Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Superb visuals can’t hide ‘Oblivion’s’ shortcomings

By Ryan Sacco

April 22, 2013

Filed under Archives, Arts & Living, Movies

For sci-fi fans, “Oblivion” will satisfy your taste for beautiful and mesmerizing special effects and a new and inventive storyline, but it is unable to thrust itself into orbit with other sci-fi classics like “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “Terminator” or “The Matrix.” “Oblivion” is ...

Five movies you should see in 2013

By Ryan Sacco

January 29, 2013

Filed under Archives, Arts & Living, Movies

With award ceremonies such as the Oscars and Golden Globes currently reviewing last year's best films it would be apt to look forward to what will be claiming all the accolades in 2013. On top of the usual reboots and s...

UMass student co-writes and stars in independent film

By Ryan Sacco

January 3, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

This past year, University of Massachusetts junior Sascha Turnheim and film director Trista Allman co-founded production company CheckM8 Films, and the pair created their first film, “Staying Afloat,” which is set to ...

Day-Lewis delivers an amazing portrayal in ‘Lincoln’

By Ryan Sacco

November 26, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

“Lincoln” has been one of the year’s most anticipated films and generated Oscar buzz before the first trailer even showed the face of a remarkably lifelike Abraham Lincoln, played by the always great Daniel Day-Lewis. T...

Fasten your seatbelts

By Ryan Sacco

November 4, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

Ladies and gentlemen, please fasten your seatbelts. We’re looking at a turbulent ride that you will never forget. “Flight” is an intense and seat-gripping film that is beautifully directed by Robert Zemeckis, who returns to live-action for the first time since 2000’s “Ca...

Top Video Games to Look Forward to in November

By Ryan Sacco

October 23, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Video Games

November for video games is like summer for movies. It’s when blockbuster games come out and when fans line up outside game shops for midnight releases. This November is looking to be like one of the greatest for video game...

Gere shines in manipulating thriller

By Ryan Sacco

September 25, 2012

Filed under Archives, Arts & Living, Movies

“Arbitrage” is a crafty thriller that has placed its twists and turns brilliantly within the plot to keep viewers eager and attentive to the story without getting the whiplash of confusion that often accompanies such twists. Nich...

“Trouble With the Curve,” a predictable film that misses the strike zone

By Ryan Sacco

September 23, 2012

Filed under Archives, Arts & Living, Movies

“Trouble with the Curve” had the potential to be a major blockbuster with the acting talent it possessed, but in the words of Bob Uecker, the film misses “juuust a bit outside!” The perfec...