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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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‘Mad Men’ seasons’ best episodes stun, sizzle

Alex Williams March 23, 2012

Warning: This article includes spoilers for the first four seasons of “Mad Men.” With “Mad Men’s” fifth season premiering Sunday, The Daily Texan worked through the first...

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Refresh your ‘Mad Men’ knowledge for Sunday night’s premiere with these character descriptions

Katie Stroh March 23, 2012

Warning: This article includes spoilers for the first four seasons of “Mad Men.” The thing that keeps myself and others so captivated by “Mad Men” isn’t the (admittedly glacial)...

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‘Mad Men’ to premiere fresh season, AMC-Weiner squabble solved

Aleksander Chan March 23, 2012

Spoiler alert! The following contains spoilers from the “Mad Men” season premiere. In the wait time between seasons of Matthew Weiner’s meticulously curated, sumptuous slow burn “Mad...

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Hunger Games film lacks aspects of novel

Alex Williams March 22, 2012

With any book-to-film adaptation, there’s bound to be lots of disappointed grumbling about how the film doesn’t live up to the book, and “The Hunger Games,” written by Suzanne Collins,...

Hunger Games hits the big screen

Katie Stroh March 22, 2012

To the delight of its built-in fan base, “The Hunger Games” film, based on the hugely popular sci-fi book series by Suzanne Collins, will hit theaters tomorrow (or tonight, if you’re...

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