Cops and Kaiju, Superheroes and Scary Toys, Piano Men and Pets
By Devin D. O’Leary
This summer has already been a record-smasher at the movie box office, but movie lovers should not despair; there are plenty more blockbusters to come in the official Memorial-Day-to-Labor-Day summer movie season. Theaters will be overflowing with comedies, action films, horror movies, dramas, biopics and animated features. Which ones should you pick?
Mayor Keller’s proposed 2020 budget calls for an update to the city’s fire code ordinance, which would institute charges for certain emergency services and the money raised would be used to fund 12 additional firefighter positions.
Mayor Keller met with leaders from all over the state and at all levels and stations of responsibility to discuss plans to bring violence, particularly gun violence, under control in Albuquerque. Among the strategies to be employed: 50 New Mexico State Police officers would be stationed in Albuquerque from various parts of the state.
PRC won't rehear Facebook transmission line case; Deming City Council voted to declare a state of emergency in response to hundreds of asylum-seekers being dropped off there by US Border Patrol agents; oil and gas advocates Power the Future claims emails concerning renewable energy legislation between environmentalists and a member of the governor's cabinet represent a conflict of interest.
Independent Indian romance favors simple interaction over lavish affairs
By Devin D. O’Leary
Those who require hearts, flowers and elaborate musical numbers in their romantic films probably won’t be satisfied by Photograph, but patient viewers sick of overly scripted rom-coms and the unrealistic expectations put upon the characters therein should be happy to drink in this film’s subtle moments of simple human interaction.
Drink to the Burque Music Video Fest and See One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest on the big screen. Locally-made time travel Western series “Back to Billy” has found a home on Amazon Prime Video and it's time to register for the 24 Hour Film Project.
Through perseverance, lessons about the professional side of the art business and plenty of snacks, two hotel rooms at the Nativo Lodge now bear the distinct mark and creative expression of 15 young artists.
Miguel Gandert’s Jesus with Romans, Good Friday, Santa Fe, New Mexico
By Clarke Condé
Miguel Gandert’s photograph Jesus with Romans, Good Friday, Santa Fe, New Mexico in the new exhibit Constructed Realities at April Price Projects Gallery offers the viewer a rare opportunity to consider both a perfect photograph and the way photography has changed in recent years.
The city council’s decision to declare some of the current community cable bidders as non-responsive opens the option of using multiple providers for local public access and community cable content, including Quote Unquote.
Border Patrol officers dropped off around 100 asylum-seeking migrants at a private bus station in Las Cruces, despite a request from the city to halt the practice; a judge ordered the state to pay the legal fees of two groups that filed a lawsuit alleging the Education Department failed to provide an adequate education; a closed-down prison in Torrance County might reopen to hold Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees.
When you think about the amount of water and time and energy used to raise beef for the US, and it becomes easy to see why there’s been a race to find truly effective vegetarian substitutes for normal meat offerings. With a dramatic shift in the way vegetarian options are created, we’re seeing more originality and variety in the products available.
Getting out of your home and comfort zone and into the world at large will help expand your horizons and give you something new to carry with you. This week, we challenge you to take a trip up to Santa Fe and try out one of these cool events they’re holding up there.
Choppy ballet biopic moves through time with wild abandon
By Devin D. O’Leary
The White Crow is an elegant and energetic portrait of an artist, well staged and shot in brief snippets, but the jarringly fractured storytelling, the aggressively choppy editing and the generally unlikable subject keep the film from adding up to much more than the sum of its parts.
Like Heller’s borderline absurdist novel, "Catch-22" jumps around quite a bit, giving it an overall air of chaos, but casual viewers and nonreaders of Heller may still be at something of a loss trying to piece it all together. Over the course of its six episodes, though, the series really rewards viewers with its mature take on a black comedy classic.
It was seeing the impact that small, positive, overt acts had on a school day that prompted Melinda Forward to begin the Kindness Club. Weekly Alibi sat down with her to talk about empathy and the role of small, positive things.
Approaching any dumpster is not exactly a thrill, but maybe if you were walking along the path by the river, and then back to your car at the Pueblo Montaño Trailhead with an empty cup in your hand, it might be a welcome sight. Lance Ryan McGoldrick’s dumpster will offer you no comfort in that task. You will be denied. It does not work as a dumpster. You will leave this dumpster full-handed.
New Mexico is a seasonal wonderland—whether you stick to the warming concrete environs of Albuquerque or head out into our neighboring counties in search of shade and greenery. To assist you in choosing your summer destinations, Alibi staff members have assembled a calendar of diverse events.
There are great concert opportunities, inside and out, throughout the summer—and almost every night of the week—in a state that blossoms every year with fresh musical produce rising from the ground here in the high desert.
Under the Local Election Act reforms, city voters no longer have to worry about different dates for nonpartisan municipal elections, November runoffs, school board or water conservation district elections that happen in the middle of February or randomly throughout the year. But perhaps the most important part of this new law involves the implementation of ranked choice voting.
Judge Heath White has been charged with embezzlement; PED says student test scores will no longer be included as part of annual teacher evaluations; an executive order was signed that protects thousands of acres of state land surrounding the Chaco Culture National Historic Park from oil and gas drilling.
Literary biopic fast-forwards through author’s youth
By Devin D. O’Leary
Brit lit biopic Tolkien is aimed most squarely at the well-mannered BBC set. Those hoping for geeky insider info into the creation of Tolkien’s most enduring literary legacy, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, are advised to quest elsewhere. Those looking for some polite costume drama and a quick run-through of turn-of-the-century British history will find satisfactory fulfillment.
You should go to UNM Film & Digital Media Department Capstone Premiere, freshmen with a passion for storytelling should checked out the the GRRM "Newcomer" Scholarship and it's no mistake to watch Big Mistake.