“The Flight of the Silvers” a strong sci-fi start
In the course of my reading life – both personal and professional – I experience a lot of work within many different genres. Some of those genres carry within them their own varying dynamics. In others, however, there’s a tendency to an across-the-board sameness that can be a little off-putting.
Film falls short of impressive pedigree
When films get pushed back from their initial release dates, it is usually a cause for concern. While the reasons for these delays aren’t always clear, the general impression is that the movie isn’t up to snuff for whatever reason. And as a rule, the delay supersedes any other possible positives that the movie might have going for it.
Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman
It is a sad reality that we sometimes have to bid farewell to an artist whose work we admire before his or her time. We all mourn that too-soon snuffed light in our own way.
Some cinematic sidebars to Olympics viewing
The Winter Olympics are upon us. There’s no doubt that we will soon be up to our eyeballs in event coverage. However, you might find yourself looking for a brief respite – maybe you realize that you’re not that interested in watching the middle 8K of the 10,000 meter Nordic skiing final or the qualifying rounds in women’s skeleton or the Norway/Finland curling match.
“That Awkward Moment” terrible on all fronts
Mid-winter is the vast wasteland of the cinematic season. This is Hollywood’s dumping ground, a chance to dispose of any celluloid trash that has been sitting around and stinking up the place. It’s the time of year when we see many of the films that make us wonder just what the studios could possibly be thinking.
World premiere humorous, heartfelt
BANGOR – It has been said that at its best, the theater serves as a mirror to life. It offers us a chance to get a better look at our own reflections – outside insight into who we are.
Love story can’t quite put it together
Telling a love story is one of the easiest things for a film to do. Telling a love story well, however, is one of the most difficult. Capturing the spirit of romance without succumbing to saccharine clichés or maudlin melodrama is an ability that can escape even the most talented of filmmakers.
Brewery founders coming to Nocturnem
BANGOR – Brewing beer has become big business. Here in Maine, we have seen huge growth in the realm of craft breweries in recent years; new companies are cropping up all over the state.
While we tend to try and focus on the biggest and brightest stars in the celebrity sky, we’ll sometimes include folks with slightly less fame. These lower-tier celebrities make the grade by virtue of engaging in antics so vile and/or hilarious that they simply cannot be ignored. Frankly, we might even enjoy these items more than your standard-issue shenanigans.
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