Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Local settings lend verve to poetry at Amherst Cinema

By Lisa Linsley

September 20, 2009

Filed under Lifestyle, Movies

Late Thursday evening, the “Notnostrums,” an online poetry group, performed “When You Think Of,” at Amherst Cinema. A variety of places flashed across the screen, as the editors of the film, Guy Pettit, Emily Pettit and...

Online Poetry Journal Adapts for the Big Screen

By Lisa Linsley

September 16, 2009

Filed under Movies

Amherst Cinema has a history of featuring innovative films, films that challenge contemporary morays and occasionally turn them on their sides. Tonight, Amherst Cinema will try its hand at a new form of innovation, playing host to...

“Halloween II” cuts to the heart of exploitation

By Shayna Murphy

September 13, 2009

Filed under Movies

Somewhere between Quentin Tarantino’s witty, pop culture-infused banter and the sly commercial sleaze of the “Crank” series, people forgot what true exploitation cinema is like. Aggressive, offensive and always in poor tas...

“Basterds” An Inglorious Effort by Tarantino

By Nicholas Ortolani

September 10, 2009

Filed under Movies

What a beautiful mess this film is. Quentin Tarantino’s new endeavor, “Inglourious Basterds” is a rock’em sock’em caper that takes place during World War II. The movie, in part, follows a group of United States soldi...

Drag me to the cinema: summer movies in review

By Shayna Murphy

September 9, 2009

Filed under Movies

While some may have spent the summer perched by a window, longing for the rain to stop, others spent it in the air-conditioned, free-flowing soda fountain bliss of a local movie theater. Whichever side you belong to, this season’s films took us well bey...

‘Half-Blood Prince’ brings audiences ‘Half-Way’ to a magical finale

By Haley Navarro

September 9, 2009

Filed under Movies

“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” the sixth installment in the Harry Potter franchise, opened July 15 and quickly secured its spot as a summer blockbuster. According to Boxofficemojo.com, as of August 30, the film has grossed $895,958,075 worldwide. The...

This Week’s DVDs To See

By Justin Gagnon

March 6, 2009

Filed under Movies

            It’s the wee hours of the morning and I just got home from seeing the midnight, or should I say all-night, release of “Watchmen.” If you get chance, definitely go check it out. Just try to ignore the fact that Snyder's interpret...

Dad on a Rampage: "Taken"

February 12, 2009

Filed under Movies

Ladies, when vacationing in Paris this summer, there are a few basic things one ought to know in order to prevent any mishaps from occurring.Tip one: After exiting the plane, proceed directly to the next available cab at your disposal...

The Wrestler at Amherst Cinema

By kevinkoczwara

January 24, 2009

Filed under Movies

If anyone has seen any awards show or heard any movie buzz it has had to include the buzz about "The Wrestler" and Mickey Rourke's performance. The movie is shot mostly on a hand-held camera, following behind Rourke who gives a mar...

Awards Wrap-Up from the Boston Globe

By kevinkoczwara

January 23, 2009

Filed under Movies

Ty Burr and Wesley Morris are two beloved critics by us here at the Collegian (Shayna and Myself especially). They had done an Oscar video a few weeks ago about who will get snubbed and forgotten when the time comes for the predictions....

Oscar Nominations Have Been Announced!

By kevinkoczwara

January 22, 2009

Filed under Movies

Today was the big day for the Motion Picture world. Some huge nominations for "Benjamin Button" (13) and "Slumdog Millionaire" (10). The most enjoyable news is the nomination for Richard Jenkins (Best Acotr) for "The Visitor"...

A Revolution in Acting

By kevinkoczwara

January 13, 2009

Filed under Movies

After Kate Winslets recent victories at the Golden globes (best supporting actress for "The Reader" and best actress for "Revolutionary Road") I thought I should write up a short review of "Revolutionary Road."Let me start off by saying this: the movie is all about th...