<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Screen]]> <![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[Cage shines as corrupt New Orleans cop]]> "Anything’s possible in this storm!” says the man with the badge in Werner Herzog’s delirious Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, a true feat of daring and one of the craziest films of the year.]]> <![CDATA[Mars wars]]> John Carter (a rugged Taylor Kitsch) is an American Civil War soldier who has deserted his regiment to quest for gold and treasure. He’s imprisoned for deserting, but is more interested in his quest than in the needs of his country, refusing to return to active duty.]]> <![CDATA[Jerry Garcia documentary in the works after years of delays]]> Deadheads rejoice — a new documentary chronicling the life of the late guitar-god Jerry Garcia is in the works for an end of the year release. ]]> <![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[That’s enough, James Franco]]> Look, James Franco must be stopped.]]> <![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[Aliens sunk the battleship]]> Let’s get this out of the way first: If you liked Transformers then you’ll like Battleship. In fact, if you were to take the basic effects and visuals from Transformers and mix them up with Pearl Harbor, you’d be close to the sci-fi spectacle and, alas, mess, that is Battleship. But then again, maybe we shouldn’t expect much from a movie based on a simple children’s board game.]]> <![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[The Bard via gnomes]]> %uFFFDWhat is the meaning of all this constipation?%uFFFD The hotheaded Tybalt (Jason Statham, perfect) is the one who stirs things up the most. He cheats in the lawnmower races and treats everything as a blood sport. Except there is no blood. When gnomes die, they%uFFFDre shattered.]]> <![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[This year’s Oscar-nominated shorts are sublime]]> Just as the short story trembles in the footprint of the novel, the short film plays David to feature length film Goliaths. But with the help of shiny, naked bald men, these wee bits of cinematic splendor step from the shadows and sling their short shots.]]> <![CDATA[Ghost stories]]> "I've always been interested in ghosts, the paranormal and understanding the unknown," says Schultz, who graduated from CU in 2004 with a degree in broadcast news. "I've always been interested in independent film and documentaries, too, so I just put the two interests together."]]> <![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[Control-Z Cruise]]> Every time Tom Cruise, the greatest modern matinee idol, makes a new movie, everybody rushes to fuse artist and art and spews out some variation of “I just don’t like him anymore.” America’s collective moral stance seems to be that we should never forget that someone belongs to a douchey faith but we should purge memories of other horrid things actors have done, like domestic abuse. Disagree? Tell it to Sean Penn’s two Oscars.]]> <![CDATA[Restless leg syndrome]]> Like Frankenstein’s monster or fans of Two Broke Girls, this film shouldn’t exist and definitely shouldn’t work. And yet, it does. Boy howdy, does it ever.]]> <![CDATA[BIFF: Drop acid, play baseball, make history]]> In 1970, Dock Ellis, a pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates, threw a no-hitter. Years later, he would claim that during the game, he was tripping on LSD.]]> <![CDATA[Learning the wrong lessons]]> An employee of the Chicago public school system, ha-cha seventh-grade educator Elizabeth, portrayed by Cameron Diaz in Bad Teacher, blows most of her classroom time showing her students (whose names she never learns) movies such as Lean on Me, Stand and Deliver and Dangerous Minds while she nurses a hangover or longs for her next bong hit.]]> <![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[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.”]]>