I try not to interject my pushy self into these posts, dear readers, but American Graffiti is personal. I'm not sure how many times I've seen this movie -- in dark theaters, over a big Red Moon pizza at the Cinderella Twin, on television, on video and DVD and probably in my dreams. It's the epitome ... More >>
Comedy writing pioneer Bruce Vilanch is bursting with gayness. One of the first openly gay comedians, he's known for his continuing role on Hollywood Squares and as a head writer for the Academy Awards show, as well as writing jokes for Bette Midler, Elizabeth Taylor, The Brady Bunch, Donnie and Mar ... 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 >>
Ask local filmmaker Paul Berry what BARK, showing at the Mercury Cafe this Wednesday, is "about," and you end up with a shake-and-bake collection of themes and pop-culture references that include George Lucas, the Baghavad Gita, political satire, George W. Bush, buffalo on the moon and an implied po ... More >>
George Lucas made Star Wars. Steven Spielberg made E.T. It took both of them working together to make Raiders of the Lost Ark. Expect a similar level of awesome when two great powers in the local film scene -- the new-to-Colorado Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (which will open its first Colorado location i ... More >>
It's Star Wars Day, so May the 4th be with you -- and no, we're not lisping. We swear. To celebrate this annual excuse to shift into hyperdrive, we've assembled a slew of photos from our friends on Flickr that capture the pervasive cultural influence the Star Wars films (at least the first three) h ... More >>
Author Gregory Maguire will be in town tonight at the Tattered Cover LoDo to celebrate, sign and talk about his newest book, Out of Oz, the final installment in his series of Wizard of Oz-based novels. The series, which debuted with Wicked sixteen years ago and spawned a hit Broadway play, is ... More >>
Yeah, this shit is totally like Lord of the Rings.Here's how the screenwriters of the upcoming Hollywood adaptation of Candyland -- the candy-themed board game for children who do not know how to read -- describe it: "We envision it as Lord of the Rings, but set in a world of candy." That i ... More >>
Image via towerofyouth.orgIrv KershnerRest in peace, Irvin Kershner, you director of RoboCop 2 and some film called The Empire Strikes Back. Born in 1923, he died over the weekend at the age of 87 and left behind an oeuvre of great filmmaking -- including no small number of sequels. So it ma ... More >>
We don't know if you've noticed or not, but Hollywood has a knack for remaking films (brazenly displaying its pronounced lack of creativity). These movies tend to fall into one of three categories: Pop-film, genre-film or foreign. We've never fully understood the system of how they decide w ... More >>
It's not unusual for musicians to try out acting or vice-versa, but sometimes those roles take unusual turns. Now, with "I Kissed a Girl" songstress Katy Perry (who, interestingly, recently called Lady Gaga's new "Alejandro" video "blasphemous") gearing up to play Smurfette in the upcoming ad ... More >>
We found the above gem while wandering around the comic store yesterday -- it appears to be some type of (unauthorized?) biography of Lady Gaga. Unfortunately, mom didn't give us enough loot to actually buy it, so we'll never know for sure. What we do know, however, is that this isn't the f ... More >>
Michael Anthony, Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani and Chad Smith are ChickenfootOn the surface it might seem a bit strange throwing Joe Satriani, Sammy Hagar, Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith together, but the four apparently gelled so well that they decided to ... More >>
Heath Ledger peers into the void as Christopher Nolan's Batman returns.
The season of big budget bangs uses its brain.
The king of Hollywood takes on the small screen.
Someone stop Amanda Bynes from updating another classic.
Judd Apatow delivers another spot-on geek fantasy come true.
Miyazaki returns with a beautiful but confounding fairy tale.
An experimental director and a harrowing tale fit The Jacket perfectly.
In Garden State, home is where Zach Braff's heart is.
Python's Brian returns, bearing cinematic salvation.
Atom Egoyan gets personal with Armenian genocide in Ararat.
In Spirited Away, Hayao Miyazaki soars through the looking glass.
The fitness czar fights a losing battle of the bulge with Colorado's porky kids.
Grant grows from a badly drawn Boy to a man in charming fashion.
E.T. returns to heal our cynical hearts.
Richard Linklater seeks meaning in Waking Life.
In the whiz-bang Pearl Harbor, vintage history takes a back seat to a dated love triangle.
Fantastic Media's Dan Madsen has new universes to conquer.
Seeking closure, Robert Wise finally finishes Star Trek: The Motion Picture -- 22 years later
Lars von Trier delivers the Icelandic pop icon as a simple and tragic Dancer in the Dark.
Groove turns techno culture into tribal ritual.
DVDs pull back the curtain on the movies, but do you really want to see the Wizard?
More than a mere war picture, Three Kings takes on the complexities of human emotion.
DJ King Britt is making Boulder part of his royal domain.
The Law brothers' kangaroo movie was an epic failure, but they keep on kicking.