The Dark Matters Film Festival Zombie Dance Party shambles into Sister Bar (407 Central SW) tonight at 8 p.m. The event promises lots of dead patrons and plenty of live bands, including Hoverbourd, Lindy Vision, Get Action, YOU and First Lovve. It’s the official launch party for Dark Matters—which unspools May 17-19 at Guild Cinema with more than 14 horror, sci-fi and dark fantasy films from around the world. You can pick up your official DMFF programs tonight at the party. Check out the trailer above. When’s the last time you saw a trailer for a party?
Raise Your Glassies, Don Your Dressies
The Unofficial Drinking Game for the 2013 Oscars
There is no getting around the fact that no matter how much you popcorn you make, no matter how many times you take that “one last trip” to the candy table, no matter how many live-tweeting parties you view, the Oscars are just sort of boring. Over the last few years, the games have been running at around 4 hours. Add in 2 or so hours of pre-
And what better way to pass that than with a little drinking game? With the help of the folks at the Huffington Post, nextmovie.com, and a few ideas from my own little brain, I’ve compiled the official Unofficial Drinking Game for the 2013 Oscars. Hit the jump for prompts to keep your night interesting, informational and classy. And please, please, please … be responsible.
On the Red Carpet take a drink every time:
• A celebrity evades a question.
• Someone says they are "so excited to be here."
• A celebrity is photobombed.
• A celebrity is asked who they are wearing.
• You see a celebrity who brought a parent/family member as their date.
• Someone wears a truly hideous dress (yes, we'll leave that up to your own discretion).
• A man wears two-toned shoes with a suit/tux
During the Oscars take a drink each time:
• Someone thanks their parents and/or God.
• Someone acknowledges Meryl Streep.
• A loser begrudgingly smiles to the camera.
• Someone says they didn't have a speech prepared.
• Seth MacFarlane cracks a failed joke.
• Seth McFarlane does a cartoon voice.
• The camera cuts to Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner.
• The band tries to cut off someone's speech.
• Someone cries.
• Someone curses on stage and is bleeped out.
• Someone says, "I couldn't have done this without … "
• J-Law says something “charmingly unscripted.”
• A winner uses their speech time as a political/
• Someone says they didn't have a speech prepared.
• Someone mentions the Grammy wardrobe restrictions
• Someone winks at the camera
• A cartoon character is shows wearing Oscar-worthy clothing.
Finish your drink if:
• Jennifer Lawrence wins Best Actress and the camera pans to Meryl Streep.
• One of the cast of Les Misérables sings.
• Adele gets a standing ovation after singing “Skyfall.”
We wish you a merry Lynch-mas
This day, we celebrate all things Lynchian. Whether your poison is his early experimental work (Eraserhead, The Elephant Man), must-see teevee (Twin Peaks, yo), the De Laurentiis period (Dune, Blue Velvet), the Wild at Heart era or his more recent work (Inland Empire, Dumbland), the ideal time to show your devotion to the auteur is his 66th birthday. Scroll on for some A/V inspiration for your worship.
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:
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.