The smell of buttered popcorn drifted into the parking lot as survivors of the July 20 shooting that killed twelve people and injured seventy made their way last night toward the front doors of the remodeled Century 16 theater in Aurora for its official reopening. Inside, they were greeted by a new ... More >>
The Dark Knight Rises is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy, starring Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Morgan Freeman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and more. The movie premieres at 12:01 a.m. Friday, and on Thursday night fans will have several ways to go to bat for Batma ... More >>
Look! Up in the air! It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's a pterosaur! A what? When we think of prehistoric flying things, it's usually the more well-known feathered dinosaurs, such as archeopteryx, that we conjure in our minds. But the pterosaur, which reached unbelievable sizes and was related more ... More >>
Most of us here in Colorado can relate to the rush of skiing down a mountain of fresh powder. But that rush is nothing compared to the heart-stopping, breath-seizing thrill of entering a tornado's destructive vortex of violently rotating winds. But for the past eight years, that was the missi ... More >>
As projected, the crowds came out for this weekend's premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, to the tune of $125.1 million, the most ever for a Potter flick. That included my family's little donation to the total weekend box-office; we caught Deathly Hallows Saturday at the ... More >>
Boeing's 787 "Dreamliner" has been a public relations disaster. Rolled out in 2007, the plane was billed as the future of air-travel: a sleek, efficient long-distance jetliner made with composite materials that consumes 20 percent less fuel than carriers of a similar size. Three years later, ... More >>
The Coreys want you to be there.For the younger set, film-watching isn't the social event it once was. Nowadays, cinema appreciation is usually enjoyed at home with a Netflix disc in the DVD player or Hulu.com on the computer. After all, what self-respecting hipster wants to be caught dead in ... More >>
In case you're as sick of hearing about Avatar as we are, this weekend's Festivus Film Festival should offer some cinematic solace.
Forget IMAX and goofy yellow glasses because Festivus is bringing some of the most awkward, horrifying, confusing and riveting films independent filmmakers have to o ... More >>
This week, Westword took an end-of-the-summer road trip down colorful Colorado Boulevard, from Weld County to Highlands Ranch, with many stops in between. This essay is a part of that project.
In a city with few highways, Colorado Boulevard serves as a major thoroughfare, conne ... More >>