<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Screen]]> <![CDATA[Here’s Butters: 'South Park' animator to speak in Boulder]]> When Eric Stough was studying film at the University of Colorado Boulder, he wanted to get a job working on the big-budget, high-production value cartoons made by The Walt Disney Co. Then South Park happened.]]> <![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[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[Train of thought]]> No matter how blue-collar or red-meat the story, director Tony Scott%uFFFDs movies revel in his luxe, glossy yet easily distracted technique that ensures every shot is trailer-ready, and every fractured moment strives for maximum coolness.]]> <![CDATA[Perry gets serious]]> Perry reset this %uFFFDchoreopoem%uFFFD %uFFFD seven archetypal women, dancers, delivering monologues %uFFFD in an inner city apartment building, setting up a community of relatives, neighbors, acquaintances and employees.]]> <![CDATA[Leave it alone]]> Let’s not do this, OK? Let’s not use nostalgia to forgive the unspeakable things we did to fringe, denim and the musical scale in the 1980s. Other than the 1985 Chicago Bears and that time Michael Jackson’s hair caught on fire, there is nothing even worth remembering about that shameful decade, when men were Men at Work and women jazzercised.]]> <![CDATA[Loopz fits in a video game-infested world]]> In 2010 most kids have at least one video game system. Whether it’s a Nintendo DS or Sony PSP, a Wii, PS3 or Xbox 360, video games seem to dominate a considerable amount of a kid’s leisure time. You don’t often see kids playing with board games and toys like they did in the 70’s and 80’s. Gone are memory games like Simon or electronic handheld games like Merlin but it appears that legendary game maker Mattel is trying to elbow it’s way back into a world ruled by video games.]]> <![CDATA['Panda' not going extinct any time soon]]> Cuddly, plush Po (voiced by Jack Black) is now a reasonably accomplished and competent Dragon Warrior, a sixth member of the Furious Five, meting out justice with his mad kung fu skillz.]]> <![CDATA[John Hughes for kids]]> Greg, played by Zachary Gordon, is heading into seventh grade in his overwhelmingly lily-white town. His pal Rowley (Robert Capron, who has yet to discover a neutral expression; everything is either manic grinning or overt panicking) devotes his spare time to perfecting magic tricks for the community talent show.]]> <![CDATA[8-bit-o’-honey]]> For a generation weaned on more Mario than Mother Goose, Wreck-It Ralph has been a long time coming.]]> <![CDATA[Holy Frenchman, Batman]]> It is a bizarre and bewildering journey through the twisted imagination of its director/screenwriter. And it’s fun as hell, one of the most mesmerizing and unusual films I’ve ever seen.]]> <![CDATA[BolderLife Festival delivers films, speakers and theater]]> As the BolderLife Festival enters its second year on the scene, the film/theater festival will take on an array of taboo topics, giving audiences a platform to engage in in-depth discussions.]]> <![CDATA[From artist to activist]]> When Chinese government officials unexpectedly detained controversial artist Ai Weiwei — keeping him for 81 days in an undisclosed location — it ignited a firestorm of protests across the world that reinforced Ai’s calls for democracy in China.]]> <![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['The Messenger' digs into a different side of the Army]]> When screenwriter and director Oren Moverman first approached Hollywood with his film, The Messenger, he was met with a resounding “Hell no.” The film focuses on two military officers played by Woody Harrelson (The People Vs. Larry Flint) and Ben Foster (Pandorum, 3:10 to Yuma) who are assigned to the Casualty Notification Service that deals with the raw human emotion associated with being the bearers of tragic news.]]> <![CDATA['Gentlemen Broncos' tedious, unfocused]]> Once upon a time there was a weird little thrift-shop comedy called "Napoleon Dynamite." It came out of nowhere (well, almost nowhere: Utah) with a no-name cast, adhered to no known comedic formula, and became a smash.]]> <![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[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['Sherlock Holmes' looks good, but no reinvention]]> I've been a fan of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s legendary detail-oriented detective, Sherlock Holmes, for as long as I can remember. The Holmes canon is extraordinarily rich and directors as talented as Billy Wilder and Barry Levinson have tackled it with varying levels of success and there are more than 200 Holmes films and TV shows.]]> <![CDATA['Edge of Darkness' is boring]]> Mel Gibson has made a lot of films where he’s the simple-minded tough guy, notably the Lethal Weapon series, but the last few years have seen his personal life overshadow his career as he careened from one gaffe to the next. Edge of Darkness represents him trying to get back into the groove, to resurrect his acting career, and it’s an exciting but distressingly manipulative film.]]>