May 3 - 9, 2012 

“Damn you, Mr. Rubik, and your accursed cube!”

Film Review

The Avengers

Earth’s Mightiest Heroes gather for Hollywood’s greatest superhero movie

By Devin D. O’Leary

If you can’t use over-the-top superlatives when describing superheroes, what’s the point of even having extreme comparative adjectives? So, to cut right to the chase, The Avengers is completely freaking over-the-top-and-back-again awesome.

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Idiot Box

Barenaked Ladies

“Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23” on ABC

By Devin D. O’Leary

There’s been an awful lot of talk about representations of the female gender in the current television lineup. And why not? Between HBO (“Girls” and “Veep”), CBS (“2 Broke Girls”), FOX (“New Girl”) and NBC (“Are You There, Chelsea?” and “Whitney”) there’s plenty to ruminate on. One of the more attention-grabbing debuts in the last month or so has been ABC’s midseason replacement sitcom “Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23.”

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Reel World

By Devin D. O’Leary

Vote for Your Free Movie Fave

The city’s Cultural Services and Parks and Recreation Departments have joined forces to bring back the popular Civic Cinema film series. In past summers, Civic Cinema has presented big-time Hollywood films on an outdoor screen in Civic Plaza. This year, it’s back with a vengeance, and the Alibi is giving readers the opportunity to vote on the films. All you have to do is go to alibi.com/civiccinema and click on the one you want to see most. Rebel Without a Cause or Jailhouse Rock? Singin’ in the Rain or Back to the Future? True Grit or 2001: A Space Odyssey? The most popular title will be screened (for free) on June 1. After that, we’ll open the voting to films for the July 27 and Aug. 3 events. What are you waiting for? Vote it up!

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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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