Massachusetts Daily Collegian

10 can’t-miss Christmas programs

By Kate MacDonald

December 9, 2010

Filed under Movies

The month of December is definitely known to be a month full of holiday specials that people of all ages can enjoy. From youngsters bouncing off the walls in anticipation for Santa’s arrival, to the mature, college-age set, to grandma knitti...

Box Office heating up for the holidays

By Kate MacDonald

December 5, 2010

Filed under Movies

Winter in the Northeast can be dreary at best. Filled with looming snow banks, icicles, biting wind and frost-covered cars, many of us would do just about anything to take our minds off the potential for hypothermia we risk every...

The Scariest, Most Terrifying… Romantic Comedies

By Kate MacDonald

October 25, 2010

Filed under Movies

Have you ever been watching a movie and you’re simply overcome with fear, horrified at the events that are unfolding and wary of what’s to come? Have you experienced these symptoms while watching a romantic comedy? You’re...

“Life as We Know It”: predictable, but entertaining

By Malea Ritz

October 12, 2010

Filed under Movies

“Life as We Know It” begins by drawing in viewers to witness the humorous first date of two very different people: Holly and “Messer,” played by Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel. They are set up on a blind date by ...

‘A Star is Born’

By Shane Cronin

September 28, 2010

Filed under Columns

Fifty-six years ago today, what was then one of the most expensive movies ever made (at a cost of approximately $5 million), “A Star Is Born” premiered at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood, Calif. The spectacular event, comparable in scale to the Academy Awards, was al...

Metropolis: 80 years old and still ahead of our time

By Austin Dale

September 21, 2010

Filed under Movies

courtesy Amherst Cinema Let’s talk about a film. The story is not terribly complicated. It concerns two races. A lunatic steals the resources of a group of people for power and financial gain and his civilization comes to live off th...

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 ...

Surprisingly, ‘The Bounty Hunter,’ captures laughs

By Kate MacDonald

April 1, 2010

Filed under Movies

The Bounty Hunter Trailer, YouTube Card-carrying member of Hollywood royalty Jennifer Aniston’s new film, “The Bounty Hunter,” is surprisingly good, if you take it at its face value – an extremely overplayed plotlin...

Alice in a new wonderland

By Matthieu Decker

March 9, 2010

Filed under Movies

From the opening scenes of Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland”, one can taste the modern sentiment oozing through an austere Victorian reserve. Alice, played by Mia Wasikowska, is now a young woman with interests in opposition...

Oscar Hopefuls Look to March

By Kate MacDonald

February 23, 2010

Filed under Movies

Fret not, pop culture enthusiasts, the nominees for the 82nd Academy Awards, known more commonly as the Oscars, are in, and it is predicted to be a great show. The stars will parade down the plush red carpet, decked out in the latest fashions, vying for th...

Valentine’s Day: The Title Says it All

By Matthieu Decker

February 23, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

Trailer: Valentine's Day Chances are, if you are considering seeing “Valentine’s Day,” you probably have a pretty good idea of how the film will play out. Considering the fare generally associated with a V-day week...

Top 10 horror movies to watch alone on Valentine’s Day

By Justin Gagnon

February 2, 2010

Filed under Movies

Planning on being alone this Valentine’s Day? Seeking vengeance on an ex? Looking to just drown in your sorrows by watching coeds get mutilated for your viewing pleasure? Luckily for you (and your ex), you don’t even have...