Hal Maas

31,514 Flips | 32 Magazines | 207 Likes | 31 Following | 4,607 Followers | @bluequarry | Keep up with Hal Maas on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Hal Maas”

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society offers sweet, easy WWII romance: EW review

We gave it a <b>B+</b><p>A movie as snug and sweet and congenitally British as a tea cozy, <i>The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society</i> also feels like it …

Downton Abbey

These are 2017’s best books according to Amazon

We're listening...<p><b>From the editors of Real Simple</b> <b><br>Words by Liz Steelman</b><p>If you’ve already got through the brilliant books the <i>Marie Claire</i> team are …

James Franco: ‘I was certainly taking myself too seriously before. But who doesn’t?’

His riotous new film, The Disaster Artist, is one of the best in a fascinating but patchy career. So how did this notorious workaholic with a fear of failure learn to laugh at himself?<p>James Franco, the stoner’s comedian inside a workaholic arthouse auteur trapped in a Hollywood leading man’s body, …

The Big Heat review – Fritz Lang's 1953 thriller retains its shocking power

Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame and Lee Marvin star in drum-tight and violent revenge flick, a classic from Lang’s American period<p>The big heat – like the big sleep – is a menacing idea, a miasma that swarms over this taut and violent 1953 crime thriller from director Fritz Lang, a classic from his …

‘Justice League’ Is Reportedly Losing A Super Amount Of Money For Warner Bros.

For most movies, a $96 million opening weekend would be a cause for celebration. That’s more money than <i>John Wick: Chapter Two</i> — a great film that you should watch with the entire family this holiday weekend — made in its entire run. But <i>Justice League</i> isn’t most movies. It’s DC’s <i>Avengers</i>, the …

All 25 James Bond movies, ranked from worst to best

Of course I later caught up with the ones I skipped as a kid, but it's been a nice long while since I've watched any of the Bond films so when Collider asked me to rank every entry in the franchise, I figured it was high time to revisit them all, starting with <i>Dr. No</i> and going all the way to <i>Spectre</i> …

James Bond

No more Mr Nice Guy: the actors who revived their careers with extreme makeovers

Affable goofball Vince Vaughn is on the verge of a Vaughnaissance with his gleeful antihero in Brawl in Cell Block 99. Here’s who he can take tips from<p>Trace your way through Vince Vaughn’s career – from affable-boyish late-90s Vince, past affable-goofball noughties Vince and all the way to …

Quentin Tarantino on Harvey Weinstein: 'I knew enough to do more than I did'

The director admits he knew about an alleged assault involving his former girlfriend Mira Sorvino, and says he wishes he had taken responsibility<p>Quentin Tarantino says he knew about instances of sexual assault by Harvey Weinstein for decades but failed to act in order to protect women, adding: “I …

47 Incredible Movies You Need To Watch If You Want To Be A Film Buff

You'll never be bored again.<p><i>Note: Submissions may have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Universal Pictures

RANKED: The 17 best dystopian movies of all time

Denis Villeneuve's new addition to Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner" is already being hailed as a visually captivating sci-fi masterpiece by critics.<p>As the "Blade Runner 2049" hype intensifies, you might want to check out some other films with heavy dystopian themes. So we made a list of the best</b> …

Blade Runner

Woman Denies Wrongdoing After Allegedly Shooting Homeless Man Who Asked Her To Move Porsche: 'I'm Not a Bad Person'

An aspiring singer from Nashville, Tenn., defended herself in an online rant, days after she was charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting …

Crime

The 24-Year Hunt for a Serial Killer Preying on Long Island Prostitutes

‘Hello, it’s me… I got arrested… I’m not kidding you… Two murders. From 1993. Two prostitutes. They’re saying they found my semen in them.’<p>As …

Lady Bird review – Greta Gerwig's charming and witty solo directorial debut flies high

The actor/writer tells a semi-autobiographical tale of growing up in California with authenticity, warmth and excellent performances from Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf<p>One of writer/director Noah Baumbach’s many smart career moves was to collaborate with actor Greta Gerwig, who co-wrote the …

The Current War review – Benedict Cumberbatch transmits medium voltage portrait of Thomas Edison

The battle over rival electricity systems fought out between Edison and fellow inventor George Westinghouse is illuminating – but perhaps not quite as much as it could have been<p>This title has a pun which is probably too weirdly pedantic even to count as groanworthy: an immediate, contemporary war …

3,500-year-old tomb discovered in Egypt

LUXOR, Egypt — Egypt on Saturday announced the discovery in the southern city of Luxor of a pharaonic tomb belonging to a royal goldsmith who lived more than 3,500 years ago during the reign of the 18th dynasty.<p>The tomb, located on the west bank of the river Nile in a cemetery for noblemen and top …

Katie Holmes ‘Doesn’t Care’ That Tom Cruise Is Angry Over Jamie Foxx Secret Romance

Katie Holmes has kept her relationship with Jamie Foxx a secret for five years out of respect for former husband Tom Cruise and the divorce agreement …

Why the Irish get death right

We’ve lost our way with death, says Kevin Toolis – but the Irish wake, where the living, the bereaved and the dead remain bound together, shows us the way things could be done<p>In the narrow room the old man lay close to death.<p>Two days before, he had ceased to speak, lapsed into unconsciousness, and …

9 common punctuation mistakes that make you look dumb

National Punctuation Day is celebrated every year in the US on September 24.<p>Founded by Jeff Rubin in 2004, the day was created to celebrate the correct usage of all punctuation, from the "lowly comma" to the "ever-mysterious ellipsis."<p>In honor of National Punctuation Day this year, INSIDER rounded …

Linguistics

A-Listers Gather at the Venice Film Festival: Pictures

Palestinian Singer Arrested for Glorifying Slaughter of Israel Family

Sep 3, 2017<p><i>Israeli security forces arrested a Palestinian singer for lauding a terrorist who murdered three members of an Israeli family.</i><p>Israeli …

Iran unveils drone base with warning to enemies

<b>Iran has unveiled an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) base for its fleet of drones which have given the country a remarkable capability in the fight</b> …

16 science fiction and fantasy books to read this September

Robots, magicians, and the making of Blade Runner<p>I took a short vacation to Maine recently, and ended up blowing through Deliliah S. Dawson’s new <i>Star Wars</i> novel <i>Phasma</i>. It’s one of a few recent books exploring the darker side of the franchise, along with <i>Battlefront II: Inferno Squad</i> and <i>Thrawn</i>. Given …

“Rebecca” is what you get if you ask Alfred Hitchcock to manage up while crafting gothic drama

<b>Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine in "Rebecca" (United Artists)</b><p>Producer David O. Selznick griped and moaned throughout production of this fascinating flop rereleased by Criteron<p>Colin Fleming<p>September 3, 2017 9:30pm (UTC)<p>When Alfred Hitchcock came to America in 1939 to make "Rebecca," his first …

Iranians at the gates

Unless something changes, Israel is sprinting headlong into another violent confrontation along its northern border, this time against either Iranian …

Middle East

‘Tulip Fever’: The Hot Mess of a Movie Critics Can’t Stop Talking About

Super-producer Harvey Weinstein’s long-delayed period piece about a tulip war, an affair, and a fake pregnancy has finally hit theaters. And it is… …

Italy police nab refugee as last suspect in beach gang rape

Police in Italy say they've arrested a Congolese refugee as the fourth suspect in gang rapes at a beach resort.<p>Rimini police chief Maurizio Improta says the man was caught Sunday morning on a train about to leave a nearby town. On Saturday, the other three suspects, all minors, including two …

Martin Scorsese-Produced Joker Movie Wants Leonardo DiCaprio to Star

By bringing on Martin Scorsese as a producer, Warner Brothers is hoping to lure his famous collaborator.<p>Warner Brothers made headlines last week when …

Superhero Movies

Books Coming Out in the Fall That We Can’t Wait to Read

Add these novels to your fall reading list.<p>We’re only halfway through our summer reading lists, but we’re already looking forward to fall. Every …

Tulip Fever

To paraphrase Bill Murray’s famous line from “Tootsie,” the long-delayed “Tulip Fever” is one nutty 17th century melodrama. It offers curious viewers …

Tulips

Venice Film Festival 2017: “Suburbicon,” “The Private Life of a Modern Woman”

<b>“Suburbicon,”</b> the new movie directed by George Clooney, is, as many of you who follow the inner workings of American cinema already know, based on an …

Film Festivals