I drive by Dandy Dan's every day on my way home and the sign out front sometimes catches my eye -- and not just because it has that weird, glamour-shot image of an interesting-looking woman above the marquee. It's the message on the marquee that often grabs my attention. Last year, it had a spring-t ... More >>
Valentine's Day is nearly upon us, and love is in the air. Everywhere you look, people are planning fancy dates or at least renting their favorite romantic movies for a night of couch-snuggling with their beloved. Contrary to the stereotypes, geeks are no different. Well, maybe a little different -- ... More >>
The lowly tater tot has been elevated to great heights in Denver. Inspired by the homemade tots Gretchen Kurtz found at Vesper Lounge, we rounded up some of our other favorites for a list of the ten best places for tater tots in Denver -- everything from the tots to go at the El Toro food truck to t ... More >>
In recent days, we've shared the Internet Movie Database's ten most popular performers from Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs and Aurora. But there's a lot more state out there, and plenty of other notables from places beyond these four cities -- like, for instance, Greeley, Conifer, Longmont, Crest ... More >>
As I sat down to pen another love letter to Casa Bonita, I realized Westword has done that many times, in some form or other. In fact, just as I love Lakeside, other writers love Casa Bonita...certainly far more than regular diners do. But it wasn't just a trip to Casa Bonita over this past weekend ... More >>
Yesterday, as part of our continuing look at Hollywood-Colorado connections (including posts featuring the ten best movies filmed in Colorado and ten memorable flicks set in Colorado but not filmed here), we compiled ten Hollywood movie misses filmed in our fair state. Today, we've flipped the scrip ... More >>
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 >>
What to do when you're trapped inside by Denver's biggest snowstorm of 2013? Make and share weird-ass videos, of course! We've collected the strangest from the last white, lumpy day, including clips of dogs romping, cats pussyfooting, dudes turning skateboards into snowboards, a man playing with a t ... More >>
YO GABBA GABBA! @ PARAMOUNT THEATRE | SUN, 2/24/13 Sesame Street couldn't handle mixing kids' programming with Katy Perry cleavage, but Yo Gabba Gabba! gets it right every time. Perhaps it's because one of the show's creators, Christian Jacobs, is MC Bat Commander of the Aquabats. After becoming a f ... More >>
We've all experienced that moment of recognition when a character in a movie suddenly makes a reference to Colorado. But which of these nods qualifies as the strangest? In an effort to find out, we visited Drew's Script-O-Rama -- and a search for Colorado, plus some investigation, turned up quirky l ... 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 >>
With Blue Like Jazz, the screen adaptation of Donald Miller's New York Times best-selling book, Steve Taylor has done for film exactly what he did for music in the early to mid '80s -- namely, giving the staid world of Christian-centric art a much needed jolt of vitality. In the same way he riled th ... More >>
Willow the cat.Meet Willow, a six-year-old calico who has gained five years, one and a half pounds and surprisingly little gray hair since she was lost from her Broomfield home half a decade ago, somehow not eaten by coyotes and discovered Wednesday in the Big Apple. To be clear, that's roug ... More >>
By now, you've heard "Friday," right, that horrendous Rebecca Black song? Although we firmly believe it is an abomination, we are super-psyched to not only have something new to make fun of, but we are now able to relish Rebecca Black's career-demise and observe in the vast, demented glory th ... More >>
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Tae kwon do comedy The Foot Fist Way stars a truly cringe-tastic Danny McBride.
Gus Van Sant returns to disaffected youth and shoestring budgets in Paranoid Park.
Is this high school coming-of-ager quirky for good or evil? The answer’s...debatable.
Bad Santa meets Napoleon Dynamite in this tepid man-child comedy.
The ash holes on Governor Owens's team.
Nacho's funnier than Napoleon, which isn't saying much.
Sobering thoughts on the verge of marriage.
The Benchwarmers put a zero on the board.
Girls want boyfriends with skills. Good thing Efren Ramirez can deejay.
After a local scandal made them stand down, Army recruiters work to put more boots on the ground.
Romance is alive -- and dead -- in Just Like Heaven.
Swept Under the Rugby
Boulder Outdoor Cinema
Queenie and the Jester take a ride.
In a year when small movies came up big, picking the top ten was a Payne.
Undertow pulls in the pain and beauty of a reclusive Southern family.
Deadpan irony is the rule in this triumphant high school geek comedy.
Local filmmaker Shane Carruth won Sundance's top honor. So...now what?