E3 2014: Looking Forward

E3 2014: Looking Forward
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During my stops throughout the convention, it was interesting to see which gaming trends were on their way out, which ones were being salvaged for their next-gen potential, and which ones will shape the way we play games in the near future. As a final sendoff for E3 2014, here are some things to look forward to this year. … read more

E3 2014: Bittersweet Endings

E3 2014: Bittersweet Endings
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E3 isn’t all about the giants like Nintendo, Sony or Microsoft. It’s all about the games and showcasing the best. … read more

2014 Utah Arts Festival: Thursday 06.26

2014 Utah Arts Festival: Thursday 06.26
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The Utah Arts Festival draws a crowd even in less than ideal weather conditions. When I arrived, the rain soaked tents were no deterrent for the crowds cheerfully exploring the events many offerings. … read more

Dark Arts Festival @ Area 51 06.20-22

Dark Arts Festival @ Area 51 06.20-22
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When I stepped foot through the doors of Area 51 during the Summer Solstice, I realized that I was in store for a not so ordinary weekend at my frequent haunt. The bar was decorated like an enchanted forest and I felt as if I had fallen through the looking glass into a world of faeries, Red Queens, vampires and all creatures of the dark. It was time for the Dark Arts Festival Of Utah. … read more

2014 Utah Arts Festival: 06.26 with Candy’s River House, Madsen & The Hustlers

2014 Utah Arts Festival: 06.26 with Candy’s River House, Madsen...
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“Rain does not ruin everything, unless everything is outside.” A more perfect quote could not exist to describe the opening night of the 2014 Utah Arts Festival. … read more

Fear No Film: Utah Short Film of the Year, Part 1

Fear No Film: Utah Short Film of the Year, Part...
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In addition to their respective categories, the festival has also assembled a list of nominees for Utah’s Short Film of the Year. Each of these films was made locally, and represents the wide body of cinematic talent that can be found here in the Beehive State. … read more

Fear No Film: Your Boundaries

Fear No Film: Your Boundaries
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One of the most fun parts of having films grouped into different thematic categories is trying to find the common thread that unites a group of seemingly disparate films. According to the Fear No Film Guide, the films in this category are designed to explore “ways of seeing your limits, who you think you once were, who you are now, and what might lay ahead.” Though the following films were vastly different in tone and content, each of them offered their own personal challenge to rethink the world as we might see it. … read more

Fear No Film: Relationship Boundaries

Fear No Film: Relationship Boundaries
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Relationships are defined by their boundaries. When two people become romantically involved, there are boundaries that must be maintained for that relationship to thrive. When the boundaries between parents, children, brothers and sisters are threatened, the core of a person’s identity is at risk. … read more

Fear No Film: Artistic Boundaries

Fear No Film: Artistic Boundaries
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The purpose of this Fear No Film category was to showcase ways in which filmmakers are pushing the limits of their craft. This type of filmmaking can be a mixed bag depending on the observer as it forces the viewer to look below the surface of what’s happening on the screen and begin to focus on the “why” rather than the “what.” … read more

Fear No Film: Global Boundaries

Fear No Film: Global Boundaries
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The selections for this year’s Fear No Film festival have been eye-opening, to say the least. It’s nice to know that we still live in a world where boundaries are constantly being challenged and redefined, and even nicer to know that we have a local presence who believes it’s important to share these messages with our community. … read more