Massachusetts Daily Collegian

SNL disappoints with premiere

By Hannah Sparks

September 28, 2010

This weekend, television mainstay Saturday Night Live began its 35th season with host Amy Poehler and musical guest Katy Perry. NBC really hyped up this premiere by re-airing the already-classic Betty White episode last weeken...

Watch out, TV viewers: It’s cliffhanger season

By Kate MacDonald

April 30, 2010

It’s that time of year again, when television shows come to an end amidst ridiculous cliffhangers and possible character deaths, while their viewers wonder if the show will pick back up where it started next fall. The network...

Daily Show exec pursues career in stand-up

By Tappan Parker

March 29, 2010

Comedians. They make us laugh, they make us cry from laughing and in the case of Rory Albanese, they help deliver the news as well. Rory Albanese is an executive producer for “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart and also does...

“Sons of Tucson” good for a cheap laugh

By Shayna Murphy

March 11, 2010

The latest half hour comedy, “Sons of Tucson,” is set to premiere Sunday, March 14, at 9:30 pm. It’s just one of some new shows Fox will be premiering to establish itself as a comedic powerhouse among the other great networks,...

Key moments make 2010 Academy Awards memorable

By Kate MacDonald

March 10, 2010

With every new year comes the same line-up of award shows honoring the best talent in Hollywood. The same categories are filled and someone is declared Best Supporting Actress, Best Director and so on. It gets sort of monotonous; it’s been the same since 1929. This year, however, there were ch...

“From Good Times to Girlfriends” Goofs

By Garth Brody

February 23, 2010

Black Student Union members and non-members alike performed a series of sitcom scenes Saturday night as part of a retrospective – “From Good Times to Girlfriends and The Rebirth of the ‘90s” – to commemorate Black History Month. The choice of showcasing prominen...

Premiere of “Tool Academy 3” Teaches Joys of Relationships

By Kate MacDonald

February 15, 2010

It’s no coincidence that “Tool Academy 3” debuted on Valentine’s Day. The VH1 show, now in its third year, serves as a what-not–to-do guide for young lovers everywhere. In “Tool Academy,” if someone has a particularly...

Who needs football with advertisements this dull?

By Garth Brody

February 8, 2010

The Super Bowl has come and gone, but we can still remember our favorite moments. If you’re looking for play-by-play highlights, go check out the sports section. Instead, let’s take a look at the real highlights of Sunday...

Larry the Cable Guy “Gits-R-Done”

By Brendan Murphy

January 29, 2010

Whether you like his brand of humor or not, there’s no denying that Larry the Cable Guy is one of the hottest comedians around. Daniel Lawrence Whitney, better known as Larry the Cable Guy sells out nearly every venue at which...

10 Holiday Films Which Won’t Make You Cringe

By Mark Schiffer

December 6, 2009

It is difficult to say that that the holidays are an uplifting time for everyone. Packed toy stores, clusters of relatives and flight delays due to inclement weather all manage to form what for some is the pinnacle of stress for...

True Life: I was on Wheel of Fortune

By Justin Gagnon

December 4, 2009

One can only succeed as far as their luck can allow him or her to go, but with one action as simple as a click of a mouse, his or her life can change for the better or for the worse in an instant. Mine changed last May. It was the time of year...

10 Horror Films From Off the Beaten Path

By Mark Schiffer

October 6, 2009

Every year around Halloween, the same television channels play the same horror movies – “Sleepaway Camp” on TBS, “Hellraiser” on AMC, etc. While one would not wish to deride the positive qualities of these films, it...