Allen Adams

Allen Adams

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Tuesday, 07 October 2014 22:51

Short and sweet

The 2014 Manhattan Short Film Festival

As a rule, I spend most of my movie-watching time on mainstream feature films. That’s just the nature of the beast; part of my job is to see the (occasional) best and (far more frequent) worst that the major Hollywood studios have to offer.

Tuesday, 07 October 2014 14:54

The life of Ryan – ‘Scribe’

Memoir explores the career of a sportswriting great

As a sports fan growing up in New England, there are a few voices that have been familiar to me ever since I started venturing beyond the pages of my hometown newspaper to learn more about the teams that mattered most to me.

Tuesday, 07 October 2014 14:48

The thrill is gone

‘Gone Girl’ one of the best films of the year

Bringing a massively popular book to the big screen isn’t necessarily an easy task.

King short story adapted into serial killer thriller

By any measure, Stephen King is one of the most popular writers is the history of popular fiction. He has sold hundreds of millions of books over the course of his incredibly prolific career.

Friday, 03 October 2014 18:31

Kibbles and Picks 2014 – Week 5

So much for that lead.

I managed to follow up my stellar Week 3 with what I hope will wind up being my worst week of the season. I put up a sub-.500 record, going 6-7. Meanwhile, Stella cut my three-game advantage down to just one as she managed to go 8-5.

Wednesday, 01 October 2014 09:37

Weird National Briefs - 10/01/14

This spud’s for you

COLUMBUS, Ohio - An Ohio man who raised $55,000 in a joking crowdfunding appeal to pay for his first attempt at making potato salad threw a huge public party Saturday that promised “peace, love and potato salad.”

Book offers pint-sized helpings of Hollywood hedonism

So it turns out that over the years, a lot of Hollywood’s most famous faces have been known to enjoy a drink or three.

Wednesday, 01 October 2014 09:23

Red Sox Report Card – 2014 Postmortem

As we head into October, Major League Baseball is preparing to enter its postseason. As of this writing, 10 teams are still standing. They all still have hopes that 2014 will end with a World Series victory (though two of those teams will have already made their respective exits by Wednesday’s end).

You’re likely well aware that the Boston Red Sox will not be one of those teams.

Wednesday, 01 October 2014 09:21

Patriots Progress Report 2014 – First Quarter

Any hope of the 2014 edition of the New England Patriots getting off to a strong start was effectively dashed by a 41-14 drubbing by the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday Night Football. The loss leaves the Patriots with a 2-2 record.

It’s not time to panic – New England has plenty of time to make its way through the AFC East. But early performance – particularly on the offensive side – indicates a team that, for whatever reason, can’t find a way to fire on all cylinders.

Wednesday, 01 October 2014 09:12

Celebrity Slam - 10/01/14

Kitchen nightmare

We have been known to play it a little fast and loose with regards to the definition of “celebrity” in this space. The exponential growth of the reality television genre has given us a wealth of people who could technically be deemed famous. While this certainly waters down the value of fame, it also gives us a much wider pool from which to pluck the idiotic and unpleasant.

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