Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Sumptuous ‘Embraces’ (3)

By Mark Schiffer

January 27, 2010

Filed under Movies

  “Broken Embraces” takes full advantage of its place on the screen. It’s like a delicious Georgia peach, begging to be bitten into. The sheer sumptuousness of the images it contains are almost overpowering, at times...

‘Imaginarium’ has plenty of imagination, not enough sense

By Nicholas Ortolani

January 27, 2010

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  “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” is a film with endless vision, and very little sight as to where it’s going. The latest project by director Terry Gilliam (of Monty Python fame) continues his legacy of creatin...

It’s not all that ‘Complicated’

By Kate MacDonald

January 21, 2010

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Picture a 50-something Alec Baldwin slinking around a bedroom post-romp, rubbing his portly, significantly hairy torso, muttering not so seductive words of love. The newest mid-season horror movie to hit the silver screen? Try...

Winter chill prompts cinema escape

By Shayna Murphy

January 21, 2010

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Who says the only thing worth seeing over winter break was “Avatar?” This past winter, as James Cameron’s alien parable laid siege to the box office, theater dwellers were given the opportunity to venture deep into alternative realiti...

“Avatar” a Pandora’s Box of Cliches

By Isaac Himmelman

January 19, 2010

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I’ll just get this off my chest. “Avatar” sucked. Like everyone else on Earth, I shelled out $16-something to put on silly looking 3-D glasses and watch what will probably be the highest grossing film of all time. Fo...

Year of Woody ends well with army flick

By Shayna Murphy

December 11, 2009

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According to the Chinese zodiac calendar – something you may have glimpsed at once or twice while waiting for an order of beef fried rice to come out of the kitchen at a local Chinese restaurant - each year is governed by an...

No holiday cheer, but “Everybody’s Fine” here

By Kate MacDonald

December 10, 2009

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Kirk Jones and company definitely did something right when they made this season’s newest family film, “Everybody’s Fine.” The director, known for “Nanny McPhee,” adapted his new film from 1990’s Italian flick “Stanno...

Top 10 cinematic sensations seen on the big screen this year

By Nora Drapalski

December 9, 2009

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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...

Big screen blunders: disappointing films of 2009

By Shayna Murphy

December 9, 2009

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(Editor's Note: This is an updated version of an earlier story published on December 9, 2009.) No best-of-the-year film list would be complete without a glimpse at the films that made audience-goers cringe in 2009. From har...

Ronan furrows deep into ‘Lovely Bones’

By Samantha Marsh

December 8, 2009

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On Dec. 11, 2009, Paramount Pictures will release a limited viewing of the much-anticipated film adaptation of Alice Sebold’s 2002 novel, “The Lovely Bones.” The film, directed by Peter Jackson (“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy)...

A towering spectacle: “2012” stuns just like we expected, but disasters like these are a dime a dozen

By Kate MacDonald

November 30, 2009

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There is a very real Mayan prophecy that says the world as we know it will end on December 21, 2012 in a melee of death, destruction and catastrophe. While no one knows what the future holds in store on that dread date, king of destruction Roland Emmerich shows viewers a gli...

Ninja Action Hits the Big Screen

By Andrew Sheridan

November 29, 2009

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For over a millennium, the nine clans of the ninja have existed in secrecy. Living in the shadows, these powerful families have disciplined their stealthy warriors in the deadly arts and preyed on the weak as the world’s most...