<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Screen]]> <![CDATA['The Twilight Saga: New Moon': Love at second bite]]> Filmmaker Chris Weitz said that he knew the Twilight phenomenon had gone off the rails when the female immigration officer at the Canadian border already knew who he was. And when paparazzi pictures of him and his family eating hot dogs showed up on the Internet. And when he faced the audience at July's Comic-Con convention in San Diego.]]> <![CDATA[A smooth crossover]]> Compared to so much American animation, which seems hell-bent on putting a global audience of addled kids in a paradoxical manic stupor, the work of Japan’s Studio Ghibli sets its own pace, establishes its own, meticulously observed realms of the fantastic and respects a moviegoer’s senses — any moviegoer’s, of any age.]]> <![CDATA[Swing and a miss]]> Dame Helen Mirren as a toughtalking Nevada brothel madam? We like to think our finest screen performers can play anyone. Mirren, whose career has encompassed the full spectrum of human behavior, from queens to gangster’s molls, is fully capable of tackling a character like the one in Love Ranch,.]]> <![CDATA[BW BIFF Picks 2013: 'Trash Dance']]> On some level, Allison Orr is either an idealist or a masochist. She has the audacity to believe that art can transform lives by allowing individuals to show their true selves to complete strangers by communicating through the common language of art.]]> <![CDATA[Kobayashi Magoo]]> If modern nerd culture has a “patient zero,” it was Mr. Trekkie (or Miss Trekker, if you’re nasty). Their legendary attention to detail is exceeded only by their willingness to speak Klingon in the most intimate of settings. And they’re really, really going to hate Star Trek Into Darkness.]]> <![CDATA[Biff 2012 | Not your average stoner movie]]> Graduating college can be rough. Some find it hard to break into the real world and instead find themselves sleeping in their parent’s basement. Jeff, Who Lives at Home, showing at the Boulder International Film Festival this week, follows Jeff (Jason Segel) as he focuses on something more philosophical than finding a job.]]> <![CDATA[Race scar drivers]]> Director Ron Howard and writer Peter Morgan ask a good question with Rush, which is: What kind of broken human beings strap themselves to a rocket-coffin?]]> <![CDATA[Falling through plot holes]]> The least coherent character in the film is his on-again, off-again girlfriend Lindy, (Abbie Cornish) who dumps Eddie for being a do-nothing slacker then finds him attractive once he starts taking NZT- 48 (the mystery drug), then dumps him when she finds his newfound attitude is drug-based.]]> <![CDATA[Biff 2012 | Hollywood, Colorado]]> Getting a few minutes with the inimitable Beeck sisters — the founding mothers of the Boulder International Film Festival — in the weeks leading up to BIFF isn’t easy, even if you’re sitting across from them in the festival’s downtown-Boulder offices.]]> <![CDATA[Ditching the mansion for the trailer]]> 'I had the big estate and I saw that it didn't pay,' he says. 'I had that kind of awakening moment in my first Beverly Hills house where I realized, 'Oh, this didn't do what they told me it would do.' I had been walking into different models and experimenting, and something spoke to my heart about a very simple space.]]> <![CDATA[One-two punch]]> The screws tighten. The lovers hire an arsonist to dispose of Carla’s house, but not before they clear out the money. The arson job goes quite, quite badly, and from there, The Square.]]> <![CDATA[Aliens]]> Boulder Outdoor Cinema mostly shows its films at night. Mostly. ]]> <![CDATA[Comedians review reels of forgotten treasure]]> Prueher does not collect trash or mine for gold, at least not literally. He is the co-founder of the touring Found Footage Festival, a comedy event that showcases a montage of unintentionally entertaining footage.]]> <![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[Lonely Hearts’ Club]]> Let’s be honest, Love Is All You Need (or Den Skaldede Frisør if Danish is more than a donut to you) is basically redundant escapist fantasy. But when the fantasy services the desires of middle-aged women struggling with uncompassionate husbands and cancer and not hormonal, heterosexual male teenagers jagged (as most movies seem intent to service), it scores a free pass on originality.]]> <![CDATA[Activism with an authentic flavor]]> The Dairy Center for the Arts is doing something unique, so pay attention. The Americas Latino Eco-Festival Film Forum covers three continents (North and South America and Antarctica), provides a much-needed voice for the Latino community, discusses political and human interests and addresses a multitude of ecological issues.]]> <![CDATA['Book of Eli' a throwaway post-apocalyptic religious parable]]> The 23rd Psalm, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,” is the inspiration for the dark, moody film The Book of Eli, and though it takes quite a while to move beyond its Mad Max roots, it is ultimately a modern religious parable. ]]> <![CDATA[Squash the spider, man!]]> Screenwriters Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman are franchise serial killers, having parasitically attached themselves to Transformers and Star Trek, among others. That two living, breathing human beings can routinely produce content this noxious and vapid without remorse is almost impressive.]]> <![CDATA[Everyone is awful]]> Nick’s only allies are his twin sister, Margo (Carrie Coon), and high-profile defense lawyer Tanner Bolt (Tyler Perry).]]> <![CDATA[Xerox Xerxes]]> The non-sequel sequel opens with the widowed Queen Gorgo (Lena Headey) readying Spartan warriors for battle. Rightfully super pissed about her husband’s decapitation, Gorgo tells the troops about what started the conflict between the Persian Empire and the Greek city states.]]>