I try not to interject my pushy self into these posts, dear readers, but American Graffiti is personal. I'm not sure how many times I've seen this movie -- in dark theaters, over a big Red Moon pizza at the Cinderella Twin, on television, on video and DVD and probably in my dreams. It's the epitome ... More >>
Movies, like pop music, often seem more momentous in the context of their times. That's especially true in the case of The Harder They Come; the film, which first screened in the U.S. in 1973, hit at a time when reggae music was not yet a big part of the popular vernacular. With a story set in Jamai ... More >>
Forty years after it was made, viewers are still split over Lindsay Anderson's 1973 picaresque O Lucky Man!, the second of three films the British satirist made with Malcolm McDowell, who'd already garnered recognition for handling a difficult role as the sociopathic hooligan Alex in Stanley Kubrick ... More >>
Before the original Alien clinched stardom for director Ridley Scott, back when Blade Runner was just a twinkle in Scott's imaginative eye, there was his first film, The Duellists, a Napoleonic-era yarn based on a slip of a real incident that was later embellished into a short story by Joseph Conrad ... More >>
This is the second installment in Susan Froyd's weekly Repertory Cinema Wishlist. To be fair, you can't really pick just one Robert Altman movie; the iconoclastic director's prolific career -- with its roller coaster of highs and lows, big and little movies, theater adapted to film, and sprawling ... More >>
Since the beginning of time -- or at least the beginning of cinema -- there have been chick flicks: three-hanky tear-jerkers and, conversely, romantic comedies. In honor of the Sie FilmCenter's new Hey Girl chick-flick series, debuting April 24 with Dirty Dancing -- which might just be the greatest ... More >>
Nerds of a feather flock together, as they say. Brian Ibbott and jazz composer Andrew Allen have once again proven this adage to be entirely true. The two have paired up to produce another passion project that is sure to appeal to the dorkiest dweebs you know, Free Play, an album of traditional jazz ... More >>
document the everyday struggles of people trying to eke out a living from performing stand-up.
The '90s don't get a lot of cinematic respect. Apart from a handful of acknowledged classics, film fans tend to overlook work from the rest of the decade. And that's a shame, because while the '90s might not be on the radar for a lot of cinemaphiles, there are plenty of good, ass-kicking crime and a ... More >>
Last August, Governor John Hickenlooper joined Blockbuster President Michael Kelly and other dignitaries to celebrate the relocation of the video firm's headquarters to Douglas County -- a move that came with the company's pledge to bring 150 jobs to Colorado over the next five years. (See photos fr ... More >>
Blockbuster, now a subsidy of Dish Network, yesterday officially opened its international headquarters in Colorado -- specifically, at the Meridian International Office Park in Douglas County. The move comes with the possibility of $2.5 million in Job Growth Incentive Tax Credits from the Colorado E ... More >>
Have you discovered PassiveAggressiveNotes.com? The site is dedicated to hilarious scribblings from upset people who express their frustration in ways that range from teeth-gritted politeness to full-out rage -- and since it's searchable by location, we've collected our ten favorites from Colorado. ... More >>
It seems counterintuitive for a business book to tout the virtues of unpopularity, but author Erika Napoletano has thoroughly embraced the concept of unpopularity -- which is not a pejorative term, as she explains in the Q&A that follows. Basically, unpopularity means you don't have mass appeal for ... More >>
This is not the best time of year for new movies. So we have Wrath of the Titans, Mirror Mirror and American Reunion. Judging by the box office receipts, you went and saw Hunger Games like everyone else, and were probably were angry that Jennifer Lawrence is too fat and the little black girl from th ... More >>
The weekend before Valentine's Day has plenty of love (and anti-love) themed fun to offer, whether or not you're attached. From a Barbie and Ken art exhibit to a Victorian Mourning ceremony, we've got it all for less than $10. It will be way better than binging on heart-shaped boxes of chocolate. We ... More >>
It's not you, Television. It's me.I'm throwing my television away. Actually, I'm giving it to my mother as a consolation prize/parting gift when I move out of her home in a few days. Her own monstrous TV -- which wore a DVD/VCR combo for a crown -- finally crapped out after burning through th ... More >>
This week, Nickelodeon has been running some of its favorite shows of the '90s, finally tapping into what the Internet has been saying all along: People like old television programming. And, as Netflix continues to make its customers increasingly irate with price increases (information releas ... More >>
When we search for things on the Internet, a number of variables determine what we end up finding. Whether it's the configuration of our computers, the location, or our past search history, the information we get is filtered and changed to match our record. When these same algorithms start de ... More >>
Hey, Harlem. Haaaaaay.The general rule for Twitter Tuesday is that we cannot highlight the account of someone/something unless it is public. Meaning, just because we are friends with a person and can read his or her or its tweets doesn't mean we can share them with everybody. Basically, we're ... More >>
Would Sly stay in bed all weekend because of a hangover? No way.While you might still be nursing your hangover today, that doesn't mean you can't start setting your weekend plans. We understand you're probably in terrible shape, you might have a bit of a headache and you're probably battling ... More >>
Who needs people with all their talking and opinions? Not you, you're a lone wolf who doesn't need a pack of yapping furballs to cramp your style. Here's what to do on Valentine's Day. Alone.
Hey MTV: Give Tony his naked bedspread back!There are many things that make English television better than American television. Mostly, it is a lack of censorship; American TV loves violence but hates sex, drugs and profanity. English TV loves them all equally, and luckily for us, by the good gra ... More >>
Netflix's instant streaming service is quite possibly the most amazing service in the history of mankind. Combing through its offerings, however, is no easy task. Thankfully, we've spent an inordinate amount of time watching music documentaries (so you don't have to) and have narrowed down th ... More >>
The first time The Heart is a Drum Machine caught my eye was sometime in March when it popped up on my Netflix Instant queue. It looked interesting -- but I quickly moved on to something else -- probably something with explosions or monsters or some obscure foreign film that put me to sleep. Eithe ... More >>
It's true. Mark your calendars: We just received word that the Pixies, one of the world's greatest bands, will return to Denver to perform Doolittle, its classic 1989 platter, in its entirety on Thursday, November 16 at the Fillmore. Although Black Francis (aka Frank Black, aka Charles Thompson) ... More >>
Illustration by Jay BevenourKing of the mountain and former Enron exec Lou Pai. A blog by The Atlantic's James Fallows gives a shout-out to a 2002 Westword feature, "The Mystery of Pai," dealing with one of the more mysterious figures in the Enron debacle. Fallows was apparently catching up on his ... More >>
Well, the deadline for the big television conversion to digital is only a month away and I missed my shot at getting the government vouchers for the converter box. Last week, the Commerce Department announced they had hit the $1.34 billion funding limit set by Congress for the coupon program, whic ... More >>
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