Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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...

Food for Thought screens latest in four-part series

By Brendan Murphy

February 24, 2010

Filed under Movies

Part two of the four-part epic series “Battle for Chile” was screened last Wednesday, Feb. 17, at Food for Thought Books in downtown Amherst. Titled “The Coup d’etat,” the screening covered the armed forces’ actions,...

Oscar Hopefuls Look to March

By Kate MacDonald

February 23, 2010

Filed under Movies

Fret not, pop culture enthusiasts, the nominees for the 82nd Academy Awards, known more commonly as the Oscars, are in, and it is predicted to be a great show. The stars will parade down the plush red carpet, decked out in the latest fashions, vying for th...

Valentine’s Day: The Title Says it All

By Matthieu Decker

February 23, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

Trailer: Valentine's Day Chances are, if you are considering seeing “Valentine’s Day,” you probably have a pretty good idea of how the film will play out. Considering the fare generally associated with a V-day week...

Lightning lacking in unoriginal ‘Jackson’

By Nora Drapalski

February 21, 2010

Filed under Movies

  In the wake of the wildly successful film adaptations of the young adult series “Harry Potter,” the big wigs in Hollywood have been dying to produce the next big hit series. Summit Entertainment got a taste of that s...

Documentaries give viewers something to ‘Listen to’ at film festival

By Lindsay Orlov

February 21, 2010

Filed under Movies

The latest installment from the 17th Annual Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival took place on Feb. 17 at the Flavin Auditorium in the Isenberg School of Management building. The auditorium was sparsely decorated, with...

‘When in Rome,’ remember to take things lightly

By Kate MacDonald

February 18, 2010

Filed under Movies

With a decent cast hobbled together from some of America’s finest television shows and a seemingly funny storyline, writer-director Mark Steven Johnson’s “When in Rome” was slated to be a hit. Viewers, however, might ta...

Mass. Multicultural Film Festival explores urban England

By Lindsay Orlov

February 16, 2010

Filed under Movies

The Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival is once more bringing audiences a sampling of some of the most dynamic films from around the world this Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Isenberg School of Management Flavin Family Auditorium...

‘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,”...