<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Screen]]> <![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[Train of thought]]> No matter how blue-collar or red-meat the story, director Tony Scott%uFFFDs movies revel in his luxe, glossy yet easily distracted technique that ensures every shot is trailer-ready, and every fractured moment strives for maximum coolness.]]> <![CDATA[Puttin' on the Fitz']]> If “director Baz Luhrmann” and “restraint” have ever appeared in the same sentence together, they were the word-bread creating a sandwich around the phrase “has absolutely no.”]]> <![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[An Ang Lee masterpiece]]> Being stranded in the middle of an unforgiving ocean is a theme that’s been explored in films as diverse as Swiss Family Robinson and Hitchcock’s surprisingly tense Lifeboat. But being cast adrift for more than 200 days in a lifeboat with an adult Bengal tiger?]]> <![CDATA[Well-seasoned action flick]]> There’s a half-hearted attempt to portray Salt’s domestic side in a scene where she’s watching a YouTube video on folding napkins so that her anniversary dinner will be “perfect,” but that’s quickly forgotten once Russian defector Orlov (Daniel Olbrychski) shows up and accuses her of being a sleeper agent.]]> <![CDATA[Oscar baiting]]> Please be silent behind the screen. Backstage at the 1927 Hollywood premiere of his latest screen triumph, film star George Valentin — played with irresistible zest by Jean Dujardin — waits for the crowd’s response. Standing in front of the sign shushing the backstagers, he hears the applause. We only see it, The Artist being a silent film (or nearly) whose story begins in the late silent era.]]> <![CDATA[Laugh is a battlefield]]> The film’s director, John Wager, had been doing film work with the Wounded Warrior Project. Most of it was focused on adaptive sports for injured vets.]]> <![CDATA[Getting lazy about slackers]]> 'I just couldn't take this awareness of my mortality,' he says. (Hey, it's better than 'The dog ate my homework.') Highmore plays George as a bit on the perky side for a boy supposedly so depressed he can barely get through the day.]]> <![CDATA[Rocking tour]]> %uFFFDWe had no idea what was going to happen,%uFFFD Mortimer says. %uFFFDNo one had ever done a big screening like that, and everyone was saying, %uFFFDA climbing movie at the Boulder Theater? What%uFFFDre you thinking?%uFFFD%uFFFD Mortimer%uFFFDs parents were so worried about low attendance that they bought 50 tickets for all their friends.]]> <![CDATA[Chinese art attack]]> It’s impossible not to watch Ai Weiwei, dubbed by some as the “Chinese Andy Warhol,” tell his motherland to eff right on off without thinking one thing first and foremost: That dude has got some Buddha-sized stones.]]> <![CDATA['Red Cliff' more than just style]]> <![CDATA[You've seen this film before]]> Grace plays a disillusioned MIT graduate stuck working at a Suncoast Video store in 1988, when cell phones the size of dinosaurs ruled the earth. The comedy echoes one ’80s artifact after another. It has the visual ambience (minus the self-importance) of Less Than Zero.]]> <![CDATA[That’s enough, James Franco]]> Look, James Franco must be stopped.]]> <![CDATA[Rednecks and white lightning]]> Scuff him, scrape him, buff him up; nobody is going to buy Shia LaBeouf as a country boy. He has a face built for Instagram and his posture is that of a narcissist demanding bottle service at a trendy club.]]> <![CDATA['(Untitled)' too repetitive]]> The new comedy '(Untitled)' has the punctuation and the thinness of a gallery wall label. It wanders the exhibition spaces, lofts and performance venues of Chelsea and other parts of Manhattan, eavesdropping on the narcissistic mutterings — funny, some of them, now and then — of a group of artists and bohemians and poseurs going up, or down, or sideways.]]> <![CDATA[Legendary ski family hopes to start a movement]]> Stories about people overcoming obstacles are uplifting and inspirational and all that. A new film on people with disabilities aims higher: It’s designed to start a movement.]]> <![CDATA[Cookies tossed, paradise lost]]> The plot is a gossamer thing, consisting of little more than a trip to Miami for four friends: Faith (Selena Gomez), Candy (Vanessa Hudgens), Brit (Ashley Benson) and Cotty (Rachel Korine). Short on cash, the latter three pals decide the best way to finance their trip is to rob a diner.]]> <![CDATA[Corporate fate]]> David Norris (Matt Damon) is a young go-getter New York politician who has a chance encounter with the quirky, engaging Elise Sellas (Emily Blunt), a ballerina who captures his attention immediately. Strange forces are at work and Norris is assaulted and wakes up in a warehouse, surrounded by mysterious dark-suited men in fedoras.]]> <![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.]]>