This has been a grueling election season, with the television full of depressing news reports and endless political ads. The best way to avoid them? Program a movie, one that might give you a more honest look at elections, where you can augh at the irony, cringe at the realities and not worry about ... More >>
When The Wind Rises opens February 28 at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas, it will be the last new film from anime legend Hiyao Miyazaki, who is retiring. In honor of that auspicious occasion, the Alamo is paying tribute to the master with Miyazaki Madness, a series of seven of his greatest films. Start ... More >>
Fans of The Crow rejoiced back in 2008, when we heard that it would be up for a remake. (For the two or three of you who didn't see the movie or read the graphic comic-book series, it's about a gothy-hot dead man with eyeliner who returns from the grave to exact bloody-gutsy-gory vengeance on a gang ... More >>
As a feminist, I believe no woman should have to defend her journeys into girl culture. As a realist, I offer the following defense as to why I took my friend Katie's free ticket offer and went with her and two friends to Bring It On: The Musical on Saturday at the Buell Theatre instead of watching ... More >>
If the flurry of excitement and variety we're being offered in January is any indication, this is going to be an amazing year for theater. The month opens on a light note: a 1930s Noel Coward play set in the big-haired 1980s. This isn't the kind of interpretation you expect for Coward, not even fo ... More >>
Big pics below.No question about it, the ascension of Tim Tebow has established a unique style of football in Denver. The Broncos have managed to distill all the heart-pounding excitement and nail-biting competitiveness of NFL action and compress it into the final couple of minutes (and somet ... More >>
Slap Shot 2: Number 28.The sports movie is rarely versatile: an outsider, or group of outsiders (wrong race, wrong gender, wrong species), have uncanny talent in their field, but the old guard (typically, white, old men), don't like the change the new person represents. So the rebels have to ... More >>
Big pics below.Director Lars von Trier's Melancholia, the red-carpet-premiere attraction at the Denver FilmCenter Colfax opening night for the 2011 Starz Denver Film Festival, is a feel-bad movie that's been declared a masterpiece by critics aplenty. So universal has been the acclaim that any ... More >>
Video below.Again this year, Starz Denver Film Festival artistic director Brit Withey is offering his must-see picks for each day of the fest -- including many flicks that movie lovers might otherwise miss amid the flood of silver-screen goodies. Here, he shares his take on tonight's opener ... More >>
Kirsten Dunst in "Melancholia." You can start planning now: The schedule for the 34th annual Starz Denver Film Festival, which runs November 2 through 13 at various venues throughout town, is now available online at the user-friendly Denver Film Society website. DFS member early ticketing ope ... More >>
Yup, that's really Jens.The rumors were true: Jens Lekman was in actually in Denver last night. In fact, the Swedish crooner had been in the state for a good 24 hours (and had by all accounts never played here before, as his last show a few years ago was canceled due to inclimate weather) an ... More >>
We've got some pretty mixed feelings about the video above (which, BTW, has a brief flash of probably NSFW cartoon boobies). On the one hand, as sister blog Topless Robot editor Rob Bricken often points out, using "Turning Japanese" in any way, shape or form to reference anything anime/manga relat ... More >>
Satisfy My Soul
Tuesday, January 27, Marquis Theater, 1-866-468-7621.
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People/Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
The members of Fall Out Boy, who headline the Young Wild Things tour that stopped at DU's Magness Arena on November 23, are new millennium anachronisms: musicians who became famous thanks to MTV video airplay. Of course, the video medium is currently the province of YouTube, while MTV prefers to dev ... More >>
Like practically everyone else in the known universe with an e-mail address, I regularly receive loads o' spam, much of which comes in cycles. Granted, there are some constants: Long live Cialis! But on some months, I'll be inundated with, say, an unusual number of offers for low, low mortgages -- a ... More >>
Nancy Drew returns for another generation of young consumers.
Spidey gets hung up in an overdone web.
Sofia Coppola pays opulent tribute to the innocent boredom of a teen queen.
Disney's gymnastics routine can't stick its landing.
Elizabethtown is a mess -- not that its director should care.
Thursday, July 7, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
In the final tally, Avril is far less Complicated than Britney.
Rising political powerhouse Jared Polis is rich, tireless and filled with contradictions.
Spider-Man swings in this touching, thrilling, superior sequel.
Inside the Spotless Mind is a big and beating heart.
De Niro -- no surprise -- is the reason to like City by the Sea.
Saturday Night Live's prime player is rapidly outgrowing television's small screen
Spider-Man slings pop mythology for the masses.
Bogdanovich works out his demons on Citizen Hearst.
Despite falling somewhat short, The Brothers offers hope of life after romantic comedy.
Sofia Coppola mixes nostalgia, suburbia, and teen lust into a volatile blend in The Virgin Suicides.