Massachusetts Daily Collegian

‘Dear John’: Even the beautiful cast can’t save you

By Kate MacDonald

February 16, 2010

Filed under Movies

Valentine’s Day came a week early this year, as swooning girls everywhere brought their significant others to see Lasse Hallstrom’s “Dear John.” With yet another sappy Nicholas Sparks adaptation, bright and shining Amanda...

Snuggle up with your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day with top ten romantic movies

By Nora Drapalski

February 12, 2010

Filed under Movies

“What movie should we watch?” It’s a great moral dilemma. Do you pick the sickeningly sweet chick flick starring Leonardo DiCaprio, thinking she’ll appreciate your thoughtfulness? Or, do you opt for your favorite pathetic...

Romp through the City of Lights ‘With Love’

By Brendan Murphy

February 10, 2010

Filed under Movies

“From Paris With Love” may be the first entertaining wide-release action movie to come out this year. As action abounds, the film’s tongue-in-cheek script hits all of the right marks, sweeping a viewer along for an explosiv...

The Battle for Chile featured in documentary at Food for Thought Books

By Brendan Murphy

February 8, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies, Theatre, Words

Food for Thought bookstore in Amherst is hosting a four-part epic movie series chronicling the saga of the violent 1973 United States-sponsored coup d’état in Chile every Wednesday this month at 7 p.m. The “golpe de estado,”...

’35 Shots of Rum’ is buzzworthy worldwide

By Rachel Dougherty

February 7, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

“35 Shots of Rum” was shown Wednesday night at the Isenberg School of Management as part of the 17th annual Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival, “Cinematic Cities.” It was introduced by UMass professor Patrick Mensah...

“Book of Eli” a sci-fi cliché

By Manish Garg

February 5, 2010

Filed under Movies

These days it has become increasingly difficult to make science fiction movies that sell. This is especially true of do-or-die, post-apocalyptic plotlines featuring a bitter future, or the end of the world as we know it, and the...

Country music film has plenty of ‘Heart’

By Nicholas Ortolani

February 4, 2010

Filed under Movies

    There’s a scene early in “Crazy Heart” where Bad Blake (Jeff Bridges) and Jean Craddock (Maggie Gyllenhaal) are discussing country music. She is interviewing him for a local paper, and they are discussing who is ...

Lackluster ‘Legion’ Lays Flat in Box Office

By Brendan Murphy

February 2, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

If the point of this article was to describe everything that’s great about the new movie “Legion,” this would have been over by now. Director Scott Stewart partners with Sony Pictures to create an action horror thriller abo...

‘The Young Victoria’ a new hit

By Kate MacDonald

February 2, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

Though this story played out around 150 years ago, director Jean-Marc Vallée accurately captures the glamour and opulence that surrounded one of Britain’s most popular royals in “The Young Victoria.” Emily Blunt stars as t...

Top 10 horror movies to watch alone on Valentine’s Day

By Justin Gagnon

February 2, 2010

Filed under Movies

Planning on being alone this Valentine’s Day? Seeking vengeance on an ex? Looking to just drown in your sorrows by watching coeds get mutilated for your viewing pleasure? Luckily for you (and your ex), you don’t even have...

Larry the Cable Guy “Gits-R-Done”

By Brendan Murphy

January 29, 2010

Filed under Comedy, Movies, Television

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...

‘The Lovely Bones’ lacks backbone

By Kate MacDonald

January 27, 2010

Filed under Movies

In making “The Lovely Bones,” director Peter Jackson ventures perilously into the land of risk – a land traversed when moviemakers try to make a wildly popular book into a movie. Many have done it right – take “Twilight...