<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Screen]]> <![CDATA[BW BIFF Picks 2013: 'Seeking Asian Female']]> Despite opening with interviews of white men looking for Asian women, Seeking Asian Female is about one white man, one Asian woman and one documentarian.]]> <![CDATA[Hammer time]]> At this point in the Marvel Comicsderived superhero cycle, audiences can be forgiven for feeling a tad worn out, both for reasons of quality and quantity. My rear end's thor just thinking about how many more we have coming. Yet sometimes a product exceeds expectations.]]> <![CDATA[When the system wins]]> It doesn’t take long for Alex Cox, University of Colorado Boulder assistant professor and director of such cult classics as 'Repo Man,' 'Sid & Nancy,' 'Walker' and 'The Highway Patrolman,' to show his famous independent streak. Just minutes into the conversation, he’s already articulating his take on Terrence Malick’s widely praised 2011 film, 'The Tree of Life.']]> <![CDATA[Nothing to be afraid of]]> When fantasy filmmaker Guillermo del Toro says he considers the 1973 made-for- TV movie Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark the scariest thing ever made for the medium, he’s not really talking about the teleplay itself.]]> <![CDATA[White people nearly died]]> How deplorable are we as a people that the most palatable story we found attractive enough to tell stars the pasty Ewan McGregor and the quasi-translucent Naomi Watts? And as if it wasn’t enough to focus a story set in this maelstrom of human...]]> <![CDATA[8-bit-o’-honey]]> For a generation weaned on more Mario than Mother Goose, Wreck-It Ralph has been a long time coming.]]> <![CDATA[So long, celluloid]]> Do not ask for whom the bell tolls, 35 mm film projectors, for it tolls for thee. And Hollywood is manning the clapper.]]> <![CDATA[Wadiya do that for?]]> 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).]]> <![CDATA[BW BIFF Picks 2013: 'Little World']]> Albert Casals’ version of travel is the equivalent of doing a solo ascent on K2 without oxygen and wearing only your underwear. It’s adventure travel without map or net.]]> <![CDATA[Barnabas, stay buried]]> Barnabas awakens and returns to Collinwood, the ancestral home, a delightfully creepy run-down 200room mansion complete with turrets, peculiar sculptures and secret passages.]]> <![CDATA[Real guitar heroes in 'It Might Get Loud']]> What do Jack White from The White Stripes, The Edge from U2, and Jimmy Page from Led Zeppelin have in common, besides the obvious? Each represents a prominent part of a musical movement that thrives around one of the most significant instruments created in the past century: the electric guitar.]]> <![CDATA[SeaWorld can suck it]]> Breaking news: You know those giant, majestic, ocean-dwelling creatures with the first name “killer?” Turns out if you lock them in tiny spaces, it kills them, and if you get in with them, they kill you.]]> <![CDATA[Pew! Pew! Pew! ’Merica!]]> GI Joe: Retaliation’s script is so horrible, it should be in MoMA. Just like some people can’t stop staring at the world’s ugliest dog, this screenplay is fascinatingly hideous blather.]]> <![CDATA[Solid-iron fun]]> Meanwhile, Stark is relishing his fame along with the wealth that being a captain of industry provides a rich frat boy having a great time of life. He engages in much flirting and witty banter with Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), his secretary and confidante, as they prepare for Stark Expo 2010.]]> <![CDATA[Men ruin everything]]> This isn’t to say that the film isn’t speaking volumes. Hell, it’s not even speaking: it’s shouting and screaming over a wailing guitar riff. The brides scrawl graffiti in the dungeon they escaped, reading “We are not things” and “Who killed the world?” The latter has a clear answer: Dudes.]]> <![CDATA[Acting skills gone missing]]> Twilight alumnus Taylor Lautner makes his debut as a leading man in a film tailor-made for him. Abduction puts Lautner in motion and never goes wrong as long as he remains in motion. ]]> <![CDATA[No Wright, still alright]]> Lang tries it on, because that’s what you do when you find a weird suit and mask. He discovers the ability to shrink into ant-size, while retaining vast strength.]]> <![CDATA['Amelia' plays it safe]]> "No borders, just horizons," enthuses aviator Amelia Earhart in the new biopic "Amelia." "Who wants a life imprisoned in safety?" And yet this film, coming 72 years after Earhart vanished, plays it awfully safe.]]> <![CDATA[Bleak and white]]> Celebrated narcissist and Freddy Krueger look-a-like Frank Miller gives the women he writes a plethora of career choices. They can be prostitutes, strippers, bondage-wearing murderers or corpses. Some get to be all of those! Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.]]> <![CDATA[If it ain’t broke, don’t tinker with it]]> Starting in 1975, Roger Ebert began a rather novel idea for a film series, which he called “Cinema Interruptus.” Screen the film on day one, and on days two through five, screen the film again, but allow any audience member to stop the film (by yelling “Stop!”) and begin a discussion.]]>