Post-apocalyptic flick offers cautionary tale

Post-apocalyptic flick offers cautionary tale

  It’s 2031 and Earth’s sole survivors are struggling to maintain a social balance aboard Snowpiercer, a self-sustaining bullet train that must keep its engine running to keep its passengers alive.   Based on the French graphic novel “Le Transperceneige” by Jacques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette, the film focuses on...

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Alumnus revitalizes lit mag

Alumnus revitalizes lit mag

College students search high and low for a job after graduating. Few find one so quickly and in an area they love. For Matthew Limpede, who graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in art and performance, working for a small literary fiction magazine was his calling, but not...

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‘Dragon’ sequel delights with vibrant visuals, heartfelt story

‘Dragon’ sequel delights with vibrant visuals, heartfelt story

“How to Train Your Dragon 2” could easily rest on its stunning visuals, but the film combines 3D with a touching story that elevates the film to a Pixar-like quality. Taking place five years after the first film, the sequel finds dragons and Vikings existing in harmony instead of being at...

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Summer Pop Review

Summer Pop Review

Neon Trees electrifies at House of Blues  Marcelo Yates Keeping the crowd out late on June 1, pop rock band Neon Trees performed at the House of Blues Dallas to promote its latest album “Pop Psychology.”   British-American indie rock band Nightmare and the Cat kicked off the evening with...

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Students mimic street portrait project

Students mimic street portrait project

Students explore, highlight unique individuals on campus with popular Facebook page ‘Humans of UTD’ A student-run Facebook page called “Humans of UTD” has been growing in popularity for bringing the unique stories and faces of individuals on campus straight to the newsfeeds of followers. Started in late April, “Humans of...

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Latest in X-Men franchise excites with fresh plot

Latest in X-Men franchise excites with fresh plot

In “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” the mutant heroes face their doom in a dark future where man-made super fighters called sentinels rule over both humans and mutants. In a desperate attempt to survive, Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) goes back in time to the ’70s to change the future. What follows...

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Macfarlane’s Western comedy misses the mark

Macfarlane’s Western comedy misses the mark

Most known for his work on “Family Guy,” Seth MacFarlane’s presence has blown up recently. He has expanded his voice work on “Family Guy” to shows like “American Dad” and “The Cleveland Show,” while also writing and directing the feature film “Ted.” He has become famous, or some might say...

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Reynolds: Danger lurks in the darkness

Reynolds: Danger lurks in the darkness

Dallas is a city whose face alters with each darker shade of the twilight. Samuel Grand Avenue is menacing at 6:30 p.m. and Harry Hines is scary at midnight. Every vignette in arts and humanities professor Clay Reynolds’ “Night Work” could be about the dank Walgreens or the dilapidated convenience...

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‘Godzilla’ the best actor in the Gareth Edwards movie

‘Godzilla’ the best actor in the Gareth Edwards movie

Godzilla, the “King of Monsters,” is back in a “Godzillian” way mesmerizing old seasoned fans and the new generation of kids who will watch it with their parents. The latest “Godzilla” has a more aggressive visage and despite the use of computer graphics, the movie retains the dramatic stage-like nature...

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