Geek culture is not a monolithic entity -- far from it. Underneath the big tent of geekdom, you'll find factions big and small, for every possible slice of nerd life. Few of us embrace only one slice of geek life, but even fewer of us are true polynerds, embracing any and everything labeled "geek." ... More >>
Welcome to a new column called Geek Speak, in which we take on an aspect of geek culture each week. On this day 27 years ago, moviegoers got their first look at one of cinema's rare perfect films when Aliens hit almost 1,500 theaters. Audiences loved it. Critics loved it. The studio must have loved ... More >>
Smashburger, our locally born and quickly proliferating burger chain, is taking its wares to the small screen with its first-ever television ads. One thirty-second spot, created by Denver-based Definite Productions, is a burger-fan dream sequence, reportedly complete with actual beef patty-smashing ... 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 >>
I'm among the petulant grumblers about super-popular movies getting prequels, gaining sequels and being retrofitted to appeal to current fans while grabbing up new fans with sexy, glammy, glitzy things like turbo-hottie actors and actresses and the expensive magic of CGI. But I grumble because I car ... More >>
TIM HECKER @ ODD FELLOWS HALL | 3/30/12 "Normally I don't sit down when I play," said Tim Hecker with some bemusement before starting his set. "But this chair looked inviting. This will be a special, Stephen Hawking-inspired performance. No disrespect." With that, noises, tones and sounds trickled ... More >>
This is an unusual week for new releases because many companies have decided to forgo the usual Tuesday or Wednesday timeframe in order to take advantage of the far more eponymous sounding 11-11-11. Still, we've tallied up everything worth a mention, which includes novels from two heavyweight ... More >>
We don't know if you've noticed or not, but Hollywood has a knack for remaking films (brazenly displaying its pronounced lack of creativity). These movies tend to fall into one of three categories: Pop-film, genre-film or foreign. We've never fully understood the system of how they decide w ... More >>
‚ÄčMovie soundtracks have the ability to create mood and atmosphere in an interesting way when utilized properly. Changing or adding to a soundtrack is a way to create a completely new experience. Blade Runner is one of the greatest science fiction movies of all time but the soundtrack has always fe ... More >>
Courtesy of Sony PicturesSam Rockwell in "Moon." Moon, which opens on Friday, July 3, at the Mayan Theatre, is a low-budget science-fiction film that shoots for the stratosphere using ideas, not computer graphics and flashy effects. That it does so well with so little is a testament to the performa ... More >>
Ridley Scottís portrait of a í70s dope CEO may not be epic, but itís still super-fly.
Attempting romantic comedy, Sir Ridley Scott conquers neither.
Zhang Yimou takes a sentimental and picturesque journey, but Riding doesn't live up to his earlier efforts.
Tristan & Isolde's clumsy romance may have you craving Shakespeare.
Fat City Chops
Kingdom of Heaven is bloody good holy Hollywood fare.
The Dojo is taking hip-hop to infinity and beyond.
The Real Deal
This summer's movies could withstand the drought.
DJ Paul Oakenfold heads in a new direction -- and not everyone wants to follow.
Audiences love Jerry Bruckheimer. Critics don't. Like he cares.
Black Hawk Down pays grim, gritty homage to real American warriors.
Hopkins without Foster just doesn't cut it.
Although this past year wasn't a film blockbuster, it had some bright spots.
Gladiator doesnít lack heroism or spectacle, but its drama is tainted by cowardice.
DVDs pull back the curtain on the movies, but do you really want to see the Wizard?
Random Hearts beat slowly. Very slowly.
White Zombie's frontman on Disney World, KISS and Pee-wee's Playhouse.