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The 13th Maine International Film Festival begins in Waterville next Friday, and along with the usual unusual array of (political, music, and eco-)documentaries, Amerindies, classic and foreign films, and a special night at the drive-in, MIFF has a coupl
Young filmmakers shine at this year's Maine International Film Festival
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  July 02, 2010

Game Changer?(1)

For the worse part of two decades, Hollywood has been trying to discover the formula for successfully adapting video games to the big screen.
After decades of lackluster releases, the video-game-turned-film genre may have finally found its royalty
By BRETT MICHEL  |  June 04, 2010

Dance, Monkey!: Jess Sutich

Every week we put a comic in the hot seat. This week's victim is...
On beachfront property in Ohio, idealistic pizza, and interspecies relations
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  April 01, 2009

Review: The Haunting in Connecticut

It's no shocker that The Haunting in Connecticut — a film inspired by the "true tale" of a family who stir up a nest of spooks when they move into a former mortuary — offers many a groan-worthy moment.
Succeeds despite eye-rollers
By SHAULA CLARK  |  April 01, 2009

Autumn peeves

With pundits already reading political significance into summer blockbusters like The Dark Knight (“Is Batman a stand-in for George Bush? Discuss.”), the meatier movies of fall arrive not a moment too soon.
Films with a full agenda
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 08, 2008

Chicago 10

Some of the lead participants in the farce leave lasting impressions, not least the antic prankster Abbie Hoffman, voiced by Hank Azaria.
A motion-capture cartoon with an anachronistic soundtrack
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 27, 2008


Streets of gold

The mustache seems to be making a comeback — in the popular imagination if not on upper lips.
Who is that stashed man?
By CAITLIN CURRAN  |  September 05, 2007

R.I.P., Godfather of Soul

Regular readers of the Cool, Cool World obviously recognize the musical genius of James Brown.
James Brown stood his ground against Cianci
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  December 27, 2006

Crossword: 'Wii are not amused'

Taking PS3 literally
By MATT JONES  |  November 29, 2006


This pleasing B-level gore fest (no relation to the 1973 flick staring James Caan) is an unintentional hybrid of Larry the Cable Guy and Stay Alive as it pits rednecks against zombies.
B-movie shoots for camp and gross-outs  
By TOM MEEK  |  April 05, 2006