"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 >>
Ever rush to Denver International Airport only to spend hours waiting for your flight to arrive and/or take off? You're not alone -- but which carriers do the best job of preventing such problems? Fox31 analyzed the 232,174 flights that departed from DIA last year, then measured the performance of t ... More >>
The recent Tyler Perry movie Alex Cross was savaged by critics (it received a 30 percent score on Metacritic, while Rotten Tomatoes hit it with an ugly 12 percent ranking) and Box Office Mojo puts its worldwide receipts at just over $30 million -- ultra-mediocre by Perry's standards. But unlike the ... More >>
Between the shooting of Denver police officer Celena Hollis and the death of twelve people at the Aurora theater massacre, it's been a particularly violent summer locally -- a fact that underscored an annual peace march over the weekend. Denver officials and community groups banded together Saturday ... More >>
In author Sapphire's new novel, The Kid (a semi-sequel to Precious -- the Hollywood adaptation of her '96 novel, Push), we are treated to another relentless marathon of abuse, rape, failed dreams and unsettling conclusions. "Commercial media looks at things in terms of heroes and villains," Sapphire ... More >>
In her 1996 novel Push, Sapphire ventured into the profoundly dark territory of a young black girl's experience growing up in late '80s Harlem. The book dealt with the difficult topics of incest, rape, AIDS, illiteracy, poverty and violence toward infants, yet none of this prevented the 2009 film ad ... More >>
Candy Darling was probably the sexiest transvestite that ever lived, but s/he wasn't just sexy -- she was also talented. A star of stage and screen, she worked with luminaries from Andy Warhol to Tennessee Williams and was, during the course of her short life, such a fixture on the New York s ... More >>
This is the smug grin you make when you no longer give a shit.Johnny Depp gotta eat. And pay his mortgage. And Disney pays very well. Maybe that explains why he looks so thoroughly bored in the new Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, opening tomorrow. Captain Jack Sparrow was endeari ... More >>
Hollywood is prone to recycling the same tropes over and over again, and there are no shortage of obnoxious ones to choose from -- but certainly one of the most nauseating is the black-male-actor-as-fat-sassy-black-woman. To that tiresome formula, the trailer for Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Ha ... More >>
It's a pretty sad statement about race in America that every black man in Hollywood except Will Smith and Chris Rock is still somehow required to have a fat, sassy, female alter-ego to periodically provide the machine with a few cheap yuks about -- looka here, kids! -- how black women are, fa ... More >>
Gary Magness and Lee Daniels share a "Precious" moment at the Denver Film Festival.This year's Oscar nominations are out, and Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire earned six nods, including Best Actress (Gabourey Sidibe), Best Supporting Actress (Mo'Nique), Best Editing, Best Adapt ... More >>
Joan Soriano is "The Duke of the Bachata."Editor's note: This year's Starz Denver Film Festival, November 12-22, features more than 200 films. To help navigate this cinematic abundance of riches, we asked fest artistic director Brit Withey to highlight some worthy selections off the beaten sc ... More >>
LOCALS ONLY Veteran Denver emcee D.O. The Fabulous Drifter is still putting the finishing touches on his new album D.irector of O.perations while working overtime for a collaborative venture. He connected with Canadian songbird JaQe for a project called His and Hers, a combination of hip-hop and so ... More >>
Ice Cube and Tracy Morgan get religion in First Sunday.
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