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Wednesday, 05 September 2012 14:30

They fought the law and the law won

Lawless' an ambitious attempt that falls just short

The Prohibition Era was a time of outlaws and folk heroes. The government fought and continually lost - a constant battle against the bootleggers and gangsters that arose following the illegalization of alcohol. Their jobs weren't made any easier by a general populace that mostly disagreed with the law and often casually violated it.

This is the world of the Bondurant family, a group of Virginia brothers that rose to prominence through their Depression-era bootlegging exploits. 'Lawless,' based on the book 'The Wettest County in the World' by Matt Bondurant, follows the brothers as they are finally confronted by the law.

Wednesday, 05 September 2012 14:05

The play is the thing

A preview of the 2012-13 PTC season

BANGOR The 2012-2013 season from Penobscot Theatre Company is upon us.

This year marks the 39th season for Bangor's professional theatre, as well as the first full season for new Artistic Director Bari Newport, who has been at the helm since January of this year.

It's a vast and varied collection of plays, with Maine premieres and classics, madcap comedies and challenging dramas. There really is something for all tastes.

Wednesday, 05 September 2012 13:54

2012 Schoodic Sculpture Symposium comes to a close

Eight international artists bring their talents to Orono

ORONO After months of planning and weeks of work by an assortment of artists, assistants and administrators, the 2012 Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium has come to a conclusion.

Eight artists from all over the world lived and worked in Orono from July 22 through Aug. 30, each creating their own unique works of art to be put on permanent display in various locations throughout the area. The artists worked from 9 to 5, seven days a week, in the Steam Plant parking lot at the University of Maine. The process was open to the public; passersby were encouraged to engage with the artists and discuss their work.

Wednesday, 05 September 2012 12:36

Celebrity Slam - Sept. 5, 2012

The end of an era

The Celebrity Slam banner is flying at half-mast these days, because one of our constant sources of spotlight-seeking shenanigans has announced that it is coming to a close.

That's right 'Jersey Shore' will be no more.

After six seasons, the MTV 'reality' show is coming to a conclusion. The decision was announced just before Season 6 episodes began airing, with network executives saying that the time had come the show's stars were growing up and moving in new directions with their lives. The Situation went to rehab and is now living sober. Deena, Sammi and Ronnie are all dealing with maturing relationships. And of course, there's Snooki's new baby (she was pregnant throughout the season's filming).

Wednesday, 05 September 2012 11:17

What's new on the networks

a fall 2012 TV preview

Being a television executive is much like being a professional gambler: It's a business built around taking huge risks. Sometimes, those risks pay off hugely. More often, they don't. So it is with new network television shows. For every breakout hit, there are half a dozen flops. And that doesn't even count the scores of filmed pilots that ultimately fail to find a home.

Still, hope springs eternal, even in the entertainment business. The network dial is riddled with new offerings this fall. Any one of them could conceivably capture the public's imagination and become a mainstay for the next five years. Of course, that just means the rest of them will be boring, bland and ultimately forgettable assuming they aren't epically terrible. We can probably count on at least one of those as well.

Thursday, 30 August 2012 09:42

'The Expendables 2' explodes

How many action stars can comfortably fit in a film?
Sylvester Stallone seems bound and determined to find out with 'The Expendables 2,' the second installment in Stallone's ongoing deconstruction of the 1980s action film. The first movie felt like a bit of a novelty, but for this second one to succeed, Stallone was going to have to take things to the next level.
5 out of 5 - Read full review
Thursday, 30 August 2012 09:26

A vote of confidence for The Campaign'

2012 is an election year, so it shouldn't be a surprise to see politically themed movies make the scene over these next few weeks leading up to November. What is surprising at least a bit is who fired the first satiric salvo of the season.
It's Will Ferrell.
4 out of 5 - Read full review
Thursday, 30 August 2012 09:16

A franchise re-Bourne'

The 'Bourne' franchise has been incredibly popular over the past decade. All three films have managed to be both commercial and critical hits nine figure box office takes don't combine with rave reviews all that often. Matt Damon's Jason Bourne (loosely based on the novels struck a chord. He was a hero that matched up well with the uncertain, gray-area-laden mood of the first few years of the 21st century.
3 out of 5 - Read full review
Current conventional wisdom (or what passes for it in Hollywood, anyway) indicates that there's very little room in the Cineplex for original ideas. It's all about creating and maintaining franchises or else buffing a modern sheen onto repackaged old ideas, so the fact that Hollywood rebooted a movie like 'Total Recall' isn't nearly as surprising as the fact that it took over 20 years for them to get around to it.
3 out of 5 - Read full review
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 14:15

Premium Rush' delivers kind of

Bike courier movie goofy, but entertaining

Let's be clear: Right now, we're in the process of watching Joseph Gordon-Levitt become a movie star. He's pulled supporting roles in epic Hollywood blockbusters ('The Dark Knight Rises,' 'Inception') and led the way in more intimate fare ('50/50,' '500 Days of Summer').

So why, you might ask, is he doing a movie about bike messengers?

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