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The Hustle: A gender-swapped version of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

There is a fine line between taking influence for your own original idea from another source and just plain ripping off another artist. Chris Addison’s “The Hustle,” a new comedy starring Rebel Wilson and Anne Hathaway, is being described as a modern, gender-swapped version of Frank Oz’s “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” (1988) –...

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Upcoming albums and bands you should be seeing live

A friend and musical confidant recently relayed to me a reoccurring frustration about an artist. We were discussing albums that have already been released this year, albums he had already listened to a little bit of and rightly enjoyed. The mention of that one artist led to another as the discourse turned to a conversation...

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Cheryl Strayed, Sir Chris Bonington, and Ben Rhodes among presenters at Mountainfilm festival

Get your movie caps on, documentary nerds, because Telluride’s Mountainfilm festival is just around the corner.

From May 24-27, attendees will get to sit down and enjoy documentary films ranging on topics from social justice to the environment. Aside from the chance to view these docs, visitors may also participate in a...

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Endgame might be easier to follow with a Marvel refresher course

Despite all the criticism Marvel gets for playing it safe and not taking many real risks with their storytelling and character development, there are a couple of things they get right: taking their films seriously and being dramatic without coming across as bleak. The ending of the previous Avengers feature, “Infinity War,”...

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May we be your May round-up guide to music in the region

It’s a big month for music out here in the Southwest. It’s the start of summer and it’s about that time of year for long weekends and day trips to see your favorite bands.

This upcoming month, the region has no shortage of great performances to watch. You’ll want to keep an eye on Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and Durango for...

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Mac DeMarco, Filthy Friends, and other record releases we’re looking forward to

It is hardly a surprise that album release dates are jockeyed and shuffled around so often these days. In an era of advance singles, surprise(!) track drops, and literal snippet teases on “fill in the social media platform blank of choice,” it is debatable, or at least worth the conversation to some music fans and music...

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HBO is producing a documenatry series on infamous sex cult NXIVM

It was inevitable that someone would use the rocket-fueled infamy of the NXIVM sex cult case to make a documentary. That someone, it turns out, is HBO.

According to Variety, HBO Documentary Films are in the process of putting together a documentary series on the case, which includes the guilty plea of actress Allison...

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Reverend Horton Heat to save Durango’s soul

Praise be rock ‘n’ roll because some good ol’ music is coming for Durango.

Reverend Horton Heat, along with Legendary Shack Shakers and The Hooten Hallers, will be hitting the stage at Animas City Theatre Friday night, and the band’s commandments to their flock are simple: rock hard, drive fast, and live true.

“I...

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High Life and the new-ish trend of space movies

With Claire Denis’ new sci-fi drama “High Life” slated to be out this April, we’ve continued the recent trend of space-related films being released. The documentary “Apollo 11,” has received much praise from space history buffs, is still in some theaters, yet has already found its way online, too. Only seven months ago,...

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Record Store Day is going to kick ass this year

As a resident of this particular corner of the Southwest, I have enjoyed the last few months, one of the most precipitous winters I’ve seen in the two decades I’ve lived here. Unlike many of you, I’m not quite ready for the cold, blustery winds and white-out snows of winter to abate. I say keep them coming. I may be sick of...

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Your guide to April’s regional music round-up

Hey, fellow Coloradans and New Mexicans.

If you’re a music fan, it’s your lucky month because there are some sweet ass concerts coming to the region. You’ll probably want to head on over to Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and Durango ASAP to get your hands on tickets for some of these shows.

In Durango, we’ve got the 2019...

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Us film: a brilliant mix of political metaphors, pop culture references, and satire

If you had told me five years ago that one of the two goofy guys who make up the comedy duo Key & Peele would turn out to be one of the best horror masterminds in film, I wouldn’t have known what to think. But even as a horror filmmaker, Jordan Peele is a funny guy, and his comedic roots are palpable in his feature film...

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