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Stage and Screen: 'Love is Strange' is touching and meaningful
“Love is Strange” (2014) is strange in an unexpected way. Actually, “Love is Strange,“ in point of fact, reveals that love is love – not strange. After 94 minutes of observing the trials and tribulations of an older same-sex couple one can only co...
Sep 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and Screen: 'Boyhood' – you’ll grow old before he foes
“Boyhood” (2014) is Richard Linklater’s epic, groundbreaking film about the growth and development of a five year-old boy named Mason Evans, Jr. (Ellar Coltrane.) Epic is defined through Google as “a long film, book, or other work portraying heroi...
Sep 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and Screen: 'The One Hundred Foot Journey' – A trip well taken
“The One Hundred Foot Journey” – A Trip Well Taken The Kadam family, while driving through the French countryside, has a fortuitous breakdown outside of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val; a picture-perfect French village. The family of five has recently aba...
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and Screen: 'A Most Wanted Man' pays tribute to Seymour
“A Most Wanted Man” – Hoffman Excellent – The Film Not So Much “A Most Wanted Man” (2014) is a sad homage to the great actor Philip Seymour Hoffman who tragically died at age 46. Hoffman’s performance skills are legendary. In looking through his f...
Aug 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Art Walk to showcase pottery, photography, recycled art
Art appreciators can expect pottery, photography and recycled art at locations across Kodiak at the First Friday Art Walk by the Kodiak Arts Council. The walk is 5-7 p.m. Friday. At Harborside Fly By, images by Simply Lovette photography will be o...
Jul 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Level Up
Stage and Screen: A Hollywood hustle competes for the Oscars
“American Hustle” (2013) is a fun film that features two of the most beautiful and most glamorous female actors of the day: Amy Adams (Sydney Prosser) and Jennifer Lawrence (Rosalyn Rosenfeld). Add to that Christian Bale, arguably a male heartthro...
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and Screen: “Screw the FDA — I’m Going to be DOA”
“Screw the FDA — I’m going to be DOA” was the line uttered by Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey) in the emergency room of a Dallas hospital in 1985. Woodroof had just been notified that a blood test showed a shockingly low T-cell count — an import...
Jan 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and Screen: Who wants to be a Millionaire? – Woody Grant does
“Nebraska” (2013) has been described as a comedy. While there are some very funny moments in this “Lake Woebegone” variety film, it is not a side-splitting comedy. Au contraire, “Nebraska” is a serious story about aging, a misspent life, alcoholis...
Dec 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and Screen: "Captain Phillips" worth a view
If you’re interested in an inside view of ship hijacking, “Captain Phillips” (2013) is your ticket. Starting with a quick view of the comfortable life of Captain Phillips (Tom Hanks,) the film takes us from a conversation about the finer points of...
Oct 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and Screen: 'Prisoners' — Dark, gritty and engaging
It’s gritty. There is nothing glitzy about this high tension drama. The characters range from unattractive to chilling. “Prisoners” (2013) is dark and foreboding. Things are not what they appear to be — as bad as things look, things get worse in u...
Oct 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goings On
Haiyan benefit concert scheduled for auditorium
A famed Filipino pop singer will visit Kodiak to host a benefit concert for victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Kitchie Nadal, a multiplatinum artist in the Philippines, will perform at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium and again at 6 p.m. ...
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Idol competition this Friday
Kodiak high school students will share their musical talents with peers and community members on Friday. The annual Kodiak Idol contest, put on by Kodiak High School student council, starts at 7 p.m. in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. This year’s...
Jan 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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FairWind Players casting call for Valentine’s Day show
Ever wished your life was like a romantic comedy? The FairWind Players are giving people a chance to star in one with the play “Maybe Baby, It’s You.” The FairWind Players is a local theater group that has put on previous productions like “Roundin...
Dec 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nutcracker opens Friday
About 200 performers will take the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium stage this weekend to tell the classic tale of “The Nutcracker” through dance. “The Nutcracker” kicks off at 7 p.m. Friday night with additional performances at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday a...
Dec 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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New storytelling event comes to Kodiak
A new form of storytelling is coming to Kodiak on Friday. Galley Tables, an event dreamed up by Astrid Rose, Thandeka Carros and Brianna Gibbs, will give Kodiak residents a chance to share their personal stories with the community. The idea is tha...
Oct 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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