Jun 19 - 25, 2008 

Reel World

By Devin D. O’Leary

Elvis, James Dean and Frankenstein: Together Again!

Summertime often leaves people at a difficult crossroads: Go inside and watch a movie, or hang out in the warm outdoors? Thanks to Albuquerque’s Cultural Services Department and the city’s Parks and Recreation Department, you won’t have to choose this summer. Starting Friday, June 20, the city will kick off its annual “Civic Cinema” series. Burque residents were asked to vote on which classic films they wanted to see this summer for free on Civic Plaza. The votes are in and the movies start off on a high note this weekend with Elvis Presley’s Viva Las Vegas. Upcoming films will include Vertigo (June 27), Rebel Without a Cause (July 18), Breakfast at Tiffany’s (July 25) and Young Frankenstein (Aug. 1). All movies start at approximately 8:30 p.m. at Harry E. Kinney Civic Plaza Downtown. Bring some friends, some snacks and maybe a lawn chair.

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Horse You See

Film Festival Preview

Talking Stick Film Festival

All-Native festival tells the "difficult stories"

By Simon McCormack

She made hundreds of phone calls and sent tons of e-mails, but Talking Stick Film Festival Director Karen Dallett got what she wanted: an event where more than 100 Native stories are told.

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“Can you hear me now?”

Film Review

Get Smart

Silly spy spoof remembers its roots

By Devin D. O’Leary

Nostalgia is a powerful tool, and it’s one of the driving forces behind the new feature film adaptation of the ’60s spy spoof TV series “Get Smart.” Rather than totally reinvent the entire show (Mission: Impossible), slavishly re-create it (The Addams Family) or completely lampoon it (The Brady Bunch Movie), the producers of this action comedy have chosen to pay tribute to the original by cramming as many in-jokes, guest cameos and familiar characters as possible. The results are far from fresh, but they are funny, fast-paced and a certified treat for longtime fans.

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Idiot Box

Bad Effects, Big Laughs

“Fat Guy Stuck in Internet” on Cartoon Network

By Devin D. O’Leary

Once again, God bless Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim programming block. Not only does the late-night roundup of adult-appealing shows give us endless hours of moronic entertainment, it also provides employment for dozens of men and women whose mothers drank way too much during pregnancy.

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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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