If anyone would appreciate cheap fun, it's The Dude, Jeff Bridges's iconic slacker character in The Big Lebowski. We may not have bowling on our activities list, but you can see the 1998 Coen brothers' classic for free this weekend -- and there are many more entertaining events around town, everythi ... More >>
Can't you just picture this restaurant as a stop in some epic road-trip movie? Or maybe as the site of an awkwardly tense lunch scene in a Coen brothers film? A new website called Shoot Colorado is cataloging the state's quirky attractions, sweeping vistas and abandoned ghost towns so that filmmaker ... More >>
Welcome to Colorado, Hollywood! The word from the Senate Majority Office is that House Bill 1286 -- better known as the film incentives bill -- has passed the Senate, its last hurdle before reaching the governor's desk. The bill increases the cash rebate offered to filmmakers from 10 percent to 20 p ... More >>
Vodka's rise to popularity wasn't just a matter of taste. As outlined in "Clear Thinking," this week's cover story, brilliant marketing also had a lot to do with the spirit's growth. And that marketing included placements in both movies and television shows -- sometimes purchased, sometimes j ... More >>
It's already starting to get too hot to think outside, which means the summer-time media is starting to fly onto the shelves to offer up some escapism for those of us that can't handle the heat. Generally speaking, summer releases favor the blockbuster, the antithesis of a think piece -- but ... More >>
Katy Perry with Steve Buscemeyes.The prostitutes in the Coen brothers' film Fargo probably had the all-time best description of actor Steve Buscemi's bizarre face: "kinda funny-lookin'." Well, thanks to the Tumblr "Chicks With Steve Buscemeyes," we now know that the actor's funny-looking eyes ... More >>
Probably nowhere in cinema right now is there anyone making films as consistently smart, witty and engaging as those of the Coen Brothers. By the time O Brother, Where Art Thou came out eleven years ago, with instant classics like The Big Lebowski and Fargo already under their belt, the Coens ... More >>
See this fucking movie, dude.The Dude abides. By definition, in fact: perhaps more than any other film in recent history, the Coen Brothers' magnum opus The Big Lebowski has proven its longevity -- if the number of academic papers written about it can be seen as a barometer of its importance, ... More >>
There is no movie theater in Denver like the Landmark in Greenwood Village. Popcorn and fountain drinks come free with your ticket, there's a full bar and VIP seating, some of the highest-quality screens in town and much better movie offerings than their megaplex peers. The current selection ... More >>
For the second year in a row, a movie with Colorado ties is getting Oscar buzz.
In 2010, it was Precious, which was co-produced by Sarah Siegel-Magness and Gary Magness of Denver. This time around, it's 127 Hours, which stars James Franco as Aron Ralston, the Colorado climber who cut off his ... More >>
CQ took itself seriously despite its absurd premise.Movie soundtracks are a difficult beast to master. They have to take an already existing song and apply it to a new medium in a new context. This often works with varying results, and many songs are so overused in soundtracks, they've lost a ... More >>
The heat's on, and suddenly the idea of sweltering outdoors just for the privilege of watching a movie for free stops sounding so swell. Sure, there's something delightful about that general get-out-your-lawn-chairs-and-chill ambience of the outdoor movie, but how do you chill when it's still 85 deg ... More >>
Back again with three more great Twits to follow (sure, that sounds insulting, but "Tweeters" just sounds stupid) for your burgeoning Twitter feed. And as always, follow us at @denverwestword, @cafewestword and @casciato.
@psmyth12 and @champbailey: I know it's the height of baseball season, but ... More >>
Do they give Academy Awards for cameramen on local news remotes? They should, and this year it should go to the guy who shot the now notorious Sarah Palin Turkey Video--the one in which the once-and-future governor was at a Wasilla turkey ranch to give one of those ridiculous Thanksgiving pardons to ... More >>