Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Modern vampires send inappropriate message

By Stephen Margelony-Lajoie

September 12, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

As the fourth season of the CW’s “The Vampire Diaries” approaches and fanatics are still trying to maintain their composure and keep emotions in check after the fifth season finale of HBO’s “True Blood,” it’s getting...

Hollywood blockbusters: you may not like them, but they are important

By Herb Scribner

September 12, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

I understand why people don’t like Hollywood blockbusters. But I think they deserve a little credit, too. Think of all the hot new movies that came out recently only to grab the attention of movie-goers like the last bag of Rai...

Tom Hardy Shines in Plotless “Lawless”

By Danny Marchant

September 6, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

If 2011 was the year of Michael Fassbender, then 2012 is the year of Tom Hardy. Since his breakthrough role in “Inception,” Hardy has stolen the show in film after film. Last seen trying to blow up Gotham City with a nuclear device as Bane i...

The State of the Superhero Movie

By Danny Marchant

September 4, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

Superhero movies are not going away. For those who enjoy them, excellent. For those who don’t, too bad. In 2000, Bryan Singer’s “X-Men” was released and started the modern era of superhero movies. But in the 12 years that Hollywood has been kicking off and rebo...

Summer fun, without the sun

By Staff

April 29, 2012

Filed under Movies

Everyone loves summer. Or rather, everyone loves the idea of summer. Many of us, though, while waiting in anticipation for the end of school, don’t necessarily love the realities of summer. It’s hot and sunny, and some of...

2012 Movies to Look Forward to

By Molly Keegan

March 27, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living Blogs, Blogs, Entertainment, Movies and Television

One of the most exciting parts about going to the movie theater is seeing the previews for upcoming movies. The anticipation of a great new movie can be almost as fulfilling as actually seeing the movie itself. The year 2012 will...

Best costume ideas come from television, movies

By Kevin Romani

October 27, 2011

Filed under Archives, Arts & Living, Culture

It’s that time of year again. Halloween is here, and there is sure to be a large number of costumes dedicated to the world of pop culture. Some will focus on celebrities - especially those with tiger blood - and others will...

Film Repeats Continue to Appear

By Jeff Mitchell

October 5, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

Today you will find more moviegoers clamoring over the new 3-D release of “The Lion King” than many upcoming new films. In this mood we tend to put more weight into old classics than we do into many new productions. Audiences...

Harry Potter and the existential crisis

By Emily Felder

September 11, 2011

Filed under Opinion

I anxiously awaited the release of each of the “Harry Potter” books, along with everyone else. In my family the latest book went to whoever got dibs on it first. Calling someone a ‘Mudblood’ was just as bad as any other...

The social acceptability of piracy

By Seyi Obasa

March 2, 2011

Filed under Columns

Miss the latest episode of “Glee” or “The Office?” No problem, you can catch those shows on many of the available streaming video websites just hours after they have been aired. Or as has increasingly become the case, you can watch many primetime shows on sites like Hulu or ...

Academy Award nomination recap

By Justin Gagnon

January 26, 2011

Filed under Movies

The nominees for the 83rd Academy Awards are in. Despite a year with no movie that distinctly stands out amongst its peers, David Fincher and “The Social Network” have been cleaning up at the early award shows. While ...

Hollywood’s Box-Office Secret

By Margaret Clayton

January 23, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

Two years after its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, “I Love You, Phillip Morris” has finally made it to our local theaters. The question is, why the delay? Two years since “Milk” and another three since “Bro...