Allen Adams

Allen Adams

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Wednesday, 29 October 2014 20:09

A repo man possessed

“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.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 20:06

Kibbles and Picks 2014 – Week 9

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.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 22:41

Faith’s cosmic boundaries

“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.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 17:35

Out on a limb

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.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 17:16

Celebrity Slam - 10/29/14

Facing facts

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.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 16:38

A twisting ‘Turn of the Screw’

Ten Bucks Theatre presents a haunting tale well-told

EDDINGTON – ‘Tis the season for scares - spirits of the past are rising up in Eddington.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 16:34

Murray, McCarthy shine in ‘St. Vincent’

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.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 16:32

Keanu versus everybody – ‘John Wick’

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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