Love is weird. Most anyone over the age of, say, sixteen or so has at least one story of an ill-fated romance based on the old adage of "opposites attract." Worse, it's usually more "whatever will cause us the most confusion, chaos and, most likely, pain attracts." That's not to say those strange ro ... More >>
In recent years, commencement speakers for the University of Colorado at Boulder have either been controversial or underwhelming to the vast majority of the student body. But neither of these issues are likely to plague the 2013 graduation ceremony, scheduled for May 10, since the speaker chosen -- ... More >>
Today was a good day for Aurora tourism -- and not for the same reason as on November 28, 1979, when a mysterious Hollywood stunt man showed up with a plan to build a massive amusement park called Science Fiction Land. Today's good news came courtesy the Colorado Economic Development Commission, whi ... More >>
The addition of a 1,500-room hotel and conference center in Aurora would definitely give out-of-towners a reason to visit. And Aurora is looking for 'em, as explained in our cover story, "Wish You Were Here!" Yesterday, the company that wants to build said behemoth hotel made a pitch for the million ... More >>
Spoiler alert: This is one of them.We generally try not to let our hipster cynicism and pessimism override us here at Show and Tell, but there's no way around the truth of hindsight. Now that it's September, and the official Summer movie season is over, we know: The tentpole Summer movies of ... More >>
Children of Men, Alfonso Cuaron's gritty and excellent film about a future where everyone has become sterile, plays tonight at the Denver FilmCenter as part of their recent sci-fi series. The film is a story about finding hope in an era of hopelessness. But gray skies and bombings aside, we d ... More >>
In the decade or so since the first Shrek destroyed the innocence of every thing to follow, it seems like it's some sort of requirement that every kids' movie fill at least 45 of its 90 minutes desperately winking and nodding at the parents with over-the-head pop-culture references and self-a ... 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 >>
PETA"Screw you, Mayor McCheese." By now, you've no doubt heard that PETA wants to install a bloodied-and-bandaged 250-pound, five-and-a-half-foot chicken statue on the 16th Street Mall to protest the inhumane ways that McDonald's turns chicken-shaped chickens into Shrek-shaped Chicken McNugge ... More >>
Maybe you knew enough about Spider-Man not to embarrass yourself. And yeah, most folks know the basics of Batman. And seriously, even my grandma knows Superman well enough to carry on a decent conversation. But Iron Man? Even with the first movie under your belt, what with the fog of any ... More >>
Fairy tales and imagination overrun the zoo.
After the unspeakable Grinch, Horton is a surprisingly strong Seuss adaptation.
Horror films failed to scare up the big bucks in 2007.
Fairy-tale land and the real world collide to no good end in Enchanted.
A compelling quartet, from princesses to Piaf.
Our top DVD picks scheduled for release this week.
Cate camps it up for Queen Hard with a Vengeance
National CineMedia is the future of movie-theater advertising — and probably the future of movie theaters, period.
The third time’s the charmless for the Shrek franchise.
Infinity on High
This singer-songwriter is a child prodigy turned adult prodigy.
Curious George is so timeless, you might wish it were more timely.
C.S. Lewis's world comes to life in The Chronicles of Narnia.
Disney's Valiant effort never leaves the hangar.
The Black Pack shatters labels with laughter.
Queenie and the Jester take a ride.
Thirteen weeks of quirky, offbeat, gloriously Colorado entertainment.
In Madagascar, the wild things romp, then roam.
Remembering the films that heated up cinemas this year.
Cruel, vapid and unfunny, this Shark bites.
A killer cat steals a wonderful movie.
Cat in the Hat is easily dumped.
In the slick and handsome Pirates of the Caribbean, more is somehow less.
Hilary Duff rides her popular TV series to Rome and the big screen.
Murphy and Wilson fool around with formulaic fun.
In Spirited Away, Hayao Miyazaki soars through the looking glass.
Billionaire Philip Anschutz is poised to become a PG-movie mogul.
Three mammals and a baby try to keep us warm in Ice Age.
The year's screen gems.
Shrek offers an amusing, if empty, fractured fairy tale.
Guitarist Mark Ribot stumbles upon the hottest trend in popular music.