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 Jul 6 - 12, 2006 
Reel World

Reel World

By Devin D. O’Leary

Grants Goes Digital--Filmmaker Christopher Coppola’s EARS XXI Studio has joined forces with the Cibola Arts Council to create the first-annual PAH-Fest. PAH-Fest (short for Project Accessible Hollywood) will feature “alternative and grassroots storytelling through the use of today’s latest technology, celebrating the stories and voices of everyday people.” The festival will take place from Wednesday, July 5, through Sunday, July 9, in Grants, N.M.

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Film News

Rated Aarrrr!

A brief history of pirate movies

By Devin D. O’Leary

For decades, pop critics, both professional and casual, have debated the relative merits of pirates versus ninjas. Both have their strengths. But until Hollywood gets on the ball and makes a blockbuster ninja movie (no, Beverly Hills Ninja doesn’t count), I’m afraid pirates must come out on top of the “who’s coolest” quarrel.

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I once gouged a man’s eyes out with heels just like these.

Film Review

The Devil Wears Prada

Would you like socks with that?

By Devin D. O’Leary

There was a publishing trend a few years back whereby lowly wage slaves were paid exorbitant amounts of money to squeal on their snooty, slave-driving bosses. Hence, we were treated to a rush of tell-all books like Wannabe (written by a personal assistant in Hollywood), The Nanny Diaries (written by a private nanny to rich New Yorkers) and The Devil Wears Prada (written by an executive secretary in the fashion industry) that informed us--juicily, if a bit predictably--rich and famous people suck as employers.

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Idiot Box

King of Cable

“Nightmares & Dreamscapes” on TNT

By Devin D. O’Leary

Steven King is an unchallenged literary heavyweight. When it comes to translating his stories to film and television, however, his track record has been less than stellar. For every adaptation like The Shining (a film King, famously, hated) to hit theaters there are two or three adaptations like Graveyard Shift, The Mangler or Maximum Overdrive (a film King, infamously, directed) to go alongside it. TV hasn’t had a much better track record either. The miniseries version of The Stand was quite memorable, but the miniseries version of The Shining was, well, about as exciting as watching snow melt.

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Week in Sloth

The Week in Sloth

Thursday 6

“Big Brother: All-Stars” (KRQE-13 7 p.m.) So, these people have to live in a house where all their phone calls are monitored, and they’re under 24-hour surveillance. ... How does that make them different from any other U.S. citizen these days?

“The Dudesons” (Spike 8 p.m.) A quartet of Finnish dudes stick their testicles in mousetraps, light each other on fire, jump over moving cars, fling poo and otherwise prove that “Jackass” is now the official international language of stupid.

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EVENT HORIZON (Friday, Oct 9)

Get Your Gay Geek On

Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

By Devin D. O'Leary
Out actor/comedian Tom Lenk (star of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” The Cabin in the Woods and Transformers) is the special guest at this year's 13th Annual Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. He'll be talking about his “dorkumentary” Nerdgasm, in which he travels to England to fulfill his lifelong dream…
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