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

‘Cedar Rapids’ boasts good casting, Helms’ versatility

Alex Williams February 22, 2011

In the 2009 box office giant “The Hangover,” Ed Helms (along with every other principal cast member) suddenly became a household name, and, like his “Hangover” co-stars, his...

FX shows shine, knock out other networks’ lineups

Alex Williams February 22, 2011

For the past decade, cable networks such as HBO, FX , AMC and Showtime have been embroiled in a competitive struggle to produce the best programming. HBO continues to produce strong dramas, and AMC’s...

‘The King’s Speech’ challenges rival films

Christopher Nguyen February 22, 2011

Best Director • Darren Aronofsky, “Black Swan” • David O. Russell, “The Fighter” • Tom Hooper, “The King’s Speech” • David Fincher,...

Fans to hallow latest Potter movie

Katie Stroh November 19, 2010

The Harry Potter movie franchise has always been flawed, both for casual viewers and die-hard, ultra-critical fans of the book. Screenwriter Steve Kloves usually manages to anger the die-hards by watering...

‘Psych’ sleuth duo brings pineapple, wit back to USA

Danielle Wallace November 16, 2010

With the return of portable palm trees, pineapples and dynamic, slightly spiked hair — or an equally excellent lack thereof — USA’s comedic mystery series, “Psych,” is looking...

Script inspired by graphic novel uncreative, trivial

Alex Williams November 12, 2010

“Tamara Drewe,” adapted from the Posy Simmonds graphic novel of the same name, has an immense amount of talent on both sides of the camera. The enormous cast is packed with familiar faces...

Well-cast film breaks chick flick stereotypes

Alex Williams November 12, 2010

On paper, “Morning Glory” sounds like a movie that would be easy to hate. The story of a down-on-her-luck producer coming to rejuvenate a low-rated morning talk show sounds like a not...

Millennials challenge traditions of news coverage

Jody Serrano November 11, 2010

Envision the television, with its perfectly groomed anchors and catchy theme songs. Imagine the newspaper, with its bold black headlines and the crisp feel of the pages between your fingers. Finally, picture...

Sluggish zombies give life, emotion to modern genre

Gerald Rich November 9, 2010

AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” which premiered Oct. 31 and was green lit for a second season yesterday, is not your usual zombie shoot-em-up, race for survival. Instead, it’s an unnerving,...

Despite popular stars, ‘Due Date’ fails with weak script

Alex Williams November 5, 2010

Sometimes, a film can have all the right ingredients: A proven, smart director, two immensely likeable stars, and a tried and true premise. And sometimes, even with all those ingredients, a film can...

‘Megamind’ gives legitimacy to Dreamworks Animation

Alex Williams November 5, 2010

  Dreamworks Animation, more or less built on the mediocre “Shrek” franchise, has been staging something of a renaissance since those films wrapped up. First, 2008’s “Kung...

Fun Fun Fun Fest brings indie world to concert-goers

Francisco Marin November 5, 2010

Now in its fifth year, Fun Fun Fun Fest has grown from a collection of overlooked indie artists and local vendors into one of the most progressive festivals in the nation. Fun Fun Fun Fest prides itself...