Allen Adams

Allen Adams

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Wednesday, 09 July 2014 12:50

Waterville goes to the movies with MIFF

Maine International Film Festival returns for 17th year

WATERVILLE – As someone who spends a lot of time going to the movies – especially in the summertime – I occasionally find myself growing weary of the same old recycled sequels and reboots that are relentlessly churned out by the Hollywood blockbuster machine. There are a lot of movies that make their way into theaters during the dog days – some are good, many are bad and precious few are great.

Wednesday, 02 July 2014 09:47

Red Sox Report Card – 07/02/14

The month of June has come to a close and we’re three months into the major league baseball season. Like it or not, at this point we have a relatively decent understanding of what we can expect from a team going forward.

This does not bode well for the Boston Red Sox.

Tuesday, 01 July 2014 23:48

Weird National Briefs - 07/02/14

Punch thy neighbor

OGDEN, Utah - A 52-year-old man accused of punching another man and hitting him with his car in a dispute over pew space in Utah has been ordered to spend 30 days in jail.

Tuesday, 01 July 2014 23:28

Celebrity Slam - 07/02/14

The strange saga of Shia

The lives of the rich and famous certainly have their perks. There’s a lot about celebrity that appears pretty awesome when you’re on the outside looking in. But there are also plenty of pressures that famous folks have to deal with – pressures that those of us outside the spotlight will never really understand. These pressures feed off one another; if someone isn’t equipped to deal with them, said pressures often expand to a breaking point, leading to a celebrity meltdown.

Novel explores trough by way of disaster

Mankind’s fascination with space is an eternal one. There are few among us who haven’t spent at least a little time dreaming about being up there, no longer Earthbound. It’s such a widely held dream that there are companies out there whose sole purpose is to find a way to shoot regular people (really really rich regular people, but still) into space. It’s the chance to fulfill a lifelong dream simply by writing a giant check.

Tuesday, 01 July 2014 22:59

Future stars?

A look at Boston’s 2014 draft

While I’ll probably never be as big a fan of the NBA as I am of MLB or the NFL, I still casually follow the game – as a general sports fan, there’s no way to avoid picking up some info here or there. 

Parody skewers romantic comedy genre

As someone who is a fan of good romantic comedy, I’m well aware that there are numerous tropes and clichés that litter the genre. There are certain inescapable qualities to a rom-com – good or bad. These qualities define the style; a film’s degree of success (or failure) relies heavily on the filmmaker’s ability to put those qualities to work.

Fourth franchise installment long and loud, tedious and terrible 

However you might feel about Michael Bay as a filmmaker, you cannot dispute the simple truth that he consistently makes the sorts of movies that he wants to make. Said movies might not be your cup of tea, but it’s clear that he could not care less what you think.

Latest Laundry Files novel takes on vampires

Vampires don’t exist.

Saturday, 28 June 2014 00:18

Kibbles and Picks – World Cup

On to the Knockout Stage

The group stage of World Cup 2014 has come to its conclusion. For anyone who has been following the advancement picks made by myself, my dog Stella and guest futbol expert (and “Downtown with Rich Kimball” producer extraordinaire) Bryan Stackpole, one thing is abundantly clear.

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