BANGOR – Over the past couple of weeks, the city of Bangor has become a veritable hotbed of Pokemon Go activity. Love it or hate it, there’s no doubt that it is everywhere.
I’ll be the first to admit that my taste in time-wasting games is fairly limited. Sure, there are plenty of games out there – platformers, tower defense, idlers, what have you – but I’m inevitably drawn to the simplicity of puzzle games.
Sci-fi novel uses quantum physics to build thrills
The Many-Worlds Interpretation (or MWI) of quantum mechanics posits that there are many worlds that exist in parallel to ours in space in time. These other worlds subsequently allow for the removal of randomness and action from a distance in the realm of quantum physics – and physics in general.
Two more greats to grace the gallery at Cooperstown
It would seem that the voters for baseball’s Hall of Fame have finally eased up the tight-fisted take on enshrinement that had hobbled the process for so long, with two more inductees made the grade this year. Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza will see their plaques go on the wall in Cooperstown this summer. That makes nine that have been elected in the past three years.
Netflix miniseries offers exceptional entertainment
Nostalgia is a powerful thing. So powerful, in fact, that many have sought to find ways in which to commodify it. The result of those efforts at monetization is a general thinning of quality across the board – far too many of these memory-fueled projects wind up as disappointments on some level or another.
And then you have something like Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” which succeeds in ways many of us likely didn’t even know we wanted until they were placed on the screen before us.
Third “Star Trek” film a solid franchise offering
The reinvention of a beloved pop culture property is never going to be easy. Finding the proper balance between loyalty to preexisting fans and finding ways to welcome new ones has proven to be the downfall of numerous films in recent years.
Smart horror film offers story and scares in equal measure
Perhaps no film genre is quite as hit or miss as horror movies. The nature of horror is such that it allows for a wide range of levels of execution. That is, you can drop a big budget on a horror movie, but you can also make one for a relative pittance. However, the resulting quality is wildly variant; in short, there are a lot of mediocre and flat-out bad horror flicks made every year.
Ten Bucks Theatre Company presents Shakespearean comedy
BREWER – There’s a whole lot of mistaken-identity mayhem going on in Brewer these days.
A few literary offerings from Maine-based authors
Summer is a great time to settle in with a good book.
One of the realities of writing this feature every week is that a lot of the same names appear over and over again. It’s just the nature of the beast – idiocy begets idiocy and all that. It’s entitled egotism all the way down, you know?
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