Twenty years ago, Long Island teenager Amy Fisher became famous for shooting Mary Jo Buttafuoco -- wife of her much older lover, Joey Buttafuoco -- in the face. She served time in prison for the crime and has since attempted several media-attracting life reinventions as an author, porn star, Celebri ... 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 >>
Editor's note: Village Voice media film critic Karina Longworth is currently at the Toronto Film Festival, from where she'll be writing regular blog posts. This is her first in the series. This is a blog post about two movies that were screened for the press within the first 24 hours of the Toronto ... More >>
Only Bruce Willis can save us now.At 11:00 this morning, an asteroid 5-20 meters in diameter came within 7,800 miles of Earth. Asteroids and meteorites (ever wonder the difference?) make close calls with Earth all the time, but no time in the history of the world was so harrowing as 1997 and ... More >>
It's Memorial Day weekend, which for some people means a three-day party. For others it means celebrating veterans and for another set it means extra-long work hours. For most of us, it means we'll be able to drink an extra mojito on Sunday morning and not have to worry about a damn thing. Re ... More >>
After watching Drew Barrymore's Whip It with her daughters two years ago, Robin Bond -- the Denver-based filmmaker behind the new documentary Derby Baby -- set out to chase down some roller derby dreams of her own. She didn't get very far. "I'm fairly athletic, and had started skating a lot ... More >>
Blowjobs, blowjobs, blowjobs, vodka. You'd think at a Chelsea Handler comedy show sponsored by Belvedere Vodka that there'd be more vodka plugs, more jokes about alcohol or more punch lines about boozing it up with your girlfriends. But there weren't. The only plugs Chelsea -- or any of the ... More >>
It's been fifteen years since Scream came along and changed the whole horror movie paradigm with its self-awareness, satirizing the cliches of a genre then in the throes of death by indifference and employing them as plot devices, in the process pretty much single-handedly breathing life back ... More >>
Wednesday, May 19, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
If your kids watch Wet Hot American Summer, they'll think their counselors do heroin.Sending your kid off to summer camp can feel pretty magical to parents -- they get to have some fun, after all, and you don't have to feel guilty about getting some long-overdue personal time. Maybe a short ... More >>
The Knife has made some ridiculously incredible music in the past ten years. In fact, the act has won quite a few awards for it, mostly in their native Sweden. Last year, one half of the sibling duo recorded an album using the moniker Fever Ray, and she just won "Best Dance Artist" at the P3 Guld pu ... More >>
‚ÄčThe past two years have served as a period of transition for ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of the Dead. After splitting with Interscope Records in 2008, the Austin-based sextet started their own label and drew on its own funds to record and release its latest effort, Century of Self, which ... More >>
A mere four years ago, at the height of the mid-Bush economic frenzy (post-9/11 recession, pre-mortgage meltdown), a certain Niwot-based manufacturer of plastic boat shoes could do no wrong. Crazily colored, beloved by gardeners and ER personnel and children of all ages, Crocs were conquering ... More >>
Monday, May 11, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497.
Kick yourself for not seeing these ten movies.
Movie mogul Bob Shaye taps into his inner child.
Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore do not make sweet, sweet music.
Seeing stars and stealing cells.
Nikolai Fraiture says his band has changed. What's he talkin' 'bout?
Sun, Sun, Sun (Sub Pop)
Curious George is so timeless, you might wish it were more timely.
Downey and Kilmer make perfect detectives in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.
The Truth is, Egoyan's latest is B-movie noir, with killer performances.
The Farrelly brothers swing straight and hit the sweet spot.
Nothing beats a naked pigskin party for some raw excitement.
Charlie's high-flying heroines kick ass -- but not the sequel syndrome.
George Clooney toys with the twisted delusions of a game-show producer.
E.T. returns to heal our cynical hearts.
Four years after his baptism by fire, mystical troubadour Jim White returns with a batch of sacrificial ďhick-hop.Ē
Why the best teen movie of the year, based on a beloved novel, won't be in theaters.
With clipped wings, Charlie's Angels fly way too low to the ground.
Titan A.E. displays a state of suspended animation.
Human Traffic is the rave movie that Doug Limanís Go should have been.
The latest entry in the "split-personality" genre is mediocre at best.
Scary, Sporty, Posh and Baby may not mean jack to you--but the little girls understand.
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