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Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Noah Levine, Life & Arts Senior Film Columnist

Noah is a radio-television-film senior who is currently serving as the Life & Arts Senior Film Columnist. He started out as a general reporter in the Fall of 2018, and has continued to work with the Texan every semester since. Noah specializes in film content ranging from reviews of films and interviews with industry professionals including actors, directors, and producers. Throughout his time at the Texan, Noah has covered film festivals such as Fantastic Fest and South by Southwest. When he’s not spitting out movie reviews every four seconds, Noah can be found in his personal dungeon crafting absolutely terrifying short horror films on his YouTube channel Zomboy Productionz. He is also a huge Billie Eilish stan. 

All content by Noah Levine
Rebel Wilson talks new Netflix comedy “Senior Year”

Rebel Wilson talks new Netflix comedy “Senior Year”

May 13, 2022

Rebel Wilson (“Pitch Perfect” “Bridesmaids”) returns to screens with brand new Netflix comedy film “Senior Year,” streaming now. In the coming of age comedy, young high school senior Stephanie...

Life&Arts film columnist rolls credits on Texan career

Life&Arts film columnist rolls credits on Texan career

May 9, 2022

Aw shucks. I’m graduating? Really? Damn it. Anyway, I guess I have no choice but to leave this wonderful publication and all of the amazing opportunities it has graciously gifted me. Going into college,...

‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ dials up the fright factor for exciting Marvel horror experience

‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ dials up the fright factor for exciting Marvel horror experience

May 5, 2022
Taking place after the events of “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) sets forth on a multidimensional adventure when the mysterious and young America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez) shows up on the run from a terrifying threat.
Steven Stayner moments after being reunited with his parents in 1980

‘Captive Audience’ lives up to title with twisting, turning true crime story

April 25, 2022

“Captive Audience: A Real American Horror Story” details the whirlwind case of the disappearance and re-emergence of Steven Stayner. Told over the course of three episodic installments, this brand...

‘Conversations with a Killer: The John Wayne Gacy Tapes’ emphasizes emotional effects of tragedy

‘Conversations with a Killer: The John Wayne Gacy Tapes’ emphasizes emotional effects of tragedy

April 25, 2022

“Conversations with a Killer: The John Wayne Gacy Tapes” hit Netflix this past Wednesday. The chilling docuseries, directed by Joe Berlinger of the “The Ted Bundy Tapes,” chronicles the story of...

‘We’re All Going to the World’s Fair’ unsettles with vulnerable performances, ominous atmosphere

‘We’re All Going to the World’s Fair’ unsettles with vulnerable performances, ominous atmosphere

April 21, 2022

Hot off the heels of the most recent Sundance Film Festival, director Jane Schoenbrun’s “We’re All Going to the World’s Fair” hits U.S. theaters April 15. The unique horror experience follows...

‘The Northman’ cries out for battle with fully-realized atmosphere, menacing tone, captivating performances

‘The Northman’ cries out for battle with fully-realized atmosphere, menacing tone, captivating performances

April 19, 2022

“The Northman,” filmmaker Robert Eggers’ (“The Witch” and “The Lighthouse”) newest work, hits theaters April 22. Co-written with Sjón (“Lamb”), the film follows Viking Amleth (Alexander...

Actor Eoin Macken talks working on terrifying “The Cellar,” stepping onto the haunting set, acting aspirations

Actor Eoin Macken talks working on terrifying “The Cellar,” stepping onto the haunting set, acting aspirations

April 12, 2022

After its initial premiere at Austin’s SXSW, the horror film “The Cellar'' hits streaming service Shudder on April 15. The haunting tale, written and directed by Brendan Muldowney, chronicles the terror...

‘Metal Lords’ writer D.B. Weiss, star Jaeden Martell talk heavy metal drumming, screenwriting process, high-school films

‘Metal Lords’ writer D.B. Weiss, star Jaeden Martell talk heavy metal drumming, screenwriting process, high-school films

April 7, 2022

“Metal Lords,” a heavy metal coming-of-age dramedy from writer D.B. Weiss (“Game of Thrones”) hits Netflix today, April 8. The music-infused film stars Jaeden Martell (“IT,” “Defending Jacob”),...

Texas filmmakers take SXSW’s Film Festival by storm

Texas filmmakers take SXSW’s Film Festival by storm

March 23, 2022

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the March 11, 2022 SXSW flipbook. After a two-year hiatus, SXSW finally returns in-person, in its full glory to Austin, Texas. During the festival, which...

Donald Glover, Stephen Glover, Stefani Robinson talk ‘Atlanta’ season 3, approach to portraying music industry

Donald Glover, Stephen Glover, Stefani Robinson talk ‘Atlanta’ season 3, approach to portraying music industry

March 21, 2022

“Atlanta” returns to FX Networks with season 3 on March 24 after a nearly two-year hiatus. To commemorate the triumphant return of the comedy series, the first two episodes of the brand new season...

Short horror film ‘BLINK’ director/writer Spenser Cohen, Anna Halberg, producer Scott Glassgold talk conjuring bite-size fear

Short horror film ‘BLINK’ director/writer Spenser Cohen, Anna Halberg, producer Scott Glassgold talk conjuring bite-size fear

March 18, 2022

“BLINK” is the first short horror film of Screen Gems’ new Scream Gems Horror Lab partnership with Scott Glassgold’s production company, Ground Control. Now available to stream on YouTube, the...

‘Master’ director Mariama Diallo, stars Zoe Renee, Noa Fisher talk working on chilling university-set horror film

‘Master’ director Mariama Diallo, stars Zoe Renee, Noa Fisher talk working on chilling university-set horror film

March 18, 2022

“Master” has come to SXSW after originally premiering recently at Sundance Film Festival. The horror film, hitting Amazon Prime on March 18, follows freshman college student Jasmine (Zoe Renee) and...

Director, cast of ‘Bodies Bodies Bodies’ talk acting in horror, picking roles, prepping for intensity

Director, cast of ‘Bodies Bodies Bodies’ talk acting in horror, picking roles, prepping for intensity

March 17, 2022

“Bodies Bodies Bodies,” a horror-comedy hybrid from the iconic company A24, contains an impressive ensemble cast featuring Rachel Sennott (“Shiva Baby”), Chase Sui Wonders (“Generation”), Maria...

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent director Tom Gormican, writer Kevin Etten talk crafting meta Nicolas Cage adventure

‘The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent’ director Tom Gormican, writer Kevin Etten talk crafting meta Nicolas Cage adventure

March 16, 2022
The Daily Texan spoke with director Tom Gormican and writer Kevin Etten about bringing this wild project to life.
Nicolas Cage, Pedro Pascal, Lily Mo Sheen talk meta madness of ‘The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent’

Nicolas Cage, Pedro Pascal, Lily Mo Sheen talk meta madness of ‘The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent’

March 14, 2022
The meta-film’s version of Cage is a struggling actor, desperate to figure out his identity in Hollywood and in his personal life.
Directing duo Adam and Aaron Nee, writer Dana Fox talk creating Paramount’s ‘The Lost City’

Directing duo Adam and Aaron Nee, writer Dana Fox talk creating Paramount’s ‘The Lost City’

March 14, 2022
The Daily Texan spoke with directing duo Adam and Aaron Nee and writer Dana Fox about their work on the star-studded adventure film "The Lost City".
Daniel Radcliffe, Sandra Bullock talk adventure comedy ‘The Lost City’

Daniel Radcliffe, Sandra Bullock talk adventure comedy ‘The Lost City’

March 13, 2022

Paramount’s new adventure comedy “The Lost City” smashes into theaters nationwide on March 19. The movie had a special premiere screening at Austin’s very own SXSW this past Saturday. “The Lost...

Anne Hathaway, Jared Leto talk crafting performances in Apple TV’s “WeCrashed”

Anne Hathaway, Jared Leto talk crafting performances in Apple TV’s “WeCrashed”

March 13, 2022

“WeCrashed,” a new limited series from Apple TV+, chronicles the rise and fall of real estate company WeWork. The series stars Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway in the leading roles of CEO Adam Neumann...

Tony Hawk, Mark Duplass, others talk new documentary ‘Tony Hawk: Until the Wheels Fall Off’

Tony Hawk, Mark Duplass, others talk new documentary ‘Tony Hawk: Until the Wheels Fall Off’

March 12, 2022

“Tony Hawk: Until the Wheels Fall Off” premiered in Austin as part of Saturday’s South by Southwest film festival at the Paramount Theatre on Congress Avenue. The HBO documentary, directed and shot...

Directing duo The Daniels and film crew talk crafting sci-fi madness of ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’

Directing duo The Daniels and film crew talk crafting sci-fi madness of ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’

March 12, 2022

SXSW 2022 kicked off in Austin on Friday night with the incredible premiere of A24’s “Everything Everywhere All At Once.” The multiverse-style science fiction comedy comes from directing duo The...

Texas filmmakers take SXSW’s Film Festival by storm

Texas filmmakers take SXSW’s Film Festival by storm

March 9, 2022

After a two-year hiatus, SXSW finally returns in-person, in its full glory to Austin, Texas. During the festival, which features an extensive education, comedy, music, experience and film lineup, up-and-coming...

Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz and Matt Reeves pose in Paris at a special event for “The Batman.”

Director Matt Reeves, stars Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz talk ‘The Batman’

February 28, 2022

“The Batman” glides into theaters this week, and fans all over the world eagerly await the return of the caped crusader. Robert Pattinson stars in the film, directed by Matt Reeves, as the unmistakable...

‘The Batman’ wows with tense, satisfying mystery

‘The Batman’ wows with tense, satisfying mystery

February 28, 2022
The new narrative explores Batman’s cautious relationship with the police department, mainly revolving around Gordon, who seems to be the only one who actually trusts the vigilante.
Gothic horror ‘The Cursed’ suffers from weak pacing, scares

Gothic horror ‘The Cursed’ suffers from weak pacing, scares

February 21, 2022

“The Cursed,” formerly titled “Eight for Silver” for its Sundance Film Festival screenings, is a new gothic horror from writer and director Sean Ellis. Boyd Holbrook, best known for his role in...

‘Elvis’ film trailer premieres alongside Q&A with director Baz Luhrmann, star Austin Butler

‘Elvis’ film trailer premieres alongside Q&A with director Baz Luhrmann, star Austin Butler

February 18, 2022
The Texan attended an early trailer preview press conference, where director Luhrmann and star Butler discussed the upcoming musical experience moderated by music journalist Nelson George. ‘Elvis’ film trailer premieres alongside Q&A with director Baz Luhrmann, star Austin Butler
UT Alumnus, ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ director David Blue Garcia talks blood-splattered filmmaking process, cast members talk working with Leatherface

UT Alumnus, ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ director David Blue Garcia talks blood-splattered filmmaking process, cast members talk working with Leatherface

February 18, 2022

“Texas Chainsaw Massacre” sawed itself onto Netflix on Feb. 18. Serving as a direct sequel to the 1974 Tobe Hooper original, “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre,” the 2022 version follows a group of...

First 2 episodes of ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 11: Part 2 bring new era for series

First 2 episodes of ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 11: Part 2 bring new era for series

February 14, 2022

“The Walking Dead” returns for Part 2 of its 11th and final season this upcoming Sunday, picking up directly where Part 1 wrapped last fall. Chugging away toward the eventual finale of AMC’s flagship...

Houston, we have a problem: “Moonfall” fails with tonally inconsistent space epic

Houston, we have a problem: “Moonfall” fails with tonally inconsistent space epic

February 4, 2022

“Moonfall,” a new blockbuster from director Roland Emmerich (“Independence Day,” “2012”), follows two astronauts, Jocinda Fowl (Halle Berry) and Brian Harper (Patrick Wilson), alongside wannabe...

Makeup special effects artist Jeff Goodwin talks working on new “Scream,” David Lynch’s “Blue Velvet,” meeting Ghostface

Makeup special effects artist Jeff Goodwin talks working on new “Scream,” David Lynch’s “Blue Velvet,” meeting Ghostface

January 30, 2022
The Texan spoke with makeup special effects artist Jeff Goodwin about his team “Bearded Skull’s” approach to “Scream,” his experience on other films and more.
Rory Ross talks acting in ‘The Book of Boba Fett,’ role in upcoming ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ 

Rory Ross talks acting in ‘The Book of Boba Fett,’ role in upcoming ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ 

January 28, 2022

Editor's note: This article first appeared in the Jan. 25, 2022 flipbook. “The Book of Boba Fett,” the latest Disney+ series entry, seeks to expand the iconic world of “Star Wars,” seeing the...

Scream slashes back onto big screen with gross-out gore, genre commentary, deadly nostalgia

Scream slashes back onto big screen with gross-out gore, genre commentary, deadly nostalgia

January 21, 2022

Editor's note: This article first appeared in the Jan. 18, 2022 flipbook. This review contains minor spoilers for “Scream” (2022).  Ghostface slashes back onto screens with the new “Scream”...

Cameron Monaghan talks thriller ‘Shattered,’ effective directing, working with stunt coordinators, appeal of specific roles

Cameron Monaghan talks thriller ‘Shattered,’ effective directing, working with stunt coordinators, appeal of specific roles

January 13, 2022
The Daily Texan speaks with star Cameron Monaghan about his time on new film "Shattered" and work as an actor. 
The Daily Texan talks to Cameron Monaghan about Shattered

The Daily Texan talks to Cameron Monaghan about ‘Shattered’

January 12, 2022

'Shameless' and 'Gotham' actor, Cameron Monaghan talks about the work that went into his new action heavy role.

Alana, Este and Danielle Haim. 

HAIM sisters talk starring in ‘Licorice Pizza,’ working with Paul Thomas Anderson

December 22, 2021
The Texan talks to the Haim sisters about working with Paul Thomas Anderson and balancing a successful music career with the production of a feature film.
Paul Thomas Anderson on the set of “Licorice Pizza.”

Paul Thomas Anderson talks ‘Licorice Pizza,’ pandemic-release strategy, music selection, desire to create

December 22, 2021
The Daily Texan attended a college roundtable with Paul Thomas Anderson in which he discussed several elements of his newest project, "Licorice Pizza."
Uncle Charlie (Ben Affleck) and J.R. (Tye Sheridan) in “The Tender Bar.”

‘The Tender Bar’ stars Lily Rabe, Tye Sheridan talk directors, playing complex characters, George Clooney

December 21, 2021
The Daily Texan spoke with "The Tender Bar" stars Tye Sheridan and Lily Rabe about their work on the touching, coming-of-age story. 
‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ celebrates web-slinger cinematic legacy

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ celebrates web-slinger cinematic legacy

December 16, 2021

*This review contains very minor spoilers* After months of endless teasers, leaks and spidey-mania, the newest adventure is finally here.  Tom Holland swings back onto the big screen with the latest...

 Dr. Amy Mainzer and Adam McKay during the roundtable interview.

Director Adam McKay and advisor Dr. Amy Mainzer talk “Don’t Look Up,” working with Ariana Grande and a star-studded cast

December 10, 2021

“Don’t Look Up” brings Hollywood legends together for a comedic, yet dark take on the end of the world. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Ariana Grande and more, the new...

Guillermo del Toro delivers haunting noir thriller with stylistically superb ‘Nightmare Alley’

Guillermo del Toro delivers haunting noir thriller with stylistically superb ‘Nightmare Alley’

December 3, 2021

As if alleys weren’t scary enough already.  Auteur Guillermo del Toro returns to the big screen with his newest cinematic experience entitled “Nightmare Alley.” Much like the original 1947 noir...

‘House of Gucci’ shines with electric leading cast despite pacing issues

‘House of Gucci’ shines with electric leading cast despite pacing issues

November 21, 2021

“House of Gucci,” directed by Ridley Scott, chronicles the real-life story of the Gucci family and the infamous killing of Maurizio Gucci. Sporting an impressive cast featuring Lady Gaga, Adam Driver...

Actress Halle Berry talks directorial debut ‘Bruised,’ fight sequences, collaborating with directors

Actress Halle Berry talks directorial debut ‘Bruised,’ fight sequences, collaborating with directors

November 21, 2021

Legendary actress Halle Berry steps into the directing chair for Netflix’s “Bruised.” The film follows washed up mixed martial arts fighter Jackie Justice (Berry) as she fights for redemption in...

Phoebe (McKenna Grace) and Podcast (Logan Kim) test out a proton pack in “Ghostbusters: Afterlife”

‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ thrills with heartfelt nostalgia despite writing hiccups

November 16, 2021
Once “Afterlife” sacrifices itself to the lore and allure of the original “Ghostbusters” world, it finds its footing as a rewarding supernatural adventure for longtime fans.
‘Red Rocket’ director Sean Baker, stars Brittney Rodriguez, Bree Elrod talk being casted, improvising on set, NSYNC

‘Red Rocket’ director Sean Baker, stars Brittney Rodriguez, Bree Elrod talk being casted, improvising on set, NSYNC

November 12, 2021

Filmed here in the state of Texas, director Sean Baker’s newest film, “Red Rocket,” hits theaters this December. The small-town tale follows washed-up porn star Mikey Saber (Simon Rex) as he seeks...

‘Eternals’ takes MCU to extraordinary heights with emotional, mesmerizing tale

‘Eternals’ takes MCU to extraordinary heights with emotional, mesmerizing tale

November 5, 2021

“Eternals” follows a group of centuries-old celestial beings dedicated to protecting Earth from a monstrous species called Deviants. Boasting a star-studded cast featuring Richard Madden (“Game of...

‘The Humans’ wows with emotionally raw, genre-bending ensemble piece

‘The Humans’ wows with emotionally raw, genre-bending ensemble piece

October 29, 2021
Karam has crafted an exquisite film experience with no better word to describe it than simply human.
The Humans’ director, writer Stephen Karam talks adapting play to screen, creating unsettling atmosphere, genre-bending

The Humans’ director, writer Stephen Karam talks adapting play to screen, creating unsettling atmosphere, genre-bending

October 28, 2021

While the Austin Film Festival wrapped up its final weekend, “The Humans” premiered at the Paramount Theater. The A24-distributed, play-to-film adaption follows a dysfunctional family as they congregate...

New haunt Bat City Scaregrounds brings EDM clowns, swamp creatures and space vampires to Texas

New haunt Bat City Scaregrounds brings EDM clowns, swamp creatures and space vampires to Texas

October 25, 2021
The Daily Texan took a treacherous trip to Texas’ newest fright, navigated three terrifying mazes and spoke with owner and UT professor Corey J. Trahan.
“Dune” bores with sluggish pacing, underused talent

“Dune” bores with sluggish pacing, underused talent

October 21, 2021

Directed by visionary Denis Villenuve, “Dune” is an adaptation of Frank Herbert’s 1965 science fiction novel of the same name. Traveling to the dangerous planet Arrakis, a young man, Paul Atreides...

Debby Ryan, Lucy Fry and stars of Netflix’s “Night Teeth” talk vampire inspirations

Debby Ryan, Lucy Fry and stars of Netflix’s “Night Teeth” talk vampire inspirations

October 18, 2021

“Night Teeth,” now streaming on Netflix, is a brand-new action-packed vampire film starring Debby Ryan, Lucy Fry, Jorge Lendeborg Jr. and Raul Castillo. The film follows a driver named Jay (Lendeborg...

Child stars of “Chucky” talk working with the killer doll, what drew them to the project

Child stars of “Chucky” talk working with the killer doll, what drew them to the project

October 11, 2021

“Hi I’m Chucky. Wanna Play?” Everyone’s favorite killer doll slices back onto screens worldwide with the brand new SyFy series “Chucky.” Brought to life by showrunner and original franchise...

‘There’s Someone Inside Your House’ star Sydney Park talks working on new Netflix slasher movie

‘There’s Someone Inside Your House’ star Sydney Park talks working on new Netflix slasher movie

October 7, 2021

“There’s Someone Inside Your House,” a brand new slasher film from director Patrick Brice and writer Henry Gayden, arrived on Netflix Oct. 6 after its initial premiere at Austin’s Fantastic Fest....

Billie Eilish performs during Weekend 1 of the Austin City Limits Music Festival on Oct. 3.

Billie Eilish brings hits of past and present with mesmerizing stage presence

October 3, 2021

“BILLIE! BILLIE! BILLIE! BILLIE!”  Cheers rang out from the crowd as the lights dimmed in anticipation for Billie’s highly anticipated return to Austin City Limits. As if the repetition of the...

‘Slumber Party Massacre’ ghoulishly mashes scares with satire in effective re-imagining

‘Slumber Party Massacre’ ghoulishly mashes scares with satire in effective re-imagining

September 29, 2021

No better place for a slumber party than a remote cabin in the woods.  “Slumber Party Massacre,” a remake of the 1982 classic slasher of the same name, follows a group of teenage girls who head...

“V/H/S/94” Filmmakers talk inspiration for segments, creating the VHS aesthetic, and rat monsters

“V/H/S/94” Filmmakers talk inspiration for segments, creating the VHS aesthetic, and rat monsters

September 27, 2021

“V/H/S/94” is the newest entry in the long-running horror anthology series of eerie found-footage shorts from a variety of talented writers and directors. The latest installment follows a police squadron...

Mr. Big (Richard Brake) rewards Raquel (Kelly Murtagh) in “Bingo Hell.”

Director Gigi Saul Guerrero, writer Shane McKenzie talk ‘Bingo Hell,’ working with goop, directing larger-than-life horror characters

September 26, 2021

“Bingo Hell,” part of Amazon’s “Welcome to the Blumhouse” film series, premiered Sept. 24 at Austin’s Fantastic Fest. The goop-splattered film follows a group of elderly town residents who...

She Will’ director Charlotte Colbert, stars Malcolm McDowell, Alice Krige talk creating dream sequences, selecting projects and exploring humanity through acting

‘She Will’ director Charlotte Colbert, stars Malcolm McDowell, Alice Krige talk creating dream sequences, selecting projects and exploring humanity through acting

September 26, 2021

“She Will,” an official selection of 2021’s Fantastic Fest, follows a woman and her caretaker as they travel to a remote locale in the woods of Scotland, only to realize there might be an ominous...

Katie (Sarah Dugdale) in “There’s Someone Inside Your House”

‘There’s Someone Inside Your House’ fuses iconic slasher madness with coming-of-age vulnerability

September 25, 2021

Five words no one wants to hear. “There’s Someone Inside Your House,” brings an exciting dose of modern horror slasher fun and starts streaming on Netflix Oct. 6. Directed by Patrick Brice (“Creep”)...

Greg Nicotero talks ‘Creepshow’ season 3, ‘The Walking Dead’ differences, directing episodes

Greg Nicotero talks ‘Creepshow’ season 3, ‘The Walking Dead’ differences, directing episodes

September 22, 2021

Shudder’s “Creepshow” returns for a third season of terrifying tales. Based on the classic 1982 horror film of the same name, the anthology series presents two twisted stories per episode, involving...

Ryan Kiera Armstrong as Alma Gardner in “American Horror Story: Double Feature”

“American Horror Story” star Ryan Kiera Armstrong talks eating baby feet, working with Finn Wittrock, mastering the violin

September 21, 2021
The Daily Texan spoke with Double Feature’s Ryan Kiera Armstrong about her experience working on the blood-soaked series. 
‘Midnight Mass’ tells beautifully dark tale among haunting island

‘Midnight Mass’ tells beautifully dark tale among haunting island

September 20, 2021

“Midnight Mass,” the newest horror experience from acclaimed director Mike Flanagan (“Doctor Sleep,” “Gerald’s Game,” “The Haunting of Hill House”), follows an isolated island community...

First 5 episodes of ‘Doom Patrol’ season 3 brings horror elements, creepy DC characters and musical numbers

First 5 episodes of ‘Doom Patrol’ season 3 brings horror elements, creepy DC characters and musical numbers

September 19, 2021

HBO Max’s “Doom Patrol” returns after the harrowing cliffhanger of season 2 which left the Patrol coated in deadly candle wax. Picking up directly after, season 3 throws the heroes through a slew...

Christian and Justin Long talk new film ‘Lady of the Manor,’ filmmaking advice, creating an effective comedy

Christian and Justin Long talk new film ‘Lady of the Manor,’ filmmaking advice, creating an effective comedy

September 15, 2021

“Lady of the Manor,” a brand new comedy written and directed by sibling duo Christian and Justin Long, premieres Sept. 17 in select theaters and video on-demand services. The film stars Melanie Lynskey...

‘Lady of the Manor’ brings lighthearted comedy with supernatural antics

‘Lady of the Manor’ brings lighthearted comedy with supernatural antics

September 15, 2021

Unfortunately, job listings do not notify you of ghosts in the workplace.  “Lady of the Manor,” a brand new supernatural comedy written and directed by siblings Christian and Justin Long, follows...

‘Shang-Chi’ brings exciting action, fantasy elements to MCU

‘Shang-Chi’ brings exciting action, fantasy elements to MCU

September 13, 2021

Ring ring ring … A new Marvel movie is calling.  “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” the newest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, follows the journey of Shang-Chi (Simu Liu), a...

James Wan’s ‘Malignant’ dishes out bonkers horror nightmare

James Wan’s ‘Malignant’ dishes out bonkers horror nightmare

September 13, 2021

Master of horror James Wan slices back into the genre scene with an original, terrifying tale.  “Malignant,” premiering in theaters and on HBO Max, follows Madison, a young woman  ambushed by...

Billie Eilish’s A Love Letter to Los Angeles elevates sophomore album with beautiful visuals, orchestral renditions

Billie Eilish’s A Love Letter to Los Angeles elevates sophomore album with beautiful visuals, orchestral renditions

September 5, 2021

Billie Eilish brings the concert to the sofa with her new video concert experience “Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles” on Disney+.   The singer, alongside an orchestra and choir,...

Victoria Justice infuses energy in Netflix’s ‘Afterlife of the Party’

Victoria Justice infuses energy in Netflix’s ‘Afterlife of the Party’

September 1, 2021

“Party Till We Die” takes on a whole new meaning in this Netflix original.  Victoria Justice stars in the new Netflix original Afterlife of the Party. The young adult comedy follows 25-year-old...

2021’s ‘Candyman’ disappoints with confusing storyline, lack of scares

2021’s ‘Candyman’ disappoints with confusing storyline, lack of scares

August 29, 2021

Candyman. Candyman. Candyman. Candyman. Ca- Director Nia DaCosta’s “Candyman” finally hit theaters Aug. 27 after being delayed from June 2020. Taking place 29 years after the original “Candyman”...

Rebecca Hall in The Night House

“The Night House” chills visually but lacks strong narrative

August 24, 2021

Try finding the bathroom in the dark at this house ... “The Night House,” the latest horror film from director and writer David Bruckner (Netflix’s “The Ritual,” upcoming “Hellraiser”...

Tanner Buchanan (left) as Cameron Kweller  and Addison Rae (right) as Padgett Sawyer in Hes All That.

“He’s All That” stars Addison Rae and Tanner Buchanan talk getting the part, Addison’s acting debut, and creating on-screen chemistry

August 23, 2021

From your TikTok FYP to your Netflix screen, Addison Rae takes Hollywood by storm.  Netflix’s “He’s All That,” a reimagining of the classic film “She’s All That,” follows high school...

‘American Horror Stories’ actress Vanessa Estelle Williams talks ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ influence, work in the horror genre, warning Billie Lourd about summoning dark forces

‘American Horror Stories’ actress Vanessa Estelle Williams talks ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ influence, work in the horror genre, warning Billie Lourd about summoning dark forces

August 10, 2021

Newborn babies can be a real nightmare. “American Horror Stories” presents a new terrifying story each week set in the world of “American Horror Story,” featuring familiar and new cast members...

Nico Greetham talks “American Horror Stories,” filming his death scene, researching influencers, and deadly pillow fights

Nico Greetham talks “American Horror Stories,” filming his death scene, researching influencers, and deadly pillow fights

August 9, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the August 2 flipbook. Santa comes for naughty influencers in the newest installment of Hulu’s horror anthology. “American Horror Stories”...

The Suicide Squad” pulls out all the stops with unhinged action sequences, extreme gore, and iconic characters

“The Suicide Squad” pulls out all the stops with unhinged action sequences, extreme gore, and iconic characters

July 29, 2021

A shark, rat whisperer and polka-dot man walk into a bar … “The Suicide Squad” has finally blasted back onto the big screen with James Gunn’s highly anticipated soft reboot of the 2016 hit....

“American Horror Story” star Naomi Grossman talks playing Pepper, spin-off series and working with prosthetics

“American Horror Story” star Naomi Grossman talks playing Pepper, spin-off series and working with prosthetics

July 25, 2021

Drive-Ins are coming back with a vengeance on the newest episode of “American Horror Stories.” HULU series “American Horror Stories” presents a new terrifying story each week set in the world...

Sierra McCormick talks role in ‘American Horror Stories,’ working in horror genre

Sierra McCormick talks role in ‘American Horror Stories,’ working in horror genre

July 18, 2021

The Murder House is opening its doors again. “American Horror Stories” is a brand new spinoff of the iconic anthology series “American Horror Story.” The new show, premiering exclusively on...

Lin Manuel Miranda, ‘In the Heights’ cast talk differences from show, set memories, dance boot camp

Lin Manuel Miranda, ‘In the Heights’ cast talk differences from show, set memories, dance boot camp

May 27, 2021

A film adaptation of Broadway’s “In the Heights” is finally hitting theaters and HBO Max in early June. The award-winning story follows Usnavi, a young bodega owner in Washington Heights, while he...

‘Spiral’ director Darren Lynn Bousman talks designing traps, ‘Leprechaun’ hopes, puppets

‘Spiral’ director Darren Lynn Bousman talks designing traps, ‘Leprechaun’ hopes, puppets

May 14, 2021

The newest installment in the iconic horror series “Saw” has arrived with “Spiral: From the Book of Saw.” The new film follows Detective “Zeke” Banks (Chris Rock) as he scrambles to track down...

THE SONS OF SAM: A DESCENT INTO DARKNESS. MAURY TERRY in THE SONS OF SAM: A DESCENT INTO DARKNESS. Cr. NETFLIX © 2021

‘The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness’ presents chilling narrative through journalist lens

May 5, 2021

“The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness” is a brand new Netflix docuseries chronicling the infamous Son of Sam killings that occurred in New York City during the 1970s. Throughout the four-episode...

‘Mortal Kombat’ film entertains with excessive action but struggles narratively

‘Mortal Kombat’ film entertains with excessive action but struggles narratively

April 25, 2021
While the new “Mortal Kombat” film, based on the popular video games series, features effective action sequences and character moments, the overall narrative and presentation leaves much more to be desired.
Production crew of Apple TV+ series ‘Servant’ talks working with M. Night Shyamalan, collaboration

Production crew of Apple TV+ series ‘Servant’ talks working with M. Night Shyamalan, collaboration

April 11, 2021

The Apple TV+ series is back for more thrilling chills. “Servant” is an Apple TV+ original series currently in its second season on the streaming service. The suspenseful show, led by showrunner...

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ stars Julian Dennison, Brian Tyree Henry talk acting with monsters, character inspirations, returning to theaters

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ stars Julian Dennison, Brian Tyree Henry talk acting with monsters, character inspirations, returning to theaters

March 31, 2021

The time has come for iconic monsters Godzilla and King Kong to face off yet again on the big screen. Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Godzilla vs. Kong” is in theaters and available to stream on HBO Max...

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What to check out if you’re going to SXSW

March 23, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's March 10 print edition.   The Daily Texan’s team of South by Southwest Online reporters have created a list of must-sees for students...

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‘Clerk’ documentary director Malcolm Ingram talks interviewing Stan Lee, being friends with Kevin Smith

March 20, 2021

“Clerk,” which premiered at South by Southwest 2021, is a documentary revolving around the life of iconic filmmaker, actor, public speaker and comic book fan Kevin Smith. The film features...

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‘Sound of Violence’ director Alex Noyer and star James Jagger talk fake blood, killer instruments

March 20, 2021

Editor’s Note: There are minor spoilers in this interview “Sound of Violence” is a new horror film that premiered at South by Southwest in the Midnighters category. The film follows...

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‘Sound of Violence’ wows with twisted horrors, stunning visuals

March 19, 2021

This mixtape is killer.   “Sound of Violence” is a horror film that premiered at South by Southwest in the Midnighters category. The film follows a young adult named Alexis who is pursuing...

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‘Broadcast Signal Intrusion’ TV terror, throwback mystery

March 19, 2021

Finding the remote won’t save you now Inspired by the real-life (and unsolved) broadcast interruptions that struck Chicago in the late 1980s, horror film “Broadcast Signal Intrusion”...

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‘The Feast’ serves up a foreboding, twisted experience

March 18, 2021

All dinner parties could use a severed leg to spice up the evening.  “The Feast” is a horror film featured in the South by Southwest 2021 Midnighters category. The film, set in the...

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Q&A: ‘Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched’ film team talks folk horror, editing, documentary production

March 18, 2021

“Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched,” a new documentary that premiered at South by Southwest 2021 on Wednesday, focuses on the evolution and history of the folk horror subgenre. The film features...

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Q&A: ‘Jakob’s Wife’ director talks working with Barbara Crampton, rat actors, practical effects

March 17, 2021

Once again, Barbara Crampton is covered in blood.  Horror legends Crampton and Larry Fessenden unite in “Jakob’s Wife,” a new film directed by Travis Stevens (“Girl on the...

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‘Gaia’ plays with intriguing concepts but lacks in narrative

March 17, 2021

Definitely not Fun-Guy.  “Gaia” is another installment in South by Southwest 2021’s Midnighters collection. The film follows a park ranger who stumbles upon a father and son living...

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‘Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry’ presents intimate, emotional portrait of young fame

February 26, 2021

“Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry” is an Apple TV+ original documentary centered around the 19-year-old singing sensation Billie Eilish. Spanning multiple tours, music video...

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UT Alum horror film ‘The Dark and the Wicked’ brings terrifying visuals, ominous story

February 23, 2021

Director Bryan Bertino dips his toes back into the horror genre with Shudder’s upcoming film “The Dark and the Wicked.”  The UT alumnus, best known for directing horror classic...

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UT alumna Brea Grant talks acting in horror film “After Midnight”

February 22, 2021

From minor guest roles on iconic shows “Friday Night Lights” and “Dexter,” to writing and starring in her own horror film “Lucky,” UT alumna Brea Grant is paving her...

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Actors Daniel Kaluuya, LaKeith Stanfield, Dominique Fishback talk ‘Judas and the Black Messiah,’ genre work, acting

February 10, 2021

“Judas and the Black Messiah” hits HBO Max and theaters this Friday. The film follows the powerful and relevant true story following Black Panther chairman Fred Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya), his...

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“Judas and the Black Messiah” tells emotional, relevant story via superb cast

February 8, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's February 2 print edition. In a moving character study that explores an important point in America’s racial history, Daniel...

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‘The Blazing World’ producer Brinton Bryan talks quarantine filmmaking, working with Carlson Young

January 29, 2021

“The Blazing World” is a new feature film produced by Brinton Bryan that follows a young woman who accidentally finds herself in a twisted alternate dimension. The film, created on location...

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‘The Little Things’ spins up entertaining murder mystery with iconic cast

January 28, 2021

The Joker, Mr. Robot and Alonzo from “Training Day” unite for an unsettling crime investigation premiering in theaters and on HBO Max starting Friday.  “The Little Things”...

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Here is some new content to watch over winter break

December 2, 2020

The year 2020 has certainly been a weird one for the movie industry. As studios move away from theatrical distribution, many are looking toward various streaming platforms to debut their next big hit....

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‘Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’ brings familiar, refreshing gameplay to franchise

November 16, 2020

Black Ops is back.  “Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War” is the newest installment in Activision’s long-running first person shooter series. This time around, “Call of Duty”...

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