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Tolkien fans can revisit the one trilogy to rule them all

Last December, Peter Jackson completed his three-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit. On Saturday, Cinemagic in Westbrook is presenting the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Jackson’s first trip to Tolkien’s Middle Earth, starting at 10 a.m.After Jackson’s bloated take on The Hobbit, revisiting The Lord of the Rings is an ideal anecdote.

Latest Fast and the Furious honors Walker, revels in the absurd

At seven movies in, most film franchises are usually skimming the bottom of the barrel, but the Fast and the Furious series defies all logic. The “Furious” movies didn’t truly hit their stride until number five and they have been keeping that pace ever since.Back in 2001, Fast and the Furious centered on illegal street racing and the relationship of undercover cop Brian (Paul Walker) and top street racer Dom (Vin Diesel). After a few…

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 sinks under its own weight

1 hr 33 min | Cinemagic Clarks Pond | Cinemagic WestbrookTo paraphrase one of the characters in Hot Tub Time Machine 2: "We have this great power and we're just a bunch of screw ups." It is almost as if screenwriter Josh Heald and director Steve Pink were critiquing their own movie.

With eye for the absurd, ‘Kingsman’ balances mayhem, laughs

“Kingsman: The Secret Service,” essentially a modern R-rated update of the James Bond-formula, is director Matthew Vaughn’s second adaptation of a Mark Millar graphic novel, following 2010’s “Kick-Ass.” The two make excellent bedfellows.It is possible to get away with a lot more in a comic book where you can visualize things that would be difficult to stomach in a live action movie. Millar’s graphic novels are full of explicit violence, gore and sexual content paired…
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