<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Screen]]> <![CDATA[Rom-com yawn]]> Cheese-man Stan, played by O’Loughlin, inherited his parents’ farm upstate and sells his wares and his hunkocity at the Tribeca Farmers Market. One day, in the rain, just after Zoe has gotten herself artificially inseminated, she jumps into a taxi at the same instant Stan opens the other door.]]> <![CDATA[Jazz gives the blues]]> <![CDATA[Bloody interesting]]> The moment may or may not have been scripted, but you certainly appreciate it. You also appreciate how Swedish-born director Daniel Espinosa delivers harsh jolts a beat before you expect this car to smash into that car, or this character to calmly pull out a gun and murder that one.]]> <![CDATA[High-flying fun]]> The film starts with Dastan (William Foster), a beggar boy living by his wits in the bazaar in Persia, getting caught stealing. Seconds before he’s to be punished for his thievery, the King of Persia (Ronald Pickup) appears and, seeing a hero within Dastan, stops the punishment and instead has him move into the palace as an adopted son.]]> <![CDATA[Shiver me tides]]> The story is a race to the fabled Fountain of Youth. Sparrow ends up shanghaied as part of Blackbeard's crew, while Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) heads up the English privateer's vessel, guided by Gibbs (Kevin McNally). The Spanish, meanwhile, have sent three ships to the New World, seeking to arrive first.]]> <![CDATA[Frozen is a bit childish, but that's OK]]> There’s a joke about how a dude will like his new “sled” because “it’s got cupholders.” Oh, Frozen, you so hawt.]]> <![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[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[Coming of age]]> Richard Linklater’s latest work, Boyhood, employs one of the most audacious approaches to storytelling: Linklater and company filmed the actors for a few days every year for 12 years.]]> <![CDATA[Kevin Costner hates you]]> The “character” in question here is Ethan Renner (Costner), a stunningly lethargic and nondescript CIA badass who finds out he has brain cancer. With only weeks to live, Ethan tries to reconnect with his estranged wife (Connie Nielsen) and daughter (Hailee Steinfeld).]]> <![CDATA[A boy’s best friend is his cow]]> Go West, screening Wednesday, July 23 as part of The Chautauqua Silent Film Series, is a magnificent display of Keaton and his acrobatic qualities.]]> <![CDATA[Fight the power]]> In 2010, after arrests for civil disobedience, Panahi was sentenced to six years of house arrest and a 20-year ban on filmmaking. Iranian director Jafar Panahi, never one to play by the rules, continued practicing his craft, even though his movies would never play in his native land, and could land him a much stricter punishment if he were caught.]]> <![CDATA[A tale of dirty, stinking apes]]> What if there was a research drug in the laboratory right now that had a good chance of curing Alzheimer’s but needed more testing on animals before it could be released for human trials? And what if that same drug made its research subjects smarter?.]]> <![CDATA[Sherlock Holmes minus the mystery]]> While I enjoyed the 2009 Guy Ritchie reinvention of the fabled detective in Sherlock Holmes, applying the same formula in this newer film Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows proved more a boring, tedious exercise in special effects and self-conscious filmmaking and less an engaging and narratively ingenious film.]]> <![CDATA[Tame, lame video game]]> Glam it up all you want: Ender’s Game is about a kid playing a high-stakes video game.]]> <![CDATA[Child’s tale come to life]]> Oh’s droll supporting turn as Ramona’s third-grade instructor reminds us how much good a performer can do even when the material makes her work for it. Directed by Elizabeth Allen, the film is darned if it does and darned if it doesn’t.]]> <![CDATA[How to make friends]]> The movie begins with a nine-minute doozy of a scene, a one-act play, really, set in a noisy Cambridge, Mass., bar. The boy-man destined to create Facebook is about to get dumped. Harvard undergrad Zuckerberg, played as an exquisitely ambiguous riddle by Jesse Eisenberg, sits across a table from his girlfriend (Rooney Mara).]]> <![CDATA[Throwback cinema]]> Led by budding filmmaker Charles, the boys are busy making a zombie film called 'The Case' when they sneak out at midnight to shoot some footage at the train station. As they watch in horror, there's a tremendous train wreck and they barely escape with their lives.]]> <![CDATA[Origins of evil, zombies and a film festival on the rise]]> It’s a cool spring evening with a bit of a breeze coming in off the mountains — just enough to slam a few doors and lift a few curtains. Old iron gates swing on their hinges in the courtyard. Though it’s too dark to clearly see the surrounding peaks, there’s a suggestion of cloud cover in the sky, a storm blanketing the peaks.]]> <![CDATA[VHS]]> The Found Footage Festival is a live comedy show presenting the most absurd videos recorded on VHS. Joe Pickett and Joe Prueher, who have both written for The Onion and Entertainment Weekly, are the curators.]]>