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Movie Review: WALL-E

By billpetro / June 28, 2008 / 1 Comment

MOVIE REVIEW: WALL-E What a sweet movie, what a cute film. Who else but Pixar could make a movie that’s animation, science-fiction, comedy, spaceships, green — and romance…and make it all work? And the tributes to other movies of this genre! In the same way that Pixar’s The Incredibles paid tribute to early James Bond…

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History of Iron Man

By billpetro / May 4, 2008 / 3 Comments

HISTORY OF IRON MAN I had the opportunity to catch the midnight premier of what is likely to be the initial “summer blockbuster” of the 2008 season. Iron Man has since this debut had the second biggest non-sequel opening day in history, trailing only Spider-Man. Last summer had 14 sequels, this summer only 7. More…

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History of The War: TV miniseries

By billpetro / November 5, 2007 / 0 Comments

THE WAR: TV MINISERIES In January I wrote about my conversation with Ken Burns, award-winning producer of The Civil War documentary, about his upcoming miniseries about World War II called simply The War. This presentation took place at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. He was at that time previewing his 7-part, 14.5-hour series…

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Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young at Red Rocks in Denver

By billpetro / July 18, 2006 / 3 Comments

CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG AT RED ROCKS IN DENVER The show called “An Evening with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young,” Freedom Of Speech ’06 was one of three sold out events at the Denver Red Rocks open air amphitheatre. Their first tour since 2002 started in July in Philadelphia. Their 2000 reunion tour was…

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Movie Review: Mission Impossible:III

By billpetro / May 4, 2006 / 0 Comments

Mission: Impossible: III I was privileged to see a private sneak preview the third installment of the Mission Impossible franchise, and what is arguably the first blockbuster popcorn movie of the summer of 2006. Let me say from the onset that it starts with a bang and doesn’t let up. It’s non-stop action from beginning…

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Goblet of Fire

Movie Review: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

By billpetro / November 19, 2005 / 1 Comment

Movie Review: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire I had the opportunity to catch a private pre-screening of this movie. What a treat! It opens in black and white with a dark and stormy night and the Warner Brothers logo. Then a snake slithers along the ground… and then the title. But soon afterward…

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Concert Review: Paul McCartney at Pepsi Center in Denver

By billpetro / November 13, 2005 / 1 Comment

PAUL MCCARTNEY AT PEPSI CENTER IN DENVER Sir Paul McCartney last visited the Denver Pepsi Center in 2002, where he performed what has now been captured on his album Back in the US. It was the best concert I’ve ever been to, and I’ve been going to major concerts for 35 years. Why was this?…

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Concert Review: Chicago/Earth, Wind, and Fire at Red Rocks in Denver

By billpetro / August 25, 2005 / 0 Comments

Concert Review: Chicago/Earth, Wind & Fire at Red Rocks in Denver Red Rocks above Denver is a natural amphitheater that has been hosting concerts for almost a hundred years and is where the Beatles appeared 41 years ago. Paul McCartney, during his last concert in Denver commented that when the Beatles performed there, they had…

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Concert Review: James Taylor at Coors Amphitheater in Denver

By billpetro / August 21, 2005 / 0 Comments

Concert Review: James Taylor at Coors Amphitheater in Denver I’ve seen James Taylor in concert about half a dozen times from the Greek Theater in Berkeley to Red Rocks above Denver. This performance at the Coors Amphitheater in the Denver Tech Center was the most relaxed I’ve seen. It is wider than either of the…

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