<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Screen]]> <![CDATA[BIFF: I Am Divine]]> The filmmaker John Waters and his muse, the larger-than-life drag queen Divine, are responsible for some of the most bizarre and shocking films of the ’70s. This is Divine´s story.]]> <![CDATA[Fun with boxing]]> Dicky, played as a chemically addled whirligig by Christian Bale, was once the 'pride of Lowell,' having knocked down (or did he slip?) Sugar Ray Leonard. Lately Dicky has been relegated to the role of trainer; his half-brother, Micky, played by Mark Wahlberg, is the family's new hope for boxing glory.]]> <![CDATA[Out with the old]]> Sudeikis plays Eric, the ringleader. One by one, everyone gets on board with the plan for a final Labor Day weekend at Eric%uFFFDs dad%uFFFDs place on Long Island. Tyler Labine %uFFFD who may remind you sliiiiiiiightly of Jack Black if Jack Black weren%uFFFDt, at his best, funny %uFFFD plays Eric%uFFFDs best friend.]]> <![CDATA[No bull! Shh…]]> Blancanieves is what The Artist wants to be when The Artist grows up. It’s proof that a powerful score, expressive physical acting and imaginative directing can still deliver a silent film as resonant today as it would have been all those decades ago.]]> <![CDATA[Inappropriate arachnid adjective]]> Ugh. Because there’s no way for me to do this that isn’t personal, I may as well go all out. Spider-Man means a lot to me. Like, a lot a lot. As a gangly, nerdy kid often on the wrong side of juvenile taunting, Peter Parker’s experience wasn’t a standin for my life; he was living it. I mean, other than the whole “super powers” and “inexplicably hot girlfriends” part.]]> <![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[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[Ben Gibbard and Jay Farrar channel Jack Kerouac's thesis]]> I remember my first experience with Jack Kerouac. I was on a classic literature binge; the more risqué, the better. I was in the midst of reading everything I could afford with my mangled selection of bills and picked up a copy of On the Road. All I knew about the beat generation at that point was gleaned from an episode of Leave It to Beaver where Wally became a beatnik.]]> <![CDATA[An unpretentious timewaster]]> Ten percent to the usual charities?%uFFFD I love a line like that, smack in the middle of a scene featuring bank robbers dividing up the spoils. It proves they%uFFFDre good guys at heart, willing to spread it around (if only for the sake of appearances) while blowing the rest on bling, ladies, threads, cars and bling.]]> <![CDATA[A pretty smart idiot]]> Floating through life on a personal high only partly provided by cannabis, the bearded, Crocs-sporting, semiprofessional farmer specializing in organics (or rather, “biodynamics”) is played, winningly, by Paul Rudd in an enjoyable shamble of a picture called Our Idiot Brother.]]> <![CDATA[Unfashionable life at a fashion magazine in 'September Issue']]> Two years ago may as well be 200 in this economy, a fact that gives the easygoing, entertaining court documentary The September Issue a certain poignancy]]> <![CDATA[Where you been, Laden?]]> That members of the U.S. Senate have spent more time discussing the fictional depiction of torture in Zero Dark Thirty than they spent discussing the actual torture the military was performing in the wake of 9/11 is yet more proof that “Congress” is the opposite of “progress.”]]> <![CDATA[Smurfed up]]> The good news about the big-screen 3-D version of The Smurfs is that it’s not the insipid — and some say “socialist” — Smurfs you remember from 1980s TV. Yes, they’re still tiny and blue. They still use “smurf ” as a verb, adverb, swear word, etc.]]> <![CDATA[Taylor can’t Kitsch a break]]> 'Savages,' Taylor Kitsch’s last summer gasp and director Oliver Stone’s latest pulpy romp, is quite nearly good. Aside from its bloated meandering and terrible choice in leading lady, it was one solid landing away from respectable marks from the judges, even if the level of difficulty wasn’t all that high.]]> <![CDATA[The tin shine of BIFF]]> The 10th festival, taking place Thursday, Feb. 13 through Sunday, Feb. 16, includes almost 60 films, 12 musical acts, dozens of directors and other special guests, six films nominated for Academy Awards, and four films coming directly to BIFF from Sundance.]]> <![CDATA['When in Rome' fails as romantic comedy]]> <![CDATA[Crass and fun]]> The story line is something or other about a nuclear missile stolen by thuggish bad guys from a military transport in Siberia. The mastermind? The evil Dr. Dieter Von Cunth (Val Kilmer), who has nefarious plans to, bwahahaha, blow up the world! Of course, in a parody film as crass as this one, the story doesn’t matter.]]> <![CDATA[Special effects addicts only]]> If you’re a fan of special effects and seek entertainment on the big screen, a few hours of escape and some righteous butt-kicking and loud explosions, and if you’ve already enjoyed Transformers and have forgiven Michael Bay for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, you’ll love Transformers: Dark of the Moon.]]> <![CDATA[Jazz gives the blues]]> <![CDATA['Nine' is sexy, engaging and stylish]]> Films are dreams, whether the director is aiming for hyper-realism or whether we’re allowed to fly through the odd, the dreamy, and the troubling of their imagination. Director Rob Marshall’s Nine is a sexy, engaging, stylish and enlightening journey through the imaginative life of Guido Contini (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his many loves.]]>