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 V.17 No.7 | February 14 - 20, 2008 

Week in Sloth

The Week in Sloth

Thursday 14

“The 39th Annual NAACP Image Awards” (KASA-2 7 p.m.) Comedian D.L. Hughley hosts. Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder get handed statues. Everybody goes home happy.

Friday 15

“Escape to Chimp Eden” (Animal Planet 7 p.m.) Man, this show sounds like the greatest ’70s drive-in-era movie ever--sort of a spin-off of Planet of the Apes and Emmanuelle. ... Or is that just my crazy imagination working overtime?

“Celine Dion: That’s Just the Woman in Me” (KRQE-13 8 p.m.) Las Vegas’ loss is our gain, as the Canadian songstress serenades us with what I can only assume are her girliest songs.

Saturday 16

Letters from Iwo Jima (AMC 6 p.m.) Clint Eastwood’s Oscar-nominated 2006 film makes an early jump to basic cable. If you miss it at 6, it re-airs at 8:30 p.m.

Racing For Time (Lifetime 7 p.m.) This made-for-TV movie is the inspirational true story of a correctional facility guard (Charles S. Dutton) who changed the lives of teen offenders by starting a track team for female inmates.

Sunday 17

The Hive (Sci-Fi 7 p.m.) For a minute there, I was all excited. After all, bees haven’t gotten their horror movie due since the ’70s heyday of The Bees and The Swarm and The Savage Bees. ... Then I found out this movie is about ants. And it stars Tom Wopat. Imagine my disappointment.

Knight Rider (KOB-4 8 p.m.) What’s not to like about this updated pilot film for a brand-new “Knight Rider” series? Except for the fact that the new voice of K.I.T.T. (Will Arnett from “Arrested Development”) was replaced at the very last second by Val Kilmer because Arnett once voiced commercials for GMC. Apparently show sponsor Ford got all bent out of shape. Bummer. Still, here’s hoping this washes the foul taste of the awful sci-fi spin-off “Knight Rider 2000” out of our mouths.

Monday 18

“My Dad is Better Than Your Dad” (KOB-4 8 p.m.) Is this what the writers strike has reduced us to? Turning schoolyard taunts into reality shows?

“Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious” (KWBQ-19 8 p.m.) Close down the balloting now, Merriam-Webster: I think we’ve located 2008’s word of the year, courtesy of those vaguely transsexual linguists the Pussycat Dolls. ... That is so girlicious.

Tuesday 19

“Dirty Jobs” (Discovery 7 p.m.) Mike Rowe heads to New York in search of the dirtiest jobs in the Big Apple.

Wednesday 20

“America’s Next Top Model” (KWBQ-19 7 p.m.) You’re probably all excited for the start of the new 10th season of “ANTM.” But did you know that, before the start of the new season, America’s last top model is taken to New York’s Bryant Park and cut loose to fend for herself? Sad, but true.

“Mythbusters” (Discovery 7 p.m.) Hard to believe it’s taken “Mythbusters” this long to get around to it, but Jamie and Adam spend their 100th episode testing myths from the “MacGyver” TV series!

 

Wednesday

The Good Shepherd (2006) at KiMo Theatre

Film stars Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie and Robert De Niro. Part of the De Niro Done Right film series.

Friday

Christmas with the Dead at Guild Cinema

Saturday

International Film Presentation Series Debut at Loma Colorado Main Library Auditorium

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