This week, Denver residents have a rare opportunity to see the genesis and current pinnacle of the kaiju genre with showings of both the original 1954 Japanese classic Godzilla (at the Sie FilmCenter) and the brand-new iteration (screening pretty much everywhere else movie tickets are sold). The ori ... More >>
"I fired a manager after he said to me, 'Do something crazy and it'll get on YouTube and your career will take off!'" comedian Christopher Titus told me in an interview this summer. "I looked at him and was like, 'Really, that's your plan? Really?'" While Titus may be cynical about creating a phony ... More >>
Last week Kanye West dropped a promotional video for his Yeezus album in the form of a (comedic?) tribute to the film American Psycho. The clip is a near mirror image of the unforgettable scene in which Christian Bale axes Jared Leto after torturing him with a pedantic speech about the genius of Hue ... More >>
It's magic! This week, you can experience magical entertainments without having to open your wallet. The free fun includes everything from a screening of Christopher Nolan's magician movie The Prestige to getting a peek inside the Governor's Residence to a free outdoor concert. Share other free even ... More >>
Our Melanie Asmar has been reporting about efforts to attract more moviemakers to Colorado -- and one great selling point is to check out the classics that have been partly filmed here over the years. Below, count down our ten favorites, as culled from the flicks listed on the FilmInColorado.com we ... More >>
See also: - Deadmau5 disses Playboy model for her tweet joking about Batman shooting - Dark Knight Rises composer Hans Zimmer honors Aurora shooting victims - Tim McGraw and other musicians pay tribute to the Aurora shooting victims - Neil Diamond donates proceeds from merch sales to Aurora Victim R ... More >>
Update below: The Aurora theater shooting took place during a screening of The Dark Knight Rises, starring Christian Bale, who released a statement afterward expressing his horror at the event that took the lives of twelve people. Now, he's sharing those emotions in person, during a visit with vict ... More >>
Following the Aurora theater shooting, Hollywood barely paused to pay respect to the victims before speculation began about how the tragedy would affect the box office prospects of The Dark Knight Rises, the movie that was screening during the rampage. Partly in defiance of downturn predictions, par ... More >>
Green Lantern, starring Ryan Reynolds, the world's leading collector of failed superhero franchise leads, opens today. Reynolds plays Hal Jordon, a fearless test pilot who's chosen to become part of an intergalactic peacekeeping force called the Green Lanterns. They use their power rings to h ... More >>
Rice Krispies: choked by their own hubris.According to a recent article in 24/7 Wall St., a handful of beloved breakfast cereals are steadily declining in popularity -- and may end up in the annals of cereal history rather than being shoveled into the eager mouths of children every morning. ... More >>
We've got a pretty stellar selection of new releases this week that cover a wide array of different interests. While one film nerd might not think Sharktopus worth watching, they'll probably find solace in The Fighter. On the same tone, a gamer who enjoys shooting people in the face will have ... More >>
Last night, Hollywood engaged in its yearly back-pat, bestowing little gold statues on those who brought the greatest dignity to the big screen last year. Amidst all that pomp and circumstance, it can be easy to forget that, as amazing as Natalie Portman was in Black Swan, she was also the le ... More >>
They've been doing this for EIGHTY-THREE years?!? There are a lot of things more important than watching and liveblogging the 2011 Academy Awards - but none of them are things we have to do today. Look for our recap after the show!
Once upon a time, cartoons were silly. Consider the original Batman series of the 1960s, a show so jokey it had villains named both The Laugher and The Giggler and starred a not-exactly-ripped-but-still-wearing-spandex Adam West playing the world's most block-headed straight man -- even Tim B ... More >>
Improves everything.Today is the birthday of Newman's Own best selling product, the late Paul Newman, everyone's favorite cool-eyed and irreverent actor/philanthropist. He can't so much celebrate his birthday, being deceased, but everyone else can -- and surely they will, running some retrosp ... More >>
Kick-Ass starts tomorrow and, based on the early buzz and the trailers, it's going to, well, kick ass. In case you've somehow managed to ignore it, it's a film about superheroes that don't have powers -- just a desire to do some good and too little common sense not to dress up in outlandish costum ... More >>
Halloween, the time when adults decide to don their favorite witty getups, whether it be the intellectual "Freudian slip" or the pop culture driven "Christian Bale Yelling." We're sure some of you are short on ideas, so we've compiled a list of band inspired costumes to wear to your favorite part ... More >>
Ron Zappolo.We love when performers and public figures go off when they don't realize cameras are rolling and microphones are on. Take, for instance, Christian Bale's astonishing on-set rant or then-President George Bush confiding to veep Dick Cheney that the New York Times' Adam Clymer is an ... More >>
Read from the bottom up. Or not at all. 4:44 Two down in the ninth. Before we leave for the bar, let me assure you I am not wearing a Cardinals hat. My hat is not red. It says "SC," which does not have anything to so with St. Louis or baseball. And it says "Broncos" on the side. In summary, Shike ... More >>
Heath Ledger peers into the void as Christopher Nolan's Batman returns.
The season of big budget bangs uses its brain.
LOCALS ONLY The online Colorado hip-hop show Out Tha Box TV will celebrate two years on air next month and they’re beginning their third year with a bang. The online show will be heading to television sets on May 14 on the ION Network at 3 p.m. “We were looking for a station that was on the move ... More >>
Boys will be boys in Street Kings' shallow look at dirty police.
The elusive Bob Dylan, masterfully considered.
James Mangold remakes a classic western for our ADD times.
What won't the best actor of his generation do for a role? Not much.
Werner Herzog takes his hero worship to Hollywood.
Music biopics Hollywood won't make.
The November 18 screening of Rescue Dawn at the Temple Buell Theater didn't constitute the official conclusion of the 29th annual Denver Film Festival; other flicks unspooled later that evening and throughout the next day. Yet the event neatly encapsulated the best of the fest. The proceedings got ... More >>
The Prestige, a Christopher Nolan-directed flick about turn-of-the-century magicians that stars Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale, has received generally positive reviews from critics at area publications, including Westword; to read Scott Foundas' take, click here. Somehow, though, such scribes have ... More >>
The New World boldly reclaims the Pocahontas tale from Disney.
The Dark Knight's origin story can't overcome its Bale-ful side.
Miyazaki returns with a beautiful but confounding fairy tale.
Christian Bale chases phantoms and loses sleep in Brad Anderson's latest.
In Laurel Canyon, temptation proves good for the soul.
Normal human feelings prove lethal in Equilibrium.
Miscasting is a problem for Captain Corelli's Mandolin.
American Psycho gets all chopped up, thank God.