Massachusetts Daily Collegian

“Hugo” and “The Artist” among top of Academy Award nominees

By Chris Shores

January 25, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Movies, Theatre

The nominations for the Academy Awards are officially in, and Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo” stands at the top of the pack with 11. Right behind with 10 nominations is “The Artist,” the mostly silent black-and-whit...

Silent film “The Artist” a delight, rivals films for best of 2011

By Chris Shores

January 23, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

It’s awards season and in a world where movies thrive on breathtaking cinematography, passionate monologues and dazzling special effects, a black and white silent film just crashed the party. “The Artist” won three of...

The 2011 film year-in-review

By Kevin Romani

January 22, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

2010 was a remarkable year for the motion picture industry. The year was filled with outstanding achievements in crowd-pleasing, popcorn entertainment with the likes of “Inception” and “Toy Story 3.” The more sophisticated,...

‘Martha’ film uniquely depicts cult life

By Acacia DiCiaccio

December 6, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

“Martha Marcy May Marlene” is a picturesque independent film about a girl who escapes life in a cult. The protagonist, Martha, played by Elizabeth Olsen, finds herself caught between remembering and trying to forget a world...

Most anticipated holiday films

By Kevin Romani

November 30, 2011

Filed under Movies

For the first time in recent years, this year’s holiday movie season may end up offering more high quality films than those released during the summer. This winter, both major franchise and independent films will be ...

Clooney delivers emotional performance in ‘The Descendants’

By Adam Abdelmaksoud

November 29, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

Widely considered the archetype of natural beauty, Hawaii is often portrayed as paradise on Earth with visions of its constant sunshine, sparkling beaches and flawlessly pretty people dancing across the minds of Americans. “The...

“The Muppets” bridges gap between old and new audiences

By Kevin Romani

November 27, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

“You guys aren’t popular anymore,” declares a television executive to the Muppets halfway through their new movie. The line presents the motivating conflict of the film’s story, but it is also true in the context of...

“Like Crazy” approaches love open-handedly

By Emily Kuhn

November 27, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

It starts as many great love stories do – with a letter. The girl, Anna, is a British college student studying abroad in Los Angeles. She slides the note under the windshield wiper of the car belonging to the boy, Jacob. They...

With Scorsese behind camera, “Hugo” not just for kids

By Chris Shores

November 27, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

Who knew Martin Scorsese could direct a family movie? With a recent slew of gritty films such as “Gangs of New York” and “The Departed,” the film “Hugo” may seem an odd choice for the award-winning director. But...

Breaking Dawn Sucks (Blood)

By Kim Giordano

November 20, 2011

Filed under Movies

The fourth installment of Stephenie Meyer’s blood-sucking teen romance novels turned films, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1” follows every “Twihard” fan’s favorite couple, vampire Edward and mortal Bella...

Eastwood, DiCaprio shine through “J. Edgar”

By Danny Marchant

November 14, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

Even at the age of 81, Clint Eastwood shows no signs of slowing down. He’s directed five films in the past three years. His new film, “J. Edgar,” is a biopic of J. Edgar Hoover, the first Director of the FBI. The film calls...

“Harold and Kumar” is carefree fun

By Conor Murphy

November 7, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

“A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas,” the third installment of the Harold and Kumar franchise, is a proudly unambitious film that succeeds in part because of the fact that it doesn’t profess to be anything else but a crude slapst...