May 12 - 18, 2005 

Reel World

By Devin D. O'Leary

Training for Movies—The Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute Workforce Training Center near I-25 and Alameda will offer a six-hour film industry training workshop in “Production Office Coordination” on May 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The class will offer an overview of filmmaking departments and production office organization from pre-production to shooting through wrap up. Cost of the class is $30. For more information or to register, contact Denise Gardner at 224-5200 or Dgardner4@tvi.edu. Registration needs to be at least two days before the start of class, so hop to it if you want to get your foot in the door of New Mexico's burgeoning film industry.

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Colorado’s Star Drive-in is located on the grounds of the Best Western Movie Manor Motel

Film News

Ozoners and the Open Road

A drive-in tour of the Southwest

By Devin D. O'Leary

A generation (maybe two) ago, summertime meant one thing: the return of the drive-in theater. Throughout most of the country--owing to climatic conditions--drive-in theaters had to remain closed during the winter months. (Hard to watch a movie when it's snowing on your windshield.) Given that indoor theaters can stay open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, it's not too shocking that “hardtops” eventually replaced the old “ozoners.” But there are those who still harbor fond, nostalgic feelings for those old drive-in “passion pits.”

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“Don’t make me pop a cap in your ass and then write a song about it, sucker.”

Film Review

Mindhunters

Gory thriller has a good old time killing off its castmembers

By Devin D. O'Leary

When you're sitting in the movie theater throwing Milk Duds down your gullet, it's generally not a good idea to think too hard about what those hardened gobs of sugar are doing to your teeth, your skin, your waistline. Honestly, they're probably not all that good for you. But, as long as you don't linger on the ingredients, they're freakin' delicious. Summer movie season usually asks you to apply the same lack of critical thinking to a host of bombastic Hollywood blockbusters.

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Idiot Box

Trekless Endangerment

“Enterprise” R.I.P.

By Devin D. O'Leary

“Star Trek TOS” 1966-69
“Star Trek: TNG “ 1987-94
“Star Trek:DS9” 1993-1999
“Star Trek Voyager” 1995-2001
“Star Trek Enterprise” 2001-2005

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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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