Tag: film

December 21, 2019 - 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Join us for a monthly screening of a movie adapted from a book and video clips discussing the differences between the two mediums. This month we will watch an iconic and gory John Carpenter monster movie from 1982. Popcorn and snacks provided. This film is rated R, children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult.


A heist story turns its audience into the accomplices of a crime. Other stories ask us to like or empathize with their characters. A heist story asks us to discard the ethics and morals we abide by in our daily lives. The main characters are criminals, stealing something that was never theirs to begin with. But because they’re our protagonists, we find ourselves rooting for them to pull off a crime. They’re charming, smart, skilled, professional. And because we’re rooting for them, we begin to feel like one of them. We see things the way they do.

One of the things I’m most excited for this summer is the release of Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film Once Upon a Time...In Hollywood. Fellow Anythinker Nicole Falcone and I are big fans of Tarantino’s work, so in honor of Hollywood’s release on July 26, we’ve decided to share some thoughts on our personal favorite Tarantino films. Take it away, Nicole.

August 13, 2019 - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

With so many great movies coming out all the time, odds are that we all miss a seeing a great flick from time to time. FOMO no more by joining Anythink for a mid-week movie night on the town! We’ll meet at Elvis Cinemas Arvada for fun, conversation, and a free movie! Appropriate for adults. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register and for information about this month’s viewing, which will be decided closer to the program date. Elvis Cinemas Arvada is located at 5157 West 64th Avenue in Arvada, Colorado.

May 10, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Join Brian Essig-Peppard, creative director of DiNK Denver and professional illustrator, to learn methods for creating realistic and engaging illustrations and character designs. His experience in film, television and comic books will inform this interactive class geared toward improving your technical skills. Discover methods for engaging your target audience with striking, new art. Appropriate for teens. 

Event Type: 
Hollywood sign, photo by Ahmet Yalçınkaya via Unsplash

If you, like me, have seen at least one movie before, I urge you to go to imdb.com right now and type a movie’s title into the search bar. A wealth of information pops up. Cast and crew, reviews, and even showtimes for new releases. But we don’t care about any of that right now. We want one word at the top of the page: TRIVIA.

Oh my goodness, is the hair on your arms standing up?

Confession: For someone who “doesn’t care about the Oscars,” I actually do care about the Oscars. They serve as a useful snapshot of a given year in film history. What we as moviegoers value often differs from what Academy voters value. Not only that, but what Academy voters value tends to change over time.