Nov 4 - 10, 2004 

Reel World

By Devin D. O'Leary

Gone Again—The Big Screen Classics series at Santa Fe's Lensic Performing Arts Center returns this weekend with one of the biggest classics of all time. The 1938 epic Gone With the Wind will screen on Saturday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. Tickets are a mere $5 and can be obtained by calling the Lensic box office at (505) 988-1234. The Lensic is located at 211 W. San Francisco.

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“Turn on the cruise control and climb back here, big boy.”

Film Review

Alfie

What kind of man reads Playboy?

By Devin D. O'Leary

The original 1966 version of Alfie is a classic. But, unless you grew up in swingin' '60s London, the film probably doesn't count as a sacred cinematic treasure along the lines of, say, Gone With The Wind. Which means, of course, that it's prime fodder for a Hollywood remake. The odd thing about trying to remake Alfie, however, is that roughly 90 percent of the film's appeal lies in the star-making turn by fresh-faced leading man Michael Caine.

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“Did you steal my mascara again?”

Film Review

Stage Beauty

Boys will be girls in well-staged Restoration romance

By Devin D. O'Leary

Stage Beauty projects much of the same energy, wit and love of theater as the Oscar-winning Shakespeare in Love.

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Rick Schroder

Film Interview

From "Silver Spoons" to the Silver Screen

An interview with Rick Schroder

By Devin D. O'Leary

Former child actor Rick Schroder may never completely shake off his history. (Five years on a successful '80s sitcom will do that to a fellow.) Still, he has yet to rob any banks (which places him above many of his peers). And he did get good critical notice for turning serious on "NYPD Blue" (before dropping out to devote more time to his growing family). Most recently, Schroder took his biggest step toward breaking away from the "child actor" label by writing and directing his own independent feature. The film, Black Cloud, opened in theaters last month.

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Idiot Box

The Unreal World

“Drawn Together” on Comedy Central

By Devin D. O'Leary

So-called “reality television” has been around long enough now, I suppose, that we can actually start making fun of it. And I don't mean providing self-referential little twists to the genre like in “Joe Schmo” and “My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiancé.” No, I mean outright, vicious mocking of the whole preposterous trend. Thankfully we can always rely on Comedy Central to provide a rancorous, juvenile and often quite funny jab at the things in popular culture that annoy the crap out of us. (See also: “South Park” on its best nights, “The Daily Show” pretty much every night of the week.)

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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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