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Sundance Film Festival 2018 Kicks Off In Wake Of #MeToo Movement and Hollywood Purge

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The 2018 Sundance Film Festival kicked off yesterday in Park City, Utah, at the Sundance Mountain Resort. Every year the festival plays host to an impressive array of independent films, both foreign and domestic, and has featured such successful films as Blood Simple, Hoosiers, Reservoir Dogs, Clerks, Memento, 28 Days Later, SuperSize Me, Boyhood, and more recent notables like Dope, Mudbound, and Wind River (just to name a few!). Sundance not only presents feature-length films but also shorts and documentaries, and presents awards in such categories as acting, cinematography, screenwriting, directing, and short-filmmaking. The 2018 celebration will showcase 110 feature-length films from 29 countries; 47 of those films come from first-time filmmakers, out of a pool of 13,468 total submissions, including features, shorts, and documentaries. Some of this years more anticipated entries include Juliet Naked, Wildlife, Heart Beats Loud, The Catcher Was a Spy, and documentaries like Akicita: The Battle of Standing Rock, and Our New President. The 2018 celebration, however, comes at the helm of the whirlwind that was 2017. Continue reading

[MADE] Brews of the Week

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Hell or High Watermelon has received a variety of reviews from beer drinkers. From the most part, you either like it or you pretty much hate it. From our experience, we think it is an interesting take on a beer and it turned out rather well. For those who brew beer, you know just how hard brewing a beer with added flavor can be; now just imagine watermelon.

The beer pours a very light yellow with a slight haziness to it. Once you crack one open and smell the beer, you know that this is a one of a kind beer. If I had one word to describe how this one goes down, I would say it is quite refreshing. It starts out with a sweet watermelon flavor, which then tapers off to a dry / somewhat tart flavor. So far, this is the only watermelon beer that we’ve tried, but we highly recommend it.

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I’m not going to lie, I was very skeptical trying out this brew for a few reasons. A.) The beer is sold in a 6-pack and is a Double IPA (this is rare) B.) It is from Utah C.) The six pack was only 8.99! Well, as it turns out, I was rather impressed by a rather drinkable and affordable Double IPA from Salt Lake City.

Hop Rising certainly lives up to the name. The beer itself is very bitter upfront, which will turn away many who are not a fan of this style. I also noticed that after lighting up the tastebuds with a bitter flavor, it subdues fast with nice sweet remnants. I was also shocked at this one being 9%, because I never really thought it was that strong. The Bottom line, it is a very affordable DIPA and is definitaly drinkable.

Motoi Yamamoto – Return to the Sea

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Motoi Yamamoto has created an absolutely stunning exhibit at the Westminster College Science Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Each of his works are made entirely out of table salt displayed across a large open floor. Even though Yamamoto studied oil paintings, the eventual loss of his sister lead to his use of salt for art. In Japanese, salt is a symbolic element of cleansing, as each piece is dedicated to his sister.

RedBull: Park City Opening Week Video

It is that time of the year again and snowboarding is back in full swing. The guys from RedBull released this video from the opening week in Park City, UT. Parks all across America have now opened up and Park City continues to be one of the hotspots this year. The video contains edits from a collective of some damn good riders.

Video features Chris Grenier, Alex Sherman, Alex Andrews, Pat Moore, Austen Sweetin, Caleb Flowers, Ben Bogart, Mac Spedale, Ozzy Henning, Sage Kotsenburg, Sam Taxwood, Teddy Koo, Zak Hale and Dylan Thompson

Michael Jordan Flu Game Kicks For Sale

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If you were a basketball fan as a kid you probably remember Michael Jordan’s legendary “Flu Game” in the 97′ NBA Finals. If you don’t remember, MJ was super sick with the flu and proceeded to drop 38 points on 44 minutes played during a win over the Utah Jazz. During the game a ball boy had given Mike some applesauce in order for him to have something in his stomach, that gesture changed that kids life forever as Mike then gave him his size 13 Flu game kicks. Over the years, Preston Truman has had many offers for the shoe; but he is just now finally selling the coveted pieces of history. Starting bid is $5,000, click the link below if you’ve got a few extra stacks to shove off for the kicks.

MJ Flu Game Kicks Auction