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Movies: "Cowboys & Aliens"

Movies: "Cowboys & Aliens"

 

It sounds like the high camp hoot of the summer, but “Cowboys & Aliens” plays it straight, with two grim leading men (Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford) taking on a passel of lobster-like alien invaders in the Old West.  Judging from the average age of the theater audience when I caught this flick, it should do well with the generation that grew up with “Gunsmoke” and “Bonanza.”

 

What makes it all work is the no-nonsense direction of Jon Favreau (“Iron Man 1 and 2”) and the stellar cinematography of Matthew Libatique (“Black Swan” and “Iron Man”), who gives us the kind of grandiose western scenics that John Ford used to deliver.  It took seven (count ‘em) writers to bring this comic book original by Scott Mitchell Rosenb

Maine Breweries: Find Your Favorite Maine Brewery Using Social Media

Maine Breweries: Find Your Favorite Maine Brewery Using Social Media

I thought it would be fun to do some online exploring to see what Maine breweries are using social media & what they are doing with it. Mainers are always looking for something different & fun to do and often, we forget that we have a plethora of options right at our fingertips, year round! One great thing about beer is that it can be enjoyed all year, every season, but may be enjoyed a little bit more during those hot summer months. So get ready to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ your favorite Maine breweries & keep your eye out in your favorite store for a one of a kind, Maine beer. There are many options, so get chugging!  Also! Some of the breweries offer tours, but you have to act quick because ’tis the beer season!

Movies: "Friends with Benefits"

Movies:  "Friends with Benefits"

 

I took some time off from super hero movies this time to catch a pleasing little romance starring two of today’s quickest and most appealing young comedians:  Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake.  

 

Together, they bring real sparkle to an otherwise trite storyline (co-written by director Will Gluck -- who also helmed one of last year’s best and brightest comedies, “Easy A” -- and screenwriters Keith Merryman and David A. Newman).

Early Bird Tickets for Social Media FTW Fall Conference Now Available!

Early Bird Tickets for Social Media FTW Fall Conference Now Available!

Tickets for the 3rd annual Social Media FTW Fall Conference are now on sale!

In the next few weeks we'll be announcing speakers and keynotes, but in the meantime, we've posted discounted early bird tickets to our website.

This all day conference will be held on 9.22.2011 in the Abromson Center on the USM Portland Campus.

Top 6 Google Analytics Features That We Don’t Use Enough

Top 6 Google Analytics Features That We Don’t Use Enough

After many years of being neck-deep in Google Analytics, I finally had the chance to complete the Google Analytics IQ test. While reviewing for the test, I rediscovered features that I do not use nearly enough when looking at site data. Perhaps if I am skimping on them, some of you are too – so let’s take a look!

 

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Movies: "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2"

Movies:  "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2"

 

This is the moment movie theater owners around the world have been waiting for -- and millions of Harry Potter devotees have been dreading:  the final chapter in the sensational book and movie series about a young wizard’s courageous battle against the forces of darkness.

 

And what a rich feast novelist J.K. Rowling, screenwriter Steve Kloves, director David Yates and their talented ensemble have cooked up for this final course!  “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Pt.

Ice Cream vs. Gelato vs. Frozen Custard - What's the Difference?

Ice Cream vs. Gelato vs. Frozen Custard - What's the Difference?

Over the past couple of years, it seems as if gelato and frozen custard shops are have been opening up here and there and I have found myself asking “What is the difference between the three? They are all pretty much ice cream right?” Well not quite… There are big differences between them all and I thought I would dig in [no pun intended ] and try to distinguish what is what while you try to make the best choices for yourself this summer…

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