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Tuesday, 10 December 2019 11:35

2019’s best (and worst) at the movies

We’ve arrived at the end of another year, a year of films good, bad and in-between.

That means it’s time for a look back at what 2019 has wrought in terms of cinema. These lists – both best and worst – are accurate as of press time, though there are some highly-regarded movies that I simply haven’t yet had a chance to see. I imagine that films that have yet to see wide release – “Uncut Gems,” “Little Women,” “Bombshell” – would otherwise be in contention for this list.

(Special note should be made of the glaring absence of Bong Joon-Ho’s “Parasite” – a film that circumstances have prevented me thus far from seeing. I have little doubt that it would be prominently featured; every indication is that it is exceptional.)

And again – there’s no denying the subjectivity of lists such as these. In truth, things could break very differently depending on my mood when asked. Still, these are good, representative lists of movies that you should either a) see as soon as possible, or b) avoid at all costs. Check out full reviews of these movies and the rest of 2019’s slate at our website, located at www.themaineedge.com/movies. You can also find them at Rotten Tomatoes (www.rottentomatoes.com/critic/allen-adams/movies).

(All films listed alphabetically)

Published in Cover Story
Wednesday, 10 February 2016 11:18

Time Waster (02-10-2016)

Kongregate's Best Games of 2015

These weekly wastes of precious time are incredibly fun for me to seek out and enjoy long enough to put forth a decent review, whether that involves playing games, watching a YouTube series or finding that odd webpage.

One of my favorite Flash game sites is Kongregate. Some people don't like to play games on sites I do. For me, playing on my work computer, when I play on a site like Kongregate, Armor Games or NewGrounds, I feel more secure. Additionally, they have meta-games. You can earn points, level up, get badges and, in the case of Kongregate, Kongpanions little pets that are cute. A game about playing games is nothing new. But Kongregate took it a new level with their Best of 2015, encouraging players to fill in badges they may have missed last year at the beginning of this one.

Published in Time Waster Weekly

For the past six years I've been compiling local arrest reports from area law enforcement agencies. These stories range from the absurd to the tragic, but they have one thing in common you can't make this stuff up. Last year, we presented you with our first round of Crimees (Like the Emmies, but with crime) where we featured some of the silliest or spectacularly odd crimes of the year. Now it's time to look back at 2012.

Published in Cover Story

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