Nerd. Geek. Dork. By whatever name, these poor, unfortunate souls with bad haircuts, unflattering clothes and few social graces are everywhere. Especially pop culture. Few films have captured the ideal of the awkward, disastrously uncool teen like Todd Solondz's Welcome to the Dollhouse, in the char ... More >>
While some TV series like The Office, Lost and The Simpsons carried on long after they lost the magic that originally captivated us, Arrested Development remained a razor sharp comedy right up to its 2006 cancellation. So it was no small Internet miracle when the news broke that Netflix would be fun ... More >>
Monday, July 23, Bluebird Theater, 888-929-7849.
As Patricia Calhoun noted earlier today, Duane "Dog the Bounty Hunter" Chapman's A&E reality show has been canceled after eight seasons. We're confident Colorado's favorite Dog will bounce back, and soon. But in the meantime, we're marking the program's passing with our ten most memorable posts abou ... More >>
Products! Proooooooduuuucts!It's been close to a decade since the gore-spattered snowball of the zombie fad started rolling -- check, for example, George Romero's filmography, which boasts zero Whatever of the Dead flicks between 1990 and 2004 and five in the time since -- and as this Hallowe ... More >>
Thursday, August 25, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Films based on comic books can really suck. But every once in a while, the stars align and the movies manage to translate a graphic novel into a film that actually works on its own. Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World is one of those successes, an adaptation of Bryan Lee O'Malley's graphic novel seri ... More >>
Robert DeNiro.Last night's hilarious episode of 30 Rock came with a local bonus: the opportunity to hear Robert DeNiro somberly declare that Denver has been wiped off the map! The DeNiro subplot involved a scheme to prerecord disaster announcements, with Bobby D roped in after Jack Donaghy ( ... More >>
Michael Cera on Letterman.Did you know that a month ago, actor Michael Cera nearly died near Red Rocks? Us either! But he told the tale on last night's ep of Late Night with David Letterman before pimping Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World. Seems that during an ill-considered night hike, Cera and p ... More >>
PeopleOfWalmart.comIf HBO decides to make a sequel to "The Sopranos," this guy's ready.Okay, maybe PeopleOfWalmart.com, which collects frequently unflattering photos of Walmart shoppers, can seem a little elitist at times. But the site's redeemed by the fact that it's pretty damn funny -- and ... More >>
Jersey Shore is over. The fact that a 10-episode reality TV show needs no introduction and that its conclusion is an event is shocking. Whether the show was so successful because it was Freud's wet dream or because we secretly love stereotypes or because of some unrepeatable Gladwellian cultural coc ... More >>
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 >>
Paper Bird, The Autumn Film, Laura Goldhamer, Chuck Potashner, Rob DrabkinWednesday, November 26, 2008Oriental TheatreBetter than: The typical Thanksgiving birdThanksgiving Eve (that's a thing, right?) is always a good night to get out and have a little fun, unless maybe you're the one stuck cooking ... More >>
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People/Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
An unlikely Hollywood hit spotlights the songs of an unlikely singer-songwriter.
Owen Wilsons a bad fit for an ass-kicking bodyguard.
Teen pregnancy, hilarious and sweet, in the indie-licious Juno.
Geeky, freaky teen virgins attempt to get knocked up in Superbad, produced by guess who?
Dennis Quaid and James Caviezel ham it up as a father and son reuniting via radio in Frequency.