Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Tween drama sucks the hemoglobin out of audiences’ wallets

By Lindsay Pierce

November 23, 2009

Filed under Movies

For better or worse, Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight” saga is an unavoidable phenomenon.  The film adaptation of “New Moon,” the second installment in the series, opened Friday, Nov. 20 to massive crowds. With $140.7 million earn...

‘New Moon’ premiere stirs frenzy

By Nora Drapalski

November 23, 2009

Filed under Movies

By 10:30 on Thursday night, the main lobby of Cinemark in Hadley was packed with fans of the “Twilight” series, all eager to see the premiere of “New Moon.” Two Twilight fans dying to see the new movie, Brittany and...

Goats Beware: Clooney new tricks up his sleeve that may cause your heart to stop

By Nora Drapalski

November 19, 2009

Filed under Movies

George Clooney brings audiences back in time with his new film, “The Men Who Stare at Goats.” Based on the nonfiction book by Jon Ronson, “The Men Who Stare at Goats” follows journalist Bob Wilton as he goes to Iraq in...

“Pirate Radio” rocks the boat

By Matthew M. Robare

November 18, 2009

Filed under Movies

Rock on, no matter what. That’s the message of “Pirate Radio,” a nice little imported comedy that flopped in the UK under the name “The Boat that Rocked.” It was written and directed by Richard Curtis. The film “stars”...

Lars Von Trier Fills Audiences With Disgust and Awe With “Antichrist”

By Mark Schiffer

November 17, 2009

Filed under Movies

What may be one of the more important pieces of information to know about “Antichrist” is that if you are going to the movies to watch John Cusack save the world and his family in slow motion, you probably have wandered into...

Coco before she was France’s Mademoiselle

By Lisa Linsley

November 15, 2009

Filed under Movies

We are all familiar with the Chanel logo, the iconic image of the two C’s intertwined. Department stores internationally sell the famous Chanel #5, while the authentic handbags are sold at a price range that extends up to $3,500....

“A Christmas Carol” is an early season hit

By Kate MacDonald

November 12, 2009

Filed under Movies

The old story starts off, “T’was the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.” For Ebenezer Scrooge, this sentiment could not be further from the truth! Everyone,...

Horror flick epitome of paranormal mediocrity

By Rachel Dougherty

October 29, 2009

Filed under Movies

Determining the merit of a new film may be difficult when so many trigger-happy critics are awaiting the first chance they get to blow a fresh release out of proportion. And yet, it can’t be all hype. Seeing a teenage girl exit...

“A Serious Man” is a Serious Success

By Mark Schiffer

October 27, 2009

Filed under Movies

The figure of the “nebbish” has had a long and proud history in film. Ranging from Woody Allen’s entire pre-Mia Farrow divorce output to Paul Giamatti’s portrayal of Harvey Pekar, the neurotic Jewish male has long held interest f...

“Om Shanti Om” Enchants Amherst Cinema

By Mark Schiffer

October 21, 2009

Filed under Movies

The theater at Amherst Cinema was packed almost to capacity this past Sunday at 1 p.m., a sign of an audience buzzing with anticipation for the special screening of Farah Khan’s 2007 Bollywood box-office hit “Om Shanti Om,”...

Bright Star: a visual masterpiece that captures eternal love and fleeting life

By Nora Drapalski

October 20, 2009

Filed under Movies

Named after one of his well-known poems, the film “Bright Star” is based on the true story of John Keats, an English poet in the Romantic movement, as seen through the eyes of his love, Miss Fanny Brawne. The story follows...

Rip them to shreds: dirty looks, hapless killer elicit more laughs than scares in slasher remake

By Danny Marchant

October 19, 2009

Filed under Movies

 The credited director of “The Stepfather” is Nelson McCormick. The credited writer is J.S. Cardone. Those are incredibly creative names for what are clearly two monkeys who turned to Post-It notes with ideas written on them to devise the s...