The Western genre isn't entirely comprised of spaghetti or John Wayne talking out the side of his mouth: From its earliest days, filmmakers were putting a comic spin on stories set on the dusty trail, with the genre hitting its apex between the mid '70s and mid '80s. We've gathered this collection o ... More >>
Yesterday, as part of our continuing look at Hollywood-Colorado connections (including posts featuring the ten best movies filmed in Colorado and ten memorable flicks set in Colorado but not filmed here), we compiled ten Hollywood movie misses filmed in our fair state. Today, we've flipped the scrip ... More >>
The annual Women Film Voices Film Festival officially opened yesterday, offering a well-curated sampler of feature films, shorts and documentaries -- by, for and about women -- that continues through Sunday. But this afternoon, the fest will kick back a little by presenting a bona fide chick-flick ... More >>
Martin Short means different things to different people. Elitist comedy nerds can discuss the merits of Short's SCTV Ed Grimley versus the Saturday Night Live version, while suburban Rom Com fans recognize the name from blockbuster sweet-tarts like Father of the Bride. And you can always count on be ... More >>
MGM studio exec Louis B. Mayer started the Academy Awards in 1929 as a way to bolster the image of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences -- and assist in mediating labor disputes. From that modest beginning, the awards ceremony has grown into one of the world's biggest annual media events. ... More >>
It's so easy to get the blues in dreary, cruddy February. But there's no excuse this weekend -- the city is full of things to do. From Oscar parties to art openings, dance performances to absurd theater, we've got everything you could possibly want. And it all costs $10 or less. For a full list of ... More >>
At least they make decent movies.Is it time to already begin thinking about next year's Academy Awards show? Well, if you're like most Americans -- and critics, the venerable Roger Ebert among them -- who watched last night's show, then the answer is "yes." The hipster hosts, 28-year-old An ... More >>
Full-sized photo below.You may be wondering whether or not Carmelo Anthony is going to sign a contract extension with the Nuggets, or if Melo's as good as gone from Denver. But he's got other things on his mind -- specifically, a movie he's making (and tweeting about) in China. The flick is ... More >>
This year, we've wrapped our roundup of holiday albums a bit differently. Instead of delivering it to you in one big lump (like coal), we're parceling out the reviews online, with a blog each weekday through December 24 devoted to recordings in a different category. Part three is titled "Jazz to the ... More >>
Early arrivers gathered around the bandstand an hour or so before Palin was set to speak. A country band was twanging up a storm when I entered the Jefferson County Fairgrounds building where Alaska governor and Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin was slated to appear today. Didn't ... More >>
A compelling quartet, from princesses to Piaf.
Matthew Vaughn hacks at Neil Gaimanís fantasy wonderland.
Wayne Kramer's latest casts a Paul over the proceedings.
In the Mix can't keep up with its likable star.
Miyazaki returns with a beautiful but confounding fairy tale.
The Westword Music Showcase Awards wrap-up.
Colorado's ready for that close-up.
Spinal Tap tapped, the Folksmen turn it way down from 11.
De Niro delights, even if this sequel's slight.
Highlighting the week's greatest gratis event.
Saturday Night Live's prime player is rapidly outgrowing television's small screen
Three mammals and a baby try to keep us warm in Ice Age.
Eddie Izzard just wants to be loved, and is that so wrong?
Johnny's Newsstand gets ready for its final issue.
Not-so-good fellow Hugh Grant gets engaged to the Mob in Mickey Blue Eyes.
Long Before "Asteroid," moviemakers made their mark on Colorado. A guide to some high and low points.