<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Screen]]> <![CDATA[Awful, not full of awe]]> Cooper follows said coordinates and discovers a secret NASA facility that intends to shoot a spaceship into a wormhole to find a planet that can sustain humanity. The leader, Professor Brand (Michael Caine), asks Cooper to pilot the ship, accompanied by three other astronauts, including Amelia Brand (Anne Hathaway), the professor’s daughter.]]> <![CDATA[Overdue disaster]]> Downey is among our most entertaining actors (Galifianakis, I%uFFFDd characterize as more lucky than talented), but you sense a high-flying performer coasting pretty close to the ground here. Downey is smart enough to realize what he%uFFFDs dealing with in Due Date.]]> <![CDATA[Review: The Portal: A Cosmic Rock Odyssey]]> Billed as modern interpretation of a classic shamanic journey, The Portal: A Cosmic Rock Odyssey combines film, music, and lighting to try and create a surreal, out-of-body, perhaps even religious experience.]]> <![CDATA[Fast, furious fun]]> Things blow up right and left, muscle cars are pulverized, sexpots vamp and brawny men wallop the tar out of one another. Yet there are enough pauses between adrenaline-packed driving sequences, shootouts and explosions to make room for three romance subplots and two babies.]]> <![CDATA[‘Fury’ is missing fast]]> The film’s opening text sets hopes impossibly high for self-awareness, describing the timing near the end of  World War II and the superiority of the German tanks.]]> <![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[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['Frozen' taps into fear of heights]]> In some circles, "Frozen" is being compared to last year's surprise hit "Paranormal Activity." Both are low-budget, lo-fi, indie frightfests in which actors you've never heard of are placed in claustrophobic jeopardy.]]> <![CDATA[Powerful pandemic picture]]> One of the most powerful — and frightening — film themes is global pandemics. Diseases already seem to spread without us fully understanding or being able to control them, and rapidly evol]]> <![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[Step into the story]]> Running from Nov. 12-23, the Starz Denver Film Festival (SDFF) is 12 cinematic days in the heart of Denver. Started 37 years ago by Ron Henderson and a few fellow cinephiles, SDFF continues to grow and provide Coloradans with a unique moviegoing experience.]]> <![CDATA[Ditching the mansion for the trailer]]> 'I had the big estate and I saw that it didn't pay,' he says. 'I had that kind of awakening moment in my first Beverly Hills house where I realized, 'Oh, this didn't do what they told me it would do.' I had been walking into different models and experimenting, and something spoke to my heart about a very simple space.]]> <![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[Movie for schmucks]]> In Veber’s original version, the victim cluelessly yet systematically destroyed the life and social standing of his victimizer, and the comeuppance was richly deserved. The tone of the French original was dry yet sharp, skating a fine line between embracing the humiliation of its premise and exposing the cruelty of its proponents.]]> <![CDATA[BIFF: Just give him a camera]]> With a small camera hanging from a lanyard around his neck, Tom Berninger tagged along on tour with his brotherīs band, The National, planning to make a rock documentary. The result is Mistaken for Strangers, named after the group’s 2007 single. Michael Moore calls it “one of the best music documentaries I have ever seen.”]]> <![CDATA[Emancipation examination]]> A humble suggestion: Force the chittering, self-serving partisans in Washington who increasingly prefer filibusters over floor votes to watch Lincoln. Director Steven Spielberg’s latest provides a character sketch, not of its titular president, but of America’s political process.]]> <![CDATA['Chipmunks' sequel should've been roadkill]]> <![CDATA[Laugh is a battlefield]]> The film’s director, John Wager, had been doing film work with the Wounded Warrior Project. Most of it was focused on adaptive sports for injured vets.]]> <![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[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.]]>