Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Lackluster ‘Legion’ Lays Flat in Box Office

By Brendan Murphy

February 2, 2010

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 about scores of angels sent from Heaven to destroy mankind after God loses faith in humanity. A re...

‘The Young Victoria’ a new hit

By Kate MacDonald

February 2, 2010

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 the title character, a young princess trying to assure her inner circle, her people and herself ...

Mark Morris dance group to take stage at UMass

By Andrew Cogan

February 2, 2010

The Mark Morris Dance Group, an internationally acclaimed dance company is coming to the University of Massachusetts tonight to perform its innovative blend of live music and modern dance. Formed in 1980, the group performed for the first time the same year in New York City and has since toured all...

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 to leave your living room to get your gory fix. Here are the top 10 horror...

Local bands unite to play Earthfoods benefit concert

By Patrick Giddings

January 31, 2010

Earthfoods Café was transformed Thursday night from an ovo-lacto vegetarian eatery into a hipster hootenanny to benefit Haiti. The round tables were pushed to the back corner, chairs upended on top. University of Massachusetts-based bands Grex, Bella’s Bartok and The Fine and Dandy Trio were slated...

Valley native, Tim Eriksen breaks from his punk rock roots

By Garth Brody

January 31, 2010

Tim Eriksen, the folk music laureate of Western Massachusetts, has come quite a long way from his hardcore punk roots. Friday night, he came back to Northampton for a solo concert at the Iron Horse Music Hall. Though flanked by a stable of at least five stringed instruments of various persuasions,...

Iron Horse hosts Cordelia’s Dad’s Tim Eriksen

By Garth Brody

January 29, 2010

Tim Eriksen will take the stage the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton tonight, although he is no stranger to the venerable venue; Eriksen is a founding member of local legend Cordelia’s Dad. He has been performing in the Pioneer Valley, both solo and with his band, since they formed in 1987. At...

“Fab” Beatles cover band plays Mullins Center

By Lindsay Orlov

January 29, 2010

On any list of the most famous and successful musical performers of the 20th century, the Beatles undoubtedly make an appearance near (if not at) the top. Their presence in the musical history of the world can be described as iconic, to say the least –so iconic, in fact, that their music has spawne...

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 he performs, and his newest special, “Tailgate Party,” is no exception. The...

Photo Booth lets partiers save face

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

January 28, 2010

If you’re an avid partygoer, you’ve probably been tagged in your fair share of embarrassing photos. You may have woken up on Saturday afternoon, logged onto your Facebook and gone through photo upon photo removing said tags so nobody would know how much of a hot mess you were the night before. What...

‘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,” “Harry Potter,” and for instance, even Jackson’s own “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. Given his pedigree, it’s easy to ...