“The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man” absurd and excellent
The hero’s journey is one of the oldest stories that we tell. There have been endless variations on that theme; a multitude of takes on the idea. And yet, so many storytellers find ways to keep that seemingly ageless idea fresh.
I added a little bit to my lead this week – though I’m not sure exactly how I managed it.
Luck was certainly on my side; once again, Stella got stung by some last-second heroics that helped her picks snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. The ending of the Detroit/Atlanta game in London was a microcosm – Detroit managed a game-winning field goal after a penalty negated their first (missed) try.
“The Book of Strange New Things” transcends genre
While there have always been works that strived to use the tropes of science fiction to transcend the clichés inherent to the genre, it seems that over the past decade or two, more and more writers have brought the conventions of sci-fi into the realm of literary fiction.
HOWARD, N.Y. - Authorities say charges are pending against two men who led police in western New York on a vehicle and foot chase that ended after one of the suspects climbed a tree.
The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office says the men fled a deputy who was checking on their parked vehicle in the town of Howard Saturday morning. The driver sped away at speeds reaching 80 mph and drove through a field before going over an embankment.
What a difference a month makes.
We’re now at the halfway mark of the Patriots season and it would appear that all of the naysaying from the first month might have been…let’s just say misguided.
One of the unfortunate realities of celebrity existence is the constant and unwavering attention paid to every aspect of what you do and who you do it with. The argument can be made that it’s part of the unwritten social contract into which public figures enter with the world around them. Part of being famous is, well…being famous. A certain degree of sacrifice is to be expected in those circumstances.
UMaine School of Performing Arts presents comic classic
ORONO – There’s something sinister growing on the stage in Orono. Sinister…and hungry.
Ten Bucks Theatre presents a haunting tale well-told
EDDINGTON – ‘Tis the season for scares - spirits of the past are rising up in Eddington.
Sentimental comedy elevated by exceptional cast
For whatever reason, it’s safe to say that in the eyes of many, Bill Murray has evolved into something that is more meme than man. Thanks to the devotion of the denizens of various corners of the Internet and a knack for being a paragon of amicable and unexpected lunacy, Murray has reached a point where he is lauded and celebrated simply for being Bill Murray.
Action offering proves to be surprisingly strong
There are certain actors in Hollywood that for whatever reason have become punchlines. Their names have become a sort of shorthand for eccentric behavior and/or general ineptitude.
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