The Western genre isn't entirely comprised of spaghetti or John Wayne talking out the side of his mouth: From its earliest days, filmmakers were putting a comic spin on stories set on the dusty trail, with the genre hitting its apex between the mid '70s and mid '80s. We've gathered this collection o ... More >>
Five Easy Pieces was a turning point for both its star, Jack Nicholson, and director Bob Rafelson when it came out in 1970 (they'd already collaborated on the psychedelic Monkees vehicle Head). Nicholson, who'd previously worked on a series of B-movie projects with Roger Corman and also tried his ha ... More >>
Being a dad is tough, which is why, in honor of Father's Day, we're honoring the dads whose families have literally driven them to the brink of insanity (or further). Relax. It's only movie dads we're talking about here -- your dad probably won't go crazy and kill you this Sunday. Then again, as my ... More >>
Our Melanie Asmar has been reporting about efforts to attract more moviemakers to Colorado -- and one great selling point is to check out the classics that have been partly filmed here over the years. Below, count down our ten favorites, as culled from the flicks listed on the FilmInColorado.com we ... More >>
Today, the Supreme Court will consider arguments for and against the Defense of Marriage Act -- a hearing that recalls the court's part in tossing out 1992's Amendment 2, which prevented bodies in Colorado from recognizing gays and lesbians as a protected class. The passage of Amendment 2 led to Col ... More >>
At The ABCs of Death, showing now at the Sie FilmCenter, you're going to get the equivalent of horror tapas -- one short, punchy tale for each letter of the alphabet, each delivered by a current or rising star in the genre. It's a tasty appetizer that can serve as a meal in and of itself, but what i ... More >>
Captain America was here. In the photograph above, the sticker depicting Captain America's helmet from the movie Easy Rider is placed over the letter "O" in the word "NO" on a federal government "NO TRESPASSING" sign in a manner that sensitively captures the movie's exploration of freedom, fe ... More >>
Cassandra KotnikWazee Supper Club opened its doors back in 1974 under Angelo and Jim Karagas, five years after the same duo erected My Brother's Bar just nine blocks away. Since then, the bar and restaurant, which has since been passed from the hands of the Karagas brothers to the Wynkoop Hol ... More >>
Winona Ryder is so cool, Johnny Depp tattooed "Winona Forever" on his arm when they were engaged. Her first audition was a monologue from Franny & Zooey. Generation X has a crush on her. And we forgive her for the shoplifting. Actors do way worse things. Inspired by our Winona fever, as well ... More >>
Tonight at the Denver Botanical Gardens, writer Amy Stewart will be presenting a history of killer plants of the very real variety. While that's all well and good, we prefer to keep our deadly botanical assassins in the realm of the fiction so we can still sleep through the night. Killer plan ... More >>
"The Searchers."The Colorado legislature just nixed a plan to tack a ten-cent fee onto movie tickets, money that would have been used to provide financial incentives for film companies that want to make movies in this state. As revised, the bill would now ask for donations from movie-goers -- ... More >>
Heeere's... Rick AstleyFor anyone who's ever seen The Shining, it's the image you can never erase from your mind: a terrified Shelly Duvall watching the ax splinter the door right before Jack Nicholson at his most crazy-eyed does that famous line: Heeere's Johnny! Which, of course, makes it a ... More >>
Get ready for the shock of your life: There are a lot of Crocs haters out there -- which explains why a 2009 article about the Niwot, Colorado company's financial troubles has been the most viewed item on the Washington Post website this year. But that doesn't stop people from donning the col ... More >>
Okay, here's the deal: I'm cheap. And because I'm always on the prowl for new and/or bizarre brands of cereal to check out for my Milking It: Cereal Killers & Thrillers blog in Cafe Society, I frequent Big Lots!, where I recently made an unexpected discovery. The store, which specializes in disconti ... More >>
Capsule reviews of current shows.
Crazed caper feeds our appetite for laughs.
Sesame Street and the Who bookend two very special editions.
How can a gringa deal with her friends' racism?
Film on the Rocks for Monday, July 23.
Portions of Mr. & Mrs. Smith were filmed in Glenwood Springs. Last week the American Film Institute issued its updated list of the top 100 films of all time. As to be expected, Citizen Kane is still number one, but Casablanca fell to number three in favor of The Godfather. To view the complete lis ... More >>
As regular viewers of 24 know, Rick "Don't Call Me Ricky" Schroeder (pictured) was recently added to the show's cast as Mike Doyle, a Counter Terrorism Unit operative who shares plenty of dark, violent qualities with protagonist Jack Bauer -- so many, in fact, that he comes across as either a possib ... More >>
A hero of the Hong Kong new wave returns the compliment.
Fiend Without a Face
The Starz Denver International Film Festival unspools for the 27th time.
Bertha Lynn, Channel 7
The action's much meatier in the second Rings film.
Movie producer Robert Evans preserves his golden myth.
Tim Burton turns his ray gun on everything in sight when Mars Attacks!, and it's good, gory fun.
One day, a crew from The Shining showed up on Milwaukee Street. The block still hasn't recovered.