The Monuments Men-Stoic to a Fault By Phil Noir

I really wanted to love this movie. Based on a compelling true story about American virtue and heroism in World War II, involving art history with great actors, it seemed like the perfect blend for an intelligent, meaningful film. What could possible go wrong? Sadly, plenty. First, the storytelling; The Monuments Men comes across more…

2013 Reviews in Review

You see them everywhere – those year-end wrap ups. Top news events, top celebrity baby bump sitings, top ridiculous quotes from politicians – you name it, somebody’s going to compile it to help wrap up the year with a tidy, numbered bow. Love ’em or hate ’em, we’re joining the bandwagon again this year. With…

August: Osage County By Lotta Buddah

Ah, a nice family post-funeral dinner. Momma hasn’t arrived yet, thus the smiles. I’m spent. After seeing August: Osage County, starring such big guns as Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, I’m wiped out, but in a good way. Here are the lessons I learned from watching the story of this totally dysfunctional family that comes together…

American Hustle By Phil Noir

Despite seedy, dysfunctional characters and plunging necklines revealing (nearly) bare breasts of Amy Adams, the film American Hustle is as American and wholesome as apple pie. Midlife crisis con man Irving, played by a bloated Christian Bale, is as much a devoted family man as Jimmy Stewart in It’s a Wonderful Life, and  the ending…

Saving Mr. Banks by Lotta Buddah

After 20 years of unsuccessful wooing, Walt Disney finally succeeds in getting P.L. Travers to even entertain the idea of signing over the rights of her Mary Poppins stories for the making of a Disney movie. We know how it turns out – she does, they do and the movie is a huge hit, beloved to…

Walking with Dinosaurs By Phil Noir

Looking for a movie that’s safe to take almost all the kids to this holiday? Walking with Dinosaurs fits the bill. Building off the ground-breaking BBC series of the same name, this full length film blends actual photography with CGI dinosaurs that creat a convincingly real prehistoric world with a few exceptions. Unlike the original BBC version, the dino’s and a sidekick bird…

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues By Phil Noir

If you’re looking for cheap laughs, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is the movie for you. If you are a fan of Ron Burgundy in  Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, you’ll be happy. If you are a fan of Will Ferrell, you’ll enjoy this movie. If an avalanche of celebrity cameo appearances is your thing, you’ll be pleased. If any of this describes you, stop…

Local Actor Makes (Really) Good By Thea Tagower

We’re hometown-proud about Scott Takeda a Colorado-based actor who has persevered and made good. He plays opposite Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club, now showing. We recently asked Scott about his experience with the film and what it’s like to be hitting the big time while still staying grounded in Colorado. Sitting Down with Scott Takeda Sitting quietly…

“Frozen” By Thea Tagower

If you loved the movie “Tangled,” you’ll love “Frozen” and not just because they are one-word titles that are easy to remember. And not just because they have catchy, singable tunes, appealing characters, great effects and storylines based on classic fairy tales. Okay, no, wait, that’s exactly why you’d like both movies. But there’s more to…