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‘The Hunger Games’ catches fire once again

December 19, 2013 Sarah Selden 0


It’s a rare thing when I’ll go pay $15 to go see a movie. I’d usually much rather wait until it comes out on DVD and Netflix it. So it’s even rarer when I go to see a movie in a theater more than once. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, however, stands up to both re-watching and the cost of going to see multiple times.

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Folk, film collide in ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’

December 18, 2013 Ronnie Peltz 0

Inside LLewyn Davis, a Coen Brothers film, is sure to be a critically-acclaimed piece as well as an audience-captivator. LLewyn Davis tells the story of a struggling folk singer in the early 1960’s.

With Greenwich Village serving as the backdrop to the film, the screen is home to a fairly well-known cast. Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan, and John Goodman support newcomer Oscar Isaac in the leading role.

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The Mercury Cafe proves to be worth the drive

November 4, 2013 Austin Merchant 0


Way up in Five Points, just north of Downtown Denver, there is an organic, wonderfully offbeat haven for bohemians and artists called the Mercury Cafe, informally known as “The Merc.”

It’s a long hike from Littleton (about 30-40 minutes via I-25), but there’s really nothing like it anywhere else in Colorado.

The Merc serves live music, dance and poetry, wholesome and organic food, outstanding coffee and tea, and some of the most interesting decorations anywhere. True bohemians can be hard to come by in a place like Denver, but they exist, and they’re hiding in this unique hangout.

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Off the Beaten Path

October 1, 2013 Katie Logar 0

It’s only when the weather gets cooler that the local activities in Colorado get hotter.
This fall, escape the pressures of daily life and pay a visit to some of the best get-away attractions and locations that the state has to offer.

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Indie Spotlight – WALK THE MOON

September 30, 2013 Austin Merchant 0

Although not “technically” independent, Cincinnati-based WALK THE MOON is breaking the indie scene with their energetic sound, bright guitar riffs, and accessible style.

Many people are already familiar with their lead single “Anna Sun,” and a few people might know their song “Tightrope,” but their latest album, Walk the Moon, is full of colorful singles beyond just the ones that get the radio play.

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Putting an end to the winter doldrums

February 11, 2013 Katie Logar 0


Christmas is over and it goes without saying that it’s not really socially-acceptable to watch Christmas movies any more. But just because you had to pack away the tree and lights doesn’t mean that those warm, cozy nights in front of the T.V. are over. There are plenty of outstanding movies to catch up on over the next few weeks of winter that are sure to put an end to your winter doldrums.

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A Fun Trip Back to Middle-Earth

January 26, 2013 Ryan Walter Blair 0

With his return to the wondrous world of Middle-Earth created by J.R.R. Tolkien, Peter Jackson creates another visually powerful film, but be warned, it’s no classic on its own. The major problem, which is simply inevitable with a film like this, is that it feels like the set-up for something bigger, but then again, that’s because it is in fact the set-up for something much bigger. Never mind that the source material is already lighter than the Lord of the Rings trilogy since Jackson crafts the tone for this one perfectly, because what The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey functions best as is a teaser for the rest of the action.

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Conquering the US from across the pond

January 23, 2013 Sara Niswonger 0

Close your eyes and picture a camera zooming in on Highclere Castle and then cutting to a service bell downstairs ringing from the Saloon all set to the theme song “Did I Make the Most of Loving You.” The show that immediately burst into your head was “Downton Abbey”, right? If it wasn’t, the phenomenon-of-the-period drama is eagerly awaiting to blow your mind.

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