Dagger Movie Night: “The Boss Baby” — Throw This Baby Out With the Bathwater

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FULL DISCLOSURE (1): I arrived uncharacteristically late to my scheduled press screening of “The Boss Baby.” This had the notable effect of improving the film by virtue of its abbreviated runtime, raising my opinion from “festering, putrid malignancy” to “unbearably bad.” This is an improvement that can only be fully understood by enduring either “The […]

Rep. Harris Announces 2017 Congressional Art Competition

From Congressman Andy Harris: Congressman Andy Harris (MD-01) is pleased to announce that the 2017 Congressional Art Competition is now open for submissions. The competition recognizes talented high school artists around the country. Winners from each congressional district will be invited to attend a reception in Washington, D.C. All high school students in Maryland’s First […]

2nd Annual Young Artists’ Showcase at Liriodendron

From The Liriodendron Foundation, Inc.: A Very Special Art Show: A Celebration of Children Drawings, paintings, and multi-media works created by Harford County Public School students will fill the Liriodendron Gallery in the upcoming Young Artists’ Showcase, a community art show that provides students with a venue to display their work outside of classrooms and […]

Dagger Movie Night: “Kong: Skull Island” — Bananas in the Best Possible Way

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As “Kong: Skull Island” enters its final act, there’s a memorable exchange between anti-war photojournalist Mason Weaver (Brie Larson) and aggressively gung-ho Lieutenant Colonel Preston Packard (Samuel L. Jackson), one that more or less crystalizes the film’s intent as both a semi-remake and a standalone adventure. “The world is bigger than us,” Weaver intones melodramatically, […]