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2013 Stories by Cory Casciato

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  • White House Christmas

    published December 26, 2013

    Some films are made to be watched, others need to be experienced — and then there are those movies that just need to be ridiculed and ripped... More >>

  • The Dead, Live!

    published December 26, 2013

    Live music and film are strange bedfellows in the modern age, but it wasn’t always that way. In the silent era, a live accompaniment was... More >>

  • Galaxies Far Away

    published December 19, 2013

    Any casual Star Wars fan can tell you that the Force has a light side and a dark side. This weekend, the Denver Film Society is... More >>

  • The Write Stuff

    published December 19, 2013

    Over the years, Brian Polk has learned that being a loudmouth isn’t always the best way to incite change. “We’re all a little... More >>

  • Verse-Case Scenario

    published December 12, 2013

    Don’t expect a traditional poetry reading at Robert Rutherford’s release party for Dragging Out the Old Cheer, his first... More >>

  • Low-Key Christmas

    published December 5, 2013

    The holidays can be overwhelming. Shopping for presents. Wrapping presents. Listening to your kids complain about the presents you bought them.... More >>

  • Anime and Beyond

    published December 5, 2013

    You know Akira back and forth. You can quote the key lines from Ghost in the Shell in your sleep. Anime standards like Sailor... More >>

  • Motel Flicks

    published November 28, 2013

    “I had a dream, as a young person, that there was somebody burying humans, upright, in their garden,” recalls Cruel Autumn... More >>

  • Game On

    published November 21, 2013

    It’s been eight long years since the Xbox 360 launched, but the next generation of gaming has finally arrived. The PlayStation 4 debuted... More >>

  • Making Soup Sexy

    published November 21, 2013

    Delicious soup. Denver landmarks. Dancing girls. That might seem like a strange, even random, collection of things, but local burlesque performer... More >>

  • It Takes Guts

    published November 14, 2013

    Haunted houses, common in October, are unusual for mid-November, but that’s just one of the ways HorrorHouse Fest veers from your... More >>

  • Kong Day’s Journey

    published November 14, 2013

    Denver may never host a Super Bowl, but we've got the next best thing: the Donkey Kong world championships! Fully sanctioned by Twin Galaxies,... More >>

  • Screen Shot

    published November 14, 2013

    Most films are meant to be shown from beginning to end, delivering a set narrative that is the same every time. But when the audience sits down at... More >>

  • A Bloody Shame

    published November 7, 2013

    High school is hard. Between the hormones, the peer pressure and the homework, it’s a miracle anyone survives. Now throw some uncontrolled... More >>

  • Austin Power

    published November 7, 2013

    In 1991, director Richard Linklater burst onto the scene with Slacker, a unique and vibrant film that announced him as a major... More >>

  • Monster Mash

    published October 31, 2013

    Gory, gross and over the top, Stuart Gordon’s Re-Animator isn’t just an all-time classic of the horror genre; it’s... More >>

  • Pony Up

    published October 31, 2013

    From Trekkies to furries, just about every fan group has its own convention in Denver. Now we can add bronies to that diverse group, with the... More >>

  • Dead Again

    published October 24, 2013

    You know the rules: Cardio. Double tap. Limber up. Now you’re almost ready for the Movie and a Martini showing of Zombieland.... More >>

  • Eat Your Oatmeal

    published October 17, 2013

    Under the name The Oatmeal, Matthew Inman has made a career out of making absurd, hilarious comics. Whether the subject matter is mundane... More >>

  • Cafe of Horrors

    published October 17, 2013

    Haunted houses might be passé for some, but there’s other kinds of scary fun to be had this season. The best place for a satisfying... More >>

  • Dead On

    published October 17, 2013

    Here in Denver, zombies are a big deal — a world-record-setting big deal. Now in its eighth year, the Denver Zombie Crawl has... More >>

  • Con Artists

    published October 17, 2013

    Science fiction is enjoying a popular renaissance, with Hollywood — not to mention video games and toys — increasingly drawing on the... More >>

  • In the Nick of Time

    published October 10, 2013

    For those who grew up in the decade between 1985 and 1995, there was no cooler destination in TV land than Nickelodeon. Free of the artificial... More >>

  • Fright Night

    published October 3, 2013

    Halloween is still weeks away, but this weekend’s Mile High Horror Film Festival has enough cannibals, zombies and demons to keep you... More >>

  • Relive the Classics

    published October 3, 2013

    Just because nearly every classic film of note is available on disc or via streaming doesn’t mean that’s the best way to see it.... More >>

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