Massachusetts Daily Collegian

“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” triumphs in its directing

By Rachel Arlin

October 12, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

Long after its alleged nationwide release, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” finallymade it to local theaters and was well worth the wait. With few changes to the book, thefilm triumphed due to the author’s directing. “T...

Gere shines in manipulating thriller

By Ryan Sacco

September 26, 2012

Filed under Archives, Arts & Living, Movies

“Arbitrage” is a crafty thriller that has placed its twists and turns brilliantly within the plot to keep viewers eager and attentive to the story without getting the whiplash of confusion that often accompanies such twists. Nich...

‘The Vow’ not worth the hype

By Charlene Swain

February 28, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

There is nothing quite like the butterflies that fill your stomach with the glance of a simple smile from a lover’s face or the heavenly lightweight feeling that comes with a first kiss. The experience of falling in love ...

‘Bullhead’ a worthy foreign language film

By Nate Luippold

February 28, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

As an Academy Award nominee for best foreign language film, “Bullhead” is an epic thriller. Filled with surprising twists, it comes together with various subplots to create one of the grimmer tragedies to appear in theaters...

‘Martha’ film uniquely depicts cult life

By Acacia DiCiaccio

December 7, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

“Martha Marcy May Marlene” is a picturesque independent film about a girl who escapes life in a cult. The protagonist, Martha, played by Elizabeth Olsen, finds herself caught between remembering and trying to forget a world...

“Puss in Boots” claws itself a new franchise

By Kevin Romani

November 1, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

DreamWorks Animation’s “Shrek” franchise offered a string of four successful films that grossed over $1.25 billion combined domestically. The series began to falter in quality after original director Andrew Adamson left...

Hopping into theaters near you!

By Margaret Clayton

April 4, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

The writers of “Despicable Me” are back with another film for families this spring: the combination live-action/animation flick “Hop.” “Hop” gives audiences a peek behind the proverbial curtain to explore t...

‘Hornet’ brings stinging comedy

By Lindsay Orlov

January 23, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

If “The Green Hornet” were to be separated into its basic elements, it would boil down to a manageable dose of slapstick action, a sprinkling of impressive martial arts, and an overly large helping of classic Seth Rogen comedy....

‘Dangerous’ documentary impresses

By Garth Brody

May 3, 2010

Filed under Movies

You all owe your freedom to Daniel Ellsberg. Well, that may be a bit of an overstatement, but it is approximately the way you will feel after seeing “The Most Dangerous Man in America,” a documentary about the man who took...

‘Kick-Ass’ takes names

By Andrew Sheridan

April 26, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

“With no power comes no responsibility,” muses Dave Lizewski, pondering a decision to risk his life to play super-hero, “…except that isn’t true.” This is the central theme in Matthew Vaughn’s new film, Kick-Ass. Adapt...

Bong Joon-ho’s “Mother” thrills and spiritually engages

By Mark Schiffer

April 4, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

\"Mother\" - English Trailer from Youtube.comWe begin with a field. We don’t know where this field is, but as we see a middle-aged Korean woman walk through it, we understand that it is going to be a place of importance. I...

The Battle for Chile featured in documentary at Food for Thought Books

By Brendan Murphy

February 8, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies, Theatre, Words

Food for Thought bookstore in Amherst is hosting a four-part epic movie series chronicling the saga of the violent 1973 United States-sponsored coup d’état in Chile every Wednesday this month at 7 p.m. The “golpe de estado,”...