Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Halloween Issue 2015

Halloween Issue 2015

October 29, 2015

‘Devil’s Due’ is diabolically disappointing

By Paul Bagnall

February 5, 2014

Going to see a new horror movie on the big screen should be an exhilarating experience. The suspense and tension of this macabre genre, when done well, grips the audience, awakening its fears of the unknown. “Devil's Due,”...

“Killing Them Softly” receives mixed reviews

By Jonathan Smith

December 4, 2012

With big guns, stolen money and a plotline built around organized crime, “Killing Them Softly” looks like any other gangster film from an outsider’s perspective. While the film is, in many ways,  stereotypical of the genre, director Andrew Dominik attempts to take a different approach and...

Sinister burns Bughuul into audiences

By Paul Bagnall

October 16, 2012

Catching a ghost on film is one thing, but unleashing demons through a Super 8 film reel is what makes Scott Derrickson’s latest horror film “Sinister” unique in theaters. Anti-hero Ellison Oswalt (Ethan Hawke) is a true-crime writer struggling to climb his way back to fame wit...

Few bright spots in blockbuster filled summer

By Kevin Romani

September 5, 2011

For major motion picture studios, the summer movie season has become the most important time of year. With school out for the summer, kids and parents are left seeking opportunities for affordable fun. Movie theaters, as overpriced a...

Lackluster sequels plague summer cinemas

By Kevin Romani

September 5, 2011

Unfortunately, not every release this summer was as enjoyable as the films on our summer "best of" list. Several of the disappointments from this summer came in the form of sequels. Most, such as “The Hangover: Part II” and “...

No holiday cheer, but “Everybody’s Fine” here

By Kate MacDonald

December 10, 2009

Kirk Jones and company definitely did something right when they made this season’s newest family film, “Everybody’s Fine.” The director, known for “Nanny McPhee,” adapted his new film from 1990’s Italian flick “Stanno...

Goats Beware: Clooney new tricks up his sleeve that may cause your heart to stop

By Nora Drapalski

November 20, 2009

George Clooney brings audiences back in time with his new film, “The Men Who Stare at Goats.” Based on the nonfiction book by Jon Ronson, “The Men Who Stare at Goats” follows journalist Bob Wilton as he goes to Iraq in...

“The Box” puts the fear back into the unknown

By Steven Baum

November 6, 2009

In a time when the unknown can become known in seconds thanks to modern technology, “The Box” puts the fear back into that which is not known.  The year is 1976. Norma and Arthur Lewis are a happily married couple. They...