Massachusetts Daily Collegian

‘Runner Runner’ is a disappointing mess

By Nathan Frontiero

October 15, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

The pitch for “Runner Runner” actually sounds pretty good. It suggests a fast-paced crime thriller featuring Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck set against an exotic tropical backdrop. But the final product, unfortunately, is a jumbled, confusing film that leaves a lot to be desired. It seems co-...

85th Oscars full of unpredictability

By Steph Cann

February 26, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Movies, Music

The 85th installment of Sunday night’s Academy Awards was an evening of raw creative talent and highly emotional speeches. With hundreds of millions of people watching worldwide, every Oscar winner announced became progressively more unpredictable. “Argo,” directed by a...

‘Argo’ is a masterful exercise in political film making

By Emily Brightman

October 15, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

“Argo,” the newest endeavor from actor/director Ben Affleck, is a surprisingly well-crafted chronicle of the covert CIA mission to rescue six Americans from peril during the Iranian Revolution. Though this true life story is only a small slive...

“Company Men” hits home hard

By Margaret Clayton

January 24, 2011

Filed under Movies

When you walk into the theater for a screening of “The Company Men,” you might temporarily forget that you are not watching extended media broadcast. Beginning with a news montage detailing the economic recession, the film tackles t...

‘The Town’ brings Hollywood close to home

By Ian Winship

September 20, 2010

Filed under Movies

It’s always exciting to see places from your day-to-day life in a Hollywood movie . Now take that excitement and add bank heists, car chases, and intense gun fights and you have the “The Town.” As a Massachusetts resident,...