena

Ryan Ranc, Senior Life&Arts Reporter April 9, 2024

Amazon MGM Studios’ “Ricky Stanicky,” directed by Peter Farrelly, follows a group of childhood best friends, Dean, JT and Wes (Zac Efron, Andrew Santino and Jermaine Fowler). After a lie about a...

Dev Patel’s ‘Monkey Man’ delivers punches to gut, heart

Dev Patel’s ‘Monkey Man’ delivers punches to gut, heart

Minza Mirza, Life&Arts Desk Editor April 9, 2024

Coming off of stellar performances in A24’s “The Green Knight,” and Wes Anderson’s Oscar-winning short “The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar,” Dev Patel graces the screen, this time as both an...

Julio Torres talks visual storytelling in directorial debut ‘Problemista’

Julio Torres talks visual storytelling in directorial debut ‘Problemista’

Mimi Calzada, Life&Arts Editor April 8, 2024

From the creative mind of Julio Torres (“My Favorite Shapes,” “Los Espookys”) comes “Problemista,” which he wrote, directed and stars in (read The Texan’s review here!). The Daily Texan sat...

RTF Senior and director Xavier Ingram answers questions with the cast and crew of “The Ultimate Spider-Man” after the student film’s premiere at the WCP Auditorium on Thursday, April 4th, 2024.

Student filmmaker dreams big, produces “The Ultimate Spider-Man”

Laura Baker, General Life&Arts Reporter April 8, 2024

Radio-television-film senior Xavier Ingram recalls the first time he tried on his Spider-Man suit, describing it as the moment he felt his hard work come to life. Ingram said it felt unreal seeing...

‘Imaginary’ fails to be imaginative despite title

‘Imaginary’ fails to be imaginative despite title

Ryan Ranc, Senior Life&Arts Reporter April 5, 2024

Blumhouse and Lionsgate’s “Imaginary” from writer and director Jeff Wadlow follows Jessica (DeWanda Wise) and her family after they move back to her childhood home. When her step-daughter Alice (Pyper...

Alum’s Netflix debut documentary explores dark, conspiracy-filled side of internet, trolling

Alum’s Netflix debut documentary explores dark, conspiracy-filled side of internet, trolling

Flora Farr, Senior Life&Arts Reporter April 3, 2024

In the opening moments of “The Antisocial Network: Memes to Mayhem,” a defeated-sounding statement sums up the issues the documentary has yet to delve into: “You can fix code. You can’t fix people.” “The...

Mean Girls (2024) directors Arturo Perez Jr. and Samantha Jayne laugh Tuesday while answering questions from students and faculty at the Moody College of Communication.

Q&A: ‘Mean Girls’ (2024) directors speak benefits of unique partnership

Flora Farr, Senior Life&Arts Reporter April 3, 2024

After years of collaborating together, husband-wife directors UT alumnus Arturo Perez Jr. and Samantha Jayne released their biggest film yet in January — the musical film adaptation “Mean Girls.”...

Abbott Elementary showrunner Patrick Schumaker and UT professor Alisa Perren laugh Monday during an interview panel at the Moody College of Communication.

Q&A: RTF alum on creation of show ‘Abbott Elementary’

Tyler Pullum, Senior Life&Arts Reporter April 3, 2024

As one of the biggest shows on television, “Abbott Elementary” has racked up endless critical acclaim and millions of fans. Following a conversation with RTF professor Dr. Alisa Perren, executive producer...

‘Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2’: craziest bounceback in horror history

‘Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2’: craziest bounceback in horror history

Ryan Ranc, Senior Life&Arts Reporter April 3, 2024

“Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2” might be the most insane success story ever. After the critical flop (yet financial success) of 2023’s “Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey,” director Rhys Frake-Waterfield...

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