Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Bong Joon-ho’s “Mother” thrills and spiritually engages

By Mark Schiffer

April 4, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

\"Mother\" - English Trailer from Youtube.comWe begin with a field. We don’t know where this field is, but as we see a middle-aged Korean woman walk through it, we understand that it is going to be a place of importance. I...

Surprisingly, ‘The Bounty Hunter,’ captures laughs

By Kate MacDonald

April 1, 2010

Filed under Movies

The Bounty Hunter Trailer, YouTube Card-carrying member of Hollywood royalty Jennifer Aniston’s new film, “The Bounty Hunter,” is surprisingly good, if you take it at its face value – an extremely overplayed plotlin...

‘Remember Me’ an emotional tear-jerker

By Julie Holbrook

April 1, 2010

Filed under Movies

Remember Me trailer (courtesy of YouTube) It’s no secret that the oh-so-hunky Robert Pattinson will send teenage girls into a swoon with his latest flick, “Remember Me.” The film is a dramatic, angst-filled love story w...

10 wicked awesome movies based in Boston

By Tappan Parker

March 23, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

Anyone from Massachusetts probably has some small amount of Boston pride. Many of whom tend to get a little excited when they find out that Hollywood filmed the next blockbuster in, or around, the city. So why not celebrate them...

‘Crazy Heart’ deserving of Oscar accolades

By Matthieu Decker

March 10, 2010

Filed under Movies

“Crazy Heart,” now playing at Amherst Cinema, seems at first to be just another average character study of a country musician down on his luck. But give it a little time to simmer and the subtlety of its unique flavor begins...

Key moments make 2010 Academy Awards memorable

By Kate MacDonald

March 10, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies, Television

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...

Alice in a new wonderland

By Matthieu Decker

March 9, 2010

Filed under Movies

From the opening scenes of Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland”, one can taste the modern sentiment oozing through an austere Victorian reserve. Alice, played by Mia Wasikowska, is now a young woman with interests in opposition...

New horror film ‘Crazier’ than it appears

By Kate MacDonald

March 7, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

If the new Breck Eisner movie “The Crazies” has a moral to it, it’s that sometimes you have to do whatever it takes to keep yourself and your family safe. That, and don’t always trust the government, but that’s just...

Get ready to fall down the rabbit hole

By Matthieu Decker

March 5, 2010

Filed under Movies

“Alice in Wonderland,” opening in theaters this Friday, certainly isn’t set in the Wonderland you remember from the animated Disney classic you likely saw as a kid. Rather, it promises a new take on the story, transporting...

“Last Station” delivers

By Nick Coviello

March 4, 2010

Filed under Movies

Each year it seems as though there are one or two independent films which grasp enough of the mainstream that they are nominated for several Oscars. This year, one of those films is “The Last Station,” an adaptation from the...

This ‘Island’ Will Make You Shudder

By Nicholas Ortolani

February 25, 2010

Filed under Movies

(Video Courtesy Paramount Pictures) Martin Scorsese’s “Shutter Island” is a movie that builds with such foreboding that it reminds its audience what good horror movies can be. During its nearly two and a half hours, there ...

Amherst Cinema showcases Oscar-nominated shorts

By Mark Schiffer

February 24, 2010

Filed under Movies

Editor's Note - This is an updated version of an earlier story published February 25, 2010. Every year, the Oscars come and go. You root for the one or two films with artistic integrity that have been nominated, and you laugh as “Thank You” speeches are abruptly cut...