Film (52)

Hawaiian sunset: Crowe’s latest disappoints

With the romantic comedy Aloha writer-director Cameron Crowe has made the worst movie of his career.I say that with a heavy heart because Crowe has directed two of my favorite films: Say Anything and Almost Famous. Both films spoke to me on a deeply personal level, so much so I have tattoos representing each film.

Miller unleashes the fury in new Mad Max movie

Mad Max: Fury Road, the fourth film in a franchise coming 30 years after the last installment, is as rare a commodity as gasoline and water in the post-apocalyptic world in which it is set. It is a brazen action film that not only matches its predecessors, but in many ways surpasses them.

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…
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