Ferris Bueller's Day Off

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    August 20, 2013

    The ten best "yeahs" in recent music history

    Granted sometimes invoking a pithy "yeah" in song might seem like token verbalizing just to fill in the gaps when a singer can't think of anything else to say. No argument there. Sometimes, though, a forceful "yeah" can express all kinds of raw, unbridled emotions (see James Hetfield). Uh-huh. Yeah. ... More >>

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    July 30, 2013

    Kanye West's American Psycho parody with Scott Disick makes me laugh, even if it's not supposed to

    Last week Kanye West dropped a promotional video for his Yeezus album in the form of a (comedic?) tribute to the film American Psycho. The clip is a near mirror image of the unforgettable scene in which Christian Bale axes Jared Leto after torturing him with a pedantic speech about the genius of Hue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    Meet Stan Ellsworth, your favorite new history teacher-biker-turned-TV host

    History teachers come in all shapes and sizes. Stan Ellsworth's form just happens to be bigger, scruffier and more charismatic than most. The brawny intellectual is just one of many reasons to check out American Ride, a television series that highlights the best stories you may have missed in high s ... More >>

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    March 22, 2012
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    November 29, 2011

    Forget Julie & Julia: Which movie would you watch 365 times?

    Lawrence Dai will be watching Julie & Julia for the 365th time at 8 p.m. tonight at the Jones, as part of the Denver Center Theatre Company's quirky Off-Center series. In addition to the screening, there will be free beer and unelaborated-upon shenanigans involving onions; tickets are $10. Julie & ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    Seven ways to exploit Denver's proposed paid sick leave ordinance -- and your employer

    ​It wasn't until I found a guide to the definition of "stalking" in Initiative 300, Denver's Paid Sick and Safe Time proposal (Section 18-9-11, page 7) that my interest in the actual wording of the proposal developed into a plan to just plain exploit it. As the newest staffer at Westword, it' ... More >>

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    August 5, 2011

    10 things to do for $10 this weekend, August 5-7, 2011

    This could be you.​It's the beginning of August, which also means it's the start of the end of summer. In just a few short months we'll all be hunkering inside complaining about how cold it is, completely forgetting that just a few months prior we were doing the same thing, complaining about h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    Why are movies so damn boring?

    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 >>

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    June 23, 2011
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    June 2, 2011
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    May 19, 2011

    Pirates of the Caribbean 4: Five great actors that phoned in iconic roles for terrible sequels

    This is the smug grin you make when you no longer give a shit.​Johnny Depp gotta eat. And pay his mortgage. And Disney pays very well. Maybe that explains why he looks so thoroughly bored in the new Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, opening tomorrow. Captain Jack Sparrow was endeari ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Happy Birthday, Anthony Michael Hall: A look back at the holy trinity of geekdom

    ​Ever since he ended up as conspicuously the only member of the Breakfast Club not to get coupled up -- and was pretty much okay with it -- we knew Anthony Michael Hall was a guy we could identify with. Lanky, bug-eyed and just a little too weirdly enthusiastic, he was the quintessential geek, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Robocop in Detroit, and five other statues cities should have

    Look at him -- he's so statuesque. ​There are no plans to erect a statute to Robocop in Detroit, according to Mayor Dave Bing. There is, however, a Rocky statue at the base of the Philadelphia Museum of Art after one was placed at the top of the Rocky steps in Rocky III. While it could argued, ... More >>

  • Film

    October 7, 2010
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    June 28, 2010

    Film on the Rocks announces Ferris Bueller's Day Off as 'favorite John Hughes Film'

    ​ 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 >>

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    June 16, 2010

    Film on the Rocks: Westley, Inigo and Fezzik bring down the house

    Freebird!​While scalpers weren't hawking The Princess Bride tickets for three or four times their $10 box office price - as they did on Craigslist for the Hangover last week - the Film on the Rocks movie did sell out Tuesday night. It was the second consecutive sellout for Film on the Rocks s ... More >>

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    June 14, 2010

    Charlie Sheen can serve Aspen's community one of these five ways

    ​Charlie Sheen was supposed to sign off on a sweet plea bargain last week. Rumor has it that the Pitkin County Sheriff is recommending a work-release program for the actor in exchange for his pleading no contest to felony menacing and 3rd-degree assault and criminal mischief in connection with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Film on the Rocks 2010 schedule announced

    ​ 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 >>

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    September 3, 2009

    Take the Day Off

    And relive your ’80s angst with the John Hughes Experience.

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    September 30, 2008

    Tomorrow, students really count

    "Now, let's see. I count one, two, three, four..." Your kid's got a test tomorrow morning and he's not prepared -- so he's pretending to run a fever. Well, double-check that thermometer, because if he's absent, it'll cost your student and his school in the long run. That's because October 1 is Col ... More >>

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    August 27, 2008

    Ken Salazar: scintillating

    Ken Salazar. Colorado Senator Ken Salazar has been chosen to help formally nominate Barack Obama for president on Wednesday night, and all I can say is, brace yourself for the thrill of a lifetime. Salazar is among the most laconic, monotonal speakers ever elected to national office, and his verba ... More >>

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    May 30, 2007

    Strange Political Bedfellows

    Westword’s crack team of political analysts are at it again. Last week they answered the age-old question, “Which local politician most resembles Shakira?” Now they’ve taken their investigation one step further, to bring to you, for the first time (drum roll, please) WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF LOC ... More >>

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    July 27, 2006
  • Dining

    March 16, 2006

    Running on Empty

    Cuba Libre conjures up a new Cuban cuisine.

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    October 20, 2005

    Meat and Greet

    Bob's steaks a claim in Cherry Creek.

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    November 27, 2003

    Bite Me


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    June 12, 2003

    Ex Marks the Spot

    Aquarela is finally finding its voice.