<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Screen]]> <![CDATA[Fade to blackout]]> The Hangover Part III is so jaw-droppingly terrible, America deserves an explanation.]]> <![CDATA[Oui, Oui!]]> There’s no good reason why '2 Days in New York' even exists, let alone anything that would explain how it came to be pretty fantastic.]]> <![CDATA[Wes Anderson could go full Burton]]> It’s not writer/director Wes Anderson’s fault that since he burst on the scene with what is still his best film, Bottle Rocket, he has become a hipster demigod.]]> <![CDATA[Assignment fulfilled]]> A droll Jeff Bridges, as the Confederate Civil War veteran and U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn, keeps his voice far, far back in his throat, back where the whiskey and gravel resides.]]> <![CDATA[International Film Series prepares a program of kung fu and musicals]]> All films will be shown in the Muenzinger Auditorium on the CU campus except for films shown in partnership with Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, which will be shown on Thursdays in the Visual Arts Complex basement auditorium, also on campus.]]> <![CDATA[‘Fury’ is missing fast]]> The film’s opening text sets hopes impossibly high for self-awareness, describing the timing near the end of† World War II and the superiority of the German tanks.]]> <![CDATA[Wahlberg pulls through]]> Playing a reformed cargo smuggler sucked back into the game, Mark Wahlberg is the star of Contraband, a fairly entertaining remake of the 2008 Icelandic thriller Reykjavik-Rotterdam.]]> <![CDATA[Realism thwarted]]> Its Navy Sea, Air and Land team warriors, better known as SEALs, collaborate without friction. They stick to the plan or adapt it when needed. Authority is not bucked. Voices are raised only under fire.]]> <![CDATA[Partly sunny]]> To steal from Mother Goose (don’t worry, she’s dead): When Cloud Atlas is good, it’s very, very good; when it’s bad, Hugo Weaving is doing a drag impression of Nurse Ratched.]]> <![CDATA[Bloody interesting]]> The moment may or may not have been scripted, but you certainly appreciate it. You also appreciate how Swedish-born director Daniel Espinosa delivers harsh jolts a beat before you expect this car to smash into that car, or this character to calmly pull out a gun and murder that one.]]> <![CDATA[Confusing hacktion]]> A similar attack on an American nuclear plant failed, so Chen hightails it to America with his sister, Lien (Wei Tang), to liaise with them because liaising is sexy. Chen convinces FBI agent Carol Barrett (Viola Davis) to spring Hathaway from the clink to help them locate the nasty cyber baddie.]]> <![CDATA[Rock íní roll odd couple]]> Weíre not talking about Greek tragedy (though if they donít get to the Greek, it will of course be sad). As a director, Stollerís touch is uneven: When the trouble becomes violently physical in Vegas, the tone seems uncertain..]]> <![CDATA[Take it back]]> Go down swinging for the fences, punchdrunk and confident you’re making something truly awesome that people will love, even if it winds up a steaming pile of poodoo we mock. I respect the noble fool, the proud creator of disaster who clearly put everything into a creative vision beloved by only himself.]]> <![CDATA[Revelations kill the suspense]]> That’s really all that’s necessary — a girl, suddenly alone in a dark house in the middle of nowhere. Dad (Adam Trese) was there. But he went upstairs to check out a noise and disappeared. Uncle Peter (Eric Sheffer Stevens) took off with the only car. There’s no power, no phone, no “Can you hear me now?” bars.]]> <![CDATA[Unnecessary 3-D]]> Here, the boy-men — now 30-ish menboys, dealing with adult concerns and relationships, in addition to their perpetual White Castle jones — hunt down a Christmas tree, mix it up with Ukrainian gangsters, briefly turn into Claymation-type animated versions of themselves, consort with virgins and meet Santa.]]> <![CDATA[Deathly boredom]]> The film is about the challenges of the adolescent characters, including the still-unresolved, complicated romantic triangle between Harry, Hermione and Ron. As actors, they%uFFFDve all grown in their craft and their performances are nuanced and thoughtful, but weak material makes for a slow film.]]> <![CDATA[Review: The Portal: A Cosmic Rock Odyssey]]> Billed as modern interpretation of a classic shamanic journey, The Portal: A Cosmic Rock Odyssey combines film, music, and lighting to try and create a surreal, out-of-body, perhaps even religious experience.]]> <![CDATA['X-Men' meets '90210']]> Then the backstory really gets confusing. John is one of nine alien kids from planet Lorien who have special 'legacies' that make them extraordinarily powerful. Henri is a warrior assigned to guard John.]]> <![CDATA[Bold thinking at the BolderLife Festival]]> Often we are so bombarded with media and messaging that it can become easy to distance ourselves from the harsh realities of the world.]]> <![CDATA[The Starz Denver Film Festival presents high-brow cinema]]> November is already upon us, so it’s time to put away the Halloween gear, recover from the candy hangover, and get the popcorn ready. A local cinematic holiday is just around the corner, as this month marks the 32nd year of the Starz Denver Film Festival (SDFF), bringing a slew of indie and art-house films to the Boulder and Denver area.]]>