Fans of The Crow rejoiced back in 2008, when we heard that it would be up for a remake. (For the two or three of you who didn't see the movie or read the graphic comic-book series, it's about a gothy-hot dead man with eyeliner who returns from the grave to exact bloody-gutsy-gory vengeance on a gang ... More >>
Today, the Supreme Court will consider arguments for and against the Defense of Marriage Act -- a hearing that recalls the court's part in tossing out 1992's Amendment 2, which prevented bodies in Colorado from recognizing gays and lesbians as a protected class. The passage of Amendment 2 led to Col ... More >>
The '90s don't get a lot of cinematic respect. Apart from a handful of acknowledged classics, film fans tend to overlook work from the rest of the decade. And that's a shame, because while the '90s might not be on the radar for a lot of cinemaphiles, there are plenty of good, ass-kicking crime and a ... More >>
It's a scientific fact that if you watch the canon of David Lynch's full-length films back-to-back, your eyeballs will not only melt, but David Lynch himself will somehow randomly appear to film your eyeballs melting. Fortunately for safety's sake, there is a week of recovery time between each of th ... More >>
The Kool-Aid was Kool-Aid, the brownies were brownies and people were packed into the room like sardines. But the vibe still flew free Friday night at the Byers-Evans House Gallery, for the opening of Lisa Law: Flashing on the Sixties, a meaty show of images both iconic and fascinating from a social ... More >>
Photographer Lisa Law didn't just take pictures of the young Bob Dylan. She was also his cook and masseuse, and she hung out with him in L.A. when he roomed in the "Castle" where she then also lived. Her personal involvement with the artists she shot is the real legacy of her life's work; Denver wil ... More >>
BDSM-themed movies, and films with hot kink scenes in them provide us with two very important things: mainstream popular-culture acceptance, and something to jerk the gerk/smack the peach to when we're bored.
Captain America was here. In the photograph above, the sticker depicting Captain America's helmet from the movie Easy Rider is placed over the letter "O" in the word "NO" on a federal government "NO TRESPASSING" sign in a manner that sensitively captures the movie's exploration of freedom, fe ... More >>
Alex Cox, who wrote and directed cult favorites like Repo Man and Sid & Nancy, is joining CU-Boulder's film studies faculty this fall and will teach screenwriting and film production, as the Daily Camera reported. Cox, who grew up England, studied film at UCLA, then lived in Mexico and Spain ... More >>
Hickenlooper.Never doubt the power of a photo. During last night's (snoozy) Oscar ceremony, a memorial segment featured a single shot of director George Hickenlooper, who died in Denver just before the Starz Denver Film Festival, which was dedicated in his honor. Shortly thereafter, online sa ... More >>
"The Searchers."The Colorado legislature just nixed a plan to tack a ten-cent fee onto movie tickets, money that would have been used to provide financial incentives for film companies that want to make movies in this state. As revised, the bill would now ask for donations from movie-goers -- ... More >>
The bridge from Mad Max to Kill Bill crosses years but not much distance: A starstruck Quentin Tarantino admits to being an unabashed fan of the ´70s explosion of exploitative Australian films and unapologetically copied them. A genre set off when repressed Aussie filmmakers were freed from ... More >>
Presidential candidates vie (and pander and plead) for one heart and mind in Swing Vote.
B is for Bikini.
The season of big budget bangs uses its brain.
Portions of Mr. & Mrs. Smith were filmed in Glenwood Springs. Last week the American Film Institute issued its updated list of the top 100 films of all time. As to be expected, Citizen Kane is still number one, but Casablanca fell to number three in favor of The Godfather. To view the complete lis ... More >>
When proto-punk and original-era punk acts were in their prime, I was either too young or too far from the various scenes to catch them in action. As a result, my only chance to see such groups perform has been in reunion formats -- and my experiences at such shows have been extremely mixed. During ... More >>
From the week of October 13, 2005
Demon Days (Virgin)
The Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown lights up.
No obvious joke goes untouched in this so-so remake.
How Steven Soderbergh kept the Terry Southern tale from turning tragic
How a snap decision led to a long love affair with the West.
Shanghai Noon goes way out West, but not far enough.
Bossa Nova keeps the beat -- and makes hearts beat faster.
KMGH's general manager gives viewers a piece of her mind.
Writer Terry Southern helped shape a generation. Now his son is fighting for his legacy.
U2 brings its carnival to Denver--and Denver shrugs.
A REMINDER FROM KRIS KRISTOFFERSON: HIS LIFE ISN'T ONLY AN ACT.