Whether you're looking for a dip into cinema studies, a killer sports doc or a trashy romantic comedy, Denver's big screens have you covered this month. Bike to the Blake Street Tavern for 40-Year-Old Virgin, immerse yourself in the glory of five of Hitchcock's greatest films and kick your way throu ... More >>
Yeah, air-conditioning is nice. But this week is all about getting free from your house and enjoying the great outdoors -- for free. You can watch Despicable Me in the park, catch a live dance performance, or see an HBO documentary on a farm. For more events, go to the Westword calendar, and share o ... More >>
Overhearing two pop-culturists argue about this comedy series, you'd be forgiven for mistaking it for a debate over gun-control or Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Passions can run high when a U.S. Office apologist clashes with a U.K. Office purist, leading to heated exchanges about whether Dav ... More >>
The Grawlix have been one of the brightest lights on the Denver comedy scene for a couple of years now, most successful comedy team not to come out of Denver -- but to live in Denver. Their crowning achievement thus far, though, has got to be this past weekend's premiere of the Those Who Can't sitco ... More >>
Sometimes, one film in a festival lineup can help to reveal another in sharper relief. To wit, one of the loveliest entries in Sundance 2013's U.S. Dramatic Competition, James Ponsoldt's deeply felt coming-of-age drama The Spectacular Now, looked even better after the premiere of The Way Way Back, a ... More >>
Second City Chicago is this country's Mecca of funny. Among its famous alumni are John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Steve Carrell and Tina Fey. It also happens to be the place where Frank Caeti, formerly of MadTV, and Matt Craig, a former Saturday Night Live writer, first met and performed together, crea ... More >>
The world needs more of what Amy Schumer has to offer: fresh, bold comedy that casually confronts sexuality and race in a way that makes you laugh now -- and think about it later. Whether she's discussing HPV, traveling to the Jewish homeland (Miami), or finally sleeping with her high school crush ( ... More >>
First Applebee's revved up a food truck (aren't there enough brick-and-mortar locations if someone is craving a sizzler platter?). But that corporate move is a lot less bizarre than this one: The Gap is getting in on the action with a food truck called Pico de Gap. At least Applebee's is a ... More >>
You can be replaced, possibly by a rotating cast.It's hard out there for a pimp. Or at least a warlock like Charlie Sheen. When it was announced that CBS had begun looking for actors to replace his role on Two and a Half Men, the cogs started turning and the rumor mill spit out one replacemen ... More >>
Comedy Central announced an awards show devoted to comedy today. It will be called The Comedy Awards and will air simultaneously on Comedy Central, VH1, Spike, TV Land and Nick at Night on March 26. On one hand, comedy does tend to get boned in the other major awards, particularly the Oscars ... More >>
Gervais pantomimes jerking off Hugh HefnerRicky Gervais hosted the Golden Globes for the second time in a row this year -- looks like, as predicted by Gervais himself, he won't make it a third next year. Gervais has never been one to hold a punch, but which monologue hit the hardest? Below, w ... More >>
Get Smart, which opened on June 20, topped the box office during its first weekend in theaters, hauling in an estimated $39.2 million despite deservedly mixed reviews; the flick, starring Steve Carrell, starts off fairly strong but gets less funny (hmmmm) and more sincere (eeeesh) as it goes along. ... More >>
The season of big budget bangs uses its brain.
March would mark the 104th birthday of the late Dr. Seuss, and the event is being celebrated at elementary schools around town, where teachers are reading books and stories by the author, whose real name was Theodor Geisel, and by the big-screen release of the animated Horton Hears a Who! (which sta ... More >>
Cobbled together from better movies, Steve Carell’s latest is strike two.
A killer cast enlivens a dark comedy.
Everyone complains that the Emmy Awardsâ€”heck, most Award showsâ€”are staid, over-long affairs that just donâ€™t earn their three-plus hour block of prime time anymore. Viewers (not to mention reviewers) look for anything thatâ€™s remarkableâ€”whose dress sucked (Hayden Panettiere), who made the be ... More >>
Why in God’s name did Steve Carell take the paycheck?
"What's Wrong With America" indie comedy reveals what's wrong with indie comedies.
Over the Hedge wants you to feel bad about what it's selling, which is everything.
The 40-Year-Old Virgin gets a heart-on while telling wonderfully dirty jokes.
Bewitched delivers just what you'd expect: absolutely nothing.
Will Ferrell's Anchorman is dumb, and funny, as hell.
For Jim Carrey, the sky's the limit in Bruce Almighty.
Political commercials outnumber political reports on local television.