On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, we hear from L.A. Weekly film critic Amy Nicholson, who's intrigued by the bizarre universe of Pixar's Planes movies. We also hear about the film critic's background and how she became interested in the movies by way of subliminal advertising and photography.
Whether you're looking for a dip into cinema studies, a killer sports doc or a trashy romantic comedy, Denver's big screens have you covered this month. Bike to the Blake Street Tavern for 40-Year-Old Virgin, immerse yourself in the glory of five of Hitchcock's greatest films and kick your way throu ... More >>
You won't have to break out the big bills to have big fun this weekend. You can catch a screening of Finding Nemo or dance the night away at a killer soul and britpop party -- for under $10. See our list of ten picks below; for more events, check out the Westword calendar. And feel free to share mor ... More >>
Though it's tempting to flee for the mountains in these hot summer months, Denver has plenty to cool events that won't drain your gas tank or your wallet. From free film screenings to a concert featuring brand-new bands, this weekend is full of fun, inexpensive activities. Share other bargains in ou ... More >>
Those summer bike rides to the local farmers' market have apparently paid off. Once again, Colorado ranks lowest on the state-by-state adult obesity rate analysis conducted by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Maybe it's because there are so many appealing outd ... More >>
When a movie rakes in enough green, green, filthy money to necessitate a sequel, there's a pretty standard set of solutions studios employ to resolve the cognitive dissonance of basically repackaging the same movie -- the villain returns from hell, for example, or there's another mystery to s ... More >>
Ever since 3D was initially introduced to cinemas, people have complained about having to wear special glasses in order to enjoy the experience. Well, some people have complained, others just walk out of the theater vomiting all over their shoes. The glasses problem has been an issue for a lo ... More >>
Charlie Sheen went on the radio and said some absurd things yesterday. Maybe you've heard. He really sailed off into crazy land this time, calling Thomas Jefferson a pussy and making some incoherent analogies involving him in his underwear strafing all his haters early in the morning. And fr ... More >>
The Academy Award nominations are out and they're pretty much what you expected: The King's Speech, Black Swan, The Social Network, etc. This is the second year of the expanded ten movie Best Picture category. And as these things go, the ten nominees are not a bad indication of what stuck wi ... More >>
There are rumors floating around that the Tom Hanks owned Playtone production company may be discussing the possibilities of turning Green Day's American Idiot (the musical) into a movie. This is, without a doubt, the worst possible news we could feasibly imagine. We're picturing a kind of Garden ... More >>
Is the world ready for blood splattering, zombies-eat-your-face type carnage delivered with a Pixar-like flair? We can't speak for the world, obviously, but, um, hell yeah, dude. And after seeing this unforgivably short teaser of A.D., the latest project penned by our old pal Haylar Garcia, Hippie W ... More >>
Photo: Chad Fahnestock AC/DC and The Answer Pepsi Center November 25 The crowd at the Pepsi Center last night for AC/DC's first Denver concert in seven years resembled the ones that gather for Oakland Raiders games. It looked like everyone incarcerated at the state's prisons had been given a one- ... More >>
Disneys latest toon, Bolt, is a starry dog story
An image from Waltz With Bashir. A couple of weeks ago, I had a choice: either catch up on several hundred non-spam e-mails then clogging my inbox or attend a Denver Film Festival press screening of Waltz With Bashir, an autobiographical animated film by Israeli director Ari Folman about a horrifi ... More >>
WALL-E blasts off to the future by boldly going where every sci-fi movie's gone before. And that's a good thing.
The season of big budget bangs uses its brain.
Classic theme songs might seem to be a thing of the past. Some shows, like LOST and My Name is Earl, don’t have them at all. And even among those that do still have theme songs, it might seem that not enough shows boast the timeless classics of Sanford and Son (Quincy Jones’s “The Streetbeat ... More >>
Our top DVD picks scheduled for release this week
Thursday-Saturday, January 11-13, Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, 1-970-221-6730.
Renaissance is black and white and a little dead all over.
Pixar's latest is no lemon, but it does have that used-Cars smell.
That's not the sky falling, just Disney's Chicken Little.
It ain't quite Fantastic, but it'll do in a pinch.
In Madagascar, the wild things romp, then roam.
Chihuly dazzles at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center.
Like Big Fish for little kids, Robots works hard to please everyone.
These heroes may be Incredibles, but they're also normal.
Funky and grotesque, The Triplets of Belleville will animate your world.
Colorado filmmaking is alive and well
This summer's movies could withstand the drought.
There's nothing fishy about Disney's new animated epic.
Three mammals and a baby try to keep us warm in Ice Age.
Toy Story gets wound up for its second big-screen outing.
Japanese anime fans rejoice with the American release of Princess Mononoke.
Special-effects wizard Phil Tippett--creator of Starship Troopers' murderous bugs--envisions the digital future.