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Sundance report: Music stars changing the movie scenery

Friday, January 28th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Sundance report: Music stars changing the movie scenery

Story & Photo by Ben Hansen Special to Hard News Cafe PARK CITY--The music industry has always played a pivotal role in Hollywood. A good musical score goes hand in hand with strong acting, a good script, and special effects to ...

Sundance review: ‘Hobo with a Shotgun’ and ‘Legend of Beaver Dam’ grotesquely violent, disturbingly funny

Thursday, January 27th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Sundance review: ‘Hobo with a Shotgun’ and ‘Legend of Beaver Dam’ grotesquely violent, disturbingly funny

By Max Dahl PARK CITY--The long-awaited Hobo with a Shotgun trailer-turned-movie, featured in 2007’s Grindhouse, premiered at Sundance Film Festival this season. This exploitation/slasher film was proceeded by the short film The Legend of Beaver Dam. The Legend of Beaver Dam was ...

Sundance review: ‘Knuckle’ opens a window on Irish fighting clans

Thursday, January 27th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Sundance review: ‘Knuckle’ opens a window on Irish fighting clans

By Max Dahl PARK CITY--Knuckle: the delving exploration inside the Irish Travelers way of settling clan disputes; bare-knuckle fights. The film opens on James Quinn McDonagh ransacking a punching bag in a ring, exploring every angle and inch with his fists. ...

Sundancing through opening weekend

Thursday, January 27th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Sundancing through opening weekend

By Ben Hansen Special to Hard News Cafe PARK CITY--The Sundance Film Festival is upon us, and opening weekend was far improved over last year. Here are some of the highlights: First and foremost, the opening weekend of films seems to continually ...

Sundance: Music in ‘Troubadours’ is a time machine to the ’70s

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

By Max Dahl PARK CITY--Troubadours is a woven, but liquid documentary that draws from the first-hand experiences of the singer/songwriters involved with the Los Angeles music scene at the dawning of the 1970’s. The documentary explores the spirit and humanity behind ...

If you’ve never been to Sundance Film Festival, this is the year to start

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on If you’ve never been to Sundance Film Festival, this is the year to start

By Ben Hansen Special to the Hard News Café PARK CITY--Every January starts out with a bang for Utah. No, not the banging of pots and pans once the clock strikes twelve on Jan. 1, but more the proverbial bang that ...