Massachusetts Daily Collegian

“Spring Breakers” certain to divide audiences

By Jonathan Smith

April 2, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

Every year, thousands of college students in America embark on the ritualistic trip known as spring break, often migrating south to Florida and even into Mexico in search of things like sun, sex and parties. In recent years, spring break has been maligned as nothing more than an...

‘Oz The Great and Powerful’ lacks power

By Ariel Kay

March 12, 2013

Filed under Archives, Arts & Living, Movies

James Franco’s illustrious 17-year acting career has been nothing shy of unique. He started his career as a too-cool teen on “Freaks and Geeks,” then played reluctant villain, Harry Osborn, in the mid-2000s’ “Spider-Man” trilogy. The final push towards conventional l...

Sundance Film Festival showcases upcoming must see films

By Jenny Rae

February 12, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

Utah is a state commonly known as the home of Mormonism and for its national parks. Yet every January, as soon as spring settles into the canyons, flocks of tourists and avid film-goers descend to witness what’s new in the independent...

“Your Highness” not made of royal quality

By Staff

April 12, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

Fans of fantasy films or Natalie Portman filed in to see “Your Highness” upon its release this past weekend. What they may not have been aware of, however, is that this movie was created by director David Gordon Green (“Pineapple Express”), and takes on a similar mantra o...

Oscar Predictions: Odds and Opinions

By Naychelle Lucas

February 25, 2011

Filed under Blogs, Entertainment

One of the biggest events on television is this Sunday- the 83rd annual Academy Awards airs on ABC at 8 p.m. This is the night every award show throughout the season leads up to. The Superbowl of award shows. The event, which w...

“127 Hours” humbles viewers

By Nick Coviello

December 2, 2010

Filed under Movies

Danny Boyle’s newest film, “127 Hours,” arrived at Amherst Cinema last weekend. The film is a limited release, which is unfortunate, but for good reason: “127 Hours” is brilliantly executed by all parties involved in it, but is a 90-minute affair. “127 Hours” focuses on adventure-junkie Aron Ralston (James Franco) and his experience after he finds himself trapped in a canyon while...

James Franco gives accurate portrayal of Allen Ginsberg in “Howl”

By Andrew Cogan

October 18, 2010

Filed under Movies

“Howl,” titled after Allen Ginsberg’s most famous poem, opened this weekend at Amherst Cinema. On Saturday night, writers and directors Rob Epstein and Jerry Friedman were on hand to present the movie and answer questions...

Save time for “Date Night”

By Kate MacDonald

April 12, 2010

Filed under Movies

Date Night movie trailerTina Fey and Steve Carell, known for their hilarious comedic hi-jinks, don’t disappoint in “Date Night,” the newest Shawn Levy flick. Though not exactly an innovative plot, thanks to the leads, the ...