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‘The Cabin in the Woods’ satisfies viewers with suspense

Alex Williams April 13, 2012

Editor’s note: “The Cabin in the Woods” is a movie best seen with little to no knowledge of its contents going in. With that in mind, this review will be as spoiler-free as possible. There’s...

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HBO’s ‘Girls’ impresses with convincing cast and humor

Aleksander Chan April 13, 2012

There’s a moment in the third episode of “Girls,” the new comedy created, written and directed by “Tiny Furniture” auteur Lena Dunham, where the show transcends being really...

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Student filmmakers participate in James Franco’s web series

Chris Nguyen April 12, 2012

Late October of last year, four radio-television-film students, David Bukstein and Ali Haji, Morgan Young and Bao Troung, had set out on their respective projects: whether it was a documentary on their...

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‘American Reunion’ an unoriginal, likable continuation of franchise

Alex Williams April 6, 2012

Ever since Universal Studios announced it was making “American Reunion,” the film had an uphill battle to fight. Since the undeniably fresh and funny “American Pie” came out 13...

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Cameron’s culture defining film released in 3D

Alex Williams April 6, 2012

There’s no denying that “Titanic” was a genuine cultural phenomenon when it hit theaters, spending a staggering 15 weeks at the top of the box office, and setting records left and right....

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Cinematic classic ‘Titanic’ heads back to theaters

Chris Nguyen April 4, 2012

Standing 882 feet long and 175 feet tall and holding over 2,000 passengers, the RMS Titanic certainly fit its mythical billing as an unsinkable ship. Of course, it infamously and tragically sank due in...

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Dan Savage offers sex advice on MTV U

Anjli Mehta April 3, 2012

Tonight, syndicated dating columnist Dan Savage of the Savage Love column and podcast will premiere his new show, “Savage U,” on MTV U. The series brings Savage’s notorious wit to various...

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Season two of ‘Games of Thrones’ to premiere this weekend

Katie Stroh March 30, 2012

Spoiler warning: this review contains major spoilers for the first season of “Game of Thrones,” and mild spoilers for the season two premiere. Last year, HBO’s tagline for their ambitious...

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“Wrath of the Titans” is improvement from precursor, still lacks caliber

Alex Williams March 30, 2012

No one was really asking for a sequel to 2010’s “Clash of the Titans.” After all, that film was an absolute mess; a horrendously written money pit that somehow managed to nail the casting...

Daily Texan details HBO ‘Game of Thrones’ characters

Katie Stroh March 30, 2012

Spoiler warning: This article contains major spoilers from the first season of “Game of Thrones.” Illustrations by Holly Hansel. It can be downright intimidating to parse out the immense...

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‘The Raid’ hits hard with action film fans

Alex Williams March 29, 2012

When “The Raid” had its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival last fall, reviews instantly crowned it a masterpiece of the action genre, and from there, the hype machine began churning....

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Timeless drinks to party like a madman

Elizabeth Hinojos March 23, 2012

From protagonist Don Draper’s Old Fashioneds to his ex-wife Betty’s Bloody Marys, the retro adulterers on AMC’s “Mad Men” sip on classic cocktails from dusk ‘til dawn....

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