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Thursday, June 21,2012

Indecent bro-posal

‘That’s My Boy’ is the worst movie in memory%u2028

By Ryan Syrek
That’s My Boy isn’t just so bad that you would rather play a fun game of “scratch my retina with chicken wire” for 90 minutes, it’s so bad that writer David Caspe and director Sean Anders should be legally prosecuted for crimes against humanity. If this is what we’re capable of as creatures living in a (relatively) free society who have evolved to the point where we are afforded the luxury of creative expression, then we deserve the inevitable zombie apocalypse or thermonuclear war that’s coming. You hear that, divine creator?
Thursday, June 14,2012

Sacre blue

‘Monsieur Lazhar’ is French-Canadian for grief

By Ryan Syrek
For a film that starts with an innocent schoolchild finding his teacher dangling from the classroom rafters by a scarf-turned-noose tied around her neck, Monsieur Lahzar is surprisingly upbeat.
Thursday, June 7,2012

Scott’s ship sinks

Promising ‘Prometheus’ a disappointment

By Dave Taylor
The problem is that there’s insufficient narrative thread to weave together everything that happens in the film, and much more importantly, there is a large cast of characters who behave in generally inexplicable ways.
Thursday, May 31,2012

Aliens sunk the battleship

Movie based on board game doesn’t float

By Dave Taylor
Let’s get this out of the way first: If you liked Transformers then you’ll like Battleship. In fact, if you were to take the basic effects and visuals from Transformers and mix them up with Pearl Harbor, you’d be close to the sci-fi spectacle and, alas, mess, that is Battleship. But then again, maybe we shouldn’t expect much from a movie based on a simple children’s board game.
Thursday, May 31,2012

Borderline jiggy

‘Men in Black 3’ astounds — by not being terrible

By Ryan Syrek
Once more, Smith plays Agent J to Tommy Lee Jones’ Agent K, members of an organization designed to keep the general public unaware of aliens and to keep said aliens from destroying earth, which said aliens seem to want to do with some regularity. When a particularly bad bad die.
Thursday, May 24,2012

Wadiya do that for?

‘The Dictator’ is pointless, toothless%u2028

By Ryan Syrek
The third wacky-character-based go-round for Cohen and director Larry Charles is easily their worst and is stunningly tepid. The idea was at least semi-ballsy: wicked oppressor of the fictional north African nation of Wadiya, Admiral General Haffaz Aladeen (Cohen), faces an internal power grab from his uncle Tamir (Ben Kingsley).
Thursday, May 24,2012

Evil Cheesey rides again

Local filmmakers to produce documentary about Boulder daredevil

By Sebastian Murdock
Now, two filmmakers hope to remind Boulder of the mythical man who still garners attention and fond memories from fans today. Chris Leising, a 26-year-old University of Colorado Boulder alum with a film degree, and 36-year-old Jack Hanley, currently completing his master’s in English, have taken on the task of bringing local Boulder history to life with their upcoming documentary Evil Cheesey Rides Again.
Thursday, May 17,2012

Yo ho no

By Ryan Syrek
Pirate Captain, voiced by former hooker enthusiast Hugh Grant, is sad that he continues to lose the Pirate of the Year award to folks like Black Bellamy (Jeremy Piven), Cutlass Liz (Salma Hayek) and Peg Leg Hastings (Lenny Henry). But the goofy, well-intentioned leader has a plan … sort of.
Thursday, May 10,2012

Barnabas, stay buried

‘Dark Shadows’ remake better left in the ground

By Dave Taylor
Barnabas awakens and returns to Collinwood, the ancestral home, a delightfully creepy run-down 200room mansion complete with turrets, peculiar sculptures and secret passages.
Thursday, May 10,2012

Like a Joss

Whedon’s ‘Avengers’ talk nerdy — and that’s a good thing

By Ryan Syrek
This was going to be a rabid, frothing defense of the superhero genre, complete with impassioned pleas that appealed to cinematic intellectuals who are apt to dismiss such films. But Tom Hiddleston, who ironically plays the evil Loki in The Avengers,.
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