This year marks the 36th opening night for the Denver Film Festival, and like the previous 35, last night's kickoff event took place against a backdrop of glitter, glamour and anticipation. And if director Jason Reitman's Labor Day, which unspooled at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House before many of th ... More >>
Anyone with even a passing knowledge of the cinema of the '80s and early '90s knows the majesty of Patrick Swayze. Over the course of a handful of films, Swayze crafted a composite character who was somehow the toughest of tough guys while simultaneously the sensitive sweetheart who knew just the th ... More >>
This week's free offerings are all about freedom -- or at least escape. You can travel with Keanu Reeves to the surf culture of Point Break, try to develop an Everybody Loves Raymond-type sitcom in Russia, or head out into space -- all without leaving Denver, or spending a dime. Read on for our thre ... More >>
Michelle McBride is a California native who's now the visual merchandiser for Claire's. This means she pays special attention to arranging all the visual elements in her life. We spotted her on the Millennium Bridge, wearing her favorite things: the color black, a scarf, loafers and a graphic printe ... 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 >>
There are assumptions to be made prior to attending something billed as a "Paranormal House Party." One makes assumptions about the crowd, about what could be passed off as "evidence" supporting the existence of ghosts, and what might be found lurking in the dark recesses of the Stanley Hotel's earl ... More >>
Colorado has a rich film history. Nearly 400 movies have been shot here in more than 100 years. But, as explained in this week's cover story "The Reel West," Colorado is experiencing a bit of a film drought lately, something that lawmakers and industry folks hope to reverse. Instead of shooting in t ... More >>
Lawrence Dai will be watching Julie & Julia for the 365th time at 8 p.m. tonight at the Jones, as part of the Denver Center Theatre Company's quirky Off-Center series. In addition to the screening, there will be free beer and unelaborated-upon shenanigans involving onions; tickets are $10. Julie & ... More >>
What's the best way to perk up a tired movie franchise? Most of the time, there is no way. But movie producers still continue to try by taking the old characters overseas and hoping the new locale will reheat the leftovers. Case in point: Cars 2. The film comes out this Friday and promises to ... More >>
Keeping in line with Camel's historically "urbane" branding strategy, the tobacco company has for the last few months been pushing a series of specially branded cigarette packs commemorating select cities known for their cool: Austin and Seattle, for example, have been highlighted. And while ... More >>
The crew from Mile High Sci Fi - the off-the-wall movie-watching comedy show -- has never been shy about beer: "We sell it right there in the theater," says member Matt Vogl. "Sometimes we even have a red wagon that we pull up the aisle, vendor-style." And on Saturday, they'll take their show, wh ... More >>
Royce Da 5'9" remembers that new mom smellThe lowest common denominator having been achieved in 2005 with the release of the Black Eyed Peas' Monkey Business, popular musicians have had to work extra hard in recent years to find new and inventive ways to be inane. They found great success in ... More >>
Lori MidsonWhat do you get when you cross a framed Farrah Fawcett photo with Jesus candles and bottles of Jack, Knob Creek and Colorado's own Stranahan's? If you're anything like those of us sitting at the bar where the above pic was snapped, there's only one answer to that question: Drunk. There ... More >>
Armed and ready. August 10 marked the 25th anniversary of the date when the United States was attacked by air and ground forces allied with the Soviet Union -- an assault that prompted a plucky band of youngsters in Calumet, Colorado to take up arms and defend their precious homeland against ... More >>
Photo by Nancy LevineHolly Hartnett.It's about that time. Today in Cafe Society: • Behind the Bar with Holly Hartnett of Venue. • Under Fire: Caramel Groundhog Day. • Guess where I'm eating? • Denver's newest road trip: Interstate Kitchen & Bar. • Oktoberfest is for sale. Will some ... More >>
Remembering genuine American heroes.August 10, 1984 is a date that will live in infamy.On that fateful morning, twenty-five years ago today, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by air and ground forces of the Soviet Union.The United States was at peace with that na ... More >>
Songs not to include on your Valentines Day mix CD.
Blake Mooney was recently laid off from his job at NewMediaCompany.com and has somehow found some time to give a glimpse into the week in the life of a man on the dole. This is his story. Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday: With the exception of big name athletes entering free agency, looking for a ... More >>
From the week of 11/30/06
Whether he thinks so or not, Zach Braff is a tastemaker.
Wayne Kramer's latest casts a Paul over the proceedings.
Food, fun and Farley
Thursday, December 8, the Church, 303-832-3528.
Ozon's latest grapples with what happens when the people we love are no longer there.
Want a(nother) romanticized speed racer? Go see The Fast and the Furious
Richmond Fontaine's Northwest passage.
Scorsese's New York is alive and kicking in Bringing Out the Dead, but the vital signs are weakening.
Ex-con Bob Sylvester wanted to help parolees go straight. But angry former supporters say that what happened at his shelter was pretty twisted.
She was fifteen going on twenty-five, but three bullets made sure Jenny never saw sweet sixteen