The click and the dead – ‘Unfriended’
Fascinating concept undermined by thin narrative
There’s no disputing that the found-footage subgenre of horror has become a bit of a cottage industry in its own right over the past decade or so. While it originated as a way to break free from and/or reimagine the tired tropes of the genre, it has developed its own clichés along the way.
‘Woman in Gold’ doesn’t quite glitter
Film can’t live up to fascinating real-life inspiration
Making films about real events is a tricky proposition. Stick too closely to the story and you might wind up with a movie that lacks dramatic tension. Deviate too much and you’ll need to brace yourself from the onslaught of suddenly-expert armchair historians. It’s a delicate balance.
‘The Longest Ride’ aptly titled
Latest Sparks adaptation saccharine and predictable
There’s probably no name in Hollywood that is more synonymous with “emotional manipulation” than Nicholas Sparks. The best-selling author has seen books such as “Message in a Bottle,” “Dear John” and – of course – “The Notebook” become films that could be considered the epitome of the chick flick.
- All the fast, twice the furious – ‘Furious 7’
- ‘The Last Film Festival’
The Grand Teen and Youth Summer Theater Camps return with new productions
ELLSWORTH - The Grand, downtown Ellsworth’s historic 1938 art deco theater, invites all interested youth and teens ages 9 to 20 to attend the 2015 School of Performing Arts Summer Theater Camp. The Grand Summer Theater camp will be directed by The Grand’s own Robin Jones and feature two fully-staged productions from the world of Broadway. Returning with Jones is Nina Robinson-Poole, assistant director/choreographer. Joining the camps this year are Rebecca and Ethan Edmondson as musical directors for the Youth Camp.
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Penobscot Theatre Company announces open auditions for roles in 2015-2016 season
BANGOR - Penobscot Theatre Company has issued an open casting call for roles in the 2015-2016 season. Youths aged 8-17 will be seen Saturday, May 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and adults on Sunday, May 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Extending from September through June, the season includes seven professional productions with a variety of roles. Anyone interested in being considered is encouraged to attend, AEA and non-AEA actors alike.
Penobscot Theatre Company announces 2015-2016 season
BANGOR - Penobscot Theatre Company proudly announces its 42nd Season, offering four Maine premieres, a world premiere, a holiday classic and beloved musicals. The season will kick off September 10 and extend into early summer 2016, longer than usual to accommodate a blockbuster seventh show as yet to be announced.
"The goal with every season is to create a savory blend of outstanding theatre," said Producing Artistic Director Bari Newport, "to give our patrons what they know they like and hopefully to expand their palette a bit with the introduction of exciting new flavors. This year, we're looking forward to serving-up great works brand new to Maine, and putting our own twist on familiar favorites."
Sentimental Journey at Next Generation
BREWER – On Saturday, May 2, from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m., Sentimental Journey will be performing at the Next Generation Theatre. Featuring the smoldering vocal talents of Ms. Alice French, the band plays in a wide variety of styles: everything from swing to Latin music, shuffles, waltzes and tangos. Come to a fun night out of dancing and music! Admission is $8. For more information, call 989-7100.
- Photos of Nude Bikers for Earth Day 2015
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