The Big Screen
12:00 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Movie Review: Saving Mr. Banks

I’m more than likely in the minority on this film, but I have a few problems with Saving Mr. Banks, in which Tom Hanks as Walt Disney is having difficulty with the prickly author of the book Mary Poppins, played by Emma Thompson, who wants to micromanage every aspect of the film’s production. If you have seen the trailer, it appears to be a feel-good tale of moviemaking surrounding one of the most beloved films ever made. What the trailer doesn’t reveal is that it’s really two films in one.

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Kentucky Geology
12:00 am
Fri December 27, 2013

Book review: "Kentucky Agate: State Rock and Mineral Treasure of the Commonwealth"

Roberta Shultz has a review of Roland McIntosh and Warren Anderson’s latest book from the University Press of Kentucky, Kentucky Agate: State Rock and Mineral Treasure of the Commonwealth.

Shelley Shepard Gray
12:00 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Book review: "Peace: A Crittenden County Christmas Novel"

Kelly Blewett has a review of the holiday installment of Shelly Shepard Gray’s Secrets of Crittenden County book series, this one is entitled Peace: A Crittenden County Christmas Novel.

The Big Screen
11:59 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Movie Review: Out of the Furnace

Almost everything I’ve read since seeing the new film Out of the Furnace makes comparisons to The Deer Hunter, which is legitimate. The film takes place in the hardscrabble world of a Pennsylvania steel mill town; the younger brother of the lead character is sent to Iraq, although we’re spared any footage of that deployment; it’s incredibly violent; and yes, there is a scene of deer hunting.

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Author Natalie Richards
12:00 am
Fri November 29, 2013

Book review: "Six Months Later"

Our Kelly Blewett has a review of Six Months Later, the newest novel from author Natalie D. Richards.