<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Screen]]> <![CDATA[Seuss is spinning]]> Most of the picture, as did the book, unfolds as a flashback to the Once-ler’s rabid capitalistic youth, when he harvested the precious Truffula tree for its velvety tufts and commercial prospects. Taking its cue from a single line in the original about the Once-ler’s family, The Lorax.]]> <![CDATA[Instagrim: 'Celeste and Jesse Forever' is a hipster love tragedy]]> The degree to which you will enjoy Celeste and Jesse Forever solely depends on how ensorcelled you are by the luminous Rashida Jones.]]> <![CDATA[Bizarre tale from the future]]> Real Steel, a tale of a boy and his metallic 8-foot man-pet, may well drill past its own tin-plated inanities and strike gold, or oil, or something. My kid wants to see it; therefore I think it’ll be a hit. So much for the science and metrics of box office predictions.]]> <![CDATA[Camp Crystal Fake-Out]]> What’s funny is that writer Joss Whedon and writer/director Drew Goddard are going to get praised for how original The Cabin in the Woods is.]]> <![CDATA[Faint pulse praise]]> Warm is the ultimate ’tweener temperature. It’s not “hot” or “cold”; it rejects extreme or definitive categorization. It’s the thermometer equivalent of “meh.” So, it’s fitting that writer/director Jonathon Levine’s film sports the noncommittal word as the lead in its title. Warm Bodies is completely OK. It is resplendently fine. It is immeasurably pretty good. Sadly, it really hoped to be great.]]> <![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[Under a rock]]> In April 2003, Ralston, an experienced hiker, like a lot of Colorado residents, took off solo on what he describes in his book as %uFFFDa capriciously impromptu vacation,%uFFFD by dirt bike and on foot.]]> <![CDATA['Ong Bak 2': Thai fighters]]> It was especially anticipated because, according to reports in the Hollywood trade papers, Jaa, feeling the pressure of adding directing and action choreography to his credits, disappeared for a time during shooting, only to reemerge after a bout of self-described meditation to say he was A-OK and ready for renewed combat.]]> <![CDATA[Jaegers bombing]]> Just close your eyes and ask yourself this question: Does the thought of nearly mountain-sized Transformers wailing away on Godzilla’s uglier stepsisters with rocket punches and wrist swords excite you, or do you have no idea what most of the words in the first half of this question mean?]]> <![CDATA[Snapshots from the rum haze]]> Johnny Depp was a pal of the late Hunter S. Thompson, and the frustrating but thickly atmospheric film version of Thompson’s early novel The Rum Diary finds Depp and writer/director Bruce Robinson paying tribute to the author, freelance gonzo journalist, career substance ingester and lifelong alcohol sponge. The undertaking was a labor of love. The results are more a labor of “like, in parts,” but they certainly don’t resemble anything else on screen at the moment.]]> <![CDATA[My kingdom for some Shakespeare]]> Whether it has robots, high school politics or rival gangs dance fighting — film adaptations of William Shakespeare’s beloved plays vary across all genres. And this week, the International Film Series is bringing you a taste of the variety with a week of Shakespeare on film.]]> <![CDATA[Speedy and irritable]]> It nearly causes physical pain to recap the lobotomized shenanigans brought to life by writers George and John Gatins and director Scott Waugh, but here goes.]]> <![CDATA['Nine' is sexy, engaging and stylish]]> Films are dreams, whether the director is aiming for hyper-realism or whether we’re allowed to fly through the odd, the dreamy, and the troubling of their imagination. Director Rob Marshall’s Nine is a sexy, engaging, stylish and enlightening journey through the imaginative life of Guido Contini (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his many loves.]]> <![CDATA[Winner of the Grand Jury Prize in Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival: How to Die in Oregon]]> A penetrating look at death and dying, 'How to Die in Oregon' is an HBO-produced documentary that explores the lives of people suffering from debilitating terminal illness. Oregon was the first state in the nation to legalize physician-assisted suicide in 1994, and, since then, over 500 terminally ill Oregonians have ended their lives. The film opens with footage, director and cinematographer Peter Richardson didn’t actually shoot.]]> <![CDATA[Elephant Poaching & Ivory Smashing: A Colorado Cause]]> After banning international ivory trade in 1989, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Repository recently took a stand against the demand for ivory and put six tons of ivory through a rock crusher at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal in Denver late last year.]]> <![CDATA[Night at the zoo]]> In Zookeeper, James and his stunt-doubles take a pounding — pratfalls, bicycle spills, porcupine pokes. It’s a kid-friendly romantic comedy, a Night at the Museum at the zoo. With slapstick and sincerity, James buys into the idea that he’s a friend to animals, big and small, and that a guy with his limited prospects and his lineman-gone-to-seed physique has a shot — several shots — at a beauty like Leslie Bibb. And he sells that idea to us, too.]]> <![CDATA[All the president's meh]]> Although he may still be a panty dropper to the baby boomer set, Robert Redford looks like he needs a good nap.]]> <![CDATA['Arthur' a tipsy remake]]> In the original, Moore's alcoholic playboy fell in love with a waitress/actress/shoplifter played by Liza Minnelli. As retooled for our more sober era by screenwriter Peter Baynham, Arthur falls for a sweet, unlicensed Manhattan tour guide, played by Greta Gerwig.]]> <![CDATA[Geneticists and horror]]> Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley, neither of whom make it a habit to play for audience sympathy in any circumstance, portray genetic engineers and lovers funded by a cashstrapped pharmaceutical company. They have successfully created a new blob-like hybrid creature, featuring DNA from various species.]]> <![CDATA[BIFF: Heads and horsetails]]> The documentary, directed by her son, John Tweedy, tells the true story of one of the most influential women in horse racing, Penny Chenery, owner of Secretariat, the fastest horse of all time.]]>