Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Film review: “The Patience Stone”

By Nick Derian

October 18, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

In this week's film podcast installment, Collegian podcasters Nick Derian and Marissa Zaritsky review the film "The Patience Stone."...

Segel’s string of success continues with “The Five-Year Engagement”

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

April 29, 2012

Filed under Movies

Star and co-writer Jason Segel showcases his multi-talented theatrical abilities yet again in “The Five-Year Engagement,” a very modern and appropriate take on the romantic comedy genre. Segel re-teamed with frequent collaborato...

“The Hunger Games” leaves audiences hungry for more

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

March 26, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

There always seems to be hype surrounding film adaptations of bestselling book series. It happened with “Harry Potter” and “Twilight.” The difference between those series and the most recent book series cum movie franch...

“A Thousand Words” falls flat with comedy, approach

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

March 12, 2012

Filed under Movies

Man, that movie was weird. One of this weekend’s films at the box office was “A Thousand Words,” starring Eddie Murphy, who plays overly-hopped-up-on-caffeine and incredibly talkative book agent Jack McCall. The in...

“Project X” projects mediocrity

By Stephen Margelony-Lajoie

March 5, 2012

Filed under Movies

Though it may have an X in its a title, “Project X” is nowhere near a 10. “Project X” fails to stand out amongst other teen flicks by taking the brief, meaningless party scenes that are found in films such as “Mean Girls” or “10 Things I Hate About You”...

Truth be told, “A Separation” will leave you spellbound and begging for more

By Geoffrey King

March 5, 2012

Filed under Movies

With a remarkable cast and a breathtaking story, “A Separation” seeks the truth in more ways than one. Written, directed and produced by Asghar Farhadi, “A Separation” is a film that takes place in modern day Iran and...

“Wanderlust” wanders off track

By Nicholas Coviello

February 27, 2012

Filed under Movies

Normally, a film which features actor Paul Rudd, producer Judd Apatow and writer David Wain will work on at least some levels – if not all. And because Rudd, Apatow and Wain are some of the most brilliant comedic minds in the business today, their most recent feature, “Wanderlust,” ap...

‘Albert Nobbs’ provides unforgettable performances and only unforgettable performances

By Geoffrey King

January 29, 2012

Filed under Movies

Although “Albert Nobbs” delivers stunning performances, the film’s subpar writing and direction leaves much to be desired. Directed by Rodrigo Garcia, “Albert Nobbs” takes place in late nineteenth-century century Dublin ...

Podcast: ‘The Grey’ surprisingly solid piece of film

By Danny Marchant

January 29, 2012

Filed under Arts Podcasts, Movies

Listen to Danny's Podcast: The Grey. “The Grey,” starring Liam Neeson and directed by Joe Carnahan, has been marketed as “the movie where Liam Neeson fights wolves.” Keeping with the tradition of Neeson’s recen...