Massachusetts Daily Collegian

‘Taken 2’ better as a standalone than a sequel

By Herb Scribner

October 10, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

There is nothing wrong with “Taken 2” as a standalone film. Compared to its predecessor, though, it’s kind of flat. “Taken 2” is the story of Bryan Mills, an obsessive-compulsive everyday guy with a background...

Podcast: ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Episode 4

By Danny Marchant

April 17, 2012

Filed under Arts Multimedia, The Dark Knight Rises

Episode four of "The Dark Knight Rises" podcast focuses on the film's confirmed - and potential -  antagonists. Collegian Producers Danny Marchant and Kevin Romani discuss the man who breaks the bat himself  - Bane (Tom Hardy)...

Morning Wood to Become Neeson News

By Kevin Romani

April 2, 2012

Filed under Archives

Beginning in the 2012-2013 academic year, this newspaper will now be known as “The Neeson News.” Following a conversation with the editorial staff, we have decided to dedicate ourselves to reporting the life, heroism and face-imploding...

‘Wrath’ of the pointless sequel

By Danny Marchant

April 2, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living

There’s nothing as frustrating as seeing a good actor wasted in a bad movie. “Wrath of the Titans,” the unnecessary sequel to the unnecessary remake of “Clash of the Titans,” has the distinguished honor of wasting the...

3D features cannot save the ‘Phantom Menace’

By Kevin Romani

February 16, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

History has not been kind to “Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace.” “The Phantom Menace” was one of the most anticipated films of all time when it was originally released in 1999. “Star Wars” and its seq...

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...

Unknown packs a psychological punch

By Tori Hall

February 21, 2011

Filed under Movies

January Jones has the ability to cloud anyone’s vision, especially Liam Neeson’s. In the action-packed thriller “Unknown,” Liam Neeson  plays Dr. Martin Harris, a man whose world goes to shambles during a trip to Berli...