Missing Fat Kid
Whoops. We inadvertently omitted capsule write-ups from our print edition for films opening at the Guild Cinema this evening, so here they be:
Fat Kid Rules the World
Actor Matthew Lillard (Scooby-Doo) tries his hand at directing with this coming-of-age comedy about a suicidal high-schooler who gets recruited by a druggy dropout to become the drummer in a punk rock band. Based on K.L. Going's 2003 young adult novel.
James Franco, Heather Graham and Lili Taylor costar in this drama about a troubled 19-year-old (Ashley Hinshaw from Chronicle) who moves to San Francisco and gets involved in the porn industry. The script comes courtesy of adult film vet Lorelei Lee.
Midnight Movie Madness: Miami Connection
Alibi Midnight Movie Madness is in the mood for some kung fu craziness this weekend. So we dug up the long-lost 1986 martial arts musical Miami Connection for your viewing bewilderment. It’s got ninjas, it’s got synth rock. I mean, just take a gander at that trailer up there. Gawker.com just said, “This is not just a great bad movie—it’s a phenomenal one.” We’ll be screening it at Guild Cinema at 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Come on out and prepare to be amazed.
Alibi Midnight Movie Madness Presents: V/H/S
Halloween is fast approaching, and we’re celebrating the occasion with a screening of the extremely scary anthology film V/H/S this weekend at Guild Cinema. The film is the work of several of today’s hottest, up-and-coming indie horror directors—including Ti West (The House of the Devil) and David Bruckner (The Signal). Check out the trailer above (if you dare). The film starts at 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, and Saturday, Oct. 27. Tickets are $8 adults, $6 students/seniors.
Midnight Movie Madness Presents [REC] 3: Genesis
Alibi Midnight Movie Madness returns to Guild Cinema in Nob Hill for another weekend of crazed cult cinema. On Friday and Saturday, we’ll be presenting [REC] 3: Genesis—the third film in the wildly popular Spanish zombie apocalypse series. This time around in the loosely connected storyline, our videocamera-wielding heroes are a soon-to-be husband-and-wife team. When the demon-driven zombie plague hits their wedding party, it’s up to the blushing bride to pick up a chainsaw and take back her special day. Expect more humor, but no less gore for this one. Showtimes start at 10 p.m. and Midnight. Admission is $8 general, $6 students and seniors.
Drunk In a Movie Theater? Great Idea!
What are you doing on this fine Sunday afternoon? In the mood for some heavy drinking? Not as a participant, mind you, but as an amused observer? Head on over to The Box Performance Space for the world premiere screening of the feature-length comedy Drunk. The movie, directed by Phillip Hughes and written by Scott Bryan, features a whole host of Albuquerque actors including Daniel T. Cornish, Rebekah Wiggins, Jenn Daugherty, Jason Witter and Ryan Jason Cook. It was lensed in and around our fair city in 2011 and will be hitting film festivals at the end of the summer. The screening is free, but it’s also a fundraiser—so, if you wanna help out by sponsoring the film at an upcoming festival, there will be a donation pot to help get Drunk up and out on the road. Cast and crew will be around for the screenings at 3 and 5 p.m. Seating is limited, so you might want to shoot an RSVP over to the film’s Facebook page.
Summer Film Guide 2012
Now that Memorial Day is come and gone, the official summer movie season is in full swing. From now until Labor Day, we’ve got dozens of big-budget, explosion-filled films vying for our attention. Hidden among those Will Smith-filled blockbusters are assorted smaller-budgeted indie films worth your attention as well. To help guide you through this crowded battlefield of Hollywood offerings, we give you Alibi’s Summer Film Guide. Week-by-week Film Editor Devin D. O’Leary will provide you with all the pertinent info. Plus, we’ve got trailers! Read it over, mark up you calendar and get to the movies.
Indie Q Back at KiMo
Albuquerque Film Office’s monthly Indie Q meeting returns to the KiMo Theater Downtown on Wednesday, May 23. Tonight will be a jam-packed night of local film shorts. Liz Langston from the Film Office will introduce the evening. That will be followed by 11 shorts. The lineup is as follows: “Trifecta Screening Promo” by Scott Milder, “Toy Soldiers” by Peter Nicholas, “Independent Business” by John Broadhead, “Two Timers” by Jim Sicard, “The Joy of Arca” by Lora Cunningham, “2Bers, How to Relax” by Ryan Halsey, “Lessons for the Aspiring Man” by Stephen Truselli, “Serious Shift” by James Nunn, “Serious Development” by Tom McGill and “Ritz and Spitz” by the IFDM Capstone Class. Afterward, there will be a Q&A session with all the filmmakers. Admission is free. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Show starts at 7 p.m.
Showgirls 2 @ Midnight Movie Madness
Did you know there’s a sequel to Paul Verhoeven’s 1995 trash classic / object of cult worship Showgirls? Sort of. Rena Reffel, who plays the ditzy stripper Penny in that film, got tired of waiting for somebody to make a sequel—so she went out and wrote, directed, edited, produced and starred in Showgirls 2: Penny’s From Heaven. It’s exactly as good as you think it is. Don’t believe me? Check out the trailer. We’ll be screening it at Alibi Midnight Movie Madness this Friday and Saturday at 10:30 p.m. at Guild Cinema. See you there. Bonus points if you show up in stripper attire, by the way.
Choose the movies for Civic Cinema
First winner to be screened June 1
Everybody loves an election. And in this one, everybody wins!
Alibi is asking its readers to help the City of Albuquerque bring back the popular Civic Cinema film series in grand fashion. There will be three free public movie screenings this summer on Downtown's Civic Plaza. The city is asking you to pitch in and vote for your favorite films. The number one choice will be shown at the first public screening on June 1. After that, the winning film is removed, and voting starts all over again. Didn't get to see the movie you wanted? Vote some more. Encourage your friends to chime in as well.
Get out the vote, and let's watch some movies this summmer, Albuquerque!
Midnight Movies: Juan of the Dead
Ever seen a Cuban movie? Ever seen a Cuban comedy? Ever seen a Cuban zombie comedy? I’m gonna go out on a limb and say the answer is “no” on all three of these questions. Well, we’re here to help. Alibi is, once again, sponsoring Midnight Movie Madness at Guild Cinema. This weekend’s crazy selection is Juan of the Dead, a winking horror parody about a Communist Cuba overrun with gut-munching zombies. It’s screening Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m. and midnight. Be sure to bring your chainsaw and your copy of Mao’s Little Red Book.
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