Apr 8 - 14, 2010 
The Messenger

Reel World

By Devin D. O’Leary

Bang a Gong

The Esther Bone Memorial Library (950 Pinetree SE in Rio Rancho) will host a free screening of The Concert for Bangladesh on Thursday, April 8, at 6 p.m. The film is a recording of George Harrison’s groundbreaking charity concert from 1971. Among the performers captured in the classic concert film are Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Leon Russell, Ravi Shankar and Ringo Starr. For more information, contact the library at 891-5012.

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Film Review

The Messenger

Delivering bad news makes for good drama in quietly powerful indie

By Devin D. O’Leary

Earlier this year, an independent film called The Messenger very quietly racked up two Oscar nominationsone for Best Original Screenplay and one for Best Supporting Actor. That’s appropriate for a film as quietly powerful as The Messenger. Hopefully, as the film slowly rolls out across America, more people will get to see it.

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Idiot Box

Divorce Court

“The Marriage Ref” on NBC

By Devin D. O’Leary

Like it or not (not!), we live in a world over-saturated by reality television. In that respect, NBC’s heavily hyped, Jerry Seinfeld-produced reality show “The Marriage Ref” is hardly the worst thing on television. But let’s not kid ourselves. It’s still crap.

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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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