Happy Colorado Day! In honor of this state's birthday, you'll find plenty of free activities around town. Start the weekend out right with tonight's free screening in Civic Center Park of the original, 1969 True Grit , which was filmed in Western Colorado. The scenery is stunning, and so is John Way ... More >>
With summer fading away, the studios are releasing the last blockbusters and many moviegoers are dreading the pre-Oscar lull. Fear not, cinephiles. Denver's movie scene is vibrant. This month you can huddle up and catch a doc at Sports Authority Field, drink a beer and watch a horror flick at Crash ... More >>
Comfortable Food, a truck I caught up with at Civic Center Eats today, serves food under the motto "Zero pretension, 100% deliciousness." My lunch, though, was definitely operating with pretensions, even delusions of grandeur. Not content to be a simple grilled cheese sandwich, this one had evidentl ... More >>
On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, the Village Voice's Alan Scherstuhl and Stephanie Zacharek both praise Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity (starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock), saying the director exhibits a "lovely human touch" with film, which is set in space, and that it's "so differe ... More >>
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 >>
You probably remember him as the "grandpa's old cough medicine," urine-drinking cop from Dumb & Dumber, or the serial killer hitchhiker spouting "seven chipmunks twirlin' on a branch, eatin' lots of sunflowers on my uncle's ranch" in There's Something About Mary. But you may not know that Harland Wi ... More >>
There's plenty of cool Colorado stuff up for auction on eBay, and lots of cheesy oddities, too. Are you shocked that we were drawn to the latter? Here are the ten dorkiest Colorado items we found, complete with links for your bidding pleasure. But looking (and eye-rolling) is free.
Helping black people.After all the strife and human sacrifice during the civil rights movement, it was pretty awesome in the end when every black person was triumphant in some way and every villain got her hilariously cathartic comeuppance by eating a pie full of feces -- but let's not forget ... More >>
Browsing through the reviews of Super 8, it seems like a lot of fans and critics are giving the film -- a pastiche of late '70s/early '80s Spielberg -- a soft critical pass based on their nostalgic reactions to the time period in which it's set and their love of the films it homages (sorry gu ... More >>
They've been doing this for EIGHTY-THREE years?!? There are a lot of things more important than watching and liveblogging the 2011 Academy Awards - but none of them are things we have to do today. Look for our recap after the show!
Well helloAh, Heidi Montag. How do we take pleasure in your misfortune? Let us count the ways: First, there was The Hills, one of the most boring reality-drama-fests ever created. Then, there was the messy split from husband/ultra-douche Spencer Pratt. Then, there was the will-they-won't-they ... More >>
While you were out enjoying the lovely weather last night, MTV aired its 19th annual Movie Award show. The broadcast featured such thought provoking awards as "Most WTF Moment" and "Best Villain." We're pretty certain the MTV Movie Awards haven't actually mattered to anyone for the better part of ... More >>
"I have a feeling there's something phishy in Denver."In the not exactly thrilling 1995 cyber-thriller The Net, Sandra Bullock's character, Angela Bennett, reveals that she was raised in La Junta -- a community whose name she pronounces as if she were Hugo Chavez. Little did Bennett know, how ... More >>
Fairy-tale land and the real world collide to no good end in Enchanted.
This time-warped Sandra Bullock flick is not as bad as you’d predict.
A second, slimmer Capote movie fails to improve on its predecessor.
The Lake House reunites Bullock and Reeves in a twilight-zone romance.
A young actress shines as a cokehead mom in the harrowing Down to the Bone.
In Paul Haggis's Los Angeles, good and evil Crash into one another.
Friday, December 17, Bluebird Theater, 303-322-2308.
Breakin' All the Rules packs all the fun of a mediocre sitcom.
Ya-Ya Sisterhood strums the heartstrings but doesn't rattle the brainpan.
Bullock's tough-gal cop is less than arresting.
Or: How do you bring a comic book to life without killing a superhero?
Leave it to Hollywood to make rehab look like fun.
Rocky the Leprechaun helps people prepare for the end.