Aug 7 - 13, 2008 

Reel World

By Christie Chisholm

Casting for Snow on the Moon

A new film that will shoot in New Mexico, Snow on the Moon, is looking for actors, extras and crew members. This feature-length, 1973-set movie based in a makeshift commune will shoot in private lands near Dixon, N.M., from Aug. 20 to Sept. 7. Producers are seeking ethnic musicians (particularly those who play doumbek, berimbau and sitar); older Spanish-speakers; Native Americans, especially men in their 40s or 50s; and white females between the ages of 16 and 18 who can play roles of 12- to 14-year-olds. One or two crew interns or volunteers are also sought, as well as a cook with knowledge about food safety in the desert.

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After the competition comes the promo photo.

Film Review

Kicking It

Documentary about the Homeless World Cup brims with hope

By Simon McCormack

Can soccer save lives?

It seems an odd question at first, and I had a pessimistic answer at the start of Kicking It. Butwouldn't you know it?the unapologetically schmaltzy film proved me wrong.

The documentary follows six homeless men from around the globe who travel to Cape Town, South Africa, to take their chances in the fourth annual Homeless World Cup. In all, 500 homeless people from 48 different countries competed for the cup in 2006, the year this film was made. Searching for purpose, some measure of respect and a chance to represent their country, our half-dozen unlikely heroes embark on a slightly predictable but warm and uplifting journey to better themselves through sport.

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“Oh no, it’s ... the Abominable Snowman!”

Film Review

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

Do you love your Mummy?

By Steven Robert Allen

Well, crap-a-doodle. I was really looking forward to hating this film. In the 10-years-plus I’ve scribbled for the Alibi, the opportunity to review movies has been much too rare, and almost all the flicks I’ve had a crack at have been tiny films. Iranian films. Local films. Grainy films with no CGI. No complaints, but you get the picture.

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Idiot Box

Get the Hell Out of Here, Hulk!

"Brooke Knows Best" on VH1

By Simon McCormack

Compared to the rest of her family, Brooke Hogan does know best. Her father, former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan, is an overprotective goober with a constant need to be in the spotlight. Her mother, Linda, is more affectionate toward her exotic pets than her children. And Brooke’s brother, Nick, is in prison after his reckless driving put his friend in a coma. Brooke, meanwhile, has always been the most wholesome, good-natured one of the bunch. Maybe that’s why VH1 decided to give Brooke her own show, “Brooke Knows Best,” a spinoff of “Hogan Knows Best,” which was also on VH1.

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Week in Sloth

The Week in Sloth

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

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