Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Top 10 horror movies to watch alone on Valentine’s Day

By Justin Gagnon

February 2, 2010

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

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

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

  “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

  “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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(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...