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 >>
Get out of your house this week and step into a completely different world -- without having to pay for plane tickets. Whether you travel to Paris through a series of short films inspired by the City of Love, visit the dystopian future of V for Vendetta, or simply park in the park for an outdoor roc ... More >>
It's a common behavior of Star Wars fans: canonize the original trilogy, and get all hater-y on the screw-ups in Episodes I-III. But if the mistakes made in the second trilogy weren't so completely soul-crushing and legacy-altering, then people wouldn't be bitching about them to this day -- and keep ... More >>
We're blessed to live here, you know. If you haven't already come to this conclusion on your own from feeling the ever-present sunshine and observing the wondrous sunset paintings we're treated to each evening, all you have to do is take a look at the brimming concert calendar. Whereas the live musi ... More >>
A roller derby nickname must be several things. Among them: short, clever and intimidating. This year's winner of "Best Roller Derby Nickname" in our 2012 Best of Denver issue is all three: Boo Boo Radley of the Denver Roller Dolls. But there's more cleverness and badassery to go around. Here, we ... More >>
The Colorado Ballet's promotional ad for Swan Lake, over Natalie Portman's face, in this crop of the Black Swan movie poster.The Colorado Ballet is going for grandeur and maybe a little Hollywood flash this season with Swan Lake, the opening production of the 2011-2012 season. Most apparent i ... More >>
"The Descendants."Next Monday, October 17, the Starz Denver Film Festival's website will go live with the entire 2011 lineup, and it's a hefty one: a whopping 260 flicks will unspool November 2-13. But today, fest executive director Tom Botelho offers us a preview of the highest profile movi ... More >>
Maria Mosina is almost as graceful a speaker as she is a dancer. Almost. A principal ballerina with the Colorado Ballet, Mosina began her career with the Bolshoi Ballet Grigorovich Company in Russia, and it is with a soft Russian accent that she describes her career as "completely natural" but "alwa ... More >>
Flickr photoAs if vegetarians don't get enough kudos for being greener and more animal-friendly than their meat-eating counterparts, now they get rewarded with hugs. And who doesn't love a hug? Today is Hug a Vegetarian Day, according to PETA2. And since we've been slaving away in our cubic ... More >>
New release week is starting to hit its stride again now that summer is basically over. We haven't yet hit the action-packed holiday onslaught, though, and this week, we've got a lot of fantastic and slightly off-the-beaten path stuff to choose from, including autobiographies from Roger Ebert ... More >>
Video below.Local girl made good AnnaSophia Robb is up for a Teen Choice award as Best Actress in a Drama for Soul Surfer, in which she portrays Bethany Hamilton, a surfer who lost her arm to a shark. The Denver Post's Bill Husted thinks she's got a shot to win at the August 7 ceremony, to b ... More >>
Winona Ryder is so cool, Johnny Depp tattooed "Winona Forever" on his arm when they were engaged. Her first audition was a monologue from Franny & Zooey. Generation X has a crush on her. And we forgive her for the shoplifting. Actors do way worse things. Inspired by our Winona fever, as well ... More >>
Last night, Hollywood engaged in its yearly back-pat, bestowing little gold statues on those who brought the greatest dignity to the big screen last year. Amidst all that pomp and circumstance, it can be easy to forget that, as amazing as Natalie Portman was in Black Swan, she was also the le ... More >>
They've been doing this for EIGHTY-THREE years?!? There are a lot of things more important than watching and liveblogging the 2011 Academy Awards - but none of them are things we have to do today. Look for our recap after the show!
Black Swan's Natalie Portman.The best part of the annual Academy Awards is arguably the red-carpet fashion, and this year, stars were showcasing a variety of couture gowns. Bright reds and tangerines dominated the pre-Oscar parade, with some purple trimming and light, ethereal dresses to coun ... More >>
Nicki Minaj was the musical guest on this week's SNL. Her performances were good -- she's an undeniable presence -- but her star turn was in a digital short called "The Creep." In the last half-decade, that's where some of SNL's most memorable non-Sarah Palin moments have been. Where did ever ... More >>
"Black Swan."The Starz Denver Film Festival has lately gotten very good at choosing future Academy Award nominees or winners to spotlight on its highest profile evenings -- and given the Oscar buzz surrounding Black Swan, Saturday's closing-night offering at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, th ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" Whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>
Lori MidsonThis is part two of Lori Midson's Chef and Tell interview with Eric Stein, chef/instructor at Johnson & Wales. To read part one of that interview, click here. Most embarrassing moment in the kitchen: I worked for a restaurant called Adesso in Providence, Rhode Island, that featur ... More >>
I love the restaurant industry for so many different reasons. I love it because it is the last great American meritocracy, where nothing matters but what you can do on the job and where hard work, smarts and stamina are truly rewarded. I love it because it provides a creative outlet for so ... More >>
Lily AllenThursday, April 9, 2009Ogden TheatreSome lyricists bury a song's meaning in metaphors or subtleties, which sometimes leaves a lot more room for interpretation. Lily Allen, on the other hand, shoots from the hip. She's blunt and she'll tell you what's what in plain English, whether it be ab ... More >>
Thursday, April 9, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-8497.
Please don't let this man near an Obama rally. It finally happened: After two years of waiting for him to slip up, to make some grave error that will end his bid to be the first guy named Barry to become president, Barack Obama on Thursday made the decision that will cost him his chance at history ... More >>
Sunday, August 17, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
The time has come, yet again, for me to move. All of my belongings must be stacked, stuffed and stowed as I find my way to another new home. I’ve already packed up my books. That was easy. After all, I hardly ever read any of them. They’re mostly for show. Well, not really, but it’s not as if ... More >>
Wong Kar-Wais first English-language foray is a minor confection.
Sibling rivalry in all its royal glory in Boleyn Girl.
Mr. Magorium is far less fantastical than its title.
Toys are at the heart of a film festival screening.
Cannes 2007 was a success, but how many of its movies will you actually get to see?
It seemed like just last month that Britney Spears' only shaved head was between her legs. The upside about her rehab-induced mental tailspin? We got a five minute respite from the Anna Nicole baby's daddy saga. The bad news? Britney Spears finally ruined her last redeeming aspect: her locks. Strang ... More >>
From the week of March 30, 2006
V for Vendetta delivers less, not Moore.
George Lucas at last delivers the Star Wars prequel we've been waiting for.
In a year when small movies came up big, picking the top ten was a Payne.
The brutally honest Closer claws through a carnal hell.
In Garden State, home is where Zach Braff's heart is.
On his tour, Sage Francis flips Clear Channel the bird.
Cold Mountain sets the new standard for Civil War drama.
With Episode II, George Lucas tries to reclaim his lost glory.
A top-notch cast compensates for dubious credibility in Where the Heart Is.
Susan Sarandon and Natalie Portman get strangled by the ties that bind in Anywhere but Here.