Jun 29 - Jul 5, 2006 

Reel World

Shootout Gets Shorter—This July, the Duke City Shootout, Albuquerque’s homegrown script-to-screen digital filmmaking competition, will partner with the internationally renowned 48 Hour Film Project to kick off a brand-new contest beginning July 21. The Shootout (www.dukecityshootout.org) and the 48 Hour Film Project (www.48hourfilm.com) are different in concept, but the purpose is the same--to challenge filmmakers to produce short movies under extreme deadline pressure.

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Quick, look cool. The revolution is coming!

Film Review

The Lost City

Andy Garcia assembles the world’s biggest love letter to pre-revolutionary Cuba

By Devin D. O’Leary

After more than 15 years of gestation, actor Andy Garcia finally carries his long-running vanity project The Lost City to term. Garcia, whose family fled Cuba when he was only 5 years old, directs and stars in this nostalgiafied look at pre-revolution Havana.

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“And now, I will punch the moon!”

Film Review

Superman Returns

The Man of Steel is back in a big way

By Devin D. O’Leary

Longtime Superman fans gritting their teeth, crossing their fingers and praying to the Movie Gods that Superman Returns--the first new Superman film in nearly 20 years--treats the character with the time-honored respect it deserves, won’t waste much of their time in the theater worrying. From the second the film starts, with John Williams’ familiar score blaring from the speakers and the exact same lightspeed-looking font as the 1978 original delivering the opening credits, viewers will know they’re in good hands.

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Idiot Box

Indie Indeed

“Edge of Outside” on TCM

By Devin D. O’Leary

It’s not exactly a revelation, but I’ve come to the conclusion that Turner Classic Movies loves movies. American Movie Classics, which runs Piñata: Survival Island all the damn time, does not. But TCM airs the Film Preservation Festival, releases restored classics on DVD, programs incredible marathons that cover every genre in film history and still finds time to produce original specials.

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Week in Sloth

The Week in Sloth

Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.

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