- Three wise guys – ‘The Night Before’
- ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2’
‘The 33’ digs deep
Tale of real-life disaster harrowing, inspirational
Making a film based on real events often proves tricky for Hollywood. While a story might have sufficient dramatic elements to receive the cinematic treatment, the temptation to tweak the narrative for bigger, broader narrative impact is a temptation that can end up difficult to resist.
Home for the holidays – ‘Love the Coopers’
Talented ensemble helps transcend formulaic script
Anyone who watches a lot of movies understands that sometimes, their personal feelings regarding a specific film might be significantly different from the consensus. Perhaps you think a universally-lauded movie is overrated. Maybe you’re of the mind that a critically-skewered offering is better than most believe it to be. Regardless, there are always going to be times when you dislike a “good” movie and really dig a “bad” one.
Ghosts of the past – ‘Spectre’
Latest Bond film a flawed but engaging experience
The cinematic landscape has been increasingly dominated with ongoing franchises in recent years; it seems that everywhere you look, there’s another co-opted creative property being turned into a multi-movie moneymaker. Like it or not, that’s the nature of the business these days.
Broadway’s ‘The Lion King’ goes VR
NEW YORK — “The Lion King” on Broadway is offering fans a view of the musical that even the very best seat in the theater can’t rival.
The Disney stage blockbuster on Wednesday released 360-degree footage of its opening song “Circle of Life” that lets users look left, right, up, backstage and at the audience, even when sitting on a couch.
One Direction wins big at AMAs
One Direction may have debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard charts behind Justin Bieber, but they won the top award — artist of the year — at Sunday’s American Music Awards.
“This is a testament to how incredible our fans are,” Louis Tomlinson said onstage at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
The Professional Bull Riders to buck in BlueDEF tour
BANGOR – The City of Bangor and Spectra Venue Management, managers of the Cross Insurance Center, are proud to announce that The Professional Bull Riders will bring their BlueDEF Tour to Bangor’s Cross Insurance Center for the first time ever on Friday, March 11, 2016 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 7 p.m.
For two nights, the best up and coming bull riders in the world will be battling the fiercest bovine athletes the sport has to offer, who weigh nearly 2,000 pounds each, more than 10 times their cowboy counterparts. The thrilling eight-second rides and heart-stopping wrecks are sure to leave fans on the edge of their seats in anticipation and excitement.
Skewed View - (10/25/15)
This week’s view is sometimes, but not always, seen from Castine. Occasionally it’s gone with some of the local student population with it. The name is pretty easy, considering where we live. (Photo by Katy England)
Last week’s skewed view was from the curved frontage of one of Bangor’s new eateries, Evenroon’s. Inside the restaurant is the bank vault, now part of the décor. (Photo by Katy England)
Not quite as boring as the name implies
I wanted to like Netflix’s new original series “Jessica Jones” – and I think I did, but it took a little time. Forty minutes, to be precise. Once I got past that mark in the pilot episode, things really started to get interesting.
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