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    July 24, 2014

    Podcast: Karina Longworth on Old Hollywood

    On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, Amy Nicholson of the L.A. Weekly and Stephanie Zacharek of The Village Voice interview film critic and author Karina Longworth, who's just launched a fascinating new podcast on the history of Hollywood called You Must Remember This. [Subscribe to the Voice Fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2014

    Podcast: The mystifying world of Planes with L.A. Weekly film critic Amy Nicholson

    On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, we hear from L.A. Weekly film critic Amy Nicholson, who's intrigued by the bizarre universe of Pixar's Planes movies. We also hear about the film critic's background and how she became interested in the movies by way of subliminal advertising and photography.

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2014

    Podcast: Is this the Rom-Com that finally kills the Rom-Com?

    On this week's episode of the Voice Film Club podcast, Voice film critics Alan Scherstuhl and Stephanie Zacharek, along with L.A. Weekly film critic Amy Nicholson, discuss rom-com Begin Again (2:26), starring the always-interesting Mark Ruffalo. They also talk about the biting rom-com parody They C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2014

    In defense of Seth MacFarlane

    Filmmaker Seth MacFarlane's A Million Ways to Die in the West hit theaters recently and on this week's Voice Film Club podcast, the Village Voice Voice's Alan Scherstuhl and Stephanie Zacharek, with L.A. Weekly's Amy Nicholson, talk about his generally offensive body of work. Also on this week's po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    Podcast: The strange career of Tom Cruise, plus X-Men, Han Solo and Cannes

    On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, the Village Voice's Alan Schestuhl and L.A. Weekly's Amy Nicholson are joined by special guest Chris Klimek to discuss the strange career of Tom Cruise, the new X-Men movie, and why Han Solo should die. We close the show with a special phone call from the Vi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2014

    On this week's film podcast: Godzilla, Neighbors and Chef

    Village Voice film editor Alan Scherstuhl and L.A. Weekly film critic Amy Nicholson recommend Neighbors (Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron) and Godzilla (Bryan Cranston, Godzilla) and are joined by special guest, James Beard Award-winning L.A. Weekly restaurant critic Besha Rodell, who discusses the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2014

    Podcast: The James Franco of old returns in the timeless Palo Alto

    On this week's Voice Film club podcast, L.A. Weekly chief film critic Amy Nicholson, Village Voice film critic 'Stephanie Zacharek and Voice film editor Alan Scherstuhl discuss two movies opening this weekend, including the James Franco'd Palo Alto, which we fully recommend (although it doesn't open ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2014

    Henry Rollins writes about his visit to Denver on 4/20: "Damn, that was a great day."

    [The one and only Henry Rollins writes a weekly column for our sister paper, LA Weekly. You can find it every Thursday on their music blog, West Coast Sound. This week, he wrote about his trip to Denver for 4/20.] 4-19-14 Denver: 2250 hrs. In Denver to cover tomorrow's Cannabis Cup event. I got in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    The Denver Black Sky II Lineup is here

    Last year, Sherwood Webber of Skinless put together a festival with a meticulous curatorial eye for aggressive music and no patience for gimmickry of any kind. The result was Denver Black Sky, which we named the best metal fest last month. The Fest returns this August with two days of bands likely ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    Podcast: Scarlett Johansson impresses in Under the Skin and Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, it's all about Scarlett Johansson, who has two movies coming out this week at opposite ends of the commercial spectrum: Jonathan Glazer's Under the Skin and Anthony and Joe Russo's Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2014

    Photos: The ten highest American cities -- and the three Colorado places on the list

    The Movoto real estate blog put together its list of the ten highest American cities includes three Colorado community way, way up on the list. No surprise, right? Well, at least one of the picks is genuinely unexpected, and so are multiple omissions. Count down the top ten below, complete with ph ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2014

    Podcast: Wes Anderson's Grand Budapest Hotel is surprisingly great

    On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, L.A. Weekly film critic Amy Nicholson admits her surprise at actually enjoying Wes Anderson's latest movie, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and discusses her recent longform piece on the death of the romantic comedy.

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2014

    Listen: The state of the movie musical on this week's Voice Film Club podcast

    On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, Voice film critic Stephanie Zacharek returns from the Berlin Film Festival and joins the group to discuss the state of the movie musical.

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2014

    Listen to why Philip Seymour Hoffman was one of the best actors of any generation

    On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, this paper's film critics begin by honoring the career of Philip Seymour Hoffman, who tragically died on Sunday at the age of 46. Voice film editor Alan Scherstuhl, after calling Hoffman "one of the best actors the screen has ever known," goes on to explain wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2013

    Voice Film Club Podcast: Her and Anchorman 2

    On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, this paper's film critics talk about Spike Jonze's Her and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, in addition to the wave of films all coming out before the year's over. Listen to it on iTunes or below on Soundcloud:

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    Podcast: Josh Brolin in Spike Lee's Oldboy remake and Turkey-Day recommendations

    "I was appalled and disappointed," says Village Voice film critic Stephanie Zacharek of Spike Lee's Oldboy on this week's Voice Film podcast. "I love [Park Chan-wook's] original and watching Spike Lee's version, there were big differences I was picking up on. "Then I went back and looked at the or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2013

    Podcast: Thor's a bore, About Time, and The Right Stuff turns 30

    Thor: The Dark World just doesn't compare to the 2011 original, in spite of its few redeeming qualities. That's the consensus among this paper's film critics on this week's Voice Film Club podcast, available now. Listen to the Voice Film Club podcast. "[The original Thor movie] was so unbelievably ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    Podcast: Matthew McConaughey's streak of challenging roles and remembering Lou Reed

    On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, our critics discuss the upcoming Dallas Buyers Club, the late Lou Reed, 1983's Get Crazy, 1979's The Visitor, and 2008's In Bruges.Matthew McConaughey extends his streak of taking on challenging roles in Dallas Buyers Club (opening in Denver next week), playin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2013

    Podcast: Go See 12 Years a Slave, All is Lost, and Avoid CBGB

    On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, Village Voice film editor Alan Scherstuhl and L.A. Weekly film critic Amy Nicholson disagree on Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave -- a beautifully shot film, contrasting the all-too-visible evil of mankind.

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2013

    Podcast: Danny Trejo in Machete Kills is pure charm and scar tissue

    In this week's Voice Film Club podcast, our critics discuss Captain Phillips and Machete Kills, both out on Friday, October 11.

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2013

    Podcast: Why Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity is a near-perfect movie

    On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, the Village Voice's Alan Scherstuhl and Stephanie Zacharek both praise Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity (starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock), saying the director exhibits a "lovely human touch" with film, which is set in space, and that it's "so differe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2013

    Marijuana: California Democratic Party asks Obama to back off Colorado

    At this point, most marijuana advocates have stopped holding their breath while waiting for the federal government to decide whether or not it will interfere with Amendment 64, passed by voters here last November. Now, however, a powerful new voice has joined the chorus of those asking that the Oba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this weekend

    DEVOTCHKA & COLORADO SYMPHONY @ RED ROCKS | FRI, 6/14/13 Teaming up with an orchestra can sometimes be a thin attempt to disguise a creative lag, but in this case, the pairing has produced an inspired, brilliantly structured melding of two aesthetics that relies less on contrast than it does on simi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    The best concerts in Denver this week

    SNOWBALL MUSIC FESTIVAL @ WINTER PARK | FRI-SUN, 3/8-3/10 If the idea of standing outside in the cold and snow sounds positively unappealing to you, either you're not from Colorado or you're new here. Whatever the case, don't let any of that dissuade you from heading up to the mountains for the apt ... More >>

  • News

    January 10, 2013
  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    Joe Francis created Girls Gone Wild -- but he thinks he's much milder than this mug shot

    Girls Gone Wild will land in Denver on Sunday, when the Back to School Tour 2012 stops at PT's Showclub at 1601 West Evans Avenue at 9 p.m. But Joe Francis, the founder of Girls Gone Wild, isn't that wild himself these days -- or so his company would like to have people believe. Show and Tell just ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Megadeth's Dave Mustaine says the Aurora shooting was staged by Obama, while Marilyn Manson makes a joke about James Holmes

    See also: - Deadmau5 disses Playboy model for her tweet joking about Batman shooting - Dark Knight Rises composer Hans Zimmer honors Aurora shooting victims - Tim McGraw and other musicians pay tribute to the Aurora shooting victims - Neil Diamond donates proceeds from merch sales to Aurora Victim R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    Clark Tabor busted in L.A. theater after saying he should "go off like in Colorado"

    With any incident as shocking as the Aurora theater shootings, authorities are always fearful of copycats. Which explains the weekend arrest of Clark Tabor, who was introduced to handcuffs after allegedly making references to the Colorado tragedy -- and a gun -- in a Los Angeles-area theater screen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2012

    EDC 2012: House Music Beef With DJ Sneak Plays Out in Steve Angello's DJ Set

    In early spring, a Twitter beef erupted between DJ Sneak, a Chicago house music legend, and Steve Angello, one-third of the DJ supergroup Swedish House Mafia. Sneak called SHM's music "fake shit" and said they "do not play house music" -- as in, real house music. On Friday, in front of a huge crow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    The best of Coachella weekend one

    Oh, man, our West Coast counterparts at the LA Weekly and OC Weekly were on the ground reporting from Coachella all weekend, and they brought back some really great stuff, giving a chance for land-locked music lovers like us who watched the stream on YouTube to live vicariously: • "What My Spirit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    The Worst Moments from SXSW 2012

    The last few days, Village Voice Media's indefatigable music staff has been regaling you with stories of the best from SXSW 2012. In the midst of these discoveries, we've been culling another list: the worst shit. The acts that ranged from huge bore-fests to downright lame. Below, you'll find our cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    Adult Entertainment Virtual Convention: Inside the World of Wank-Craft

    The main virtual hall​ Most conventions are pants-mandatory kinds of affairs -- even those of the adult nature. For the world's first virtual porn convention, however, I'm not wearing any (relax...I'm in my PJs). This past weekend, XBiz and Red Light Center hosted the Adult Entertainment Virt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    Will ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen repeat Chipotle's feat?

    Just a month ago Jonathan Gold -- Pulitzer Prize-winning critic at Westword's sister paper, LA Weekly -- heaped praise on Steve Ells, founder and CEO of Chipotle Mexican Grill, the company that got its start at a burrito shop on East Evans Avenue and exploded into a giant international company. Gol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    Motörhead returns to Denver February 28 with Megadeth

    Timothy NorrisMotörhead in March in LA.​Stop showering now. You may be almost sleazy enough to enjoy Motörhead when the legendary NWBHM band returns to Denver in the February cold for Megadeth's Gigantour with Volbeat and Lacuna Coil. The show is slated for Tuesday, February 28, at the Fill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2011

    Game coming to the Ogden and Fox

    Game​Rapper Game hits the the Fox Theatre on Wednesday, November 2 and the Ogden Theatre on Thursday, November 3 as part of R.E.D. Tour in support of his fourth album,The R.E.D. Album, which came out in August on Interscope/DGC after almost two years of delays. Game was a recent cover-story su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Time Capsule master reels of classic Denver recordings saved by gracious real estate agent

    Just a few of the master tapes left behind at Time Capsule Studios​Tucked inside the sleeve of the latest Foo Fighters record you'll find an inch long piece of tape that resembles a film negative. If you're not paying attention when you rip open the packaging, you'll miss the sticker on the sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    LA Weekly premieres new song from Smashing Pumpkins' Teargarden by Kaleidyscope

    ​One by one, the Smashing Pumpkins have been posting tracks from its 44-song release, Teargarden by Kaleidyscope, as they're being written and recorded. So far, the band is ten songs in on this platter -- its eighth -- a concept album reportedly inspired by the Tarot. That Billy Corgan. Our si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Max MacKissock, the Squeaky Bean and the culinary cutting edge

    Lori Midson​When I reviewed the Squeaky Bean nine months ago, I was amused and delighted by what Max MacKissock was dreaming up in his tiny kitchen, playing with classic American dishes and making them into something new and unexpected. A reimagined shepherd's pie, light enough for a summer ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    Pot lobbying group National Cannabis Industry Assoc. first of its kind, stacked with CO players

    Brian Vicente.​First there was Big Tobacco and Big Pharma. Now it's Big Pot's turn to flex its muscles. That's the idea behind the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), reportedly the first national trade group for the cannabis industry -- and one that's packed with familiar Colorado ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear photos from across the country

    See Denver rally photos.​If you were outside enjoying the fall weather this weekend, and not holed up in your home watching Comedy Central, you might have missed the airing of the "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear," hosted by the cable channel's fake newscasters/real pundits Jon Stewart and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Top 5 reasons why your budtender hates you

    ​Inspired by our own "Top 3 reasons why your bartender hates you" and "8 Reasons why your drug dealer hates you" from our sister paper, LA Weekly, we here at Mile Highs and Lows decided to throw together the entirely Top 5 Reasons Why Your Budtender Hates You.

  • Film

    April 29, 2010
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    July 31, 2009

    Funny Person: The Top Ten Judd Apatow Productions

    ​ Judd Apatow's third film as director, Funny People, opens today to lukewarm reviews (including the one you'll find in Westword, by LA Weekly's kick-ass film reviewer Scott Foundas). Like seemingly every other man my age, I'm a fan of Apatow's; the deft combination of dick jokes, self-loathi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    Michael Jackson memorial coverage

    Clearly, Michael Jackson's memorial, which is being held in a few hours in Los Angeles at the Staples Center, is the biggest music news story of the day -- and perhaps the year. Amongst all the wall-to-wall coverage (KCRW, the public radio station out of Santa Monica, is slated to simulcast the even ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    Westword: All about us

    An interesting cyber-conversation cropped up in Tuesday's blog "Help the Denver Post by Paying Extra for Obama's Mile High Moment," much of it fueled by someone identified as Diane, who made several charges against yours truly. The gist: Village Voice Media, the parent company of Westword, is teeter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2008

    Black Metal Valentines

    Our sister paper LA Weekly has an excellent story up this week about photographer Peter Beste's work with the gruesome, scary and highly theatrical leading figures of Norwegian black metal. Accompanying the story is an entertaining, and very, very NSFW slide show of selected photographs from Beste's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2008

    Denver's last local movie critic at a newspaper fights for space

    Lisa Kennedy. The downsizing of newspaper staffs has decimated the ranks of locally based film reviewers across the country, Denver included. Neither the Rocky Mountain News nor Westword currently use area scribes to analyze flicks, meaning that the Denver Post's Lisa Kennedy is the last fulltime ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2008

    Albert Hofmann's Problem Child and Other Assorted Goodies

    Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: Learn the history of Seattle music as seen by John Roderick of The Long Winters in a special two-for-one show of love, because I somehow missed part one last week. Here are the first two pieces in th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2008

    Necro Loves Violence, Hates Women and Other Assorted Goodies

    Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: Glorification of violence, misogyny and lots of angry white kids all figure prominently in this Necro review.

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2008

    List of Lists and Other Assorted Goodies

    Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: To count down the end of the year, how about lists counting down the best things of the year? Yay! This list is by Grant Snider, and so is this accompanying cartoon.

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