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.
- Keanu versus everybody – ‘John Wick’
‘The Book of Life’ a lively treat
Animated film offers a glimpse of The Day of the Dead
There’s nothing wrong with cinema that is inspired by other source material. Reinventing a tale within the boundaries of a new medium is one of the foundations of storytelling. That said, it is undeniably intriguing when an original idea makes its first appearance on the screen.
Relater of Unusual Stories – ‘As You Wish’
Cary Elwes book tells the tale of making of “The Princess Bride”
It’s difficult to say just what makes a film transcend mere popularity to become a true pop cultural touchstone. When a variety of factors are combined in just the right amounts at exactly the right time, a movie can become an integral part of an entire generation or even generations.
A not-so-bad ‘Very Bad Day’
‘Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day’
The realm of children’s movies has been more or less dominated by animation in recent years. It seems that the current cinematic climate doesn’t have much room for live-action films aimed specifically at the younger set. There are exceptions, of course, but it seems that we see far fewer of those sorts of films these days.
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.
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.
Skewed View (10/29/14)
This week’s view is centrally located in Downtown Bangor. It’s a hotspot for those hungry for breakfast, lunch or people watching. (Photo by Kaitlyn Furge).
Last week’s view was taken on Wilson Street in Brewer of the art installation of a barren, metal tree situated just outside of the Rite Aid. (Photo by Kaitlyn Furge)
Growing pains – ‘Little Shop of Horrors’
UMaine School of Performing Arts presents comic classic
ORONO – There’s something sinister growing on the stage in Orono. Sinister…and hungry.
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.
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