Some say October is the month when the veil between the dead and the living vanishes. For movie lovers, this is no rare thing: We're used to the shadows of the past flickering before our eyes and yesterday's voices flooding our ears. And not just in horror films; after all, every movie -- even scien ... More >>
At last, Colorado has transitioned from people complaining about cold weather to people complaining about hot weather. Geeks will have no reason to complain, though: The month of June is packed full of great geek activities, and nearly all of them are indoors in air-conditioned spaces. Better even t ... More >>
In his new column, award-winning goofball Shea Serrano, whose recent exploits include Bun B's Rapper Coloring and Activity Book, writes about his life and times. This game is very simple: Look at the pictures and guess what Kanye West song each one represents. Boom. That's it. That's all. You're ... 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 >>
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 >>
Blues Control is an experimental rock duo that got started in New York City in 2006 as a kind of side project from their New Age music project Watersports. The greater immediacy and visceral impact of Blues Control connected with audiences, and soon, the side project became the main band of Russ Wat ... More >>
Journey with Jane Fonda this week to a sci-fi world -- for free! That's just one of the artistic trips you can enjoy this week without having to open your wallet.For a full list of events, visit the online Westword calendar, and if you know of any other free events going on this week, let us know in ... More >>
Film festival season in Colorado kicks off every September with the oh-so-glamorous parade of celebs and their pet projects through Telluride, followed by a chain of lesser festivals aspiring to such glory across the state. But if you crave truly independent cinema; if you long for the days when fil ... 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 >>
We understand that media outlets doing wall-to-wall coverage of last night's shooting at the Aurora Town Center Century 16 during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rise have to look at every possible angle of the story. But excuse me for being repulsed by stories speculating about whether the ... More >>
The Dark Knight Rises is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy, starring Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Morgan Freeman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and more. The movie premieres at 12:01 a.m. Friday, and on Thursday night fans will have several ways to go to bat for Batma ... More >>
When the sun goes down, nocturnal Denverites emerge and turn up their style swagger. Take a look at this week's trendsetters and rule-breakers -- caught in their natural environs of East 13th Avenue.
Sure, Anne, go with that costume. Fresh from the movie news wire comes the announcement that Anne Hathaway will play Catwoman in the third entry to Chris Nolan's gritty Batman series, inexplicably titled The Dark Knight Rises (probably because these movies make everyone involved a lot of doug ... More >>
We'll take it.The top grossing movie of 2009 was, of course, Avatar, and this year the title goes to Toy Story 3. We're calling that social progress, although there's something a little too futuristic about computer-animated movies taking the crown back-to-back -- we're pretty sure it means ... 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 >>
If you're lucky (as Jefferson County Public School students are) and have a snow day today, you'll get the chance to watch some movies. But what are the best films for the occasion? We suggest flicks that make you glad to be warm inside instead of outside grappling with the elements -- like, for in ... More >>
Heath Ledger peers into the void as Christopher Nolan's Batman returns.
The season of big budget bangs uses its brain.
What won't the best actor of his generation do for a role? Not much.
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 >>
Memento's director plumbs the depths of magic and loss.
It ain't quite Fantastic, but it'll do in a pinch.
The Dark Knight's origin story can't overcome its Bale-ful side.
In Taking Lives, the filmmakers are the real boobs.
Part Disney, part Barnum, the man who saved comics is all Stan Lee.
A sleep-deprived Al Pacino tangles with a pyscho Robin Williams.
The year's screen gems.