Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Bilingual mastery made easy

By Haley Navarro

November 16, 2009

Filed under Words

Whether the reader is thinking about or actually attempting to raise a child bilingually, Barbara Zurer Pearson has written an accessible and informative how-to guide for raising a child to speak more than one language. In “Raising...

Barrymore ‘whips’ actors into shape in directorial debut

By Haley Navarro

October 5, 2009

Filed under Movies

Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut, “Whip It!” does not disappoint. The film follows a young girl who is forced to compete in beauty pageants by her mother but secretly (and illegally), skates in roller derby at night. ...

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

By Haley Navarro

September 21, 2009

Filed under Movies

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. “Jennifer’s Body,” released in theaters on September 18, does not...

‘Half-Blood Prince’ brings audiences ‘Half-Way’ to a magical finale

By Haley Navarro

September 9, 2009

Filed under Movies

“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” the sixth installment in the Harry Potter franchise, opened July 15 and quickly secured its spot as a summer blockbuster. According to Boxofficemojo.com, as of August 30, the film has grossed $895,958,075 worldwide. The...

‘Hung’ Up on HBO’s Raunchy New Drama

By Haley Navarro

September 8, 2009

Filed under Television

It’s the world’s oldest profession, and cable TV’s newest topic du jour. Although prostitution is illegal in most places and frowned upon in others, it has become the subject of choice for many television shows and movies....

Del Toro sinks his teeth into a new venue with ‘The Strain’

By Haley Navarro

September 8, 2009

Filed under Television

Within the plethora of angsty teenage vampire romance novels (cue the screaming legions of “Twilight” fans), enters “The Strain”: not exactly the anti-norm, but close to it. Penned by Academy Award-winning director Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan, “The Strain” is the first book ...