Welcome to a new column called Geek Speak, in which we take on an aspect of geek culture each week. Pacific Rim, a movie about giant robots fighting giant monsters, is about to open in hundreds of theaters nationwide, released by a major studio and accompanied by a gigantic ad campaign. It's at lea ... More >>
Take a random assortment of cult classics involving teenagers -- let's say, oh, Brick, My So-Called Life and anything by Joss Whedon -- roll them all together into the space of a little over two minutes and you might have something like the trailer for Kaboom -- which is not to say that that ... More >>
The Johnson family never ceases to amaze us with their extraordinary talent. From making music (Nathan Johnson, musician, Cinematic Underground) to making films (Rian Johnson, auteur, Brick and Brothers Bloom) to making records (Aaron Johnson, producer, God or Julie/ and the Fray), the Johnsons ar ... More >>
Adrien Brody and Mark Ruffalo in the Rian Johnson film The Brothers Bloom. The Brothers Bloom offered the folks behind the 31st Starz Denver Film Festival with a win-win situation at last night's opening night. The film has a local hook of sorts: Its director, Rian Johnson, spent part of his youth ... More >>
Joseph Gordon-Levitt awes again in this character-driven theft thriller.
Brick drops 1940s intrigue into modern-day high school life.