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

‘Attack the Block’ rises above other alien movies

Alex Williams July 28, 2011

At the world premiere of “Attack the Block” during South By Southwest, producer (and “Shaun of the Dead” director) Edgar Wright took the stage and described the film as “Super...

Timberlake, Kunis make ‘Friends With Benefits’ a must-see

Alex Williams July 22, 2011

Here’s the thing about “Friends With Benefits” director Will Gluck; he’s a director with a gift for coaxing impressive comedic performances out of his casts, but he’s also...

Chris Evans shines in titular role of ‘Captain America’

Alex Williams July 22, 2011

Since “Iron Man” was released in 2008, Marvel Studios has been slowly filling a world with characters, building the foundation for next summer’s “The Avengers.” With “Captain...

‘Terri’ carried by performance of its young lead actor

Alex Williams July 22, 2011

Director Azazel Jacobs’ “Terri” is a coming-of-age story, but not quite the one you might expect. There’s not much of a narrative arc as the film simply details the day-to-day...

Director shares inspiration for film, reasons for actor choices

Alex Williams July 22, 2011

“Terri” is director Azazel Jacobs’ sixth feature film; a minimalistic coming-of-age story starring Jacob Wysocki as the overweight, pajama-wearing teen. The film premiered at Sundance...

Atmosphere, film selection drive Blue Starlite’s success

Aaron West July 21, 2011

As dusk falls and ushers help late arrivals get squared away in their spots, popcorn crunching and hushed laughter die down as the screen flickers. All eyes are glued on the screen at Blue Starlite,...

Action drama ‘Breaking Bad’ gets better as seasons go by

Alex Williams July 19, 2011

Editor's Notes: The following review of the new season of "Breaking Bad" contains spoilers about the next two episodes of season four. From its very first episode, the Emmy Award-winning...

‘The Trip’ gets lost in translation from original format

Alex Williams July 15, 2011

“The Trip” started off as a BBC miniseries: a six-episode, improvisational chronicle of Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon (playing themselves) touring the restaurants of the British countryside....

Harry Potter film shines as successful conclusion to series

July 14, 2011

For just short of a decade now, Warner Bros. has been making one of the biggest, most successful gambles in cinema history. When “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” released in...

Make your own Harry costume

Rachel Perlmutter July 14, 2011

The premiere of the final Harry Potter movie, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” is tonight and perhaps you’re thinking of taking this last chance to dress for the occasion....

Harry Potter: ‘the cultural cornerstone of our generation’

Alex Williams July 14, 2011

When “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” was released in June 1997, many of us college students were still in grade school, maybe barely old enough to dive into a chapter book...

Eisenberg to serve pizza at More Home Slice to promote film

Aleksander Chan July 11, 2011

In his new movie, “30 Minutes or Less,” Jesse Eisenberg plays Nick, a pizza delivery driver who is unwittingly caught up in a bank robbery scheme. Eisenberg won’t be holding up any...