In Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, robot R2D2 is playing Chewbacca, a giant creature known as a wookiee, in a game of chess -- and Chewie is getting frustrated. At that point, Han Solo (Harrison Ford) notes that wookiees have been known to pull people's arms out of their sockets when they lose, pr ... More >>
Salt Lake City-based Epic Brewing, which announced in January that it will build a 20,000-square-foot brewery and taphouse in Denver, updated its followers on social media this week with a couple of pictures and some potential opening dates. The Facebook pictures (like the one above) show the brewer ... More >>
Our Spidey senses have been tingling with news about this year's Denver Comic Con for days now, and today that news is finally out: The godfather of comics himself, Stan Lee, will be stopping by Denver Comic Con on Sunday, June 2, for his first visit to the Mile High City in more than two decades -- ... More >>
Late last week, the Denver Art Museum let the crazy dancers out of the bag: The DAM announced that fifteen out of 120 hopefuls who auditioned for artist Nick Cave last month will perform in Cave's fantastical Soundsuits in June, alongside dancers from local professional troupes. See also: - Dancin ... More >>
Denver Zoo elephant Dolly has a new lady friend -- 42-year-old Kimbo the elephant, who has come from the Fort Worth Zoo in Texas to live in Denver. Kimbo brings the Denver Zoo's Asian elephant population back up to four. It had declined by one when the eldest of the herd, 53-year-old Mimi, passed aw ... More >>
A red panda named Chewbacca has come to live at the Denver Zoo. His purpose? To mate with the zoo's female red panda, Daisy. His other, more important purpose? To be effing adorable. Continue reading for more facts and photos of the six-year-old Chewbacca -- who came to Denver from the Detroit Zo ... More >>
Last November, the Denver District Attorney's Office announced an investigation based on allegations that Kirsten Hamling had diverted funds raised by the Colorado Firefighters Calendar, one of the city's highest profile charity endeavors. Now, six-plus months later, that inquiry has led to multiple ... More >>
Big pics below.Fired Up for Kids, a charity founded by Kirsten Hamling that annually produces the hunk-laden Colorado Firefighter Calendar, is embroiled in controversy right now. The Denver District Attorney's Office confirms that it's got an investigation underway even as Hamling has resigne ... More >>
J.R. Smith.Denver blog posts play hurt. Denver Stiffs' Andrew Feinstein thinks J.R. Smith, Wilson Chandler and Kenyon Martin will rue the day they locked in to play basketball in China until March if the NBA lockout ends soon. Free Colorado's Ari Armstrong on the student-loan bailout. BigM ... More >>
Denver blog posts a-go-go! BigMedia.org: Jimmy Lakey, the same radio host who laughed at comparisons of Michelle Obama to Planet of the Apes, now thinks she looks like Chewbacca. Classy! Colorado Education News' Alan Gottlieb on teacher bashing. Colorado Pols: Today's the deadline to register to ... More >>
It seemed like women outnumbered men by fifty to one at last night's 2012 Colorado Firefighter Calendar release party at City Hall -- but the quality of the testosterone on display was so high that none of the ladies were complaining. At 6 p.m., the VIP ticketholders started filing in, claimi ... More >>
When George Lucas created Star Wars he had no idea it was going to become the phenomenon that it did. In fact, if it wasn't for the dedicated merchandising work of Howard Roffman that caused the resurgence of popularity, we may not have ever seen revival of the brand. However, where there is ... More >>
Image via towerofyouth.orgIrv KershnerRest in peace, Irvin Kershner, you director of RoboCop 2 and some film called The Empire Strikes Back. Born in 1923, he died over the weekend at the age of 87 and left behind an oeuvre of great filmmaking -- including no small number of sequels. So it ma ... More >>
When Wicked Garden opened last Halloween on Larimer, some folks were hoping it might be Denver's answer to Hollywood's Viper Room. But it takes a little more than throwing up a few '80s album covers, pictures of Jimi Hendrix and Angus Young and painting quotes from Aerosmith songs on the wall to pul ... More >>
Denver style maven Brandi Shigley, who grew up on a steady diet of musicals and variety shows like Hee Haw and The Muppet Show, is still an admitted fan: "So when the opportunity came up to host my own evening at the Meadowlark, I decided to make it be this colorful concoction of talent all i ... More >>
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Neil Jordan and Nick Nolte pull off a twitchy Gallic heist.
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