Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Original “Fame” lives on, sort of

By Rachel Aylward

September 27, 2009


Filed under Movies

“Fame costs... and right here is where you start paying.” So started the remake of the 1980s musical hit “Fame.” While this movie does have a literal cost, you may find that the price of the ticket is actually worth it after seeing this fun flick. If you are a dancer, singer or musician of any...

Tetro Dazzles, Manipulates Magnificently

By Mark Schiffer

September 24, 2009


Filed under Movies

Marvel at the pyrotechnic kaleidoscope that is Francis Ford Coppola’s “Tetro!” Be amazed, as Vincent Gallo’s titular character somehow manages to chew every piece of scenery on screen! Be astounded by the sensual curves of Maribel Verdu’s Miranda, who’s kisses have the capacity to shatter...

…And You Will Know Us by The Trail Of Dead Concert Review

By Garth Brody

September 24, 2009


Filed under Music

As “...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead” exploded into their set this Monday night at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston with “Isis Unveiled” – the single off their most recent album, “The Century of Self” – more than a few hands rose up to cover unprepared ears. Trail Of Dead...

“Ponyo” considers conflict between man and nature

By Nora Drapalski

September 24, 2009


Filed under Movies

Within the first ten minutes of watching Hayao Miyazaki’s newest film, ”Ponyo,” audiences can already predict what the story will be about. Fish meets boy, fish turns into girl and reunites with boy. Together, they explore the world of humans and fall in love with each other. What they might not...

Emmy host attempts to shed new light on dimming award show

By Kate MacDonald

September 23, 2009


Filed under Television

When anyone can find out which celebrity is back in rehab for a supposed toothache, which is having an affair with their co-star while their spouse stays in the same city and which is beating their significant other while cruising the streets of L.A. simply by strolling down an aisle in Stop and Shop,...

The Starling report: walk of shame

By Jessica Starling Jones

September 23, 2009


Filed under Lifestyle

It’s Saturday morning. Not quite sunrise, but not long after. The place: The mean streets of Fitchburg, where I spent most of my Friday nights this summer. The outfit: Wrinkled and askew. Low-cut top, platform heels. Smudged mascara compounding dark circles under my eyes, a sure sign that I didn’t ge...

“Flower Power” in full bloom at Herter Gallery

By Lisa Linsley

September 23, 2009


Filed under Fine Arts

The University of Massachusetts’ Herter Art Gallery is currently featuring a group show titled “Flower Power.” The exhibit explores the ways in which flower imagery can be used to find meaning in nature. Historically, flower and plant representations have held symbolic value in artworks. Duri...

Sam Roberts Band’s modest NoHo performance thrills

By Angela Stasiowski

September 23, 2009


Filed under Music

This past Monday, Iron Horse Music Hall ushered in a new era of rock n’ roll, playing host to Canada’s Sam Roberts Band. The group of Montreal natives is currently touring the United States in support of their latest effort, “Love at the End of the World.” The 7 p.m. performance delivered tunes from ever...

A ‘Beautiful Day’ for U2 fans at Gillette Stadium

By Justin Gagnon

September 22, 2009


Filed under Music

Gillette Stadium was rocking this past “Sunday Bloody Sunday,” but it wasn’t the Patriots sweating under the hot lights. The world-renowned Irish rock band U2 landed its 360 degree tour in Foxborough, Mass., on Sept. 20 and 21. Amazingly, the group still consists of its original four members: Bono, ...

Warhol’s Art and Legacy Comes to UMass Gallery

By Samantha Marsh

September 22, 2009


Filed under Theatre

Correction appended The University of Massachusetts will be showcasing the works of Andy Warhol and related artists at the University Gallery, beginning today, Sept. 23. There are two exhibits which will be displayed at the Gallery: “The Minox & the Big Shot: Andy Warhol’s Photography (1...

Nine gives good characters, but lacks story line

By Nicholas Ortolani

September 22, 2009


Filed under Movies

Do not let the friendly-looking rag dolls fool you – “9” is not a kid’s movie. The plot of the film is incredibly contrived, and, at times, tests both the audience’s sense of logic and empathy, which is a shame, considering that the art direction is brilliant. The story follows #9 (v...

‘Sorority Row’ offers stab at legitimacy for talentless Hollywood offspring

By Kate MacDonald

September 21, 2009


Filed under Movies

 It starts with an accidental death, followed by threats, gory deaths and a disguised killer. Sound familiar? These traits can be attributed to countless horror films made in the last two decades. Yet Stewart Hendler’s “Sorority Row” brings a few new elements into the mix, namely comedic timing...