On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, the Village Voice's Alan Schestuhl and L.A. Weekly's Amy Nicholson are joined by special guest Chris Klimek to discuss the strange career of Tom Cruise, the new X-Men movie, and why Han Solo should die. We close the show with a special phone call from the Vi ... More >>
TaunTaun is a band of unusual provenance. Its members are all luminaries of the Denver music scene, but their other bands don't sound much like each other, and they sound even less like TaunTaun. It was the musicians' shared teenage love for '80s metal that initially informed the group's music, whic ... More >>
In Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, robot R2D2 is playing Chewbacca, a giant creature known as a wookiee, in a game of chess -- and Chewie is getting frustrated. At that point, Han Solo (Harrison Ford) notes that wookiees have been known to pull people's arms out of their sockets when they lose, pr ... More >>
There are few things in this world more terrifying or awe-inspiring than the experience of witnessing a nerd achieve his life's dream. There are probably more than a few cases in which this involves Star Wars or, if pressed, its nemesis that ends in Trek, but Charlie Ross's has got to be a pretty si ... More >>
LucasFilm has had a long and storied past dealing with fans, which is a large chunk of what the film The People vs. George Lucas, which is screening this weekend at Denver FilmCenter, deals with. When fans first started making films inspired by Star Wars, LucasFilm quickly started sending out ... More >>
World renowned press conference showman LeBron James -- or LeBenedict James, as he is known in Ohio -- played in the final game of the NBA Championships two nights ago, while all of Cleveland, including his former teammates on the Cavaliers who weren't busy with their day jobs as fry cooks an ... More >>
Is there a wiki for this? Why yes, yes there is.Wikipedia may be the world's largest online encyclopedia, but lately its increasing credibility and citation of sources have sucked out all of its fun. What if you just want something to laugh at, like a page of bullshit you're never ever going ... More >>
This Saturday, August 7, another chapter will be added to the annals of hip-hop history in New York City. On what will presumably be a predictably humid evening in the Big Apple, the 2010 DMC US Finals will take place, with twelve competitors from coast to coast pitted against each other on ... More >>
The Fourth is with him.I don't know who came up with the idea for this day. But seriously: genius. And why not celebrate it in a way that not only allows you to indulge your love of all things Star Wars, but also helps you identify who exactly is on your same Jedi-wavelength? Seriously, eve ... More >>
If you're lucky (as Jefferson County Public School students are) and have a snow day today, you'll get the chance to watch some movies. But what are the best films for the occasion? We suggest flicks that make you glad to be warm inside instead of outside grappling with the elements -- like, for in ... More >>
Robot Chicken Star Wars is a plucky take-off on the original.
Even Han Solo couldn't make this concept fly. Turns out there just aren't that many Star Wars geeks out there -- at least, not enough to fill a bar/bowling alley/live-music venue named after Han Solo's spaceship. So the Falcon is going into dry-dock, and the spot at 3295 South Broadway is becomin ... More >>
"What? No talking cats?" The annual Denvention has landed in Denver, and Jason Sheehan is there. Click here to read his first report from the science fiction convention. Many years ago -- long before I had this gig, long before I even really had a career to call my own -- I gave some thought to b ... More >>
Red Rocks hosts Blade Runner for Film on the Rocks.
Saturday, June 16
Harrison Ford runs smack into a Firewall, poor guy.
I carry a torch for tiki bars and Twin Dragon.
George Lucas at last delivers the Star Wars prequel we've been waiting for.
Ride the light...ride the light...ride the light.
With the imminent release of The Phantom Menace, Fantastic Media prepares to blast off.