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The Reel Deal: Top 10 Movies of 2011

We sure do love our sequels, don’t we? They’re comfortable and cozy. They’re mindless and blandly entertaining. They feature recycled characters and plots. And they’re relatively cheap and easy to make, which e...
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The Reel Deal: It’s a Wrap

After twelve days of sensational cinema, the 34th Annual Starz Denver Film Festival came to a close on Sunday. But not before breaking last year’s records in attendance (+50,000), number of films screened (250)...
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The Reel Deal: Discovering Documentaries

Over the years, Colorado has developed some serious game when it comes to documentary filmmaking. In 1997, Donna Dewey took home an Oscar for her short, A Story of Healing, detailing the charitable efforts of A...
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The Reel Deal: Stars Aplenty

Last week, the 34rd Annual Starz Denver Film Festival launched with a frenzy of red carpet roll outs. On opening night, director Drake Doremus ushered in the Denver premiere of Like Crazy, a love story for the ...
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The Reel Deal: Colorado Filmmaker Spotlight

The lack of filmmaking incentives in Colorado is well documented. And yet, Colorado filmmaking continues to thrive, as many filmmakers prefer to stay and work locally rather than move to Los Angeles or New York...
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The Reel Deal: Planet of the Apes

"Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!" Those famous words are uttered by George Taylor (played by Charlton Heston), an astronaut held captive by gorillas in Franklin Schaffner’s sci-fi classic, ...
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The Reel Deal: Summer Blockbusters

The fireworks have gone off, school is right around the corner, and Harry Potter has made his curtain call. But this is no time to fret like Eeyore. Or get moody over a bummer summer. While the heat may be soar...

The Reel Deal: John Oates Q&A

John Oates is getting a little nostalgic. Best known for his part in the dynamic rock and soul duo, Hall & Oates, the multi-talented musician has returned to his musical roots with the release of Mississipp...

The Reel Deal: John Denver Honored

On April 21st, the Colorado Music Hall of Fame officially opened its doors, welcoming a man so in love with the state, he changed his name. In a career that spanned multiple generations, some 300 songs, and cou...
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The Reel Deal: And So It Goes…

Just like that. On March 21, state Senator Nancy Spence, R-Centennial, requested that House Bill 1207, proposing a ten cent fee to all movie tickets sold in Colorado, be postponed indefinitely. The bill, which ...