It's that time again -- the Starz Denver Film Fest is here, bringing joy for the cinephile girls and boys. With almost 200 films in every genre, from all over the world, there's a lot to take in. To help navigate the schedule, we asked festival programmer Matt Campbell to steer us toward some of the ... More >>
The entertainment industry, with its long-established allergy to new ideas, often mines the bestseller list for source material. Studios are more likely greenlight a scary story after it has been officially vetted by the reading public, and less likely to interfere with a proven earner. In horror ci ... More >>
Nicolas Cage and Tye Sheridan in Joe.As at most festivals, screenings at Venice are preceded by a recorded message asking everyone to turn off their cell phones. A very cultured-sounding lady delivers this request first in Italian and then in English. She caps off the English version with the words, ... More >>
"Patty C. is so out of touch and over-the-hill that she buys into the pretend anonymity nonsense... or even the entire absurd pretense of reviewing dispensaries, by a recreational stoner pretending to be a medical patient." Yes, DonkeyHotay is back at the keyboard, commenting again, and again, and a ... More >>
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 >>
A running gag in the classic comedy Raising Arizona is that just about everybody in the vicinity of Tempe is packing heat -- even the pimple-faced kid at the convenience store, who whips out a Dirty Harry special and starts blasting away at stickup man Nicholas Cage. But it's no joke that sta ... More >>
Photos below.Our 2011 mug shot showcase rolls on. Yesterday, we shared our picks for the year's ten most intimidating images. Now, cast your eyes on celebrities and notables who earned booking photos of their own, featuring several past and present Denver Broncos (what would Timmy say?), a Ho ... More >>
This time around, he even impressed himself.Earlier this year, we postulated that Michael Bay's entire career has been about punishing the audience for their awful taste -- namely, their taste for his work. He's tried racism, homophobia, assaultive cinematography and editing techniques, objec ... More >>
Big pics below.April provided a bumper crop of mug shots. Not only do we have looks at unusual characters like Diaper Fetish Guy, Accused Tax-Cutting Tax Evader and Alleged Semi-Pro Basketball Player/Perv -- click on their names to learn about their stories -- but also the Denver Police Depar ... More >>
Nic Cage's mug.Nicolas Cage apparently got sick of Charlie Sheen hogging all the Hollywood-crazy spotlight, going apeshit this weekend in New Orleans, where he's shooting The Medallion, which sounds like another payday flick for an actor who seems more concerned about paying off his massive I ... More >>
In Drive Angry, Nic Cage plays a man who broke out of hell to make things right, and now he's got one last chance at redemption. Now, read that last sentence again in the gravelly voice of the "In a world... guy and note that Nic Cage also drives a lot of muscle cars in this movie, and you've ... More >>
Ever since Nic Cage as Everyone stopped entertaining us roughly 46 seconds ago, we've been on a vigilant lookout for the next memomenon (that's "meme"="phenomenon") involving celebrities and Photoshop; now, a seeming eternity later, we've found it: Tom Hanks is a Lot of Animals, a photo/chop ... More >>
If you think about it, the tropes of action movies are inherently pretty absurd. The quick cuts, the fetish for stony masculinity, the one-liners; watching even a good action movie is more or less akin to watching ninety minutes of a guy filling balloons with sweat, and then when he throws th ... More >>
Yep, that exists.It's 2010. We demand a solution to our seasonal movie needs that doesn't require leaving the house. Netflix Instant Streaming is our usual go-to in these sorts of occasions, but holy crap, have they dropped the ball on this one. There is no convenient way to browse what's ou ... More >>
Let's just go ahead and get this out of the way from the get-go: we love The Rock. We can't explain it but there it is. That said, we also hate Hans Zimmer with a passion usually reserved for evil dictators and ex-patriots. So what better example of Recast then to add a soundtrack to this beloved ... More >>
The heat's on, and suddenly the idea of sweltering outdoors just for the privilege of watching a movie for free stops sounding so swell. Sure, there's something delightful about that general get-out-your-lawn-chairs-and-chill ambience of the outdoor movie, but how do you chill when it's still 85 deg ... More >>
The season of big budget bangs uses its brain.
Ghost Rider will drive you up the wall.
Heart Gone Sober
Old, familiar misogyny poisons Neil LaBute's cult-thriller remake.
A toned-down Oliver Stone finds uplift in the rubble of the Twin Towers.
The Weather Man's a comedy, but not that kind.
Lord of War unloads one of the year's best cinema moments.
Bandimere gets it in gear.
National Treasure makes one long for good Nic Cage movies . . .like Con Air.
Collectors' Extravaganza goes from the sophomoric to the sublime
Les Yeux sans Visage
Miscasting is a problem for Captain Corelli's Mandolin.
Sofia Coppola mixes nostalgia, suburbia, and teen lust into a volatile blend in The Virgin Suicides.
Denver produces a new crop of music.
Scorsese's New York is alive and kicking in Bringing Out the Dead, but the vital signs are weakening.