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Blockbuster Inc.

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    It's zombie movie marathon month -- three tips for surviving

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2013

    Medical marijuana dispensary review: Lincoln Herbal in Denver

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    Science-fiction film: Are we on the cusp of a golden age?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    Five weirdest stories of job hate

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    Photos: 300 Blockbusters closing in weeks, no word yet how many in Colorado

    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 >>

  • Dining

    November 1, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Reader: Blockbuster is a completely different animal today

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    Governor Hickenlooper cuts the ribbon for Blockbuster's new Colorado headquarters

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    August 9, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    Photos: Top ten Passive-Aggressive Notes from Colorado

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Top ten outmoded industries Colorado should lure after snagging Blockbuster

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Blockbuster is moving to Colorado. I'm sending poop.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    That's the way the "Crummy Cookie Bandits" crumble

    CBS4​The 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    What's the first music you bought with your own money?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    Netflix's betrayal is nothing compared to what Google, Apple and Facebook are already doing

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Wild Eggs pursues a liquor license

    Lori Midson​Wild 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Sad pay phone of the week: The pay phone at Colfax and Corona

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Borders goes bankrupt: Five overhauls to right the ship

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Governor Hickenlooper mounts up, rides the beer wagon to his inauguration party

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Larkburger looking to add a fifth beef barn in West Washington Park

    Lori Midson​Larkburger, 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    Sanford Rothman has rude awakening -- after he apparently shot himself while sleepwalking

    Flickr​A 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Shmuck of the Week: The Blockbuster Stabber

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Man stabs himself rather than go to work at Blockbuster: Understandable!

    "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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    Noodles & Company hosts fundraiser tonight, opens tomorrow

    Lori MidsonThe newest Noodles & Company opens tomorrow at 1737 East Evans Avenue​Noodles & 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    Feds out of voucher money for digital conversion boxes, so I guess I'm quitting television.

    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 >>

  • Dining

    September 18, 2008
  • Film

    September 4, 2008

    Rumplestiltskin (Das Zaubermännchen)

    The Boulder Public Library

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2008

    1st Annual BCS Corporate Sponsor Bowl Quiz Presented by Westword.com

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2007

    Best of Denver Winners From 1994

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2007

    Blogging at 10 MPH

    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 >>

  • Film

    May 3, 2007

    The Movies That Made Us

    Starz FilmCenter

  • Film

    November 9, 2006

    Sorry Raters

    This Film catches moral watchdogs with their pants down.

  • Film

    October 5, 2006

    Sorry Raters

    This Film catches moral watchdogs with their pants down.

  • Film

    March 9, 2006

    Oh, Grow Up

    Failure is Matthew McConaughey's perfect movie.

  • Film

    February 9, 2006

    Hacked

    Harrison Ford runs smack into a Firewall, poor guy.

  • Film

    December 30, 2004

    Second Run

    Celebrating the overachieving, underhyped movies of 2004.

  • Music

    October 28, 2004

    The Beatdown

    Elevators, Frappuccinos, and things that go bump in the night.

  • Calendar

    July 24, 2003

    Flix Mix

    Colorado filmmaking is alive and well

  • Culture

    May 1, 2003

    Of Boobs and Blood

    Troma's Lloyd Kaufman has guts, all over the floor.

  • Goods & Services

    March 27, 2003

    Best Exit by a Video-Store Owner

    Scott Woodland
    Video Station

  • Film

    May 24, 2001

    War As Video Game

    In the whiz-bang Pearl Harbor, vintage history takes a back seat to a dated love triangle.

  • Goods & Services

    March 29, 2001

    Best Free Service

    Video/Audio Rentals

  • Film

    December 28, 2000

    Ten From 2000

    Although this past year wasn't a film blockbuster, it had some bright spots.

  • Film

    November 23, 2000

    Night Moves

    Bruce Willis goes for broke in Unbreakable.

  • Film

    August 10, 2000

    Scabbed Over

    The Replacements can't score, even with Gene Hackman on the team.

  • News

    May 18, 2000

    Get in Gear

    You can't spell "credit" without REI.

  • News

    December 16, 1999

    Off Limits

    Deck the halls...

  • News

    September 17, 1998

    Who Stole Denver Burglar Alarm?

    Stew Jackson let one of Denver's oldest family-owned businesses slip away, but his bands play on.

  • News

    June 22, 1994
  • News

    June 8, 1994
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