"I was appalled and disappointed," says Village Voice film critic Stephanie Zacharek of Spike Lee's Oldboy on this week's Voice Film podcast. "I love [Park Chan-wook's] original and watching Spike Lee's version, there were big differences I was picking up on. "Then I went back and looked at the or ... More >>
George Lucas made Star Wars. Steven Spielberg made E.T. It took both of them working together to make Raiders of the Lost Ark. Expect a similar level of awesome when two great powers in the local film scene -- the new-to-Colorado Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (which will open its first Colorado location i ... More >>
Colorado is having a tough time. The ramifications of widespread wildfires and the Aurora theater shooting are still coming into focus, and many questions won't be answered for months. But we're not going anywhere. In Westword's annual attempt to chronicle on paper -- to count the ways, if you will ... More >>
Katherine McPhee starts in Smash.There's huge buzz around Smash, a television show premiering at 9 p.m. tonight on NBC. A procedural drama depicting the creation of a musical about Marilyn Monroe, Smash features such big-name acting talent as Anjelica Huston and Debra Messing, as well as Amer ... More >>
In the future, people will go apeshit for fighting robots. That's apparently the half-assed premise of Real Steel, producer Steven Spielberg's latest bid to let technology do the work for him -- this time around in a more literal sense than usual -- in which Hugh Jackman plays an incredibly handsome ... More >>
Is it over yet?As the world braces for the money-shot of Michael Bay's third third and most massive robo-jaculation since his last entry into the Transformers mega-conglomeration two years ago, it's increasingly looking like franchise star Shia LaBoeuf might be, uh, pulling out, so to speak. ... More >>
Conspiracy forum boards are buzzing over a "mind bending" connection between Denver International Airport and geographical coordinates described in a key scene of the the alien-loving, sci-fi classic Close Encounters of the Third Kind. In all my years of following the ever-evolving conspiracy ... More >>
We don't know if you've noticed or not, but Hollywood has a knack for remaking films (brazenly displaying its pronounced lack of creativity). These movies tend to fall into one of three categories: Pop-film, genre-film or foreign. We've never fully understood the system of how they decide w ... More >>
If only Dennis Weaver had been around...Duel, Steven Spielberg's 1971 feature-length directorial debut about a crazed trucker on a smash-and-trash spree, is well worth seeing -- but residents of a Longmont neighborhood should probably wait a while before checking it out. After all, many of th ... More >>
The circus of the 60s, from the streets to the courtroom, in Chicago 10.
Cloverfield is a big, dumb monster movie about nothing.
There's nothing more than what reaches your eye in this crash-and-bang flick.
Fantastical meets political in this stunning for-adults-only fairy tale.
American Dreamz' nation of idiots lands a little close to home.
Rose finds a fresh approach to confronting Holocaust horrors.
The Positive Project offers a human learning experience.
Shattering Bent shows the fate of gay Holocaust victims.
Another Holocaust reflection reminds the living of their duty.
Polanski returns to Poland.
Cameron Crowe takes Jerry Maguire on a dizzy trip through dreamland.
Donald Miller has rewritten one of the best books on World War II, but will anyone care?
The time is nigh for the release of Billy & Lizaís collaborative CD.
Blending free jazz with film lore, Sex Mob reworks old James Bond soundtracks for a sound that's shaken and stirred.
Brad and Julia get pistol-whipped by The Mexican.
How the twist ending left M. Night Shyamalan twisting in the breeze
Do yourself a favor and stay home during this Road Trip.
Henry Rollins takes on all comers.