With a scribble of his ceremonial pen this morning, Governor John Hickenlooper set Colorado on a path not unlike that of the Iron Man himself, Robert Downey, Jr. No, our fair state isn't going to rehab. Instead, lawmakers, film-industry insiders and Colorado boosters hope that the beefed-up film inc ... More >>
Posts like our collection of the top ten "You know you're from Colorado when...." punchlines celebrate life in our fair state. But what about the opposite side of that coin? Turns out the last breath of many memorable folks was of our thin air. We've assembled a roster of the ten most notable passin ... 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 68th Golden Globe Awards will be handed out this Sunday. It's a contractual obligation that all televised awards shows do not reward quality, and this will be no different; plenty of shitty movies will wind up being allowed to slap Golden Globe Winner on their DVD packaging. Of course, t ... More >>
George Hickenlooper.Director George Hickenlooper's death from a lethal combo of mixed drug use and sleep apnea just days before John Hickenlooper, his cousin and frequent subject, was elected Colorado's governor, shook the Starz Denver Film Festival, which screened George's new film, Casino J ... More >>
Large photo below.The last Weld County deputy to die while doing his job was Earl Bucher way back in 1940 -- until yesterday, that is. Deputy Sam Brownlee was allegedly slain by Reuben Reyes, twenty, following a chase that reached speeds topping 100 miles per hour. Afterward, Reyes himself wa ... More >>
George Hickenlooper.The death of director George Hickenlooper, governor-elect John Hickenlooper's cousin, on the eve of the Starz Denver Film Festival premiere of his new movie, Casino Jack, was an accident caused by mixed prescription drug use and alcohol complicated by sleep apnea, accordin ... More >>
All aboard for Denver.You know you're back in Denver when you hear that bossy voice admonish you for "delaying the departure of this train" at DIA. It belongs to 9News' Adele Arakawa, who replaced original admonisher Reynelda Muse. Likewise, the cheery "hold on" now comes from Alan Roach rath ... More >>
James Mejia.Now that John Hickenlooper has been elected Colorado's governor, we know Denver will have a new mayor next year -- and the race promises to be wild and wide open. To introduce you to the players, we're going to offer profiles of official candidates, starting with the first to decl ... More >>
Aaron Eckhart urges you to comment on this.For film-geeks in Denver, the Starz Denver Film Festival is always the high point of the year -- and from the Denver Film Society's sudden new digs to the eerily timed death of George Hickenlooper, this year's fest has been a particularly wild ride. ... More >>
Brit Withey.Again this year, Starz Denver Film Festival artistic director Brit Withey is offering his must-see picks for each day of the fest -- flicks that movie lovers might otherwise miss amid the flood of silver-screen goodies. Below, he describes his choices for November 5-7: The Crossi ... More >>
John Hickenlooper."I can't keep saying I'm not a politician," governor-elect and definite politician John Hickenlooper said yesterday as he stood the State Capitol, outlining his transition-team plans. From where he stood, he could see his mayoral office at the Denver City & County Building. ... More >>
"Rabbit Hole."When programmers chose Rabbit Hole to open the Starz Denver Film Festival, they likely did so because of its quality and local link; director John Cameron Mitchell is from Colorado Springs. But this meditation on a couple dealing with a child's death is appropriate for another r ... More >>
George Hickenlooper and friend.Yesterday, we told you about plans to dedicate the Starz Denver Film Festival to George Hickenlooper, a filmmaker who died in Denver on Saturday, only days prior to the fest premiere of his latest film, the Kevin Spacey vehicle Casino Jack. But another project n ... More >>
George Hickenlooper and friend.Saturday brought news about the shocking death of George Hickenlooper, Mayor John Hickenlooper's filmmaking cousin, who was in Denver to screen his latest flick, Casino Jack, as part of the Starz Denver Film Festival. The show will go on, says festival director ... More >>
George Hickenlooper and friend.Back in April 2009, a trailer for Hick Town, a proposed documentary series focusing on John Hickenlooper during the 2008 Democratic National Convention, featured the mayor telling an anecdote that ended with the line, "You fuck the press!" Hickenlooper's cousin, ... More >>
Back East for a conference, Mayor John Hickenlooper popped up to Canada, where his cousin, George Hickenlooper, is filming Casino Jack, a movie based on disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff that stars Kevin Spacey. John Hickenlooper was the inevitable star of another George Hickenlooper project, Hick ... More >>
The recent rains have greened up -- and cleaned up -- Civic Center Park, which was looking good for today's first installment of Civic Center Eats, the weekly market and cafe that's moved to mid-day Tuesday this year. S&S does a smoking business in Civic Center.The lineup of booths should increas ... More >>
Courtesy of the Mayor's Office"So... any chance of making 'Adult Books' the official Denver city song?" There's nothing better after a long day of governing than getting your punk-rock on, dad! And that's precisely what Denver mayor John Hickenlooper did on Tuesday night, when he introduced one of ... More >>
George Hickenlooper with Barack Obama during the filming of "'Hick' Town." "John Hickenlooper and the Case of the Vanishing F-Bombs," published yesterday, told the tale of a trailer for 'Hick' Town, a proposed documentary/reality series by George Hickenlooper, Denver mayor John's cousin, that disap ... More >>
Photo by Eric GruneisenCobra Starship's Gabe Saporta has some issues. I'll try not to make this too taxing. Today in Backbeat Online: • Last Night: Fall Out Boy at the Fillmore. • Last Night: Mastodon at the Fox Theatre. • DJ Vajra impresses NAMM crowd with his turntable magic. • Update: H ... More >>
The video above, promoting Hick Town, a proposed documentary/reality series by director George Hickenlooper starring his cousin, Denver mayor John Hickenlooper, has been available on YouTube for months. Most of the footage was shot during the Democratic National Convention -- hence the presence of ... More >>
The Queen of the Factory gets the superficial biopic treatment.
DIFF returns with a ton of movies and plenty of heavyweight stars.
Puttin' on the Dog
Colorado's ready for that close-up.
Mick Jagger transforms Andy Garcia into The Man From Elysian Fields.