Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Lightning lacking in unoriginal ‘Jackson’

By Nora Drapalski

February 21, 2010

Filed under Movies

  In the wake of the wildly successful film adaptations of the young adult series “Harry Potter,” the big wigs in Hollywood have been dying to produce the next big hit series. Summit Entertainment got a taste of that s...

Top 10 cinematic sensations seen on the big screen this year

By Nora Drapalski

December 9, 2009

Filed under Movies

Charged with the task of sifting through the plotless horror tales and cringing chick flicks, we have unearthed the top 10 best movies of 2009 from beneath the piles of … bad stuff. Imagery and originality battled it out, narrowing...

‘New Moon’ premiere stirs frenzy

By Nora Drapalski

November 23, 2009

Filed under Movies

By 10:30 on Thursday night, the main lobby of Cinemark in Hadley was packed with fans of the “Twilight” series, all eager to see the premiere of “New Moon.” Two Twilight fans dying to see the new movie, Brittany and...

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

By Nora Drapalski

November 19, 2009

Filed under Movies

George Clooney brings audiences back in time with his new film, “The Men Who Stare at Goats.” Based on the nonfiction book by Jon Ronson, “The Men Who Stare at Goats” follows journalist Bob Wilton as he goes to Iraq in...

Impress your Halloween party guests with these treats

By Nora Drapalski

October 29, 2009

Filed under Food & Drink

For the average college student, Halloween conjures up images of delicious candy, elaborate costumes and – shall we say, interesting – parties. One does not typically think of the variety of baked goods created specifically...

Bright Star: a visual masterpiece that captures eternal love and fleeting life

By Nora Drapalski

October 20, 2009

Filed under Movies

Named after one of his well-known poems, the film “Bright Star” is based on the true story of John Keats, an English poet in the Romantic movement, as seen through the eyes of his love, Miss Fanny Brawne. The story follows...

“It’s safe to wake up now” – A Review of Pandorum

By Nora Drapalski

October 7, 2009

Filed under Movies

3/5 Stars Prior experience watching movies of the hammy horror genre may make viewers a little nervous about going to see “Pandorum.” All the trailers and teasers showing men screaming as they are dragged away by weird lo...

Soderbergh’s latest blows whistle on mental illness

By Nora Drapalski

September 28, 2009

Filed under Movies

Instantly, as a briefcase flips open and a tape begins to roll, the audience of Steven Soderbergh’s newest film, “The Informant!” is immersed in the world of Mark Whitacre and the life of lies and conspiracy he built to maintain it. “The Informa...

“Ponyo” considers conflict between man and nature

By Nora Drapalski

September 24, 2009

Filed under Movies

Within the first ten minutes of watching Hayao Miyazaki’s newest film, ”Ponyo,” audiences can already predict what the story will be about. Fish meets boy, fish turns into girl and reunites with boy. Together, they explore...