It's a week before the Fifth Annual Santa Fe Film Festival, and festival director Jon Bowman has a problem. Four of the festival's big-ticket films have already sold out. The Assassination of Richard Nixon, A Very Long Engagement, Zapata and Travelers and Magicians have already filled up. Several other screenings are on the verge of running out of tickets as well. All things considered, it's not the worst problem that a film festival director can face. Still, Bowman is scrambling to add additional screenings for eager audiences.
They say there are two kinds of knowledge in the world: book learning and real-world smarts. You could charitably say that the folks behind TNT's new made-for-TV feature, The Librarian: Quest for the Spear are suffused with the first kind of knowledge. I say that not because they're deeply intelligent, but because they've obviously never been exposed to anything remotely real.
“Long Way Round” (Bravo 8 p.m.) After many around the world travails, actor Ewan McGregor and his pal finally make their weary way to New York City. I'll bet they never want to see another motorcycle again.
“Ice Wars 2004: USA vs. The World” (KRQE-13 8 p.m.) Make no mistake: Not only can the USA bomb the living hell out of any other country in the world that looks cross-eyed at us, but we can totally kick their ass in ice dancing.
“Ed, Edd and Eddy's Jingle, Jingle, Jangle” (Cartoon Network 9 p.m.) In this new animated special, Edd tries to get himself adopted by every family in the neighborhood to increase his Christmas loot.