Last night, I watched a zombie movie. Tonight, I'm watching a zombie movie. Tomorrow night, and for the next 28 nights, I will be watching a zombie movie. This is not normal. Not for me. Not for anybody. But it's what I've done every year for the past five years, and what I will do every year for th ... More >>
If there were ever businesses open to the public even though the public clearly didn't want them to be, they'd have to be the few remaining Blockbuster Video stores that have limped along through the last five or six years. With a selection of ten DVDs from the 1990s and a three-year-old expired pac ... More >>
Welcome to a new column called Geek Speak, in which we take on an aspect of geek culture each week. Pacific Rim, a movie about giant robots fighting giant monsters, is about to open in hundreds of theaters nationwide, released by a major studio and accompanied by a gigantic ad campaign. It's at lea ... More >>
Sometimes, people get revenge on their workplace -- and sometimes their workplace gets revenge on them. We're not sure which of these descriptions best fits a man's bizarre car crash into the Boulder restaurant where he worked on Monday -- more on that below. But it got us thinking about other stori ... More >>
Last August, Governor John Hickenlooper joined Blockbuster President Michael Kelly and other dignitaries to celebrate the relocation of the video firm's headquarters to Douglas County -- a move that came with the company's pledge to bring 150 jobs to Colorado over the next five years. (See photos fr ... More >>
Blockbuster has joined forces with Dish, and with that move Colorado gains a new corporate headquarters: This week Governor John Hickenlooper cut the blue ribbon to Blockbuster's shining new offices in Douglas County. In her piece reporting on the Blockbuster ceremony, Natalie Gonzales linked to an ... More >>
Blockbuster, now a subsidy of Dish Network, yesterday officially opened its international headquarters in Colorado -- specifically, at the Meridian International Office Park in Douglas County. The move comes with the possibility of $2.5 million in Job Growth Incentive Tax Credits from the Colorado E ... More >>
Have you discovered PassiveAggressiveNotes.com? The site is dedicated to hilarious scribblings from upset people who express their frustration in ways that range from teeth-gritted politeness to full-out rage -- and since it's searchable by location, we've collected our ten favorites from Colorado. ... More >>
If the last time you rented a movie from Blockbuster also happened to be the last time you watched an Eddie Murphy movie, you're not alone. But just in case you did feel like giving up Netflix, Hulu and Redbox, and rewinding that copy of Beverly Hills Cop III you borrowed in 1994, Colorado's got you ... More >>
A twelve-year-old degenerate needs a spot for daily operations: some place that's secluded, where you can stash your collection of pornos and light a bunch of weird shit on fire, and no one will bother you. For my best friend Noah and me, the central vector for our troublemaking was behind the Block ... More >>
CBS4The Denver Police Department has arrested two men suspected of several robberies in the metro area who'd been dubbed the "Crummy Cookie Bandits." Nineteen-year-old Rodney Mitchell and 33-year-old Dartanian Mitchell were taken into custody last night at the Blockbuster video parking lot on ... More >>
Can you guess which member of Team Backbeat bought this record?Do you remember the first album you bought with your own money? Of course you do! It's like the first person you kissed or the first one who broke your heart -- it's a monumental, life-changing moment in your life that's unforgett ... More >>
Mo' money, mo' problems.Yesterday, Netflix informed its users that from September on, its services are going to cost more and offer less -- a pretty harsh blow to its wide base of users. The move came as a surprise to many Netflix customers, who have flooded the Netflix Facebook page, blog an ... More >>
Lori MidsonWild Eggs, a Louisville, Kentucky-based mini-chain, is taking over a section of the square footage at 300 East Alameda Avenue, a space that most recently housed a Blockbuster Video -- and it's applying for a liquor license, because it sucks to eat eggs Benny without backing it up ... More >>
Location: Outside of the Blockbuster on Colfax and Corona. Number: Unknown. Status: Operable. Cost: 50 cents for local calls. Photo taken: 2:35 p.m. on February 10.
Borders filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy this morning in New York, making it one more casualty of the continuing slow death of physical media. Six Colorado stores will close in the coming weeks, though none of the Denver locations. They've still got some time to right this thing, but it will ... More >>
Jonathan ShikesJohn Hickenlooper on the beer wagon.While the party was just getting started at the Fillmore Auditorium, Governor John Hickenlooper arrived in the gritty parking lot of a Blockbuster store about a block away to begin the ride of a lifetime. Or at least the ride of the night. ... More >>
Lori MidsonLarkburger, the gourmet burger barn that started in the high country -- specifically, Edwards -- and spawned siblings in Greenwood Village, Boulder and Fort Collins, is bringing its Black Angus beef to West Washington Park, taking over part of the behemoth square footage that belo ... More >>
FlickrA lot of us find the experience of waking up and facing the light to be physically painful -- although probably not as agonizing as what Boulder's Sanford Rothman went through the other day. According to the Boulder Police Department, Rothman suffered a gunshot wound while unconscious. ... More >>
A Flickr photoSure it would suck to work here. But it wouldn't stab-yourself suck. We've all been there: Stuck in a job we hate, dreading showing up for even another day. There are ways to grin and bear it, but sometimes that isn't enough. Sometimes you know just showing up will break you, an ... More >>
"I've alphabetized the drama section for the last time."At about 6:30 p.m. on Monday night, Aaron Siebers reported that he'd been stabbed in Edgewater by "three skinheads or Hispanic males dressed in black" who tried to rob him. Trouble is, a surveillance video from a business where this alle ... More >>
Lori MidsonThe newest Noodles & Company opens tomorrow at 1737 East Evans AvenueNoodles & Company, the Colorado-based, quick-casual joint that serves oodles of noodles, salads and sandwiches from around the globe, is opening its 38th store tomorrow at 1737 East Evans Avenue in the location fo ... More >>
Well, the deadline for the big television conversion to digital is only a month away and I missed my shot at getting the government vouchers for the converter box. Last week, the Commerce Department announced they had hit the $1.34 billion funding limit set by Congress for the coupon program, which ... More >>
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Last night, college football’s bowl season came to an end when the coveted ADT National Championship trophy was awarded to the Louisiana State Tigers following their defeat of the Ohio State Buckeyes in the Allstate BCS National Championship game. The corporate names littering that last sentence g ... More >>
In 1994, Westword published its eleventh Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Italian Restaurant (the brand-new Carmine’s on Penn) to Best Makeover (the renovated Herb’s Hideout) to Best New Arts Venue (the Bug, on Navajo Street) to Best News for Blue ... More >>
Today marks the launch of Do Your Thing, a blog created to share fans’ stories and foster the follow-your-heart ethos that inspired the documentary 10 MPH, which chronicles a cross-country trip via Segway scooter, (“Slow Ride,” August 5, 2004, "Storme of the Day,” May 24) also releasing toda ... More >>
This Film catches moral watchdogs with their pants down.
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Elevators, Frappuccinos, and things that go bump in the night.
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Bruce Willis goes for broke in Unbreakable.
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You can't spell "credit" without REI.
Deck the halls...
Stew Jackson let one of Denver's oldest family-owned businesses slip away, but his bands play on.