Once upon a time, it was rare for Denver to be featured in movies and TV shows -- even ones supposedly set here, since many were actually filmed elsewhere. But the rise of reality TV has changed all that. The Internet Movie Database spotlights lotsa episodes of programs using Denver locations, Denve ... More >>
Ever search for something weird not really expecting to find anything, only to score way more hits than you ever imagined? That's what happened when we visited the Internet Movie Database and checked to see if there were ever any movie or TV characters named "Colorado." Turns out there were lots, in ... More >>
In recent days, we've shared the Internet Movie Database's ten most popular performers from Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs and Aurora. But there's a lot more state out there, and plenty of other notables from places beyond these four cities -- like, for instance, Greeley, Conifer, Longmont, Crest ... More >>
After we started assembling posts featuring the most popular people on Internet Movie Database -- including ones featuring natives of Denver, Boulder and Colorado Springs, we couldn't help noticing an unexpected common denominator: porn. Boulder boasted an adult-film actress in the top ten, the Colo ... More >>
In recent days, we've shared top ten lists of the most popular Denver natives on Internet Movie Database and the most popular Boulderites on IMDB -- a pair of rosters that were full of surprises. The same is true of today's list, featuring the ten most popular people from Colorado Springs. They inc ... More >>
Yesterday, when we shared our list of the ten most popular Denver natives on Internet Movie Database, we marveled at the surprises -- notables we didn't know hailed from here or hadn't heard of, period. Well, the ten most popular people born in Boulder as judged by IMDB are even more unexpected. Th ... More >>
What does Kylie Ireland -- the star of Deep Anal Abyss 3 and Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody -- have in common with John August, who shares screenwriting credits for Big Fish, Corpse Bride and Charlies' Angels? How about with Monica Staggs, who served as a stunt double for actress Jeri Ryan on Star Tre ... More >>
If you're like us, you love the Internet Movie Database, arguably the most comprehensive online treasure trove of info about movies, TV shows and the people in them. Among the gazillion things you can do on IMDB is search folks by where they're from. When we tried this with Mile High City natives, w ... More >>
Earlier this year, we told you that the state's entire film-incentives budget was earmarked for a Hallmark Channel show called When Calls the Heart. But things have changed since then. According to film commissioner Donald Zuckerman, the producers of the show convinced Hallmark to buy more episodes ... More >>
Crispin Hellion Glover is many things. He's a cult figure, known for his baffling performance art-like appearance on David Letterman, as well as a decidedly outsider filmmaker who creates offbeat art films featuring actors with Down's syndrome and cerebral palsy. He's a musician who once did a spine ... More >>
In June, Durango's Sydney Spies, whose protests after her yearbook photo was deemed too sexy landed her on the Today show, made it clear she was ready for her close-up: She's featured in a Syfy Channel movie slated to air soon. But it's highly unlikely she expected the next photo of her to go viral ... More >>
Earlier this year, Durango High student Sydney Spies's protest over her yearbook's rejection of two sexy photos landed her on the Today show. Afterward, Miki Spies, her mom, told us Sydney had submitted a third photo, but that, too, was nixed in favor of the her school ID pic -- see how it looks in ... 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 >>
Shortly before his death at age 43, provocateur Andrew Breitbart hyped what was supposed to be a bombshell video of young Barack Obama -- one that would supposedly unmask his radical racialist agenda. Well, the video's out -- see it below -- and the mainstream media is reacting with a collective ya ... More >>
Colorado has a rich film history. Nearly 400 movies have been shot here in more than 100 years. But, as explained in this week's cover story "The Reel West," Colorado is experiencing a bit of a film drought lately, something that lawmakers and industry folks hope to reverse. Instead of shooting in t ... More >>
Big pic below.This past week, Denver played host to the annual conference of NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. On Friday, I was part of a panel discussion at which NORML presented its Hunter S. Thompson Media award to "Denver Westworld" -- which is close, but ... More >>
Among the most truly nerdy of nerds, Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage is perhaps one of the most talked about films of the year (and by "year," we mean in general, since the film comes out January 1, so it would be kind of silly if we meant... anyway), in large part because there's very little inform ... More >>
This weekend, INK, a movie shot locally for $250,000 and self-distributed by Double Edge Films, was uploaded to various torrent servers such as the Pirate Bay. In just a few days, the movie has been downloaded nearly half a million times. By Hollywood's calculations, this is a massive loss o ... More >>
Photo by Brian TamborelloBusdriver with Busdriver. Boasting may seem like a hip-hop requirement, but it's actually possible to play the rap game without overdosing on self-love every other line. For proof, direct your gaze to the following Q&A with Regan Farquhar, who performs as Busdriver. T ... More >>
Turns out Denver has a much smaller role in Imagine That than we originally thought. As you may recall, three weeks worth of filming for the Eddie Murphy flick took place right here in our Mile High home. And although you can still see a helicopter shot of the city and catch a glimpse of Melo ta ... More >>
Former Minnesota governor (and onetime wrestling star) Jesse Ventura didn't receive a ton of press coverage when he traveled to Colorado earlier this month for the premiere of Woodshop, an independent film that marks his first on-screen acting role in a decade. (According to the Internet Movie Data ... More >>
Glengarry Glen Ross is a classic yet timely take on real estate.
Rocky Mountain News editor/publisher/president John Temple. Rocky Mountain News editor/publisher/president John Temple's August 16 column "8-word Gaffe Ripples Across the Web" is an apologia for a big botch reported about in this More Messages blog -- an erroneous Rocky web piece that claimed Bara ... More >>
The turban doesn't prove Kenyan citizenship, either. Thank goodness Countdown With Keith Olbermann's nightly "Worst Person in the World" feature is flexible, or else the man with his name in the program's title wouldn't have been able to award the August 12 bronze to our own Rocky Mountain News. T ... More >>
These legislators should have their hides tanned!
Martin Lawrence in a crappy kid movie? Whassup with that?
Monday, June 13, Gothic Theatre, 303-788-0984.
A murky screen adaptation shortchanges Stephen King's Dreamcatcher.
In Crooks, Allen produces a lovable, relaxed—although not uproarious—comedy.