With Friday's release of The Heat (Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy), another buddy cop movie joins a film library filled with explosions, oddball pairings and broad humor. While the genre's been compacted into a cliche over the years (especially immediately following its heyday in the late '80s and ... More >>
Next Thursday, May 2, the Harkins theater in Northfield is celebrating the release of the third Iron Man movie with a Tony Stark-a-palooza -- and we have free tickets to give away. So if you're a fan of the Marvel hero, the hunk Robert Downey Jr. or even just large hunks of metal, continue reading f ... More >>
Love it when people can't keep their thoughts to themselves for one second longer and just have to spew? Then you'll love the Rants & Raves category on Denver Craigslist, which regularly features declarations that vacillate from sensible to downright loony. We picked and photo-illustrated ten of the ... More >>
With a scribble of his ceremonial pen this morning, Governor John Hickenlooper set Colorado on a path not unlike that of the Iron Man himself, Robert Downey, Jr. No, our fair state isn't going to rehab. Instead, lawmakers, film-industry insiders and Colorado boosters hope that the beefed-up film inc ... More >>
Video below.Love or loathe Tim Tebow as you may -- but there's no denying the cultural impact of The Chosen One. Prime example: At last night's Academy Awards ceremony, presenter Robert Downey Jr. preceded his trip to the stage with a little preparatory Tebowing -- one of several Colorado mo ... More >>
Video below.Back in 2009, we spoke with former Broncos cheerleader Renee Herlocker about being named the Ultimate Spike Girl, as well as a cameo in Iron Man 2 alongside Robert Downey Jr. At the time, she talked about her hopes that the Spike win would lead to more TV gigs -- like, for instanc ... More >>
The art of stealing art is a long lasting one -- since the dawn of the civilized era, people have been copping other people's ideas and running with them. On some levels, there's no real shame in it, but when stealing is turned into a profitable business, things start to get a bit wonky. Toda ... More >>
David Fincher has made a name for himself by giving audiences cerebral stories with a penchant to wash out color as often as possible. His latest film was the universally applauded Social Network, but before he wowed the critics he won over the common people with some of the best films to eve ... More >>
At least they make decent movies.Is it time to already begin thinking about next year's Academy Awards show? Well, if you're like most Americans -- and critics, the venerable Roger Ebert among them -- who watched last night's show, then the answer is "yes." The hipster hosts, 28-year-old An ... More >>
We'll take it.The top grossing movie of 2009 was, of course, Avatar, and this year the title goes to Toy Story 3. We're calling that social progress, although there's something a little too futuristic about computer-animated movies taking the crown back-to-back -- we're pretty sure it means ... More >>
Photo: Jessica SainColorado native artist and photographer Sara Ford started painting in college because she didn't want to take the color theory class everyone hated. Needless to say, she got really good at it. Through photography, she has worked with clients such as 303 Magazine, Denver Mag ... More >>
Making a movie starring Zach Galifainakis and Robert Downey Jr. is kind of like making Jell-O: The result is awesome, and it's pretty difficult to fuck up. And sure enough, for about its first half, the trailer for Due Date makes the movie look like what it should be: a laid-back, occasional ... More >>
Last week, Deadline reported that Sacha Baron Cohen, of Borat and Ali G fame, is lined up to play Freddie Mercury in an untitled biopic. Although the majority of his work has been in parody, Baron Cohen is a nearly perfect fit, and a we don't doubt his intentions for a moment. Even still, a b ... More >>
Renee Herlocker loves sticks and balls.Last October, we introduced you to Renee Herlocker, the former Denver Broncos cheerleader who'd just been named the Ultimate Spike Girl by the cable network of the same name. But she had more to talk about than winning the contest, and the Spike correspo ... More >>
Renee Herlocker loves sticks and balls. Spike TV markets itself as television for dudes -- horny dudes, presumably. No wonder the net has just-completed a search for the "Ultimate Spike Girl," a babe who embodies every male fantasy and is willing to parade her assets around for fans of erecti ... More >>
YerkishMaybe it was the last minute switch of venues from the Auraria Campus to the 3 Kings Tavern and Oriental Theater, but it was pretty slim turn-out for Saturday night's section of the festival at 3 Kings. Although not many folks came out that night, there was still a lot of solid local talen ... More >>
Brandon Marshall. Broncos wide receiver has had off-season health issues, not to mention a proclivity for arrests that rivals Robert Downey Jr. during his drug-pounding years. So, of course, he thinks he deserves an enormous new contract, and he's demanded a trade if he doesn't get one. Given his s ... More >>
In the shadow of Iron Man, the latest from Marvel can't live up to its billing.
The season of big budget bangs uses its brain.
Robert Downey Jr.s Iron Man is a thing to marvel.
Teen comedy Charlie Bartlett could use a dose of mean.
After listening to a cumulative 41 hours of 97.3 KBCO’s online streaming Christmas music over the past few days, I found myself grappling with a very important question: Where was “A Hazy Shade of Winter” by the Bangles? Well, that’s not a Christmas song, you may counter. But you’d be w ... More >>
Playing legendary photographer Diane Arbus, Nicole Kidman is an unconvincing weirdo.
Coming of age and stayin' alive on the mean streets of Astoria, Queens.
Richard Linklater's Scanner is a rotoscoped feast for freaks.
Downey and Kilmer make perfect detectives in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.
The Red Scare returns in Good Night, and Good Luck.
Three great directors serve up a sampler of love and desire.
Step aside, wimps, and let the really tough customers through.
With refreshing wit, My First Mister elevates alienation and loneliness to a surprise climax.
Or: Why winning an Oscar sometimes means losing a career
Although this past year wasn't a film blockbuster, it had some bright spots.
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