Alibi V.22 No.23 • June 6-12, 2013

Love Is All You Need

Danish-Italian (and a wee bit Irish) romance is beautifully realistic

Pierce Brosnan stops by Italy to romance a broken-hearted mother of the bride in the exotic rom-com Love Is All You Need.

news

film

Reel World

Longtime, lo-fi, punk rock, husband-and-wife filmmaking duo Jon Moritsugu and Amy Davis have completed work on their first feature in 10 years. Writer-director Moritsugu and writer-actress Davis moved to Santa Fe several years ago and have been fine-tuning the sci-fi-horror freakout known as Pig Death Machine ever since.

“Aaaand Cut!”

“Race to the Scene” on Reelz and “The Hero” on TNT

Reelz’ “Race to the Scene” and TNT’ “The Hero” compete to be movie stunt competitions

food

Mixed Plate

Scalo Northern Italian Grill

Ari LeVaux finds delicious Italian fare at Scalo, even if the sea bass is an impostor.

Bite-sized Roundup

Our monthly sampler platter of news from around the state

A sampler platter of food news from around the state.

music

Old Neon and Mercury Rising

Rockabilly on the Route serves up sonic sizzle

Music writer Captain America illuminates this weekend’s inaugural Rockabilly on the Route fest. Head out to Tucumcari for Wanda Jackson, classic cars, a pin-up contest and more.

Sonic Reducer

This week, we listened to new releases from Daft Punk, The Handsome Family and Pornography.

art

Alibi V.22 No.22 • May 30-June 5, 2013

The Next Level?

The view from Ibiza

Rooftop bar and tapas restaurant offers a fun atmosphere, but doesn’t quite justify its cost.

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film

Latino Film Fest Speaks Our Language

Translating the experience of ¡Cine Magnífico!

Instituto Cervantes of Albuquerque, the University of New Mexico Latin American and Iberian Institute and the National Hispanic Cultural Center present the first ever ¡Cine Magnífico! Latino Film Festival.

First-Year Fest Fills Screens

Scanning the Albuquerque Film & Media Experience

The inaugural Albuquerque Film & Media Experience, ostensibly a film festival, adds a welter of panel discussions, performance art, art exhibits, a food tasting, music concerts, parties and more to the usual mix of film premieres

America Love Family

“Arrested Development” on Netflix

Netflix gives viewers all the Bluth they can handle with 15 new episodes of “Arrested Development.”

music

Infinitely More Mr. Nice Guy

Alice Cooper talks Hollywood Vampires, God, golf and Marilyn Manson

We’re not worthy, but Alice Cooper graced us with some effervescent conversation anyway.

art

Springtime for a Hit

A dynamic Producers pleases

Musical mayhem comes to the Albuquerque Little Theatre stage with The Producers

Alibi V.22 No.21 • May 23-29, 2013

Fast & Furious 6

Latest installment of car porn series goes nowhere fast

There’s a temptation in reviewing the sixth film in the successful The Fast and the Furious series to resort to monosyllabic caveman speak. Something along the lines of: Car fast, girl hot. That’s not precisely an insult, mind you, but more of an acknowledgment of the admirably uncomplicated formula the series has worked out for itself.

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And They’re Off ...

Your guide to 2013 summer film

Devin O’ Leary synopsizes summer 2013 films for eager cinephiles. Some silver screen efforts will sizzle, and some will fizzle, and you get to decide which.

music

Music to Your Ears

Whether you’re hankering for noise-rock, dark wave, EBM, Cageian indeterminacy or witch house, Music to Your Ears has you covered.

April 2013 Edition

Author Mike Smith recounts his April 2013 aural adventures, and the Alibi is reminded that hip-hop and witch house can be so rock and roll.

Sonic Reducer

This week, we listened to new releases by Mark Lanegan and Duke Garwood and Resin Cum and an Adult Swim garage comp.

art

Theater Training Ground

Students give Shakespeare full treatment this summer

The Aux Dog Theatre’s youth summer program promises to empower and enlighten students with a range of sophisticated skills.

news

Horse Slaughter Raises Hackles

Valley Meat faces backlash from animal activists and politicians

Barron Jones reports on the furor over the likely approval of Valley Meat’s equine inspection application.

film

Reel World

The staff at the KiMo Theatre has assembled an epic tribute to the most cinematic of directors, Stanley Kubrick. The Stanley Kubrick Retrospective will span the filmmaker’s entire career and will feature 11 of his films—from 1955 to 1999. The event starts this Saturday, May 25, with Kubrick’s first feature, the 1955 film noir Killer’s Kiss.

In With the New

Networks add scads of shows to fall season

Last week, we took a glimpse at all the shows the networks were tossing away at the end of this season. So let’s look over all they’ll be adding in the fall.

food

Fried Tofu and Waffles

Exploring the secrets of Banh Mi Coda

Banh Mi Coda, a Vietnamese sandwich shop, deli and tofu house across the parking lot from Talin Market, is what you'd expect to find in a big-city Asian district. It's the type of place that requires a certain percentage of its clientele to already know what is going on, because while the bright, spotless space is attractive and inviting, the myriad of unusual dishes and absence of explanation can be disorienting to the uninitiated.

Path to the Sea

Moules frites for desert dwellers

There are few dishes quite so evocative of both shore and field as the Belgian-originated moules frites. Bend your head over a bowl of mussels in the shell, and you are instantly clinging to a salty sea rock on some faraway beach. (I mean in a sexy mer-person way, not an awkward way.)