<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Screen]]> <![CDATA['This isn’t a comic book']]> Since we last left Dave Lizewski, aka Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), the world’s first “real” superhero, the idea has spread like herpes at the resorts where they film those MTV competition shows.]]> <![CDATA[Weakling becomes hero]]> Uncle Sam Wants You!” the posters shouted during the 1940s, but what if you were too scrawny to pass the physical and fight for your country? That’s the dilemma faced by Brooklyn weakling Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) in Captain America: The First Avenger.]]> <![CDATA[Short but sweet]]> For decades, the Oscar for short film was the ignored stepchild of the Academy Awards. In times of limited distribution, the question was never which short film deserved the award most, but rather which nominee had been viewed by the most judges.]]> <![CDATA[Carano lacks punch]]> Director Steven Soderbergh had an idea to showcase the serious, muscly agility of Women’s Mixed Martial Arts star Gina Carano, without a lot of digital this or stunt-double that. Early in the picture, special operative Mallory Kane, played by Carano, is being set up for a double-cross and suspects as much.]]> <![CDATA[No music, no life]]> Tower Records was once the place where many gathered to hear great new music, tell their friends about a record they just heard and, most importantly, to purchase it.]]> <![CDATA[Lucy goosey]]> But here’s the thing: it’s the most awesome drug ever. If you take enough of it, you become God. Or, as the pseudoscience in the movie incorrectly explains, “you use 100 percent of your brain’s cerebral capacity.” For some reason, this allows you to move stuff with your mind and sometimes dissolve into a weird human cloud thing.]]> <![CDATA[The core of Apple’s man]]> Apparently, writer Aaron Sorkin has decided that his “thing” is making fascinating films out of seemingly unfilmable, boring-ass ideas. I don’t have an iPhone. I don’t like Apple. I don’t like Steve Jobs. I don’t care about Steve Jobs. I didn’t care to ever see a movie about Steve Jobs.]]> <![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[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[The ship so nice they sank it twice]]> The RMS Titanic has resurfaced from the icy depths of the Atlantic only to be subjected to a second dunking, this time with a 3-D upcharge, under the stewardship of Capt. James Cameron, master and commander.]]> <![CDATA[In this life or the next]]> Filmmaking is an act of optimism. Setting ideas to paper, convincing others to come and join the party, devoting time, money, blood, sweat and tears to capture those images on celluloid, believing those images can carry meaning throughout the world...]]> <![CDATA[Featherweight flick]]> Southpaw is a boxing movie with, dare I say, far too much boxing in it. I realize that sounds strange, but director Antoine Fuqua’s new movie isn’t very interested in its extended training montages or improbable fight scenes — and that’s not entirely a dig.]]> <![CDATA[Brand Xenu man]]> With a heavy heart comes the news that The Master isn’t outright the best film of the year; it’s only one of the best films of the year. Step up your game, PTA.]]> <![CDATA[Atomic blast ‘Godzilla’ is radioactive fun]]> The film opens in the late ’90s. Joe Brody (Bryan Cranston) and his wife Sandra (Juliette Binoche) are investigating bizarre seismic readings at the nuclear reactor where they work. Things do not go well. The nuclear station goes kablooey, Sandra is killed and Joe spends the next 15 years trying to get to the bottom of what really happened.]]> <![CDATA[Rednecks and white lightning]]> Scuff him, scrape him, buff him up; nobody is going to buy Shia LaBeouf as a country boy. He has a face built for Instagram and his posture is that of a narcissist demanding bottle service at a trendy club.]]> <![CDATA[BIFF: Alive Inside]]> This moving documentary focuses on individuals in nursing homes who have Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and confirms what many of us already knew: The healing, soothing power of music has been underestimated.]]> <![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[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[BIFF: The Human Experiment]]> With more than 80,000 different chemicals currently in use in the United States, even newborn babies who has never eaten food or taken a breath can come out of the womb with more than 20 chemicals already in their blood. The Human Experiment examines how our constant exposure to things like plastics and flame-retardants in furniture may be impacting our health.]]> <![CDATA[Oh no, double 0]]> Sure, there are trappings of plot. The “Double O” spy program is going to be canceled, and something about a massive network of information someone is trying to hijack or whatever. But really, this is about action sequences that feel oddly flat, Bond squaring off against his “nemesis” in name only and 007 gettin’ it on.]]>