Roots and views

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Jerry Monkman has spent countless nights on the tops of New Hampshire’s tallest mountains, pointing his camera at the sky and capturing lingering sunsets, sparkling...

Video Vault

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The best (and worst) classic flicks and cult favorites “Klute Warner Brothers, 1971 Starring: Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland, Charles Cioffi, and Roy Scheider Director: Alan...

Eight-Bit Junkyard

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“Tapper” (Bally Midway, 1983) Hello, my name is Zach. And I’m a “Tapper”-holic. I’ve been awash in a sea of digital suds for 32 years....

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” is the latest Netflix-exclusive show to premiere on the streaming service, and its first original comedy. “Schmidt,” co-created by Tina Fey and...

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“Lovesick” The Ladd Company/Warner Brothers, 1983 Starring: Dudley Moore, Elizabeth McGovern, Alec Guinness, John Huston, and Ron Silver Director: Marshall Brickman The plot: Middle-aged married...

What We Do in the Shadows

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You know what’s awesome? Surprises. You know what’s surprising? “What We Do in the Shadows.” If there’s one thing that’s more played-out than vampires, it’s...

Eight-Bit Junkyard

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“A Boy and His Blob” (Absolute, 1989) For the bulk of 1982 and into the beginning of 1983, Activision’s “Pitfall!” was the bestselling game in...

Finding her voice

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Greenland’s Skylar Burke stands up to bullies with her new short film, “Frenemy” By Larry Clow, photos by Alyssa Grenning It’s a Friday morning at...

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“Way Out West” Hal Roach Studios/MGM, 1937 Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson, Rosina Lawrence, Sharon Lynne Director: James W. Horne The plot: Stan...

Selma

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It’s been 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr. led some 8,000 people on a march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala. At the end of...

Eight-Bit Junkyard

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Winter Game Roundup The wind threatens your breath and sanity as your bitter tears harden on your face. Your skin is cracked and brittle. In...

The Theory of Everything

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The image of Stephen Hawking slouched in his motorized wheelchair has become so iconic that few people realize he once walked, spoke, laughed, and fell...

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The best (and worst) classic flicks and cult favorites “Blood Feast” Box Office Spectaculars, 1963 Starring: Mal Arnold, William Kerwin, and Connie Mason Director: Herschell...

Jupiter Ascending

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2015, Rated PG, 127 minutes Jupiter Ascending” poses one unique challenge: nearly any description of this flick invariably makes it sound way better than it...

Eight-Bit Junkyard

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Rediscovering video games of the past “The Battle of Olympus” (Brøderbund, 1989) When “The Legend of Zelda II: The Adventure of Link” was released in...

Outside the gates

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Neil Novello explores the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard prison in “The Castle” by Larry Clow It’s been more than a century since the prison at the...

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Get Carter Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1971 Starring: Michael Caine, John Osborne, Ian Hendry, and Britt Ekland Director: Mike Hodges The plot: When Jack Carter’s (Caine) brother dies...

Matt, the trees, and Sundance

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Portsmouth Brewery’s Matt Gallagher makes his big-screen debut in “Bob and the Trees” by Larry Clow When audiences at this year’s Sundance Film Festival gathered...

Eight-Bit Junkyard

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Rediscovering video games of the past “Yo! Noid” (Capcom, 1990) In 1982, “Fast Food” was released for the Atari 2600. Playing as a giant set...

Whiplash

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In Whiplash, J.K., Simmons, well-known as the most recognizable guy who was in that thing to ever escape your memory, is simply unforgettable. As Terence...

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Man is Not a Bird Avala Film, 1965 Starring: Janez Vrhovec, Milena Dravic, and Boris Dvornik Director: Dusan Makavejev The plot: In Cold War Yugoslavia,...

Inherent Vice

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As “Inherent Vice,” the latest film from Paul Thomas Anderson, opens, it’s 1970 in California. The Summer of Love is long over and everyone’s paranoid....

Eight-Bit Junkyard

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“CRYSTAL CASTLES” (Atari, 1983) The neighborhood arcade, once as ubiquitous in Anytown, U.S.A. as Burger Chef and Montgomery Ward, has all but vanished from the...

Big Eyes

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2014, rated PG-13, 106 minutes The string of brilliantly imaginative and visually mesmerizing films Tim Burton put out in the late 1980s and early 1990s...

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by Kenneth Butler The Bird with the Crystal Plumage Central Cinema Company Film, 1970 Starring: Tony Musante, Suzy Kendall, and Enrico Maria Salerno Director: Dario...