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Pittsfield-native filmmaker reaches funding goal for sci-fi short ‘Frontier’

Last we checked in with Stephen Parkhurst, the Pittsfield-native filmmaker currently living in Astoria, NY, he had just completed his first feature film “Roommate Wanted,” a low-budget oddball thriller hybrid filmed in Bangor. As “Roommate Wanted” found funding success through Kickstarter, … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ’21 and Over’

In Theaters “21 and Over,” written and directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, 93 minutes, rated R. The writing duo of Jon Lucas and Scott Moore has become notorious for their unfunny comedies with tired premises such as “Four … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ‘Struck by Lightning’

In Theaters and On Demand “Struck by Lightning,” written by Chris Colfer, directed by Brian Dannelly, 84 minutes, rated PG-13. Chris Colfer, who at 22 has carved out his legacy in pop culture as “Glee’s” Kurt Hummel, tests his boundaries … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ‘Anna Karenina’

In Theaters “Anna Karenina,” written by Tom Stoppard (screenplay) and Leo Tolstoy (novel), directed by Joe Wright, 129 minutes, rated R. Director Joe Wright has an impressive track record when collaborating with Keira Knightley, producing two period pieces in “Pride … Continue reading

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River City Cinema to screen ‘Betting the Farm’

River City Cinema is hosting a screening of the Camden International Film Festival Audience Award-winning documentary “Betting the Farm,” at 7 tonight at the Performing Arts Center at the Brewer Community School. Since CIFF, and even before that, there has … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ‘Red Dawn’ (2012)

In Theaters “Red Dawn,” written by Carl Ellsworth, Jeremy Passmore (screenplay), Kevin Reynolds and John Milius (1984 screenplay), directed by Dan Bradley, 114 minutes, rated PG-13. You know you’re in trouble from the opening moments of Dan Bradley’s “Red Dawn” … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2′

In Theaters “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2,” written by Melissa Rosenberg (screenplay) and Stephenie Meyer (novel), directed by Bill Condon, 115 minutes, rated PG-13. After three disappointing follow-ups to Catherine Hardwicke’s adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight,” the … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ‘Total Recall’ (2012)

In Theaters “Total Recall,” written by Kurt Wimmer, Mark Bomback, Ronald Shusett (screen story), Dan O’Bannon (screen story), Jon Povill (screen story), Kurt Wimmer (screen story), and Philip K. Dick (short story), directed by Len Wiseman, 121 minutes, rated PG-13. … Continue reading

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Film review: ‘Sleepless Night’

In theaters “Sleepless Night,” written by Frederic Jardin, Nicolas Saada (scenario) and Olivier Douyere (adaptation and dialogue), directed by Jardin, 98 minutes. When it comes to action-thrillers, more often than not the characters are the leafy greens you’re forced to … Continue reading

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Movie Review/Rant: “The Avengers” (2012)

“The Avengers,” written by Zak Penn and Joss Whedon, directed by Whedon, 143 minutes, rated PG-13. I’ll be the first to admit that I was an “Avengers” doubter, right up until days before its release. I had high hopes, of … Continue reading

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