Alibi V.16 No.1 • Jan 4-10, 2007 
Lady Vengeance

The Top 10 Films of 2006

Vengeance, Vendettas, a Queen and a King

The Top 10 Films of 2006

In the cold light of December, the final box office total for 2006 represented a slight improvement over the embarrassment that was 2005 (thanks almost entirely to the $420 million windfall that was Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest). But what about the quality of films? Honestly, 2006 felt like a lean year. There were bright spots, to be sure, but even some of the year’s most critically acclaimed efforts fell short of perfection.

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Lady in the Water

Film News

The 10 Worst Films of 2006

So many bad films, so little space. Would that I could extoll the non-virtues of Doogal, Material Girls, Just My Luck, RV and Man of the Year. If only I had room to discuss Steve Martin’s systematic destruction of The Pink Panther franchise. Just a word or two about the endless, pointless horror film remakes (The Hills Have Eyes, The Omen, When a Stranger Calls, The Wicker Man, Black Christmas) ... But no. This is the worst of the worst, and we’ve gotta muck our way right to the bottom.

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Idiot Box

Best o’ Box

Top 10 TV

“Battlestar Galactica” (Sci-Fi) They ended one season with a storyline about a stolen election and picked up the next season with most of the human race devolved into suicide bombers under an inhuman occupation force. The miracle of this series is not that it discusses hot-button political issues, but that it does so while still being one of the most exciting, action-packed shows on TV. (That battle for the freedom of New Caprica just about gave me a coronary!)

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Week in Sloth

The Week in Sloth

Thursday 4

“Afro Samurai” (Spike 9 p.m.) Samuel L. Jackson, Kelly Hu and Ron Perlman provide the voices for this new anime series about a black samurai who goes on a mission to avenge his father’s death in futuristic feudal Japan.

Friday 5

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Las Patronas come to the NHCC

All of Me/Llévate mis Amores

Follow a group of women from the Mexican village of La Patrona who prepare food, bag and toss it to migrants traveling on top of the freight train known as La Bestia as it makes its way to the US.
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