<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Screen]]> <![CDATA[A grand Bill: CU professor looks to make the biggest student film ever]]> While discussing his ambitious new project — “the biggest student film of all time” — director, screenwriter and University of Colorado assistant professor Alex Cox brings up an interesting point about anti-war movies. More specifically, about the lack thereof.]]> <![CDATA[Take it back]]> Go down swinging for the fences, punchdrunk and confident you’re making something truly awesome that people will love, even if it winds up a steaming pile of poodoo we mock. I respect the noble fool, the proud creator of disaster who clearly put everything into a creative vision beloved by only himself.]]> <![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[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.]]> <![CDATA[A slice of 'Ninja']]> The extraordinarily violent Ninja Assassin opens with a tough guy Yakuza gang leader having a tattoo inked on his back by a mysterious old man who talks about the four noble professions, the five rings, and other cliché Japanese cultural mumbo-jumbo. A henchman enters the lair and announces, “I got something for ya, boss.” It’s an envelope full of black sand.]]> <![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[You're standing on my neck]]> The year was 1997. Hanson's "MMMBop" was jostling with Aqua's "Barbie Girl" for the top spot on the charts, Bill Clinton's "sexual relations" with Monica Lewinsky were still private, and an MTV animated cult hit about two morons in high school called Beavis and Butthead.]]> <![CDATA[No-town music]]> At its worst, cinema verite is aimless pretense masquerading as artistic intent. At its best, it is Detropia, a documentary that adds soul to statistics, going inside the implosion of a once-proud city using a sprawling, haunting approach.]]> <![CDATA['Youth in Revolt' part inspired, part irresponsible]]> "Punk" and "rebel" don't belong in the same sentence with "Michael Cera." But somehow, they connect in the few-holds-barred teen comedy "Youth in Revolt."]]> <![CDATA[Rock íní roll odd couple]]> Weíre not talking about Greek tragedy (though if they donít get to the Greek, it will of course be sad). As a director, Stollerís touch is uneven: When the trouble becomes violently physical in Vegas, the tone seems uncertain..]]> <![CDATA[Why teenagers shouldn’t get superpowers]]> Teenagers acquire superpowers and, being teenagers, videotape themselves as they learn what they can do in Chronicle, an entertaining comic book movie without the comic book.]]> <![CDATA[British invasion in 'Pirate Radio']]> Any film that’s built around the music of the mid-1960s starts out with one thing going for it: a great soundtrack. That Pirate Radio goes beyond that and offers up an entertaining and poignant story about loss of innocence is what makes it a film well worth your time.]]> <![CDATA[Strangled love]]> The director has characterized the film as a love story in the flashbacks and a tragedy in the present, and the way the two halves are spliced together intentionally answers some questions and leaves others dangling.]]> <![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[Evil Cheesey rides again]]> Now, two filmmakers hope to remind Boulder of the mythical man who still garners attention and fond memories from fans today. Chris Leising, a 26-year-old University of Colorado Boulder alum with a film degree, and 36-year-old Jack Hanley, currently completing his master’s in English, have taken on the task of bringing local Boulder history to life with their upcoming documentary Evil Cheesey Rides Again.]]> <![CDATA['Red Cliff' a rare war movie invested in strategy]]> Red Cliff is the first Chinese-language film from John Woo in more than a decade, and reportedly the most expensive Chineselanguage movie ever made (though, once you see its Lord of the Rings-like immensity, that “reportedly” becomes “oh, totally”). ]]> <![CDATA[Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry]]> Alison Klayman’s documentary on Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei started out as profile of an exhibition of the artist before becoming a fascinating look at his political leanings and an examination of the perilous process of making art under the eye of a tyrannical government.]]> <![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[listen up!]]> Same-sex marriage is now sweeping across the country, but the first same-sex couples to be legally married were hitched here in Boulder all the way back In 1975 when then Boulder County Clerk Clela Rorex issued marriage licenses to six same-sex couples.]]> <![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,.]]>