Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Craven leaves audiences ‘Scream’ing

By Herb Scribner

April 19, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

After all the blood, twists, turns, jokes and creepy phone calls, “Scream 4” has emerged as one of the best of the series following its premiere last weekend. The latest chapter of the story opens with Sidney Prescott returning to her hometown of Woodsboro, Calif., where the initial murde...

Bargain Bin Special: Killer7

By Staff

April 19, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Video Games

“Killer7” is a 2005 first-person shooter (FPS). While it lacks many familiar aspects of FPS’s and has a somewhat frustrating control scheme, still deserves a second look. You play as a group of assassins known as the Killer Seven, made up of seven people you can alternate between o...

It’s a Scream, baby

By Staff

April 14, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

  Do you like scary movies? Everyone remembers the opening line from the first “Scream” film that follows Sidney Prescott (Neve Cambell) and her fight for survival against a serial killer (nicknamed Ghostface) and all t...

“Your Highness” not made of royal quality

By Staff

April 12, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

Fans of fantasy films or Natalie Portman filed in to see “Your Highness” upon its release this past weekend. What they may not have been aware of, however, is that this movie was created by director David Gordon Green (“Pineapple Express”), and takes on a similar mantra o...

“Jane Eyre” is a winning adaptation of a classic

By Ian Opolski

April 4, 2011

Filed under Archives, Arts & Living, Movies

In his adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s classic Gothic romance, director Cary Fukunaga opens “Jane Eyre” with force, showing the titular character as an adult wandering miserably across the harsh English countryside. Fans...

Gyllenhaal makes every second count in “Source Code”

By Malea Ritz

April 4, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

Jake Gyllenhaal races against time in his newest film, “Source Code.” As a courageous soldier named Captain Colter Stevens, Gyllenhaal is on a mission to save the city of Chicago from a series of bombings. Through a program...

DK makes monkey business on the Wii

By Andrew Sheridan

March 2, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Video Games

Lately, Nintendo has gone back to its roots. Reaching into the company’s deep reservoir of classic franchises, the video game giant has slowly but surely been breathing new life into franchises that in recent years has been featured only in ...

Bright Eyes gets brighter

By Acacia DiCiaccio

February 22, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

It is a rare opportunity for fans to be able to track the emotional progression of a musician merely by listening to their discography. However, this is exactly what occurrs with Bright Eyes’s  lead singer Conor Oberst. L...

“Biutiful” is a smash

By Brian Canova

February 22, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

After 2006’s “Babel,” a discouraging and overcomplicated cinematic miscarriage, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu returns to the caliber set by his fantastic earlier films with “Biutiful,” a melancholy film as much about...

Some things are better off dead

By Andrew Sheridan

September 22, 2010

Filed under Video Games

When “Resident Evil” first came out in 2002, it enjoyed a unique position in the world of video game-to-movie adaptations. Virtually every such film to date had struggled to cram half-baked and unwieldy game concepts into genres such as kung-fu and action-ad...

“Dinner for Schmucks” a cocktail of laughs

By Dan Gigliotti

September 8, 2010

Filed under Movies

“Dinner for Schmucks” offers a light fare of laughs, with tasteful jokes in modest proportions. For someone with a full appetite for gut-wrenching humor, this film leaves room for dessert. When a coveted job promotion require...

Cali girl Caillat more then just a pretty face

By Justin Gagnon

October 14, 2009

Filed under Music

Colbie Caillat, one of the West Coast’s most beautiful and talented young artists, stopped in Boston at the Orpheum Theater this past Sunday night. In an almost flawless performance, she established that her proliferating fame is no fluke, and that a pretty ...