Alibi V.20 No.12 • March 24-30, 2011 
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Reel World

There’s a bill sitting on Gov. Susanna Martinez’ desk just waiting to be signed. SB 607 will put a cap on the amount of money the state gives out as rebates to studios that shoot films and television shows in New Mexico. The bill was—at best—a compromise between politicians who were fighting to keep the film industry alive here in New Mexico and politicians who wanted to cut expenses for the cash-strapped state.
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Film Review

The Last Lions

March goes out like a lion with National Geographic’s hard-hitting nature documentary

Throughout the ’50s, Walt Disney produced a series of notable wildlife documentaries called True-Life Adventures. Heavy on narration, ginned-up drama and the sort of anthropomorphism for which Uncle Walt was famous, the documentaries inspired generations of filmmakers, environmentalists and outdoorsmen.

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Idiot Box

Which Pilots Will Land?

Fashion trends for fall

Spring is here and that means television networks are frantically assembling shows you might want to watch this fall. At last count, 82 shows were under development. Granted, not all of them will make it past that stage. And few of the ones that do will last more than a couple of episodes.
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Week in Sloth

The Week in Sloth

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