Massachusetts Daily Collegian

’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...

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

Filed under Movies

  “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

Filed under Movies

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

Filed under Movies

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...