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 >>
Jesper Jonsson Randolph's at the Warwick Hotel 1776 Grant Street 303-318-7272 randolphsdenver.com This is part one of my interview with Jesper Jonsson, executive chef of Randolph's at the Warwick Hotel; part two of our chat will run tomorrow. Bill Cosby, Clint Eastwood, Victor Borge, Caroline Ken ... More >>
The Colorado Symphony has been infected with a virus -- a terrible affliction that compels the group to play classic horror film soundtracks. But that's not all. "Oh, god, it's terrible," says Scott O'Neil, conductor of the Undead Orchestra. "They've been exhibiting these really strange mood swings ... More >>
The influence of Sid Caesar's early television variety series Your Show of Shows runs deep, and the 1982 comedy My Favorite Year, inspired by an actual appearance on the show by the charming but washed-up actor Errol Flynn, plays like an inside joke. As with TV's The Dick Van Dyke Show from two deca ... More >>
The Sklar Brothers stand apart in the current comedy scene with their unique style of two-man storytelling and accessibly nerdy material. Primarily known for their hilariously analytical take on sports with ESPN's Cheap Seats and the History Channel's Freakanomics-style look at U.S. data, The United ... More >>
The heart of the noir genre is the hardboiled detective, but your typical noir doesn't pit him against furries and Lucha Libre wrestlers. For that, you need a farce noir, and that's exactly what you get with The Honey Cooler, debuting tomorrow, November 7, at the Hi-Dive. Farce and noir may seem lik ... More >>
There are so many ways to spend your money, so why blow it on an expensive night out when there are so many other options? This weekend is full of stellar events that won't cost more than ten bucks -- from a dramatic reading from Fifty Shades of Grey to a screening of Young Frankenstein. And if you ... More >>
Amanda Cohen, the chef-owner of Dirty Candy, a vegetarian restaurant in New York that's generated national accolades, will be in Denver Wednesday night as part of the Celebrity Chef Tour, a moveable feast that traverses to venues all over America to pay homage to the late James Beard, the "father of ... More >>
"Protector."Editor's note: This year's Starz Denver Film Festival, November 12-22, features more than 200 films. To help navigate this cinematic abundance of riches, we asked fest artistic director Brit Withey to highlight some worthy selections off the beaten screening-room path. Look for Br ... More >>
Robot Chicken Star Wars is a plucky take-off on the original.
Jonny Greenwood There Will Be Blood (Nonesuch) Pop stars who try to establish themselves as serious composers are typically asking for trouble, embarrassment or some combination thereof. Think of Billy Joel: Even though he's spent much of the past decade focusing on classical music, fans who turn u ... More >>
This movie musical of the musical of the movie is nowhere near divine.
Nacho's funnier than Napoleon, which isn't saying much.
Esquire’s Midnight Madness series
Brooks's latest Producers is flawed, but better than the first.
Like Big Fish for little kids, Robots works hard to please everyone.
The Producers nearly lives up to its New York hype.
The Producers belt it out
Vox Feminista takes on racism
Mike Myers's mojo is running low.
The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art tries to get away with one.