April 17, 2014

Scrolling Headlines:

John Ashcroft faces criticism during speech -

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UMass football continues move in new direction in annual Spring Game -

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Student rally in support of Gordon, LGBTQ community -

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Thousands gather in Amherst Commons for 23rd Annual Extravaganja -

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Sexual violence is not ‘normal’ -

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One year after Boston Marathon bombings, UMass doctor Pierre Rouzier continues passion to help -

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Photo Slideshow: UMass United Rally -

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Get Yourself Tested at UMass -

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Library labyrinth targets stress -

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There is nothing to debate about global warming -

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UMass hits the road to take on LaSalle -

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No. 11 UMass women’s lacrosse looks to extend winning streak against Richmond -

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Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive latest McCormack Executive-in-Residence -

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Got a little Irish in you? -

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UMass doctoral student awarded Soros Fellowship -

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UMass Dressage Team discusses the lesser-known sport -

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Canelas: Things worth watching in Spring Game 2014 -

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‘The Walking Dead’ finale resurrects a dull season -

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Five places to study at UMass -

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UMass tennis team battles injuries as season comes to an end -

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The wild world of ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’

Courtesy of Flickr/Alessio Trerotoli

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

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

Courtesy Claire Folger/MCT

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.