"I was appalled and disappointed," says Village Voice film critic Stephanie Zacharek of Spike Lee's Oldboy on this week's Voice Film podcast. "I love [Park Chan-wook's] original and watching Spike Lee's version, there were big differences I was picking up on. "Then I went back and looked at the or ... More >>
Known as a blitz-eyed giggler from Half Baked, or the animal-hybrid, nostalgia talk-show host Goat Boy from Saturday Night Live, Jim Breuer has been subtly shifting his comedy content over the last five years, relating stories of domestic life and spiritual yearning through his autobiography and doc ... More >>
After we started assembling posts featuring the most popular people on Internet Movie Database -- including ones featuring natives of Denver, Boulder and Colorado Springs, we couldn't help noticing an unexpected common denominator: porn. Boulder boasted an adult-film actress in the top ten, the Colo ... More >>
Yesterday, as part of our continuing look at Hollywood-Colorado connections (including posts featuring the ten best movies filmed in Colorado and ten memorable flicks set in Colorado but not filmed here), we compiled ten Hollywood movie misses filmed in our fair state. Today, we've flipped the scrip ... More >>
For nearly two years the Nix Brothers and The Grawlix comedy team have been producing mind-burstingly good short films for the web that also screen each month at the Grawlix's Bug Theatre comedy show. With a trio of hyper-real characters that play off each other with a juvenile cruelty and self-deba ... More >>
We can now give you a look at James Holmes, the man in custody in the wake of a shooting at the Aurora Town Center Century 16 during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises. This is a more recent shot, while one below is from a San Diego yearbook. Here it is:
Dr. Rich Mahogany is not a real doctor. The mustachioed star of ManTherapy.org is a fake therapist who loves fly fishing, chainsaws and stuffed moose heads. He cusses, does bicep curls with a bowling ball and, most importantly, dispenses facts and tips about depression, anxiety, substance abuse and ... More >>
Earlier this month, when we shared a post featuring ten weird movie references to Colorado, we asked if there were any of your favorites we'd missed. Turns out there were plenty -- more than enough for another great collection, featuring everyone from Jack Nicholson and Marilyn Monroe to Robert Dow ... More >>
We've all experienced that moment of recognition when a character in a movie suddenly makes a reference to Colorado. But which of these nods qualifies as the strangest? In an effort to find out, we visited Drew's Script-O-Rama -- and a search for Colorado, plus some investigation, turned up quirky l ... More >>
Adam Yauch (aka MCA of the Beastie Boys) has died. He was 47. Forming the Beastie Boys as a teenager in Brooklyn in the late '70s, Yauch was part of a pivotal assembly of artists that defined rap music for the radio. Early incarnations of the group shifted genres and changed members, but Michael "Mi ... More >>
SNOOP DOGG @ SNOWBALL MUSIC FESTIVAL | 03.03.12 At times, it seemed like the entire weekend pointed toward Snoop Dogg's Saturday night set. Diplo mentioned Snoop's immanent arrival during a Friday night set, and showed off an exclusive drop the Doggfather had recorded for Major Lazer. Periodically ... More >>
The Beastie Boys have been shaking our ear drums with their mind-blowing rap, hilarious and brilliant lyrics, and daring beats since the '80s. Over the weekend, the crew premiered its new album, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two (streaming below), at Madison Square Garden, center court. That momen ... More >>
Watch out, Cindy Lauper.Rowdy Roddy Piper is one of the stranger interviews I've ever done. He's a hard man to get a hold of -- he juggles a variety of projects from showbiz to professional wrestling -- but once you get him on the phone, he's like a spigot unstopped, a torrent of tangentially ... More >>
The Beastie Boys.The Beastie Boys have been men for quite some time now, but they've clearly never lost their sense of playfulness. The group's long-anticipated upcoming album, Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 (no, you didn't miss part one), is shaping up to be quite an event, judging by the just-r ... More >>
Stand back, world. For proof that a lifelong obsession with trivia will win you literally tens of dollars and a modest measure of short-lived semi-fame, look no further than Jeopardy! tomorrow night, when Geeks Who Drink editor Christopher Short will throw down in representation of Denver's c ... More >>
Adam Perry TREY ANASTASIO BAND 03.01.11 |Ogden Theatre Whenever I think of Phish singer/guitarist/composer Trey Anastasio's most powerful solo work, my mind always turns to "orchestral funk" -- the term Anthony Keidis used to describe the Talking Heads' large-band era (with Adrian Belew on ... More >>
Comedy Central announced an awards show devoted to comedy today. It will be called The Comedy Awards and will air simultaneously on Comedy Central, VH1, Spike, TV Land and Nick at Night on March 26. On one hand, comedy does tend to get boned in the other major awards, particularly the Oscars ... More >>
UFO Phil.Think you're good at suspending disbelief? The latest story from Phil Hill, aka UFO Phil, will put you to the test. The vigorous self-promoter, who says he's been abducted by aliens "my whole life," now has a plan to generate free electricity for all by building a giant pyramid on P ... More >>
It's no accident that Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult is prominently referenced in To Die is Hard; though the title is clearly a reference to the Die Hard series, To Die is, like Naked Gun, a send-up of that genre, combining the deadpan puns and the silly fight sequences for a feature-leng ... More >>
Photo by Kelly KievitAre you already lamenting the loss of beloved weirdo pop outfit Six Months to Live? Well, do we have good news for you! In just a few weeks, you'll be able to enjoy some of the same zesty pop/rock flavor with former Six Months to Live frontman's new act, the Babysitters.
Judd Apatow's third film as director, Funny People, opens today to lukewarm reviews (including the one you'll find in Westword, by LA Weekly's kick-ass film reviewer Scott Foundas). Like seemingly every other man my age, I'm a fan of Apatow's; the deft combination of dick jokes, self-loathi ... More >>
Aisha Tyler suits up. Aisha Tyler may not be the complete package, but she comes a helluva closer than the average human. The Dartmouth grad's appeared in recurring roles on some of television's biggest hits, including Friends and 24, hosted Talk Soup back when that meant something, appeared in fil ... More >>
Last night's season premier of Fox's So You Think You Can Dance had a decidedly Colorado flavor. Auditions centered on Brooklyn and Denver (check out our slideshow of the local casting call here), with judges Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and Sonja Tayeh giving nineteen Mile High hopefuls a ticket to ... More >>
Owen Wilsons a bad fit for an ass-kicking bodyguard.
I watched Superbowl 42 on a flight back to Denver from a writing conference in New York City. Many people on the plane were coming from that same convention, so there were two main sets of passengers that night: rabid Giants fans (since we were coming from NYC), and poets, novelists, and writers of ... More >>
Vince Vaughn tries to attract a different set of underage babies with Fred Claus.
From the week of August 10, 2006
With Prima, Kevin Taylor shows off his absolute best -- and his most mediocre.
Nacho's funnier than Napoleon, which isn't saying much.
Curious George is so timeless, you might wish it were more timely.
Martin Lawrence in a crappy kid movie? Whassup with that?
It's his 45th movie in forty years, and you're not likely to remember it.
No obvious joke goes untouched in this so-so remake.
Saturday Night Live's prime player is rapidly outgrowing television's small screen
Judd Apatow's Freaks and Geeks grow up, more or less, and move to a dorm.
Drowning Mona is a trailer-trash mishmash.