I'm among the petulant grumblers about super-popular movies getting prequels, gaining sequels and being retrofitted to appeal to current fans while grabbing up new fans with sexy, glammy, glitzy things like turbo-hottie actors and actresses and the expensive magic of CGI. But I grumble because I car ... More >>
It's really hard to be a successful corporate retailer. Not only do you have to sell truckloads of stuff to make money, but you have to keep track of whose stuff it is you're even selling. Sigh. It's even harder when you appropriate a design by a band that's really popular thinking, "that'll sell," ... More >>
J. WohletzThis is one in a series of posts in honor of Denver Arts Week that salute some of our favorite people and places on the arts scene. The beauty part of art for art's sake is that it doesn't have to be expensive, or be hung in a gallery to be significant or light you up. The Nightma ... More >>
It doesn't take much evidence beyond his most famous paintings to suspect that Salvador Dalí was a weird dude: The persistence of crazy, distended forms, melting clocks, blood, rot and genitals is probably enough to draw that conclusion. But Dalí's weirdness went far beyond its expression i ... More >>
We all love when stars get busted. There's nothing better than seeing that terr-awesome mug shot online, but face it, we're a little tired of the same old punishment. In Willie Nelson's recent pot bust, the judge got wicked creative and suggested he sing "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" in the ... More >>
Problem?It's clear that Miley Cyrus has contributed to the moneymaking machine that is Hollywood since Hannah Montana debuted in 2006. But how does that affect you? If you feel dirty while watching a stripper slide down a pole or feel awkward when you give your dad a hug, you can blame Miley. ... More >>
Yesterday, an 8-inch toy robot stuck to a pillar near Coors Field triggered hours of havoc downtown, culminating in the Denver bomb squad detonating the innocuous figurine in a hullabaloo of wondrous proportions. Wondrous, but also completely unnecessary. Clearly the little bugger wasn't out ... More >>
The music industry has fallen upon hard times, and hard times call for innovation. Now, we don't know enough about the licensing difficulties behind streaming music, or the revenue share of digital downloads or any of that to suggest a business model based on how people want to listen to music these ... More >>
Performing as St. Vincent, Annie Clark is a writer of lush, adventurous pop music. As a teenager she was the tour manager for her uncle's band, Tuck & Patti, where she learned not only a great deal about the music business but also a bit about musicianship and effective performance. In her ... More >>
Blueberry Monster Crunch Disney Magic Selections Rating: One and a half spoons out of four Cereal description: Light-brown wheat and rice rectangles that curl slightly at the edges, like old papers found in a far corner of the attic. The bits are speckled with the occasional dark splotch, which may ... More >>
Incredible Berry Crunch! Disney Magic Selections Rating: Two spoons out of four Cereal description: Yellowish, puffy corn and oat squares accompanied by rough orbs that appear in four different colors more typically associated with ink than food: blue, purple, red and green. There's a name for this ... More >>
Disneys latest toon, Bolt, is a starry dog story
Celebrate early with these selections from Westword's other blogs. In Cafe Society, restaurant reviewer Jason Sheehan visits Hell's Kitchen. Hot stuff. Demver includes a Q&A with senatorial candidate Mark Udall and Teague Bohlen's takedown of Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal, who's a supporter of in ... More >>
Bubba Sparxxx The Lost Tracks FMS 00:00-00:45 of “Never Scared” I never totally understood the point of the “Lost Tracks” albums. These are songs that didn’t make the cut for whatever reason before and I’m entirely unsure what makes them worthwhile now. “Never Scared” is about as bo ... More >>
Our top DVD picks scheduled for release this week
Fairy-tale land and the real world collide to no good end in Enchanted.
Not even Disney can keep this production afloat.
That's not the sky falling, just Disney's Chicken Little.
Disney's Valiant effort never leaves the hangar.
The Pope's DJ
There's nothing fishy about Disney's new animated epic.
Disney mines the booming kiddie market with the gritty Holes.
Jungle fever fails to catch hold in this routine sequel.
Where little folks rule
Stagecraft rules when Disney unleashes its sumptuous version of Beauty and the Beast.
Down for the Get Down (Hollywood Records)
Reggae for Kids: Movie Classics (RAS Records)
The Disney formula goes disturbingly awry in the off-putting Dinosaur.
Radio Disney: Tune in and turn on.
Disney's new Dalmatians ain't the puppy chow it could have been.