<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Screen]]> <![CDATA[Payoff never comes in 'The Canyon']]> When newlyweds in movies insist on taking their honeymoon in wild, isolated places, bad things always happen. But maybe Nick (Eion Bailey) and Lori (Yvonne Strahovski) have never been to a multiplex because they do exactly that in The Canyon, in which their trek into a remote part of the Grand Canyon with an unlicensed guide turns into a survival nightmare.]]> <![CDATA['Armored': Terrible tough guys]]> Ever wonder what kind of guy drives an armored car full of cash? Yeah, I never did either, but that’s the environment that Armored presents us with: a bunch of edgy, tough-guy losers who somehow have ended up as employees of Eagle Shield Security.]]> <![CDATA['Bright Star' pretty, but lacking substance]]> Certain images in Jane Campion's Bright Star are beautiful, as opposed to merely attractive, and only a major talent could've produced them. My favorite is a sundrenched shot of Abbie Cornish's Fanny Brawne, her head and heart newly opened to the intoxication of love and poetry, lying on her bed, with a perfectly timed breeze fluttering her curtains just so.]]> <![CDATA[‘Glee’ clubbed]]> At the point where the fist pump from The Breakfast Club becomes a plot point, shortly after a near-mute Asian girl who ate her own twin in the womb makes snow angels in another girl’s vomit, Pitch Perfect moves from “potential cult classic” to “recommended for any human who likes funny.”]]> <![CDATA[No big bang]]> Then comes Hawking’s ALS diagnosis... As with the rest of the film, writer Anthony McCarten doesn’t turn things into disability pornography. Previous scenes serve as building blocks to garner sympathy, but characters are allowed to express genuine feelings.]]> <![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[Affleck actually delivers]]> Thus, an unlikely, far-fetched “relationship” begins — the still-traumatized Claire, who has no clue that this charming working-class Joe she met in a laundromat had once held a gun on her, and the good-hearted bank robber who has this great big lie hanging over his hopes for the woman of his dreams.]]> <![CDATA[Strength and decay: One strongman’s quest for the American dream ]]> New Jersey strongman Stan 'Stanless Steel' Pleskun, the 'Strongest Man in the World at Bending Steel,' and his struggle to build a career performing feats of strength are the subject of New York filmmaker Zach Levy's award-winning documentary Strongman,.]]> <![CDATA[Hocus poke-my-eyes-out]]> Like a scathing satire of the Soviet Union or a mockumentary musical on grunge, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone sets its eyes on an expired target of cultural derision nobody gives a fuzzy rabbit about anymore.]]> <![CDATA[Film]]> The 10th annual traveling Italian film festival is making its way to Boulder April 18. The three-night affair will offer a peek into modern Italian culture through recent, critically acclaimed Italian films each night. The featured films— all shown in Italian with English subtitles — are La Prima Neve, Teorema Venezia and Viva la Libertŕ. All films are free and open to the public.]]> <![CDATA[Thanks, Morgan Freeman]]> Dolphin Tale turns out to tell an interestingly crowded story. It’s rudimentary and even a little clumsy in its filmmaking technique, but there’s some narrative ambition, at least, in its inventions built upon the real-life rescue of Winter, who was no stranger to adversity and therefore destined for the movies.]]> <![CDATA[Liveaction Oscar shorts a big deal]]> This group is easily the collective best in the last decade, with three films that would have been stand-out front runners any other year. That sucks for them, but it’s great news for audiences treated to tight filmmaking at its finest.]]> <![CDATA[Diabetes: the real monster]]> Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters is pretty much insane. And maybe it’s supposed to be.]]> <![CDATA[Brutality depicted]]> New rule: You can watch Django Unchained as many times as you want, but you have to watch 12 Years a Slave at least once first.]]> <![CDATA['Love Happens' an unoriginal romantic comedy]]> Imagine experiencing a tragic loss and coping with that by writing a heartfelt journal that, through a series of coincidences, turns into a national best-selling book on dealing with grief.]]> <![CDATA[Sentiment overshadowed by glitz]]> Director and co-adapter Ryan Murphy’s film will likely do the trick for a good percentage of those who loved Gilbert’s memoir. The movie has the advantage of getting more fun as it goes. Because if there’s one truism in life, it’s that sex with Bardem in Bali is more fun than celibacy on an ashram in India.]]> <![CDATA[Making bad movies good]]> How many times have you and your friends found yourselves watching some random, awful movie? Faster than you can say “Zardoz” youÂ’re all chiming in with witty comments, ripping the movie apart like youÂ’re Joel — or maybe Mike — and the bots on Mystery Science Theater 3000.]]> <![CDATA[Easy, breezy fun]]> Located in the parking lot behind the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA), BOC celebrated its initial season in 1995 and has been running strong since. Three years ago, Marsh and Fritz purchased the festival from Dave Riepe and Jon Hegeman and oversaw the continuation and.]]> <![CDATA[15 for 15]]> Channing Tatum plays an alien wolfman trying to rescue the queen of the universe (Mila Kunis) while fighting lizard people. I’m in. It’s not an encouraging sign that the studio moved this wacky space opera from July 2014 to February, but Edge of Tomorrow.]]> <![CDATA[Overdue disaster]]> Downey is among our most entertaining actors (Galifianakis, I%uFFFDd characterize as more lucky than talented), but you sense a high-flying performer coasting pretty close to the ground here. Downey is smart enough to realize what he%uFFFDs dealing with in Due Date.]]>