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 V.21 No.27 | July 5 - 11, 2012 
To Rome With Love

Film Review

To Rome With Love

Woody Allen’s having a wonderful time in Italy, but you’ll wish you weren’t there

Prior to 2005, when he was a strictly New York kind of guy, Woody Allen’s batting average was quite high. From 1969’s Take the Money and Run to 1987’s Radio Days, Allen pumped out an unbroken string of classic films (1987’s September was his first seriously meh effort). Even figuring in misses like 1998’s Celebrity and 2003’s Anything Else, you could put him at about a .750pretty high for a guy who’s put out at least one movie a year since 1969.

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Idiot Box

Head Case

“Perception” on TNT

TNT is assuring viewers that its new crime-solving series is “unique.” And by “unique,” they mean “more or less identical to every other quirky, offbeat, crazy-but-brilliant amateur detective on TV.” Familiarity, however, isn’t a crimecertainly not on network TVand it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that “Perception” will score solid ratings for TNT.

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Reel World

The Elephant in the Room

With a national election looming, 2012 is a major political year. Director/co-producer Kevin J. Williams and his wife/co-producer Tamara are tapping into that zeitgeist with their independent documentary Fear of a Black Republican. The film explores why there are so few black Republicans and features interviews with such luminaries as former chair of the Republican National Committee Michael Steele, scholar Cornel West and commentators Tavis Smiley and Michelle Malkin. The film will screen locally on Saturday, July 7, starting at 7 p.m. at the African American Performing Arts Center (310 San Pedro NE, in Expo New Mexico). The married filmmakers will be on hand for a post-film Q & A. Admission is “pay what you can.”

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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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Today's Events

Black Friday (1940) at KiMo Theatre

Classic horror film starring Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi. Part of the Fright Nights series.

Cine de la Epoca de Oro: Pueblerina at South Broadway Cultural Center

Tomorrow's Events

The Spirit of the Beehive (1973) at KiMo Theatre

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