The latest half hour comedy, “Sons of Tucson,” is set to premiere Sunday, March 14, at 9:30 pm about a deadbeat with a low level job, Ron Snuffkin, who falls in with the wrong company … three young, troublemaking boys with absentee parents.
Collegian staff writer Shayna Murphy reveals several great purveyors of kitchenware in Northampton where quality products like mugs, salt and pepper shakers, tableware and more can be found at affordable prices.
Pete Rizzo and Shayna Murphy offer up their opinion of this year’s Valentine’s Day cinema entries. Movies topics include the romantic comedy “Valentine’s Day,” the remake of the “The Wolfman,” and last weekend’s new family feature “Percy Jackson & The Olympians.”
Who says the only thing worth seeing over winter break was “Avatar?” From sentimental period pieces like “The Young Victoria” to hackneyed vampire tales like “Daybreakers,” winter break offered a diverse array of escapist cinema.
Collegian movie critics Pete Rizzo and Shayna Murphy discuss the best and worst of film from winter break.
Woody Harrelson co-stars as a casualty notification officer for the United States Army in Oren Moverman’s “The Messenger.” As a veteran soldier, Harrelson guffaws and, upon the audience’s first introduction, strikes an image that to most should seem very familiar: he comes off like a godamned raving lunatic.
No best-of-the-year film list would be complete without a glimpse at the films that made audience-goers cringe in 2009. From harebrained comedies to ambitious prestige pieces that just fell short of the mark, the following is a list of films that failed to scintillate at the Cineplex.
Spot the rows of intricately beaded handbags and hand-stitched wool jackets and you’ll have seen a place unlike any other – a place cluttered with ceramic vases and glasswork tinted by light blue hues and other accoutrements to catch the eye’s attention. For the local art aficionado, it’s a place that only sprouts up once a year, but easily earns its mantle – it’s Paradise City.
As fall slowly begins to peak it’s way through the leaves, congressional male staffers look forward, with equal parts excitement and longing, to “skintern” season – a time when thousands of supple young female interns swarm Capitol Hill, strolling its marbled hallways in tight-fitting skirts and revealing tops.
Shayna Murphy gives Halloween II a 2/5 stars. Somewhere between Quentin Tarantino’s witty, pop culture-infused banter and the sly commercial sleaze of the “Crank” series, people forgot what true exploitation cinema is like. Aggressive, offensive and always in poor taste, few modern filmmakers have the chutzpah to venture over such tough terrain.
This season’s films took us well beyond the thunderstorms of summer days – from the halls of Hogwarts to the bustling streets of 1950s France – and in some cases, brought us straight to hell. Here we break down the best (and worst) of the season.