Allen Adams

Allen Adams

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Thursday, 11 September 2014 00:44

Celebrity Slam - 09/10/14

Can we talk?

2014 has been a tough year for celebrity deaths.

Of course, one could make that case for any year – losing beloved figures from the world of entertainment is an unfortunate constant. We bring these people into our lives and they take up residence in our hearts; saying goodbye to them is never easy.

Thursday, 11 September 2014 00:40

‘The One I Love’ a fractured fairy tale

Compelling film defies genre definition

As someone who spends a fair amount of time considering the cinema, I find that it’s relatively rare for a movie to offer me any genuine surprises. When you’ve spent this long seeing this many movies, you pretty much know how things are going to play out most of the time.

Biography entertains and informs, but lacks insightful depth

Celebrity biographies are usually a hit or miss proposition. If the writer manages to dig to the proper depth and really unpack what makes a famous person tick, then that perspective can lead to fascinating and compelling reading. However, if we merely skim the surface, then the end result becomes little more than a hackneyed hatchet job or back-patting propaganda.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 23:50

Sign of the times

Central Street Farmhouse to offer baby sign language class

BANGOR – It all started at story time.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 23:35

‘The Identical’ an imperfect impersonation

Faux-Elvis offering strikes a number of false notes

The dearth of quality cinematic offerings in late August/early September is well-documented. This period, when summer is ending and everyone is busy preparing for the business of the fall, is a dumping ground for the unwashed and unwanted leftovers of the movie world. These are movies that even the studios know aren’t any good. This point gets harped on, but it’s important that it be repeated here, because this past weekend’s sole new wide release epitomizes the concept.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 23:29

‘The Honky Tonk Angels’ take flight

PTC production features foot-stomping country classics

BANGOR – Area audiences are getting the chance to experience a little slice of honkytonk heaven.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 22:50

Funniable things

Warmth, wit and wisdom from Bill Cosby

If there was a Mount Rushmore of stand-up comedians, there would likely be a lively debate about which famous figures would be included. The pantheon of great comics is riddled with dynamic personalities, joke machines and unparalleled observers of the human condition. However, there are a scant few names that would be difficult to argue against, no matter what your personal taste might be.

Thursday, 04 September 2014 15:28

Red Sox Report Card – (09/03/14)

For anyone still paying attention, the 2014 season has turned into a real slog for the Boston Red Sox. This team – the defending World Series champion – is nestled firmly in last place in the American League East, 20 games out of first place. Heck, they’re six games out of fourth. Suffice it to say, there’s no miracle finish that could possibly pull Boston out of the morass. They’d have to get red hot just to have a shot at finishing at .500.

Obviously, that’s not going to happen. Instead, the time has come to start searching for the positive. We look at the trades that were made at the deadline and tell ourselves that this team has set itself up for success in 2015. Of course, we have no idea how successful (or unsuccessful) they’ll be next year. But they’ll be different. Maybe they’ll be younger. Maybe the kids will step up and the new guys will play big and the old guard can pull out one more vintage season. It’s a lot of maybes, but that’s where we’re at with the Sox. It’s the nature of the game. So it goes.

Thursday, 04 September 2014 01:14

Kibbles and Picks - Week 1

That’s right, folks – I’m back for more.

The Maine Edge will once again feature Kibbles and Picks. For those unfamiliar, this is an ongoing contest in which I attempt to pick more NFL winners than my dog Stella. She beat me soundly last season – our first – but I’m feeling confident that I’ll put up a much more impressive showing this time around.

Wednesday, 03 September 2014 23:55

Weird National Briefs - 09/03/14

Sign of the times

WINOOSKI, Vt. - A Vermont restaurant that removed a bacon advertisement called insensitive to vegans and Muslims is being criticized for doing so.

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