Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Boston Theatres This Weekend…Coming to Amherst

By kevinkoczwara

November 25, 2008


Filed under Movies

Ty Burr and Wesley Morris rarely disagree like they do here about the new Danny Boyle Film "Slumdog Millionaire." It is getting rave reviews across the country and talk of Oscars is heavy.Here is there weekly "Take 2" on the film:This Thanksgiving "Milk" is opening and that is being called a "masterpiece" across the board. Here ...

The Wrestler Trailer Finally Online

By kevinkoczwara

November 21, 2008


Filed under Movies

Variety has posted the trailer for the new Darren Aronofsky film "The Wrestler."Mickey Rourke is getting praise from almost every critic and won over a lot of hearts at some major festivals.Check it out:...

Classic Halloween Thrillers

By Jennifer Turner

October 30, 2008


Filed under Movies

Halloween This 1978 John Carpenter classic is the granddaddy to the modern horror film. Michael Myers remains one of the scariest and most recognizable movie killers. This film features a young Jamie Lee Curtis as the virginal babysitter Laurie Strode. On Halloween night, Michael Myers escapes from t...

Weekend Movie Rental

By kevinkoczwara

October 18, 2008


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Another weekend, another movie rental suggestion (just a day late). "The Visitor" played at Amherst cinema last spring. I got to go to a press screening, but never got to run the review in the paper because we ran out of time. So this is as good of a time as any to recommend this beautiful film. Let's start it off by saying the movie is a roller-coast...

DVD Pick of the Week

By kevinkoczwara

October 10, 2008


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This weekend in Northampton there is a festival dedicated to Robert Altman. So this weekend for my DVD I figured I'd pick a movie that feels like an Altman film, but was a first for one of the new-era of American directors.P.T. Anderson's first film "Boogie Night's" was a breathe of fresh air in Holly...

Weekend at Home With Movies!

By kevinkoczwara

October 3, 2008


Filed under Movies

This is going to be the second piece to the weekly column I will be writing for Friday's paper about the upcoming movies. This blog post will however be a DVD recommendation for the weekend, maybe 2 if it's a rainy one, that people should check out.This week I will begin with a Norwegian film that I rented a few weeks ago, "Reprise." The movie is about two f...

Pedovan in Boston

By andreamurray

September 11, 2008


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Newest Judd Apatow Joint Secretly Filmed in BostonThe newest Judd Apatow movie, producer of such wildly popular films as The 40 Year Old Virgin, Pineapple Express, Knocked Up and Superbad, just wrapped up filming last month in Boston reported Boston's Weekly Dig. It's so new, that it's still for the ...

Hellboy II Excedes This Movie Snobs Expectations

By kevinkoczwara

July 17, 2008


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I must admit:Hellboy II was near the bottom of my Summer Blockbuster List. But I was moved to go see it, with the temptation of Chinese food being snuck into the theater (General Goa's Chicken, Low Mein and White Rice, yum). I was mistaken when I wrote the preview for the movie in our Summer Guide . It was the only p...

Iron Man!

May 5, 2008


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Skip your classes and make haste to Cinemark: "Iron Man" is the most fun of any superhero movie released in the past year.Robert Downey, Jr. stars as Tony Stark, a hotshot weapons dealer. Taken captive by a local terrorist group during a visit to the Middle East, they demand Stark reconstruct for them his...

Neil Patrick Harris & The Second Life of Celebrities

By Peter Rizzo

May 3, 2008


Filed under Movies

Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, the second in the film franchise, contains ten minutes of epic cinema gold. While stranded in the wilderness the perpetually daft duo attempt to hitchhike only to be picked up by none other than Neil Patrick Harris (Doogie Howser MD). What follows is Neil Patrick Harris a...

Cannes Film Festival list has been Announced

By kevinkoczwara

April 23, 2008


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The Guardian's film blog has posted the list of film playing at this years Cannes Film Festival. The list includes the 4 hour (2 movies running together) Che movie by Steven Soderbergh (starring Benicio Del Toro). The two films are set to be released in 2008 . This is an epic project from a director who has been holding off...

So Long Charlton Heston

April 6, 2008


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It’s a sad, sad day in H-town. Screen legend Charlton Heston passed away last night, at the age of 84. The actor, who in 2002 revealed an ongoing struggle with Alzheimer’s disease, leaves behind his wife of sixty-four years, Lydia.Best known for roles in “Planet of The Apes”, “The 10 Commandments”, and “Ben-Hur”, Heston als...