Category Archives: Movies

Out of this world: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ has found a successful formula

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. That’s the guiding principle of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” the sequel to Marvel’s 2014 surprise hit space…

A long time later… After a decade, ‘Star Wars’ fans awaken for new trilogy

By Gordon Dritschilo Correspondent Matthew Howland’s first memory was his father taking him to see “Return of the Jedi.” “I remember standing in line,” the 36-year-old Rutlander said. “I was…

The Vermont Movie Filmmakers Launch Statewide Youth Video Contest

The filmmakers from “Freedom & Unity: The Vermont Movie” enthusiastically announce the launch of Freedom & Unity TV, a new film contest aimed to inspire and mentor young Vermonters, ages…

Teacher’s props are Hollywood hits

By JIM SABATASO | Correspondent. Most people know John Peterson from his day job. For almost 30 years, he has taught history at Rutland High School, inspiring students with his passion,…

Castleton Presents ‘The Hungry Heart’: Prescription drug addiction documentary showing at Paramount

CASTLETON, Vt. – Castleton is pleased to present a showing of “The Hungry Heart” on Tuesday, September 9 at 7 p.m., in the Paramount Theatre in Rutland. “The Hungry Heart”…

Cowabungle ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ is Confidently Mediocre

By JIM SABATASO | Correspondent. I don’t like nostalgia. At best, it’s empty comfort food for your brain. At worst, it’s a delusion that devalues the present. The past was never…

Growing up: ‘Boyhood’ is an affecting feat of filmmaking

By JIM SABATASO  |  Correspondent. Through the course of his career, Richard Linklater has created a body of work that is restless but never lost. “Slacker,” his 1991 debut, was…

Firth Riffs on Work with Allen

The Associated Press NEW YORK — Colin Firth had been hoping for decades to get a call from Woody Allen. Emma Stone, at only 25, hadn’t been waiting nearly as…

High X-pectations: ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ saves the franchise from the darkest timeline — just barely

By Jim Sabataso  |  Correspondent. The X-Men have a long history of tampering with the past to create a better future. It’s an apt metaphor for what director Bryan Singer…

Spider-meh ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ is a gorgeous mess of a movie

By Jim Sabataso  |  Correspondent. “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” has the unfortunate luck of being the first superhero blockbuster to follow “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” the best Marvel flick…