Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

‘Parks and Recreation’ returns for fourth season

Alex Williams September 22, 2011

Editor's note: This review contains information about unaired episodes. Born from a network whim for a spin-off of “The Office,” “Parks and Recreation” certainly got off to...

‘Straw Dogs’ remake not original enough

Robert Starr September 16, 2011

Rod Lurie’s remake of “Straw Dogs” makes many changes to Sam Peckinpah’s original, some of which improve the story and some that don’t make much of a difference. The biggest...

‘Drive’ combines all-star cast, style to keep audience on toes

Alex Williams September 16, 2011

Director Nicolas Winding Refn has spent most of his career crafting delicately paced studies of masculinity that are light on story and heavy on bloody action. His “Bronson” was something of...

‘I Don’t Know How She Does It’ explores life’s delicate balances

Aleksander Chan September 16, 2011

There is something inherently disingenuous about Douglas McGrath’s “I Don’t Know How She Does It.” This is not, as much as the marketing for the film would have it, a spiritual...

Nothing to laugh at in ‘The Last Circus’

Alex Williams September 12, 2011

Editor's note: The following red band trailer contains graphic content. “The Last Circus” certainly won’t be curing anyone’s clown phobia, but there’s not much else it...

Fall Forms of Entertainment: Movie

Alex Williams September 9, 2011

50/50 In theaters Sept. 30 Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen, “50/50” is arguably the starting gun for this year’s Oscar season and almost certainly the first film to justify...

Fall Forms of Entertainment: Television

Aleksander Chan September 9, 2011

“American Horror Story” Premieres Oct. 5 at 9 p.m. on FX Recovering from an affair, a psychotherapist moves with his wife and teenage kids to a new town and into an old house imbued with...

‘Contagion’: Infectious horror story done right

Alex Williams September 9, 2011

“Contagion” may be the most unexpectedly terrifying movie of the year. It’s not exactly a horror movie in the traditional sense of the word, since there are no axe murderers, ghosts or...

“Bucky Larson” is as dumb as raunchy comedies can get

Alex Williams September 9, 2011

There is no reason for “Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star” to exist. It has one good joke in its entire run time and this is it: There’s a throwaway gag at the end of the second act about...

Filmmaking project connects teens, GLBT community

Sarah-Grace Sweeney September 8, 2011

Having a gay or lesbian young person share their struggles of acceptance with their community can be one of the most rewarding experiences, if they are brave enough to do it, said John Livingston, the...

Screenings at ‘short indies’ provide outlet for filmmakers

Rainy Schermerhorn September 7, 2011

Editor's note: The embedded trailer for "short indies" contains explicit content. According to J.J. Castillo, creator and host of “short indies,” the biggest problem currently...

‘Good Old Fashioned Orgy’ proves satisfying

Alex Williams September 2, 2011

Walking into “A Good Old Fashioned Orgy,” it’s perfectly logical to have low expectations. After all, it’s a low-key sex comedy packed with supporting players from other films,...