With Friday's release of The Heat (Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy), another buddy cop movie joins a film library filled with explosions, oddball pairings and broad humor. While the genre's been compacted into a cliche over the years (especially immediately following its heyday in the late '80s and ... More >>
March holds a variety of options for comedy fans -- from a new night in Boulder to the appearance of such '90s nostalgia faces as Chris Tucker and the duo from Loveline. Click ahead to see what side-splitting adventures await as we laugh our way out of the winter chill. See also: - Ben Kronberg ... More >>
With rare exceptions for the Smart Car, the tandem bike and whatever those contraptions are in the Dr. Seuss books, the human evolutionary process basically stopped when mankind progressed from two legs to two wheels. If you need proof of the superiority of the cycle, look no further than film, wher ... More >>
Mei Liu had always been a home cook, but a few years ago, she made her first foray into a professional kitchen, starting a small Chinese restaurant with a group of friends in Austin, Texas. Not long after, Mei, along with her daughter Grace, and son, Gary, drew up plans to start a food truck -- bu ... More >>
This is one in a series of posts in honor of Denver Arts Week that salute some of our favorite people and places on the arts scene. The Nix Bros. have been busy the last few years doling out comedy films of all shapes and sizes, from the patently absurd Rainbow Chasers, to the music ridiculo ... 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 >>
The upside is, every so often, a work of art comes along that is so innovative it changes the whole paradigm of its media, bearing a tangible influence on everything that follows. The downside is, most of what follows is a pale imitator -- like how every movie with an Asian in it since Crouch ... More >>
Sunday, May 23, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
"Is this what my career has come to?"The Michael Jackson documentary This Is It became the first box-office hit in recent memory for Denver gazillionaire Phil Anschutz, racking up over $72 million domestically and $252 million worldwide to date. But one of his misses is getting attention, too ... More >>
Face the State, the feisty conservative political blog and repeated Westword Best of Denver winner, took a break from its liberal-bashing hijinks long enough to come out with its 2009 list of "Hottest Politicos." We congratulate FTS for its impartiality: The 17 winners include Republicans like Nancy ... More >>
The Devil Music Ensemble plays live for Red Heroine.
Froot Loops Smoothie Kellogg's Rating: Two and a half spoons out of four Cereal description: The main cereal bits are as they've been since the days when Toucan Sam balanced a cornucopia-shaped fruit pile on his head like an avian Carmen Miranda: red, purple, orange, green and blue multi-grain circ ... More >>
Meet the chairman of the board.
Owen Wilsons a bad fit for an ass-kicking bodyguard.
The third time's the guilty pleasure for Tucker and Chan's buddy cop franchise.
We knew that local skateboarder William Spencer was the purveyor of some wacky tricks, but this? Fast plants, early grabs, finger flips, uh, hand stands . . . board-to-board-to-board transfers? His skills first went on display when the Denver Shop, a skateboard hangout, premiered the video "Hollar ... More >>
District B13 puts American action movies to shame.
Burn, baby, burn
Jackie Chan takes a long trip without going anyplace new.
The Hong Kong stuntmen of Red Trousers risk it all for cinematic thrills.
This summer's movies could withstand the drought.
Despite the drought, CHUN's fest will be as big as ever
How will Hollywood react now that real life is more terrifying than fiction?
Rush Hour 2 is as light on its feet as a dead elephant.
Inept editing, gaping plot holes, unintentional absurdity: What more does a movie need?
With Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Ang Lee kicks the martial-arts movie to the art-house crowd.
Wesley Snipes kicks his way through the flashy, feisty Art of War.
Shanghai Noon goes way out West, but not far enough.
Romeo Must Die packs a Hong-Kong style wallop.
A weird concept makes Being John Malkovich a one-of-a-kind experience.
Reports of Prince's creative death have been greatly exaggerated.
Seven years down the road, the members of Gas Huffer are breathing easier.