Pete Hammond and Maxim magazine have parted company, apparently due to a decision by editor-in-chief James Kaminski not to have any movie reviews at all. Kaminski and senior editor Patrick Carone were hired by the mag’s new Alpha Media Group owners, who bought the operation last August from Felix Dennis Publishing. The mag is cutting back financially, as all print publications have been doing. Kaminski informed Hammond that Maxim has had “a change of philosophy” and hence no movie reviews on either the print or online versions. Kaminski allegedly deep-sixed movie reviews also when he was working at Playboy. I tried confirming this with Kaminski but he chose not to reply. Carone and the mag’s p.r. rep didn’t get back either.