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Winter Arts Preview: Movies

Alex Williams December 2, 2011

“Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol” Directed by Brad Bird In theaters Dec. 16 The punctuation-laden fourth installment of the “Mission: Impossible” franchise...

Zooey Deschanel is too adorkable in ‘New Girl’

Aleksander Chan November 30, 2011

Fox’s new hit comedy “New Girl” is weird. The show, centered on a woman (Zooey Deschanel) who moves in with a trio of single guys she found on Craigslist and created by Liz Meriwether...

Scorcese shines in new film

Alex Williams November 28, 2011

Martin Scorcese’s “Hugo” is almost like two films in one: half family-oriented adventure film, showing us the adventures of Hugo Cabret (Asa Butterfield) as he lives inside a train station,...

Marilyn starts strong, does not utilize experienced cast

Alex Williams November 28, 2011

“My Week With Marilyn” more or less hinges on Michelle Williams’ performance as American sex symbol Marilyn Monroe and even builds in a certain amount of awe around the actress by staging...

George Clooney departs from his usual persona in Alexander Payne’s latest film

Alex Williams November 23, 2011

It’s been seven years since Alexander Payne’s last film (the sublime “Sideways), and although “The Descendants” may not reach the staggering highs of that film, it’s...

The Descendants interview

Alex Williams November 23, 2011

A year ago, Shailene Woodley was probably best known for her prominent role on “The Secret Life of the American Teenager.” However, her wonderful performance as George Clooney’s spunky,...

The Muppets brings charm and laughter

Alex Williams November 23, 2011

From its opening “Toy Story” short (which is a welcome check-in with characters just as beloved as the Muppets) to its climactic musical number, “The Muppets” doesn’t have...

TLC series shows what it’s like to practice Islam in America

Audrey White November 21, 2011

TLC’s “All-American Muslim” does its darndest to make Muslims seem normal. The network follows five Muslim families in Dearborn, Mich. The city is home to the largest mosque in North...

Showtime’s ‘Homeland’ blends paranoia, character drama with terrorism

Katie Stroh November 18, 2011

Much of Showtime’s original programming falls into the trap of over-reliance on a central conceit, without which they generally struggle, having little substance outside that conceit on which to...

‘Melancholia’ features strong performances from all-star cast

Alex Williams November 18, 2011

It’s an understatement to say Lars von Trier films are not for everyone. His Björk vehicle “Dancer in the Dark” is widely credited with being one of the most devastating films ever...

UT alum nabs role in new ‘Twilight’ movie

Jody Serrano November 18, 2011

UT alumnus Marlane Barnes only had a vague idea of what the “Twilight Saga” was about before she went in to audition for an opportunity many would kill for: a part in “Breaking Dawn,”...

‘Breaking Dawn’ fails to meet high expectations, lacks character development

Alex Williams November 18, 2011

After three films, there is no middle ground for the “Twilight” franchise — you’re either Team Edward or Team Jacob. The first film was a hilariously awful disaster, and things...

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