The official start of summer is over a month away, but the unofficial start is upon us, with the release of the Film on the Rocks 2013 schedule. There's certain to be some controversy over the selection, but as in years past, the Denver Film Society -- led by FOTR Program Director Britta Erickson -- ... More >>
We'll cut to the chase: Movies are one of this planet's greatest pleasures, and there's nothing quite like seeing a film at a real theater. Show and Tell would like to share that experience with you, so keep reading to find out how how you can win twenty free passes to any Hollywood Theater by answe ... More >>
Stoners the world 'round will celebrate the highest of all holidays this Saturday -- 4/20, in case you got so baked you'd forgotten -- and the high-minded here in Colorado are in for a special treat. Not only is the stuff legal here, but we're blessed with cultural institutions that aren't afraid to ... More >>
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Littleton will host its first-ever Quote-Along tonight, and it's chosen one of the most quotable films of all time to kick things off: The Big Lebowski. For those unfamiliar with the concept, a Quote-Along encourages the audience to recite the best lines of the film as it's s ... More >>
If anyone would appreciate cheap fun, it's The Dude, Jeff Bridges's iconic slacker character in The Big Lebowski. We may not have bowling on our activities list, but you can see the 1998 Coen brothers' classic for free this weekend -- and there are many more entertaining events around town, everythi ... More >>
The Boulder Theater is hosting the High West Oyster Fest tomorrow, April 2, with live music by local funk band Juno What?! and fresh oysters courtesy of Jax Fish House (its LoDo outpost was this year's Best Seafood Restaurant); Odell's Brewery will be pouring its Emersum Oyster Stout. The event also ... More >>
Dedicated fans and curious cinephiles alike don't have much longer to wait -- the Denver area's own Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is opening in a matter of days. The storied theater chain officially kicks things off Monday, March 25, with a grand-opening event honoring Pam Grier, who grew up in Denver; th ... More >>
Alamo Drafthouse will open its doors at 7301 South Santa Fe Drive in Littleton on Monday, March 25. The first Colorado link in the Texas-based cinema chain -- which offers food and drinks during screenings -- boasts seven screens, 900 seats, 32 local beers on tap, and an extensive menu featuring bur ... More >>
Editor's note: Mustaches are de rigueur on uncles, cops and closing pitchers, but they've also become a fixture on the upper lips of the young and the hip. In fact, it's hard to imagine a time since the Civil War when razors were so ignored. But the look can be polarizing, and Westword contributors ... More >>
Few conversations reach the caliber of weirdness as ones that involve marijuana, entertainers and a tape recorder. And now that Amendment 64 has turned the ritual of pot-smoking into as normal a social custom as Sunday afternoon football, we at Westword have begun spending time with our favorite Den ... More >>
While many people march to the beat of a different drummer, some create their own rhythm. Such is the case with Precious Hill, who is in two bands, Lunar Fire and Inti, and whose own music creates the soundtrack for her life. We stumbled on Hill in Uptown, and immediately responded to her vibrant, c ... More >>
We all know him as the witty hybrid of Johnny Carson and George Carlin; the anti-religion, anti-South, pro-drug, pro-leather suit godfather of televised political satire. But did you know that there was once a whole decade where Bill Maher was as cool and relevant as Tim Allen at a Sleigh Bells conc ... More >>
The most recent art toy collection from Task One, AKA Daniel Rowley, is the result of a lot of late nights. While he works, the graffiti and custom toy artist watches copious amounts of his favorite TV shows, so it was only a matter of time before inspiration caught up with the art. With "As Seen On ... More >>
It's finally here. The 2012 Film On the Rocks summer line-up at Red Rocks Amphitheatre was announced this evening, and many movies that made the cut were picked for the people, by the people. Though carefully curated by the Denver Film Center -- and led by FOTR Program Director Britta Erickson -- ... More >>
Low Gravity (hosting its dual CD release party tomorrow night at 3 Kings Tavern with Jaded Poet) got together in the summer of 2009 when Jess Ellis -- who used to play in the noteworthy, and unconventionally literary, sludge metal band the Nod, as well as Half of Zero -- started jamming with Austin ... More >>
Once a film reaches the status of Casablanca -- retired to the vault of such designations as "classic," "legendary," "timeless" -- fans begin looking at the picture through the lens of their own memory. As with Star Wars or The Big Lebowski, devotees of Casablanca will always remember the first time ... More >>
Vodka's rise to popularity wasn't just a matter of taste. As outlined in "Clear Thinking," this week's cover story, brilliant marketing also had a lot to do with the spirit's growth. And that marketing included placements in both movies and television shows -- sometimes purchased, sometimes j ... More >>
Big pics below.The Big Lebowski kicked off Film on the Rocks' 2011 season last night -- and Jeff Bridges' Dude definitely inspired plenty of attendees. But which of them best captured his vibe, either through grooming, costuming or simply exuding a Dude-a-riffic aura? Check out Aaron Thacker ... More >>
Some memorable Denver blog posts. Denver Egotist shares Film on the Rocks party bus and Trading Post deets, just in the time for The Big Lebowski. Colorado Pols tracks mayoral ballots returned thus far, and deems the totals abysmal. The Ralphie Report's Bob Bell on what Ohio State coach Ji ... More >>
No, I'm The Dude. Somewhere out there, The Dude abides, taking 'er easy for all us sinners -- no, seriously: There is an actual Dude. His name is Jeff Dowd, his nickname is The Dude, and he was the Coen Brothers's inspiration for their most famous and beloved character by the same name, playe ... More >>
Dudes, chill. There will be no showing of Glitter this year at Red Rocks.Judging by this weekend's Facebook frenzy over the Denver Film Society's "Bargain Bin" film selection of picks for the 2011 season of Film on the Rocks, there is just no fucking with moviegoers. On Saturday night, Karla Rodr ... More >>
Film on the Rocks has become a rite of summer at this point for fans and a milestone in the careers of the lucky musicians who get to perform each year on the hallowed stage of Red Rocks. After a fake version reportedly made the rounds this past weekend, the actual 2011 Film On the Rocks schedule ha ... More >>
When George Lucas created Star Wars he had no idea it was going to become the phenomenon that it did. In fact, if it wasn't for the dedicated merchandising work of Howard Roffman that caused the resurgence of popularity, we may not have ever seen revival of the brand. However, where there is ... More >>
Probably nowhere in cinema right now is there anyone making films as consistently smart, witty and engaging as those of the Coen Brothers. By the time O Brother, Where Art Thou came out eleven years ago, with instant classics like The Big Lebowski and Fargo already under their belt, the Coens ... More >>
See this fucking movie, dude.The Dude abides. By definition, in fact: perhaps more than any other film in recent history, the Coen Brothers' magnum opus The Big Lebowski has proven its longevity -- if the number of academic papers written about it can be seen as a barometer of its importance, ... More >>
Update: This morning, the Denver Film Society announced the full lineup for this year's Film on the Rocks. See which acts are slated to perform after the jump. The Film on the Rocks 2010 schedule has been announced. Looks like the Denver Film Society is kicking things off with a bang this ... More >>
Uptown Brothers Brewing Company is filling up the Red Room space.The city's band of Brothers is about to get larger. As Jon Solomon reports in this week's Bar Back column, the former Red Room at 320 East Colfax Avenue will soon be home to Uptown Brothers Brewing Company, which is slated to op ... More >>
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