‘Tag,” a genial comedy about best buds who have been playing the same game of tag for 30 years, is about arrested adolescence at its core. And this haphazard collection of setups, stunts and gags has that same scattershot, digressive energy. The best way to appreciate this fitfully funny collection of japes and jests is to treat it like any teenage boy in your midst: Focus on the positives and know that even its worst is only a phase.
Some humble Clark County creative people who might not consider themselves actual artists have been recycling nature's leftovers into art for years. Transforming unremarkable stones into whimsical works of art, and then hiding them on the landscape for delighted strangers to find -- under a bench, beside a flower, in the pointing hand of the Captain George Vancouver statue near City Hall -- has grown into a pastime for these followers of that credo about "committing random acts of kindness and senseless beauty." They've even created a semi-organized online group that's called, of course, Vancouver Rocks!
The best thing “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” has going for it is director J.A. Bayona, who takes a mediocre script by Derek Connolly and Colin Trevorrow and directs the living daylights out of it. This installment may have merely shallow ideas, but it’s easy to be distracted in the moment by the verve and style “The Orphanage” auteur brings to the beloved dino franchise. It just won’t stick with you the second you leave the theater.
At our house, we love potatoes for the countless ways to prepare them and for the many varieties available to us. Our hands-down favorite, when available, is new potatoes. Lucky for us, late spring/early summer is a great time to find them at local markets.
Paper Tiger Coffee Roasters recently took over the coffee kiosk on the corner of Mill Plain Boulevard and Grand Boulevard (formerly Pines Coffee and then Jenna Coffee). Kenny Fletcher, Paper Tiger's owner, had his eye on that kiosk for five years, since he took over Paper Tiger's coffee shop just down the street at the corner of Grand and Evergreen boulevards.
Dreams — at least the waking kind — seem to hold a fascination for filmmaker Brett Haley, who explored the subject in his 2015 breakout “I’ll See You in My Dreams,” about the search for love, late in life.