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‘King Arthur’ is not legendary

‘King Arthur’ is not legendary

Jai Courtney and Henry Cavill were both considered for the titular role of King Arthur, but lost it to Charlie Hunnam. (Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Staff It’s inexcusable, just plain inexcusable, that a modern day blockbuster with a budget of $175 million ends up looking like something thrown together for the

Underrated classics: ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’

Despite its low popularity, “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” ran for seven seasons before cancellation. (Photo courtesy of Paramount Domestic Television) Owen Johnson Connector Staff There have been five “Star Trek” television series that have been brought to the small screen over the franchise’s half century of existence. The three that people remember are “The

Fast and Furious 8: Definitely not fate

The film had the biggest global opening in history, making $500 million in two days. (Courtesy of Universal Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Staff The plot line for “Fate of the Furious” is pretty straight forward: Dom (Vin Diesel) is forced to betray his team and work with a terrorist known as Cipher (Charlize Theron). There

Underrated classics: ‘Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior’

“Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior” was the second film directed by George Miller. (Courtesy of Warner Bros Entertainment) Owen Johnson Connector Staff Before “Mad Max: Fury Road” came out in the summer of 2015, the unequivocal best film in the film series was “Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior,” and it is still close

Boston Herald editor-in-chief speaks about media

Joe Sciacca defends media, especially during Donald Trump’s presidency. (Owen Johnson/Connector) Owen Johnson Connector Staff Joe Sciacca has been at the Boston Herald for thirty-four years, the last seven of which he has been the editor-in-chief. He was inspired to become a journalist when he witnessed the role the news made during the Watergate scandal.

‘Life’ wastes people’s lives

‘Life’ has grossed over $22 million since it’s initial release. (Photo courtesy of Colombia Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Staff On the International Space Station, a six-man crew receives a probe from Mars that contains a cell that belongs to extraterrestrial life. As the cell grows into a sophisticated alien creature, it manages to escape its

‘Beauty and the Beast’: Another pointless remake

As of March 24th, “Beauty and the Beast (2017)” has grossed over $300 million. (Courtesy of Disney) Owen Johnson Connector Staff The new “Beauty and the Beast” is the equivalent of the special editions to the original “Star Wars” movies: they are still the same movie as the original, but the few changes that have

Reviews for movies filmed in Lowell

Despite it’s poor reception from critics, “Grown Ups 2” made $247 million in theaters. (Photo courtesy of Colombia Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Staff “School Ties” (1992): “School Ties” is a movie about a high school star quarterback (Brendan Fraser) in the 1950s who has to keep his religious identity as a Jew concealed. “School Ties”

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