Quentin Tarantino wants to make his next movie in Colorado. Colorado wants that, too. This morning, the state Economic Development Commission approved $5 million in film incentives for the Tarantino Western The Hateful Eight. State film commissioner Donald Zuckerman said Tarantino is eyeing a locat ... More >>
You can find art all over town -- not just on gallery walls. In this series, we'll be looking at some of the local artists who serve up their work in coffeehouses and other non-gallery businesses around town. For a first on this First Friday, pop (pun intended) into Ryan Rice's brand-new gallery, R ... More >>
We've been surveying Hollywood's relationship with our fair state via picks for the ten best movies filmed in Colorado, plus ten memorable movies set in Colorado but not filmed here and the ten most awesomely cheesy Colorado movies. Today, it's the ten biggest Hollywood movie misses shot in Colorado ... More >>
It's a common behavior of Star Wars fans: canonize the original trilogy, and get all hater-y on the screw-ups in Episodes I-III. But if the mistakes made in the second trilogy weren't so completely soul-crushing and legacy-altering, then people wouldn't be bitching about them to this day -- and keep ... More >>
Editor's note: Election day is almost here, and if you haven't voted early, you have decisions ahead of you -- including whether to vote at all, according to Westword contributor Josiah Hesse. Disagree? Chris Utterback takes the opposite position in "Your vote matters: Why you should head to the pol ... More >>
Spike Lee's films always carry a social message, but his mastery of aesthetics and storytelling usually transcend any political bias. Yet just like the jazz score in a Woody Allen flick, or obscure pop culture references in one of Quentin Tarantino's little treasures, there inevitably comes a point ... More >>
Pam Grier as Jackie Brown.Young people love Quentin Tarantino. A lot of older people do, too, but there is something so electrifying about being twenty years old and hearing Samuel L. Jackson shout the word "motherfucker!"
Don't mess with Pam Grier. The Colorado-residing actress is known for her bad-ass roles in blaxploitation films like Foxy Brown and Coffy, which are both screening tonight as part of the Crest Film Series at Crossroads Theater. In advance of the screening, we took a look at the top five ass-k ... More >>
Director Rod Lurie has had Colorado on his mind in recent years. His 2007 film Resurrecting the Champ, co-starring Josh Hartnett and Samuel L. Jackson (with a cameo by John Elway), was partially filmed in Denver and based loosely on an article by J.R. Moehringer, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of ... More >>
The Backbeat section of Westword’s June 12 edition is dominated by updates and details about the annual Westword Music Showcase, as well it should be. But strange as it might seem, there are other notable musical happenings taking place around town during the week, including a Saturday, June 14 pe ... More >>
Homegrown wiseguys give pieces a chance in Team America.
DJ Paul Oakenfold heads in a new direction -- and not everyone wants to follow.
How the twist ending left M. Night Shyamalan twisting in the breeze
Big Mike returns to the local music biz.
Spending $250,000 on a car may not make you happy. But among Denver's rich and famous, it's one way of keeping score.
Meet Jay Marvin, Denver's only one-man radio team.