Nearly six months after the mass shooting in Aurora, Cinemark, the owner of the theater where the massacre occurred, is reopening the site to the public on Friday, sparking backlash from victims' families. More debate could arise about some of the movies being screened for free over the weekend -- i ... More >>
Accused Aurora theater shooter James Holmes was in court yesterday for a short hearing to determine whether lawyers were ready to proceed with what will likely be a revealing preliminary hearing next week. (They are; the hearing starts Monday, January 7 at 9 a.m.) After the hearing, we used the wome ... More >>
This was not the holiday letter that families of the Aurora theater shooting victims wanted to receive.
Two days after Christmas, the families of those killed on July 20 received a letter inviting them to return to the site of the massacre for a Cinemark reopening event. They've since responded wi ... More >>
Hint: If you're going to a movie in Boulder, do not wear a "Joker" mask in the theater. Officials with the Boulder Police Department reported Sunday night that they had arrested a seventeen-year-old male (he's a part-time University of Colorado student, whose name is not being released because he's ... More >>
No, it's not surprising that someone would create a mask of accused Aurora theater shooter James Holmes just in time for Halloween -- not given the continuing fascination with the man at the center of various James Holmes is Innocent Facebook pages.
But the item itself, seen from two angles in a st ... More >>
Update below: During a just-completed news conference about last night's shooting at the Aurora Town Center Century 16 during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises, Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates was asked by numerous national reporters to confirm reports that accused gunman James Holmes had ... More >>
We understand that media outlets doing wall-to-wall coverage of last night's shooting at the Aurora Town Center Century 16 during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rise have to look at every possible angle of the story.
But excuse me for being repulsed by stories speculating about whether the ... More >>
The Dark Knight Rises is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy, starring Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Morgan Freeman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and more. The movie premieres at 12:01 a.m. Friday, and on Thursday night fans will have several ways to go to bat for Batma ... More >>
If you caught last night's ep of True Blood, you witnessed actress Kristin Bauer, aka the vampire named Pam, at her most viciously hilarious. But plenty of locals had already seen her in person at this weekend's Denver Comic Con -- and she wasn't alone. Celebs from The Walking Dead, Tron and more we ... More >>
Here are the winners of the 2011 Denver #WebAwards in the category we're loosely dubbing "news," which means Westword scribes report on the happenings in these beats, right here on Latest Word. These are the winners only; for a complete list of finalists go here: "Here are your 2011 Denver #W ... More >>
This time around, he even impressed himself.Earlier this year, we postulated that Michael Bay's entire career has been about punishing the audience for their awful taste -- namely, their taste for his work. He's tried racism, homophobia, assaultive cinematography and editing techniques, objec ... More >>
Facebook dove into the movie streaming arena with The Dark Knight yesterday and people flipped out: Netflix's stock, in particular, took a significant dive. But what evidence do we have that this will actually work on a large scale?
Once upon a time, cartoons were silly. Consider the original Batman series of the 1960s, a show so jokey it had villains named both The Laugher and The Giggler and starred a not-exactly-ripped-but-still-wearing-spandex Adam West playing the world's most block-headed straight man -- even Tim B ... 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 >>
In the movie The Dark Knight, the Joker conducts a nail-biting sociology experiment by rigging bombs on two ships -- one loaded with ordinary folk, the other transporting prisoners. A detonator for each bomb is then placed in the hands of the opposing camps, who are invited to blow up the oth ... More >>