On this week's episode of the Voice Film Club podcast, Voice film critics Alan Scherstuhl and Stephanie Zacharek, along with L.A. Weekly film critic Amy Nicholson, discuss rom-com Begin Again (2:26), starring the always-interesting Mark Ruffalo. They also talk about the biting rom-com parody They C ... More >>
There are some things you never forget -- your first kiss, your first car accident, the first time you saw Ghostbusters. Me, I was eleven (we're talking Ghostbusters here, just so we're clear) and I was lucky enough to see it in a theater, during its original theatrical run. I don't remember much ab ... More >>
"You've got red on you." Don't like that one? How about "We're coming to get you, Barbara!" -- which serves as a clever callback to the movie that birthed the modern zombie. Maybe you prefer something like the creatively cursed "Fuck-a-doodle-doo!" There's no question that the abundance of quotable ... More >>
The Ill, The Wicked + The Wack
With just at day to go, the Sie FilmCenter made its $150,000 Kickstarter goal -- which will fund the theater's necessary transition to Digital Cinema Presentation projectors. As incentive for participating in the Kickstarter campaign, Film on the Rocks director Britta Erickson and her crew promise ... More >>
The official start of summer is over a month away, but the unofficial start is upon us, with the release of the Film on the Rocks 2013 schedule. There's certain to be some controversy over the selection, but as in years past, the Denver Film Society -- led by FOTR Program Director Britta Erickson -- ... More >>
You probably remember him as the "grandpa's old cough medicine," urine-drinking cop from Dumb & Dumber, or the serial killer hitchhiker spouting "seven chipmunks twirlin' on a branch, eatin' lots of sunflowers on my uncle's ranch" in There's Something About Mary. But you may not know that Harland Wi ... More >>
February is the month of the Super Bowl, Mardi Gras and Valentine's Day, but there's really only one holiday that counts: Groundhog Day. Not because we take that shadow stuff seriously, but because Groundhog Day is silly, and silly things -- especially those having to do with Groundhog Day -- make u ... More >>
In honor of the Classic Film Series dedicated to Wes Anderson that started at the Mayan this week, Josiah Hesse served up the top five Wes Anderson one-liners. "Don't worry about me, I'm on mescaline" from The Royal Tenenbaums made the cut -- but isn't included in the Mayan series.
There are endless lists to be made about Wes Anderson films: best music moments, best drug references, best Bill Murray scenes.... Fans of Anderson treasure every second of his films, often committing whole passages to memory; many can mimic the characters on screen, and they're always up for a repe ... More >>
It's finally here. The 2012 Film On the Rocks summer line-up at Red Rocks Amphitheatre was announced this evening, and many movies that made the cut were picked for the people, by the people. Though carefully curated by the Denver Film Center -- and led by FOTR Program Director Britta Erickson -- ... More >>
Summertime movie-and-music night Film on the Rocks, put on each year by the Denver Film Society, released its schedule tonight at the Denver FilmCenter/Colfax. For a full rundown of the bands playing each night -- and the films being shown at Red Rocks Amphitheatre -- see the full schedule below.
What's the best way to kick off a new film series called Mile High Movies? With stoner movies of course. The first installment has already come and gone with Cheech and Chong's Up in Smoke, but tonight at 8 p.m. at the Oriental Theater, you'll be able to play catch up while downing drinks and ... More >>
From the opening Hello Muddah voiceover narration lines of the piffle-stuft trailer for Chalet Girl, which with a single stone kills the dual birds of explaining the plot and setting up a rapid-fire series of dumb jokes, it's clear that this will be no ordinary romantic comedy. No, friends, t ... More >>
Romantic comedies aren't known for their mind-bending plot twists, but even in the template-governed world of Hollywood, they tend to be especially formulaic. To wit, every romantic comedy must conclude with one of two possible outcomes: Either, a) The female lead will end up with the dude wh ... More >>
Sunday, September 4, Ogden Theatre, 303-832-1874.
Pootie too good.I have the attention span of a four-year-old. I can't sit still for very long and I don't like to watch things --particularly television shows and movies -- without having something else going on at the same time. (Like a massive laundry folding undertaking or an organization ... More >>
If your eyes weren't so cashed, you'd cry.When it comes time to get out the sticky icky, do a few rips and get all airee, there's no better thing to do than plop down in front of the tube and let that shit rain all over your mind-grapes. Sometimes you get all giggly and you want to see someth ... More >>
Film on the Rocks has become a rite of summer at this point for fans and a milestone in the careers of the lucky musicians who get to perform each year on the hallowed stage of Red Rocks. After a fake version reportedly made the rounds this past weekend, the actual 2011 Film On the Rocks schedule ha ... 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 >>
Comedy Central announced an awards show devoted to comedy today. It will be called The Comedy Awards and will air simultaneously on Comedy Central, VH1, Spike, TV Land and Nick at Night on March 26. On one hand, comedy does tend to get boned in the other major awards, particularly the Oscars ... More >>
Back when the Film on the Rocks schedule was announced, fans got a chance to select their favorite John Hughes film for a showing. Well, the fans spoke and overwhelmingly they chose Ferris Bueller's Day Off over The Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles. Ferris grabbed nearly half the vote, lea ... More >>
Have you seen Mike Judge's latest flick, Extract? No? Allow us to save you the trouble: The movie, which came out last year, is occasionally amusing; it's no where near as funny as Office Space or as incisive as Idiocracy. If anything, it leans far closer to the former in tone and texture. If ... More >>
Update: This morning, the Denver Film Society announced the full lineup for this year's Film on the Rocks. See which acts are slated to perform after the jump. The Film on the Rocks 2010 schedule has been announced. Looks like the Denver Film Society is kicking things off with a bang this ... More >>
Damn, it feels good to see it again.
Lisa Kennedy. The downsizing of newspaper staffs has decimated the ranks of locally based film reviewers across the country, Denver included. Neither the Rocky Mountain News nor Westword currently use area scribes to analyze flicks, meaning that the Denver Post's Lisa Kennedy is the last fulltime ... More >>
Films at the Brewery screens a cult classic.
Jonny Greenwood There Will Be Blood (Nonesuch) Pop stars who try to establish themselves as serious composers are typically asking for trouble, embarrassment or some combination thereof. Think of Billy Joel: Even though he's spent much of the past decade focusing on classical music, fans who turn u ... More >>
Students introduce the School of Rock.
Films on Fillmore closes its season with a cult classic.
A kinder, gentler Eddie Murphy plays Daddy once more.