Winterbottom and Coogan pull back the sheets on one man’s very British empire of smut
In the retro-sleazy biopic The Look of Love, British comedian/actor Steve Coogan and fellow countryman/director Michael Winterbottom reunite for the fourth time following 2002’s 24 Hour Party People, 2005’s Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story and 2010’s The Trip. The boys have obviously found colorful inspiration in the life of real-life London sex merchant Paul Raymond, but their enthusiasm for the subject doesn’t always translate into compelling drama.
“Cracked” on Reelz
Summer is the traditional time when networks, unwilling to waste money broadcasting new shows, turn a hopeful eye to our northern borders. Normally the US is content to ignore Canada. But in summertime American networks are desperate for something other than the third rerun of a “Modern Family” episode. The solution: In addition to being a cheap source of prescription drugs for Michigan’s elderly, Canada is also a fine source for inexpensive television filler.
UNM professor searches for truth in his mother’s desert murder
The delights of Corn Maiden
Corrections consolidation raises hackles Downtown
Brutally honest high school romance throws cliché under the bus
When educational TV lies
Your Burque bread pudding primer
The smart design of Hartford Square
Songwriter Kurt Vile talks music, American fiction and fatherhood
Study Alibi’s back-to-school survival guide
Study like a Burqueño
A guide to the cities within the city
Alibi circulation manager drops native motoring knowledge
A roundup of animals and insects in your new environs
Alibi copy editor/staff writer imparts postsecondary strategy
New book explores practical sustainability
Young adults bused in to reinforce local pro-life movement
An interview with prolific B-movie maker Albert Pyun
Delete on Reelz
Reelz is doing its damnedest to one-up Syfy in the cheap sci-fi disaster movie field. Recent stuff like Ring of Fire and CAT. 8 have proven Reelz is committed to the genre. Now comes Delete, which further hammers home the “we’re all going to die” point.