Geek culture is not a monolithic entity -- far from it. Underneath the big tent of geekdom, you'll find factions big and small, for every possible slice of nerd life. Few of us embrace only one slice of geek life, but even fewer of us are true polynerds, embracing any and everything labeled "geek." ... More >>
Theresa Mercado's Cruel Season series -- Cruel Summer, Cruel Autumn and Cruel Winter -- is a labor of love. The horror movie fiend launched the series last year and has slowly grown it via word of mouth, as fans tell their friends about her killer film selections and handmade souvenirs. The latest i ... More >>
Celebrate Independence Day this week by freeing yourself from any reliance on your wallet. Whether you want to catch a horror film featuring creepy children, watch fireworks or dance to soul tunes at a barbecue, you can do it all for free. For hundreds of other events this week, check out the online ... More >>
If fireworks and baseball games aren't your thing, July has plenty of geek entertainment on tap -- whether you're looking to flex your gaming muscles, get the latest book in the classic Shannara series signed by the author or just sit in the blessedly cool air-conditioned embrace of a movie theater ... More >>
At The ABCs of Death, in its final night at the Sie FilmCenter, you're going to get the equivalent of horror tapas -- one short, punchy tale for each letter of the alphabet, each delivered by a current or rising star in the genre. It's a tasty appetizer that can serve as a meal in and of itself, but ... More >>
Start off the New Year right by saving money this week. Whether you attend a screening of The Dead Zone, a poetry open mic or a short film festival, soaking up some culture won't cost you a cent, so you can head into 2013 feeling fiscally responsible. For more events, check out the Westword calendar ... More >>
"If I can avoid putting anything from the movie in the movie poster, then I'm doing okay," says artist Jay Shaw. His film- poster art, which has taken off over the past year as he's worked with Austin collectible art boutique Mondo, rarely includes characters, actors or anything from the actual movi ... More >>
Denver has zombie walks, zombie proms, zombie races, zombie car washes and zombie fashion shows, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that a pair of Denver filmmakers have launched an ambitious zombie documentary. Alexandre O. Philippe and Robert Muratore, the pair behind the Star Wars doc The People ... More >>
It's time to spend that Valentine' Day cash you got from grandma, and what better way to do it than to buy something that'll make you feel less lonely? Thankfully, there is plenty to be happy about this week, with new releases that will make you nostalgic, cause you to cry and more. If you're ... More >>
David Cronenbergs Videodrome was eerily prescient.
It's hard to know why a horror novelist whose work has been compared favorably to everyone from his role model, Steven King, to creepy filmmaker David Cronenberg would have a hard time breaking into print. But Internet innovator Scott Sigler took it in stride and never looked back: Instead, he ser ... More >>
The top movies of 2007.
According to Cronenberg, it's a matter of perspective.
An accessible narrative belies something much darker, and stranger, in Eastern Promises.
Ang Lee steams up Toronto with Lust, Caution.
Flanders is a state of mind best characterized as dull.
Throwaway gags and mad obsessions abound in Michel Gondry's wondrous fantasy.
An imprisoned mother plots her revenge in Park Chan-wook's Lady Vengeance.
Marebito's hero takes a vampire home -- which isn't the best idea.
Aeon Flux has moments of brilliance, but plenty of mediocrity.
When David Cronenberg picks up a pistol, Violence begets comedy.
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In The Butterfly Effect, Ashton Kutcher comes unstuck in time.
Distributors still don't honeymoon with small romantic comedies.
Spider sees little triumph over schizophrenia.
As long as it keeps moving, Blade II entertains.
Rush Hour 2 is as light on its feet as a dead elephant.
Sam Raimi does what he can with familiar material in The Gift.
Last Night boogies with the apocalypse.
Exploring the endless variety of today's hip-hop.
July 23 - 29, 1998