Premiere in the Afternoon
The locally produced slacker comedy Land of Entrapment has been completed and will premiere this Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Guild Cinema in Nob Hill at 1 p.m. (You can check out trailers on MySpace and YouTube or at www.505films.com.) Writer/director Craig Butler will be on hand if’n ya wanna ask the dude behind it all some questions. Tickets are $7 general admission, $5 for students. If you can’t make this screening, the film will show again at TromaDance NM (Nov. 16-19) and at the Santa Fe Film Festival (Dec. 6-10).
Know Your Zombies!
Cinema of the living dead
Zombies have a long and proud tradition in the film industry. The 1932 chiller White Zombie starring Bela Lugosi is considered by most to be the first zombie-related film. (“She was not alive ... nor dead!” reads the poster’s tagline.) But how well do you, gentle reader, know your cinema of the living dead? Test the power of your delicious brains with this heart-stopping quiz. Simply match the iconic zombie with the film that spawned it.
Adults are from Earth, children are from Mars
According to the closing credits, the weepy, melodramatically indulgent dramedy Martian Child is “based on a true story.” Only “the characters and events have been fabricated.” So ... what exactly is true here, the houses they used?
Dust off the crystal ball and have a look at fall's new metaphysical game shows
Evidently, Fall 2007’s stars have aligned and given birth to a whole new sort of TV psychic--the kind that’s pitted against other psychics in a battle royale. After general ridicule earlier in the decade of TV mediums like John Edward (“Crossing Over”), James Van Praagh (“Beyond”), “Montel Williams Show” regular Sylvia Browne and obvious phony Miss Cleo, the psychic set seems to be making a comeback under a different format. Of course, it was inevitable that reality TV would eventually explore the paranormal. And contrary to what intuition might tell you, this may actually be a good thing.
The Week in SlothHighlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.