Oilers, Panners split twin bill

...Peninsula Oilers won the second game of the day to celebrate head coach Kyle Richardson's 27th birthday, and the fans got a fantastic summer day to enjoy America's pastime. With the kind of hitting that the Goldpanners have produced this season, the Oilers...


Opens Friday, Jan 16, 2015 Synopsis: Still regarded as the definitive film version of Mary Shelley's classic tale of tragedy and horror, Frankenstein made unknown character actor Boris Karloff a star and created a new icon of terror. Along with the highly successful Dracula, released earlier the same year, it launched Universal Studio's golden age of 1930s horror movies. The film's greatness stems less from its script than from the stark but moody atmosphere created by director James Whale; Herman Rosse's memorable set designs, particularly the fantastic watchtower laboratory, featuring electrical equipment designed by Kenneth Strickfaden; the creature's trademark look from makeup artist Jack Pierce, who required Karloff to don pounds of makeup and heavy asphalt shoes to create the monster's unique lurching gait; and Karloff's nuanced performance as the tormented and bewildered creature. Frankenstein was greeted with screams, moans, and fainting spells upon its initial release, obliging Universal to add a disclaimer in which Edward Van Sloan advises the faint of heart to leave the theater immediately. If they don't: "Well...we've warned you." Director James Whale was memorably embodied by Ian McKellen in the Oscar-winning 1998 biopic Gods and Monsters. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi Cast: Colin Clive, Boris Karloff, Mae Clarke, John Boles, Dwight Frye, Edward Van Sloan Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

Kenai library nominated for national award

...Dorothy Page Museum and Historic Town Site (Wasilla) - Fairbanks Children's Museum - Kenai Community Library "These fantastic libraries and museums do great work in preserving the rich culture and history of their local Alaskan communities, and deserve...

Beautiful new Flats Bistro welcomes you for lunch and dinner

...open for lunch and dinner. We wanted to be sure everyone was trained and on point and our crew's their now and doing a fantastic job so we're here for lunch and dinner," he said. The lunch menu will feature special sandwiches like The Flats Reuben...

Wind, Rain & Sunny days! Kenai River Festival had it all

...nice Friday, rain wind and puddles Saturday and a nice sunny Sunday for the conclusion of the festivities. "It was pretty fantastic," said Kenai Watershed Forum executive director Robert Ruffner at the close of the event Sunday, "We make our best effort...

For solitude and fishing, try area lakes

...enjoy the chance to get away from the business of the area's salmon streams and focus on less popular fisheries. "May is fantastic," said Norvell Robertson, of Sterling. "You can get your limit in 20 minutes in May on rainbow trout in the lakes. They're...

Odie's ownership stays local

...both locations. "(Symington) has developed an amazing menu," she said. "The bread and cookies are fantastic. We have a fantastic staff and amazing loyalty." While Schaafsma has been away from the business for the last two years, she...

14th Annual Air Faire features Military Appreciation Day & WWII aircraft

...flew around the world with just a compass and a map and today a pilot doesn't even have to look out the window, it's fantastic how far we've come in my lifetime," said Col. Hunt. "Mother Nature again provided us a great day for aviation on the...

Birch Ridge Report: Sun means more weeks of quality turf

...Soldotna, Alaska? I don't believe it! As my midseason form golf tan lines would tell you the weather and golf has been fantastic.Birch Ridge opened for play on April 25, a full 17 days ahead of our opening day last season. The early start allowed...

Mystical, magical Maleficent, now appearing

...series of Marvel comics called "What if...?" What if Spider-Man became the Green Lantern? What if Iron Man battled the Fantastic Four? What if the Hulk weren't quite so angry? That kind of thing. These literary devices allow the reader to revisit...

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