Filmmaker Joshua Tunick looks to Kickstarter for funds to complete movie

BANGOR – A local filmmaker needs a hand in getting his latest project to the finish line.

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 11:16

Cult of personality – ‘The Girls’

Written by Allen Adams

Long-awaited debut novel exceeds the hype

When a work of popular art – a book, a movie, a television show, an album – is subject to massive publicity in advance of its release, it can be nearly impossible for said work to live up to the hype. A bar set too high almost inevitably leads to disappointment.

When Particles Collide has been called ‘the hardest working rock duo in New England’ and there is certainly evidence to back that claim. The pair has returned with their seventh disc in five years and a packed summer tour schedule to support it.  

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 10:10

‘Central Intelligence’ smarter than you think

Written by Allen Adams

Dynamic Kevin Hart/The Rock pairing offers comedic chemistry

It’s relatively easy to make a passable action comedy. Just string together a handful of jokes with some decently-crafted action sequences into something vaguely resembling a plot, then toss a few recognizable faces into the mix. Boom – a serviceable and (probably) not-terrible action comedy. 

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 10:05

Fish out of water – ‘Finding Dory’

Written by Allen Adams

Pixar sequel an entertaining, emotionally charged offering

I’m in the bag for Pixar.

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 10:02

PTC receives $100k Grants to Green award

Written by Wire Reports

BANGOR - Penobscot Theatre Company has received a $100,000 award from Grants to Green, a program jointly administered by The Maine Community Foundation, Maine Development Foundation and Efficiency Maine Grants to provide environmentally focused knowledge and funding to strengthen nonprofits. The theatre will use the grant to replace the antiquated oil-fired furnace at its historic home, the Bangor Opera House, and to attract matching funds to “bring the theatre more fully into the 21st century,” according to Executive Director Mary Budd.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 12:06

‘Life Moves Pretty Fast’ celebrates 80s cinema

Written by Allen Adams

Book offers a look back at some of the era’s most enduring films

Nostalgia – particularly pop culture nostalgia – is a powerful thing. Many of us are bound with an ongoing and eternal affection for the things that we loved during our formative years. Sometimes, that affection is justified; other times, not so much.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 12:00

Now you don’t – ‘Now You See Me 2’

Written by Allen Adams

Likeable, talented cast can’t quite save magical misfire

The summer of 2016 has already seen a number of unnecessary sequels. Due to unanticipated degrees of box office success, certain movies have been tapped to receive sequels despite having already told their story to a more or less satisfactory conclusion. These non-franchise sequels almost always turn out to be disappointments.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 11:53

‘Warcraft’ – what is it good for?

Written by Allen Adams

Video game adaptation offers interesting visuals, messy narrative

Video game adaptations have long been among the toughest nuts for Hollywood to crack. Despite the fact that video games have become one of the most massive entertainment industries in the world, with beloved franchises inspiring millions of people to spend billions of dollars, the transition from small screen to large has rarely been a successful one.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 11:47

Long live rock and roll - ‘Rock of Ages’

Written by Allen Adams

1980s jukebox musical an entertaining spectacle from PTC

BANGOR – Are you ready to rock?

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