Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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...

Mumford & Sons disappoint with new release

By Chris Trubac

September 26, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

English indie-folk outfit Mumford & Sons has returned with a new full-length album titled “Babel.”  The follow-up to their widely successful debut, “Sigh No More,” “Babel” has been highly anticipated. The ...

Retro review: “Queen”

By alicia bhardwaj

September 19, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living Blogs, Blogs, Entertainment, Music

Queen’s eponymous first album released in 1973 is often overlooked in comparison  to their more well known albums, such as a “Night at the Opera”. However, some of my favorite Queen songs of all time are on this al...

[Insert Swear Words Here] “Arctic Combat”

By Reggie Kwok

September 3, 2012

Filed under Blogs, Entertainment

Webzen developed this average first-person shooter game, which has everything that a FPS needs.  Players use guns to kill each other in game. This video game has the typical game modes, such as Free For All, Search and Destroy, and Team Death Match. In addition, new players ...

HBO features a fresh new comedy with ‘Girls’

By Kevin Romani

April 16, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Television

Executive producer Judd Apatow (“Knocked Up,” “The 40-Year-Old Virgin”) returns his attention to television with “Girls,” a very modern and appropriate comedy for upcoming college graduates. “Girls” comes from cre...

‘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...

Van Halen returns to former glory

By Adam Colorado

February 17, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

For fans of Van Halen, the 1985 departure of David Lee Roth was viewed as an end to the core of the iconic hard rock group. He was a charismatic frontman that provided Van Halen with an extremely powerful and versatile voice. Even outside of the songwriting and singing departments, Roth helpe...

“The river” a flawed trip upstream

By Victoria Knobloch

February 17, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Television

Ever since “Lost” ended in 2010, networks have been trying to fill the crazy cult TV show void. Any time a new genre pilot hit the air, critics would wonder, “Is this the next ‘Lost?’” From the ill-fated “V” and...

Grammys for Gaga

By Dane Feldman

February 10, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

Check out other reviews of Grammy nominated albums: Adele rolls into deep success with ‘21’ | Bruno Mars an unlikely contender in Grammys | Rihanna gets ‘Loud’ with nominations | 'Wasting Light’ not a waste of time...

Tinker, Tailor, Awesome, Movie

By Geoffrey King

February 5, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

Directed by Tomas Alfredson and based on the novel by John le Carré, “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” is a beautifully crafted film that thrills and captivates. “There’s a mole, right at the top of the Circus. A...

“Woman” thrills but doesn’t fulfill

By Victoria Knobloch

February 5, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

It will be a long time before our generation ceases to see Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter. Just as Elijah Wood will remain forever Frodo in our hearts and Leonard Nimoy will always look strange without Spock’s ears, Radcliffe...