Midcoast Actors’ Studio presents “August: Osage County”
BELFAST – One of the great things about being a lover of the theater in the summertime here in central Maine is the wealth of opportunities one has to see good work created by passionate people. Theatre groups dot the landscape all over the region, each bringing their collective talents to bear and bringing wonderful worlds to life.
McFarlane’s Western spoof a lackluster effort
I’ll be the first to admit that I was not a believer when Seth McFarlane’s first big-screen offering came along a couple of years back. But 2012’s “Ted” proved me wrong; while it certainly wasn’t groundbreaking comedy, it wore its crassness and crudity – and its not-at-all-small heart – on its fuzzy little sleeve.
ROCK HILL, S.C. - Authorities in South Carolina say a man who was not in good humor smacked an ice-cream truck driver with a fudge bar in a dispute over correct change after his daughter bought the frozen confection.
What happens in Vegas…
The thing about celebrity beefs is that they rarely escalate beyond words. They’ll jaw back and forth for a while, each calling the other’s various choices into question, and then gradually it’ll just peter out. Even the ones that are long-running tend to lose some of their vitriol with the passage of time – it’s just human nature. As much as they might want to, it’s hard to keep the flames of rage burning hot; they’re either going to either settle into embers or go out entirely.
“Days of Future Pas” an outstanding superhero offering
The superhero has reigned supreme at the box office for a few years now. The studios that are churning out these spandex-clad CGI spectacles are looking to recoup nine-figure investments; they need as many people as possible to see their movies. So of course, they must seek out ways to broaden the appeal of their films as much as possible.
Adam Sandler’s latest never quite meshes
While it pains me a little to admit it, there is always going to be a part of me that bears real affection for Adam Sandler. Sure, in recent years, the work he’s produced has become repetitive – a poop joke between two mirrors, reflecting upon itself forever and ever, ad infinitum – but his earliest movies hit theaters while I was in my late teens and early 20s; stuff like “Billy Madison” and “Happy Gilmore” were in my wheelhouse.
A few summertime favorites to enjoy in your very own backyard
With Memorial Day behind us, we can start looking forward to the full onset of summer. It has been a long cold winter and a less-than-ideal spring – one has to think that Mother Nature owes us a decent summer experience, right? Time will tell.
Why not the mattress?
NEW PALTZ, N.Y. - Three roommates who bought a used couch for $20 found $40,000 in cash stashed inside and returned the money to the 91-year-old upstate New York widow who had hidden it there.
We have a lot of fun at the expense of the Kardashian family in this space; they make our job easier by constantly reminding us of how ridiculous and entitled and generally untalented they actually are. Despite – or perhaps because of - their inability to contribute anything of meaning to society, the truth remains that they are among the most famous human beings in this country.
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