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“Isle of Dogs” barks up the right tree

April 22, 2018

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 “Isle of Dogs” is Wes Anderson’s second animated feature film which he produced, wrote and directed. Anderson is most known for a variety of independent award-winning comedy/drama such as “The Royal Tenenbaums” (2001), “Moonrise Kingdom” (2012) and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” (2014). Similar to Tim Burton, Anderson has a love for the lost art of […]

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The Downfall of “Pacific Rim Uprising”

April 14, 2018

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In the first “Pacific Rim” directed by Guillermo Del Toro (“Pan’s Labyrinth” and “Shape of Water”), colossal beasts known as Kaijus emerge from beneath the Pacific Ocean, which we later discover are entering from an interdimensional portal. An alien race uses them as war machines sent to wreak havoc on our world. Yet humanity strikes […]

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Unraveling the Magic inside The Wizard’s Chest

March 12, 2018

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DENVER — The Wizard’s Chest has been around since 1983, an iconic niche shop in Denver. Housed within a purple fortress inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien’s middle earth, one may find a wide array of treasures within the chest, everything from elaborate masks, costumes, magic tricks, children’s toys, novelty items, classic board games, exotic chess sets, […]

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Colorado Dragon Film Festival showcases Asian cinema

March 8, 2018

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DENVER — The third annual Colorado Dragon Film Festival celebrated Asian culture through nine full-length features and 23 short films at the Alamo Drafthouse Denver on March 2-4. This year’s spotlight country was Korea, with two movies from director Jung Yoon-Suk’s “Bamseom Pirates Seoul Inferno,” and director Choi Kook-hee’s “Split.” Lorraine Eloriaga, director of the […]

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Alamo Drafthouse: Denver’s ticket to film culture

February 18, 2018

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DENVER — Not only can moviegoers enjoy dinner and a flick, but can witness live music scores done by orchestras at the Alamo Drafthouse. They are known for curated programming such as independent films and Hollywood classics restored to the big screen as well as host to some of the biggest film festivals in the […]

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Things are heating up at “Grill Your Ass Off”

July 13, 2017

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TOMBALL, Texas – United States Army veteran and business owner Jason Murff is enhancing the way grilled food tastes with his unique line of seasonings. “Grill Your Ass Off” seasonings came to life in 2016 after meeting a Harris County Sherriff who had some personal experience with making his own seasonings. After that meeting, the idea […]

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Fashion Forward

July 11, 2017

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LAFAYETTE, Colo.- Local fashion designer Maria Gordillo is designing fashion that draws inspiration from her Mexican roots. Gordillo’s recent start in the local fashion scene has been defined by her love for her culture. She has already made an impact with her skirts and jackets, the designs for which were a tip of the hat […]

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Professional sports, an unrealistic dream?

July 11, 2017

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The dream of playing high-level college sports and going professional is far-fetched for most college athletes and is just that, a dream. Only 1.5% of the 73,660 NCAA football participants were drafted, according to ncaa.com. The number is even smaller for non-NCAA schools. Seth Jones, a former National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics soccer player at […]

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Clouds of dust and checkered flags

July 10, 2017

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COLORADO SPRING, COLO. – The sun has just risen and the pits are alive with movement as teams prepare for a day of off-road racing. It is apparent there is camaraderie here at the races with tools being lent out from one team to another with no questions asked. Shelley Krehbiel, the W.E. Rock and […]

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Members of Auraria campus show diversity in Fourth of July plans

June 29, 2017

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MSU Denver Campus Lacks Excitement About 4th of July By Tyson Crocker & Arrick Jones DENVER, Auraria Campus – The Fourth of July normally sparks joy for many Americans, but people around campus didn’t seem to thrilled for the holiday. Many students reacted as if they were being interrogated about Independence Day investigators and did not […]

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