Dec 15 - 21, 2011 
Young Adult

Film Review

Young Adult

Blistering black comedy celebrates stunted development and spectacularly bad ideas

By Devin D. O’Leary

The last time director Jason Reitman and writer Diablo Cody teamed up, it was for a little film called Juno. Four years later they’re back together for another drama-laced comedy, Young Adult. Perhaps the two have grown older and wiser. Perhaps times have changed. But the snarky, impossibly well-spoken wit of Juno has dried up, replaced by the cynical comedy of discomfort.

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Idiot Box

Tick Tick Boom

“Bomb Patrol: Afghanistan” on G4

By Devin D. O’Leary

Working as a cameraman in reality television has got to suck. Imagine the poor schmuck saddled with the task of filming the orange-tinted “Jersey Shore” cast members as they wallow in their herpes-laden hot tub, alternately sucking face and puking up Goldschläger. Or the guy whose job it is to follow Khloe Kardashian around all day waiting for her to do something “interesting.” Ugh. What if, then, you were suddenly offered the opportunity to point your camera at something real, something maybe even newsworthy. ... Congratulations, Bob, you no longer work for “The Bachelorette.” We’re transferring you to “Bomb Patrol: Afghanistan.”

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Reel World

By Devin D. O’Leary

Lotus Eye Is Looking

Lotus Eye Productions is casting for a new webisode series set to shoot every other Saturday in January. The series is being produced under SAG’s New Media Contract. No pay is involved, but “great exposure” is promised. Producers are looking for four main characterstwo women, two men and one transvestite dominatrixall in their thirties. Auditions will take place Saturday, Dec. 17, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Split Vision Studios (300-A Aspen Road). For audition time and sides, please email your pics and résumés to director Holly Adams at hadams@swcp.com. For more details, go to nmactingstudio.com/Auditions.aspx.

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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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