The tone for DeVotchKa's annual Halloween celebration was set as soon as I walked into the Boulder Theater behind a tall man with a tall, faux-bug-light apparatus attached to his head. The Boulder Theater has a capacity of 850, a far cry from the 9,500 that can fit into Red Rocks, which DeVotchKa s ... More >>
For kids, there's nothing better than Halloween. You get to fulfill your wildest fantasies, explore your darkest fears and get a bag of free candy. It's a time before adulthood beats the magic and wonder out of you, a time when you can still believe there's something more out there. These five movie ... More >>
At some point Halloween went from real pumpkins, elegantly toilet-papered trees and hellishly funny Halloween films to plastic "fun-kins," polite, chaperoned gatherings and bad Tim Burton movie reruns on the tube. Although I can't identify exactly when the caramel apple fell off the stick, Halloween ... More >>
With New Belgium Brewery's Tour d' Fat just a few weeks away, the Fort Collins-based brewery is hosting The Cycle-In Cinema on Platte, by REI at Confluence Park, to pave the way for the annual festival. "This week we will be showing The Goonies and next week we will show Pee Wee's Big Adventure," sa ... More >>
The Glitch Mob's new stage setup is called the Blade, and it consists of three structures that resemble turbines. "We collaborated with Martin Phillips. He took a liking to us early on," says bandmember Josh "Ooah" Mayer. Known for co-creating Daft Punk's famed Pyramid for the Alive tour in 2006 and ... More >>
On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, Voice film editor Alan Scherstuhl and L.A. Weekly film critic Amy Nicholson are joined by the Washington, D.C.-based critic Chris Klimek, a contributor to the Voice, NPR, Washington City Paper, and The Dissolve. (Voice film critic the pod's co-host Stephanie Z ... More >>
"The New York Times calls it 'You had me at Wes Anderson,'" say the credits of Saturday Night Live's recent Wes Anderson horror-film parody, The Midnight Coterie of Sinister Intruders. By assembling the usual suspects of every Anderson film (pastel aesthetics, mod soundtrack, Owen Wilson) while mock ... More >>
Kevin Smith fans are taking to the streets to celebrate the announcement that he is currently writing Clerks III -- or at least they would be, if they weren't too stoned to leave their houses. Even though Smith said he wasn't going to produce a sequel to Clerks II, now he is. About time for Clerks f ... More >>
10. SNOW THA PRODUCT @ ROXY THEATRE | SAT, 2/16 It may at first seem easy to dismiss Snow Tha Product as another Iggy Azalea or Kreayshawn-level gimmick because of her gender and unconventional appearance, but it gets harder and harder the more you listen to her. Make no mistake, Snow can ride a bea ... More >>
MGM studio exec Louis B. Mayer started the Academy Awards in 1929 as a way to bolster the image of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences -- and assist in mediating labor disputes. From that modest beginning, the awards ceremony has grown into one of the world's biggest annual media events. ... More >>
Wayne White might be your favorite visual artist of the last few decades that you didn't know existed. But that was sort of the point behind Beauty Is Embarrassing, director Neil Berkeley's the documentary about White's life and career thus far, which will screen at the Denver FilmCenter this Friday ... More >>
ANDREW BIRD @ OGDEN THEATRE | 8/17/12 See also: Q&A with Andrew Bird on his songwriting process and his approach to improvising using loops Last night at the Ogden Theatre, singer/violinist/Olympic-grade whistler Andrew Bird performed in front of the most attentive, respectful, rapt crowd the Chi ... More >>
This is not the best time of year for new movies. So we have Wrath of the Titans, Mirror Mirror and American Reunion. Judging by the box office receipts, you went and saw Hunger Games like everyone else, and were probably were angry that Jennifer Lawrence is too fat and the little black girl from th ... More >>
There is very little argument to make against the suggestion that Prince ruled the 1980s. The decade was jam packed with memorable pop artists making music to treasure for generations to come, but none came close to the eclecticism, the energy, and the downright strangeness that was Prince Rodgers N ... More >>
This 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 Nix Bros. have been busy the last few years doling out comedy films of all shapes and sizes, from the patently absurd Rainbow Chasers, to the music ridiculo ... More >>
Lou Reed not being a dick? Crazy.There are a lot of short films playing at the Aspen ShortsFest tonight and over the course of the next five days -- like, a shitload of them. And since many of them are foreign and all of them, pretty much by definition because they are short films, are somewh ... More >>
Photo by Gilbert KingIf there's one thing we've proven time and time again, it's that Denver loves its burlesque. What better way to show your appreciation for the timeless act of girls seductively removing their clothes and dancing than to learn a little about the history? You can do so thi ... More >>
Taco Bell has kitchens, but we dunno what's cookingTaco Bell's beef tacos are mostly filled with meat...mostly. Or maybe not so much. That's the meaty claim in yet another fast-food lawsuit -- but this time, it's not about supersized asses or a coffee-seared crotch. And strangely enough, so f ... More >>
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 >>
Noah Van Sciver LOW With Charlie Parr 12.18.10 | Larimer Lounge Fellow Minnesotan Charlie Parr opened the show and brought a classic blues and folk sensibility to his performance. It was a pretty minimalistic, stripped down set-up but if you paid attention to what Parr was doing on guitar, ... More >>
I think most people who attended last weekend's Fancy Tiger Holiday Handmade Craft Fair -- and there were a lot of them: we've heard estimates of 1,500 or more -- left with a good feeling about the local handmade community. Not only were the 75 or so vendors on board this year both high qual ... 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 >>
Kick-Ass starts tomorrow and, based on the early buzz and the trailers, it's going to, well, kick ass. In case you've somehow managed to ignore it, it's a film about superheroes that don't have powers -- just a desire to do some good and too little common sense not to dress up in outlandish costum ... More >>
The mural in question. Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland could hardly be more mainstream. Children of all ages have read it for decade upon decade, Disney made an animated version during the Truman administration, and there'll likely be another burst of interest in the material when directo ... More >>
The Glitch Mob started out as a Los Angeles-based DJ collective that pooled its collective talent to make a more collaborative music with expanded sonic possibilities. As individual artists, Ooah, edIT and Boreta have released solo albums of cutting edge electronic music but it is as a team t ... More >>
José Mercado reworks a classic Shakespearean tale.
A new version of the holiday favorite ups the freaky factor.
Harry Gregson-Williams chronicles his music from a bewitching fantasy flick.
MirrorMask is a thing of beauty, a joy forever, etc.
Karen Finley doesn't beat around the Bush.
Murder By Death's funereal tune marches to a grisly beat.
Becoming a star is child's play.
That Amélie girl returns with the yucky side of romance.
The tides of Solaris tempt Clooney with life after death.
Yo, Adrian! Unfaithful is damn near unwatchable!
Vincent D'Onofrio may be the best actor of his generation, but who would notice?
Or: How do you bring a comic book to life without killing a superhero?
Colorado's last affordable housing is rolling down the road.
A list of the lousiest songs a guy ever loved.