Review

The Big Screen
12:00 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Movie Review: Thor: The Dark World

Many of the current comic book films are hit or miss with me. I loved The Avengers, even to the point of having it on my ten best list for the year of its release. Unfortunately, the current offering from Marvel Studios, Thor: The Dark World is nowhere near that good. I have not seen the first Thor film, so comparisons aren’t appropriate, but having seen the newest Thor adventure, I’m not particularly eager to catch up with the first one.

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The Big Screen
12:00 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Movie Review: Last Vegas

It’s seems logical that the big success of the two Hangover films should inspire a similar tale that might be referred to as “the Hangover on Medicare.” That sums up the concept of Last Vegas, in which four lifelong friends meet in Las Vegas for the wedding of one of them and to have the bachelor party of a lifetime. After having seen the rather lackluster trailer a couple of times, I was not necessarily eager to see Last Vegas, but surprise…I really liked it. The cast was terrific, the dialogue funny, and the situations revealed a nice mix of surprises, reconciliations, and warm fuzzies.

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Local author N.K. Smith
1:00 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Book review: "Are You Mine"

Kelly Blewett has a review of local author N.K. Smith’s newest novel, Are You Mine?

Author George Ella Lyon
1:00 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Book review: "Many-Storied House: Poems (Kentucky Voices)"

Roberta Schultz has a review of George Ella Lyon’s newest book, Many-Storied House: Poems (Kentucky Voices).

The Big Screen
1:00 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Movie review: The Counselor

If you happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and witness a train wreck, chances are it was an accident. Hopefully, no one would cause a train to wreck on purpose, causing a big expensive mess. However, if you’re witness to a train wreck of a movie, that has to be the work of lots of people with lots of money at their disposal to execute a misguided vision of what it is they’ve set out to make. Such a cinematic train wreck is The Counselor.

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