Category Archives: Portland

Filmmaker David Meiklejohn talks Damnationland, pursuing struggle in Los Angeles

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David Meiklejohn is a filmmaker and one of the co-producers of Damnationland, an annual Maine-based film anthology that “features genre-defying original works” and celebrates its fifth anniversary this year. The premier takes place at The State Theater on Friday, October 17th with additional screenings scheduled throughout the remainder of the month.  The event will also […]

10 things I initially overlooked about the Casper movie

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Here are ten things I likely missed when I first watched the movie back in 1995: I am really happy that the actors never attempted Maine accents, which is probably why I didn’t remember that Casper takes place in Maine. Have you ever seen that episode of Quantum Leap where Sam assumes the identity of […]

Ben-Gay tastes like pennies and other memories of Papa Ed Stover

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“That little book, which I should not have looked at but am glad I did, revealed to me doddering old Papa, with his suspenders, socks pulled up to his knees, and puffy trucker hat barely resting atop his head, as an actual person, a human being. He thought about people and worried about things.” — […]

4 horror movies to watch at home in the dark this weekend

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My wife and I have been watching horror movies in honor of Halloween month. Our first batch included Sleepaway Camp (1983), Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982), Shivers (1975) and The Strangers (2008). For the most part, all of them — as most horror tends to be — were gory and macabre meditations on […]

22 Instagram photos that showcase how fabulous the Fryeburg Fair was

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I recently wrote fondly about the Fryeburg Fair, and my memories about growing up going to it. My wife and I went to the fair twice last week, once with our daughter and once without. As I explained elsewhere, the with child/without child experience are both two very animals. It’s hard to enjoy the fair […]