October 23, 2014

Scrolling Headlines:

Michael Kimmel speaks to UMass students about ‘Guyland’ -

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UMass football looks for third straight win against Toledo on Saturday -

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‘Love is Strange’ is beautiful, painful and groundbreaking -

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White supremacy and settler colonialism at UMass -

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UMass hockey hopes first win will propel them past Hockey East rivals -

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UMass’ second line playing and succeeding with young talent early in the season. -

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‘The Good Wife’ returns as strong as ever -

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Professor receives grant to cover massive election survey panel -

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Unions rally over recent concession proposals -

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NFL Pick’em games return to the Massachusetts Daily Collegian -

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UMass celebrates Campus Sustainability Day -

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“Fury” falls just short of greatness -

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Minutewomen look to continue their season in weekend game against Saint Bonaventure. -

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New meal plans receive mixed reviews from students -

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ISIS’s magazine is good for the West -

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UMass women’s soccer controls its own destiny as conference tournament approaches -

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

UMass soccer deploys new formation with Keys, Jess -

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

UMass calling on young swimmers to continue strong start to the year -

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

WMU, Ohio, NIU pick up wins in busy MAC weekend -

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A comprehensive guide to the Ebola virus -

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The wild world of ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’

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Martin Scorsese’s latest makes “Spring Breakers” look like “Frozen.”

‘August: Osage County,’ a test of cinematic endurance

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The movie “August: Osage County” rewards those up to the challenge.

‘Devil’s Due’ is diabolically disappointing

This found footage flick only presents a cure for insomnia.

“Killing Them Softly” receives mixed reviews

From the outside ‘Killing Them Softly’ looks like any other gangster film, but director Andrew Dominik attempted to take a different approach.

Sinister burns Bughuul into audiences

Derrickson’s “Sinister” is an entertaining horror movie that dabs a little too often into horror movie clichés for safety as well as comic relief.

Few bright spots in blockbuster filled summer

Collegian staff writer Kevin Romani reviews the summer in movies, selecting his top 5 films from a season of otherwise lackluster productions

Lackluster sequels plague summer cinemas

In a summer of Hollywood duds, staff writer Kevin Romani picks the dullest, noting that the sequels to several popular films were probably left better unmade.

No holiday cheer, but “Everybody’s Fine” here

Kirk Jones and company definitely did something right when they made this season’s newest family film, “Everybody’s Fine.” The director, known for “Nanny McPhee,” adapted his new film from 1990’s Italian flick “Stanno Tutti Bene” by Giuseppe Tornatore. The biggest difference, disregarding the obvious language disparity, is the all-star cast Jones has put together.

Goats Beware: Clooney new tricks up his sleeve that may cause your heart to stop

George Clooney brings audiences back in time with his new film, “The Men Who Stare at Goats.” Humor is aplenty in this wonderfully crafted film by Grant Heslov, based on the nonfiction book by Jon Ronson which follows journalist Bob Wilton as he goes to Iraq in order to find his next big story.

“The Box” puts the fear back into the unknown

In a time when the unknown can become known in seconds thanks to modern technology, “The Box” puts the fear back into that which is not known.

“A Serious Man” is a Serious Success

The figure of the “nebbish” has had a long and proud history in film. Ranging from Woody Allen’s entire pre-Mia Farrow divorce output to Paul Giamatti’s portrayal of Harvey Pekar, the neurotic Jewish male has long held interest for filmmakers.

‘Sorority Row’ offers stab at legitimacy for talentless Hollywood offspring

It starts with an accidental death, followed by threats, gory deaths and a disguised killer. Sound familiar? These traits can be attributed to countless horror films made in the last two decades. Yet Stewart Hendler’s “Sorority Row” brings a few new elements into the mix.

‘Jennifer’s Body’ hosts plenty of laughs, few horrors

Let’s get something straight: Diablo Cody is a comedy writer. Best known for her Oscar-winning script for “Juno,” its evident that Cody is sharp, witty and up on her culture.

“Basterds” An Inglorious Effort by Tarantino

Brad Pitt stars in Quentin Tarantino’s latest film, “Inglourious Basterds.” A well written screenplay holds together an otherwise poorly executed WWII action flick.