Vengeance, thy name is Denzel
‘The Equalizer’ offers violence, slow-burning intensity
Let me be up front - I love love LOVE me some Denzel Washington. He’s one of the biggest movie stars out there; there are a scant handful of actors who can open a movie on their name and reputation alone and he belongs with that group. For me, he can do no wrong.
The foibles of family – ‘This is Where I Leave You’
Ensemble comedy explores depths of one family’s dysfunction
Creating a believable, relatable family dynamic in a film is a difficult task. Finding the nuances and subtleties and idiosyncrasies that bubble beneath the surface in every family requires deep digging – digging that not all filmmakers are willing (or able) to do.
- ‘The Maze Runner’ sets the pace
- Neeson noir – ‘A Walk Among the Tombstones’
Be a Man
Ray Harrington documents his quest to find out what that means
Comedian Ray Harrington has made a documentary and wants you to help bring it to reality. The movie itself has been shot in its entirety, and Harrington has a Kickstarter to defray the post-production costs – a Kickstarter that met its goal in two days. But Harrington said that he had aimed low, wanting to cover the bare bones of what needed to be done (color correction and sound mixing), and the more he can raise, the better things will be in the end. There are a couple weeks to go, and Harrington is trying to meet his stretch goal of $8,000. He is already more than halfway there. And you still have time to help.
- Photos of Brantley Gilbert at the Cross Insurance Center on 09/28/14
Cocktails and cinema – “Of All the Gin Joints”
Book offers pint-sized helpings of Hollywood hedonism
So it turns out that over the years, a lot of Hollywood’s most famous faces have been known to enjoy a drink or three.
Skewed View (10/01/14)
October feels like an appropriate time to feature this view. Though many tourists may see it for a thrill, lots of people in Bangor think of this place as just part of the neighborhood. (Photo by Kaitlyn Furge).
Last week’s view came from the sunny shores of Winter Harbor. It was a sculpture of a lobster claw on the lawn on a resident and is one of the first sights you may see as you explore the area, either by foot or on the Island Explorer bus line. (Photo by Katy England).
Veteran Appreciation Weekend at Speedway 95
HERMON – Speedway 95 is hosting an event to honor veterans and raise money for the Bangor VA Clinic on Oct. 4 and 5 starting at 2 p.m.. Veterans get in for half price and disabled veterans get in for free both days. They will also be raising money for the annual Wreaths Across America.
Saturday’s events include heats for late model, sport four and sportsman/outlaw. Sunday’s events include Racing Stars of Tomorrow, Modified Enduro, Ikey Dorr Street/Wildcat/Outlaw and Stick Enduro. There will also be a demolition derby for 4, 6 and 8 cylinder heats.
‘The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC’ author Jesse Fink
Writer Jesse Fink recalls the epiphany that lifted him from the dark funk that had permeated his life since going through a painful divorce. “I was missing my wife and feeling quite despondent,” he told me in a phone interview from his home in Sydney, Australia.
“Instead of doing something stupid, I put on ‘Gimme a Bullet’ from AC/DC’s ‘Powerage’ album. There was something about that song that kind of saved my life that night. The next day, I wondered ‘What was it about that music that lifted me up at that time?’”
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