Mystery Movie—Burning Paradise Video is holding a “mystery” fundraiser for the upcoming TromaDance New Mexico Film Festival. It takes place this Friday at 11 p.m., the Guild Cinema. Though I can't spill the beans on the film's title, I can assure you it features Japanese schoolgirls, high-powered weaponry and assloads of action. This film has never been released in America and has yet to make the leap to DVD in this country. It is one of the most talked-about international films in the last 10 years, and you need to see it on the big screen. Tickets are a mere $5. All proceeds go toward TromaDance New Mexico.
Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
Animated musical weaves delightfully dark spell
Teenage Goth girls, feel free to rejoice. There's finally something new to buy at Hot Topic. Tim Burton, high priest of all that is oddball, offbeat and scary-cute, has finally completed Corpse Bride, his long-awaited follow-up to 1993's The Nightmare Before Christmas. Rest assured, heavily pierced stock clerks are working overtime to get Corpse Bride merchandise onto store shelves nationwide.
Touch the Sound
Mesmerizing documentary picks up the rhythm of life
In 2001, German filmmaker Thomas Riedelsheimer created the closest thing to a cult sensation on the art house circuit when he wrote, edited, directed and acted as cinematographer on Rivers and Tides, a breathtakingly gorgeous documentary about sculptor/photographer Andy Goldsworthy. Goldsworthy, the burly British poet of sticks and rocks, was a magnificent subject for a documentary, but Riedelsheimer took it a step further, creating a film that served as a perfect artistic complement to its subject.
“Supernatural” on The WB
I give The WB credit for one thing: Its ratings may not challange the Big Three networks, but it sure knows how to cater to an audience. Since its inception, The WB has been a breeding ground for attractive teen soap stars (the kind who appear in “7th Heaven,” “Everwood,” “Gilmore Girls,” “One Tree Hill” and even the soaped-up “Smallville”). From there, these young hunks and hotties are free to populate the dozens of cheap teen horror movies that Hollywood cranks out with wearying regularity these days. Where would the remake of House of Wax have been without you, WB?
The Week in Sloth
“Everybody Hates Chris” (KASY-50 7 p.m.) Comedian Chris Rock narrates this promising sitcom about his troubled childhood.
“Criminal Minds” (KRQE-13 9 p.m.) An elite squad of FBI investigators (including Mandy Patinkin and “Dharma & Greg”'s Thomas Gibson) hunt down America's deadliest criminals. ... Why are all TV detectives part of an “elite squad” charged with hunting down “America's deadliest criminals”?
“Ghost Whisperer” (KRQE-13 7 p.m.) A newlywed (Jennifer Love Hewitt) discovers she has the ability to talk to dead people. Perfect for people who love “Medium,” but just don't think Patricia Arquette is hot enough.