The first season of MR. MERCEDES (DirecTV) is the most perfectly cast adaptation of Stephen King’s work—hell, anyone’s, now that I think about it. Brendan Gleeson—recently seen on the big screen in PADDINGTON 2—is superb as retired (and tortured) detective Bill Hodges, and it doesn’t hurt to have seasoned pros like David E. Kelley, Jack Bender and Dennis LeHane behind the camera, either. Great news—a second season is in the works.
If you picked up Meg Gardiner’s latest, INTO THE BLACK NOWHERE, on my recent Editor’s Choice recommendation (and you really should have), you’ll want to catch up with the first book in the series. UNSUB is now out in mass market paperback, and its story of a California serial killer (think the Zodiac Killer, but lots worse) will keep you up nights.
BLACK PANTHER may be the first superhero picture with an agenda since SUPERMAN IV: THE QUEST FOR PEACE, but if you’re looking for a good time at the movies, Ryan Coogler’s film works just as well on that level, too. Here’s hoping our hero takes on Neo-Nazis in an upcoming installment.
Jennifer LeBeau’s TROUBLE NO MORE intercuts energetic concert footage from Dylan’s Born Again period with sermonizing by actor Michael Shannon, and the preaching has nothing—and everything—to do with the music. Currently playing on Cinemax.
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By Charles Morgan III The beach that runs the length of the Panhandle of Florida was once known for its soft, snow-white sand. It is now getting recognition for the threatening...
The music-loving portion of the Beachcomber community—most of us, I’d say—got some devastating news early in the week when we learned that the talented young vocalist Buddy Brumit died in an automobile...
Towne: The Records That Changed Our Lives
Jon Decious: While there must be at least 100 records that have changed my life, looking back I think Garth Brooks’ Ropin’ the Wind might be the one responsible (to blame) for...
NOW OPEN SEED LIBRARY Walton County Coastal Branch Library, Santa Rosa Beach 850-267-2809 The library welcomes the community to participate in the “Community Seed Library” located next to the New Books section....
VS. – The Battle of Record Store Day 2019
A new feature, in which two Beachcomberland entities face off, and it’s up to our highly biased judges to declare a victor. Record Store Day (Saturday, April 13 worldwide) was conceived...
Thursday, April 11 AJ’S, Destin WILL & LINDA, 4-8 PM (Bimini Stage) CHASING JAYMIE, 6-10 PM (Tiki Stage) REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (Bimini Stage) AJ’S ON THE BAYOU, Fort Walton Beach CHRIS HAYES, 5-9 PM AL’S BEACH...