alibi online
Free Will AstrologyAlibi's Personals
 V.16 No.29 | July 19 - 25, 2007 
Reel World

Reel World

Civic Cinema

Starting Friday, July 20, the City of Albuquerque is sponsoring a weekly series of classic movies on Civic Plaza. The series kicks off with the 1942 romance Casablanca. On July 27, it’s the Western Lonely are the Brave. On Aug. 10, it’s the comedy Some Like It Hot. On Aug. 17, it’s the sci-fi flick The Day The Earth Stood Still. On Aug. 24, it’s the drama To Kill a Mockingbird. All films are free and open to the public. Screenings begin at dusk.

[ more >> ] [ permalink ]

“I’ve got a headache   this big  , and it’s got Excedrin written all over it.”

Film Review

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Fifth time’s the same old charm for our young wizard

There isn't much point, at this stage of the game, to reviewing anything Harry Potter-related. The books have a more avid fanbase than just about any in the history of literature. The movies have proved to be incredibly popular and as loyal as possible to J.K. Rowling’s source material. Both incarnations, literate and cinematic, have been amazingly consistent over the years. So what, exactly, would be the point of lobbing either deep criticism or lavish praise in their direction?

[ more >> ] [ permalink ]

“Get a stepstool, handsome, I’m comin’ in!”

Film Review


We’ve heard this song before, but it’s got a good beat and you can definitely dance to it

Why? It’s a valid question. Or questions, actually. Why is Hollywood so obsessed with remakes? Mostly because it requires very little thought on the part of creatively bankrupt studio executives. So why is Broadway remaking so many movies as musical stage shows? (Xanadu, Young Frankenstein and Legally Blonde are just a few of the choice offerings on the Great White Way this season.) Probably because they appeal easily to the busloads of uncultured tourists who show up in Manhattan every day looking for tickets to Cats. Then why, in the name of all that is holy, is Hollywood now remaking the remakes Broadway already remade? ... That, my friends, is a mystery.

[ more >> ] [ permalink ]

Idiot Box

Sacrilege Pays

“Saving Grace” on TNT

If you’re one of the uncounted millions who wished the cast of “Touched by an Angel” had spent less time imparting lightweight Christian morals and more time busting murderers, drug addicts and child rapists, then your prayers have been answered. TNT’s new series “Saving Grace” is just what you ordered: an unholy smushing-together of “The 700 Club” and “Law & Order: SVU.”

[ more >> ] [ permalink ]

Week in Sloth

Thursday 19

[ more >> ] [ permalink ]

Tomorrow's Events

Better Call Saul Watch Party at Tractor Brewing Wells Park


Enjoy the Breaking Bad spin-off and live painting by Cloud Face followed by an auction.


Trash at National Hispanic Cultural Center


Trolleywood at Albuquerque Museum of Art and History

More Recommended Events ››

  • Select sidebar boxes to add below. You can also click and drag to rearrange the boxes; close using the little X icons on each box. To re-add a box you closed, return to this menu.
  • Because you are not logged in, any changes you make to these boxes will vanish as soon as you click to another page. If you log in, the boxes will stick.
  • Latest Posts
  • Web Exclusives
  • Recent Classifieds
  • Latest User Posts
  • Most Active Users
  • Most Active Stories
  • Calendar Comments
  • Upcoming Alibi Picks
  • Albuquerque
  • Duke City Fix
  • Albuquerque Beer Scene
  • What's Wrong With This Picture?
  • Reddit Albuquerque
  • ABQ Journal Metro
  • ABQrising
  • ABQ Journal Latest News
  • Albuquerque
  • NM and the West
  • New Mexico FBIHOP
  • Democracy for New Mexico
  • Only in New Mexico
  • Mario Burgos
  • Democracy for New Mexico
  • High Country News
  • El Grito
  • NM Politics with Joe Monahan
  • Stephen W. Terrell's Web Log
  • The Net Is Vast and Infinite
  • Slashdot
  • Freedom to Tinker
  • Is there a feed that should be on this list? Tell us about it.