Entries by Daily Trojan Staff

Cooper shows fire in torrid remarks

Well, that’s one way to put it. After the USC women’s basketball team beat UCLA 70-63 on Sunday, coach Michael Cooper opened the postgame news conference by saying, “My opening statement is, f— UCLA.” Cooper went on to say many more words after that, but — not surprisingly — none seemed to have the same […]

In Theaters Today

Extraordinary Measures: Newly formed CBS Films calls on Indiana Jones (Ford) and Encino Man (Fraser) to star in their first picture . The film’s T.V. spots promise to leave audiences teary-eyed and inspired by the story of a dedicated father’s fight to cure the rare disease afflicting his two children. Legion: In Legion, God apparently […]

Does Avatar deserve its Titanic appeal?

In 1997, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences gave a certain film 11 Oscars — Best Picture included — because it broke box office records, presented dazzling special effects and broke just about everyone’s heart with its true-to-life tragedy. In reality, however, it was a bad film that has not withstood the test […]

Coming soon: 2010’s brightest prospects

The year 2009 was a disappointment for movie lovers. It’s not because there were no good films to be seen — there were quite a few — but overall, most of the big-budget films from well-known directors stumbled, long-running franchises suffered from weak new installments and the good films passed us by unnoticed, lost amid […]

Gearing up

The USC men’s basketball team warms up before a basketball game at Pauley Pavilion against rival UCLA. The Trojans won in resounding fashion, outscoring the Bruins by 21 points. Daily Trojan | Avi Kushlan