Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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...

Top 10 cinematic sensations seen on the big screen this year

By Nora Drapalski

December 9, 2009

Filed under Movies

Charged with the task of sifting through the plotless horror tales and cringing chick flicks, we have unearthed the top 10 best movies of 2009 from beneath the piles of … bad stuff. Imagery and originality battled it out, narrowing...

Big screen blunders: disappointing films of 2009

By Shayna Murphy

December 9, 2009

Filed under Movies

(Editor's Note: This is an updated version of an earlier story published on December 9, 2009.) No best-of-the-year film list would be complete without a glimpse at the films that made audience-goers cringe in 2009. From har...

10 Holiday Films Which Won’t Make You Cringe

By Mark Schiffer

December 6, 2009

Filed under Television

It is difficult to say that that the holidays are an uplifting time for everyone. Packed toy stores, clusters of relatives and flight delays due to inclement weather all manage to form what for some is the pinnacle of stress for...

Lars Von Trier Fills Audiences With Disgust and Awe With “Antichrist”

By Mark Schiffer

November 17, 2009

Filed under Movies

What may be one of the more important pieces of information to know about “Antichrist” is that if you are going to the movies to watch John Cusack save the world and his family in slow motion, you probably have wandered into...

“The Box” puts the fear back into the unknown

By Steven Baum

November 6, 2009

Filed under Archives

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...