May 24 - 30, 2007 

Reel World

By Devin D. O’Leary

Docs Rock—Prior to the shocking declaration that he would be running for president of the United States (who knew?), Gov. Bill Richardson took time out of his busy schedule to announce the winners of the 2007 Governor’s Cup Short Documentary Competition. The Governor’s Cup is part of Richardson’s ongoing initiative to foster local filmmaking talent (along with last weekend’s successful New Mexico Filmmaker’s Showcase at the Guild Cinema).

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“Is it just me, or is that picket fence creeping you out too?”

Film Review

Waitress

Sweet/tart comedy-drama feeds the need for summertime romance

By Devin D. O’Leary

It’s entirely possible that moviegoers are already burned out on the megabuck sequels trampling their way through America’s summertime cineplexes like so many celluloid Godzillas, Ghidorahs and Mothras. If the likes of Spider-Man 3, Shrek the Third and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End have you hankering for a nice, quiet movie with nary a Happy Meal tie-in in sight, then you’ll be pleased to note that the first sleeper hit of the summer season has already arrived.

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The voices in Roky’s head tell him to drink more Sprite.

Film Review

You’re Gonna Miss Me

Absorbing documentary mixes music and mental illness

By Devin D. O’Leary

For decades, singer/songwriter Roky Erickson has been a musician’s musician—the name to drop for industry pros and amateurs alike wishing to score serious street cred based on their meticulously researched list of non-mainstream musical influences.

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Idiot Box

Upfronts Unveiled

Nets show off 07/08 seasons

By Devin D. O’Leary

Last week, the networks announced their “upfronts”—their new schedules for the upcoming 07/08 season. Without further ado, here’s what’s cooking for fall.

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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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