V.24 No.19 | 5/7/2015
What “Daredevil” Gets Right
“Daredevil” on Netflix
By Devin D. O’Leary
What Netflix’ “Daredevil” gets right about comic book adaptations.
V.22 No.19 | 5/9/2013
Iron Man 3
Robert Downey Jr. straps on the suit for one more super outing
By Devin D. O’Leary
If nothing else (and there’s plenty else), the record-breaking release of Iron Man 3 proves beyond a shadow of a doubt what last summer’s The Avengers already established: that Marvel has found a perfect way of translating its comic book universe to the big screen. While cross-town rival DC struggles to establish any movie franchise (other than Batman), Marvel has cranked out a string of films (Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, The Avengers) which exist in the same interconnected universe. The ties may be strong or light from one film to the next, but this new wave of Marvel films does what no other movie series has managed.
V.21 No.23 | 6/7/2012
ACE in the Hole
Alibi’s top 10 picks for the Albuquerque Comic Expo
By Devin D. O’Leary
The Albuquerque Comic Expo enters its giant-sized (dare we say “Giant Man-sized”) sophomore year this weekend. With so many exhibits, lectures, signings, parties, screenings and gaming tournaments to choose from, how do you figure out what to spend your time on? Should you comb though the dealers’ room looking for bargains on back issues of Justice League, or should you get in line for Katee Sackhoff’s autograph? We’ve chosen our top 10 faves from the still-growing lineup of events.
V.20 No.31 | 8/4/2011
The Daily Word with drunk children, airline shutdowns, dyslexia, gluten and Amy Winehouse secrets
By Laura Marrich [ Wed Aug 3 2011 11:55 AM ]
Santa Fe 12-year-old charged with DWI.
It’s plague season: the fifth case of Hantavirus has been reported in N.M.
After nickel-and-diming the debt ceiling, lawmakers ran out to summer recess before resolving an FAA shutdown that’s costing taxpayers $1 billion a month.
The U.S. is finally joining the developed world by moving birth control under health insurance coverage—but there are some catches and a whole lot of misinformation.
A new font designed to help dyslexics read.
The FDA still hasn’t defined when foods can be labeled “gluten free.”
If your house was on fire, would you take this stuff with you?
Ousted Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak stands trail.
Pro-bike mayor of Vilnius, Lithuania says “Nice parking job, asshole!” to a Mercedes ... with a tank.
Steer clear of ground turkey for a while.
Haiti braces for tropical storm Emily, more devastation.
Everyone stop what you’re doing: Miley Cyrus got a “gay marriage” tattoo.
Also, Amy Winehouse was secretly engaged.
V.20 No.17 |
The Daily Word: Osama Bin Laden, Giant Fossil Ant Discovery, Happy Star Wars Day
By Tom Nayder [ Wed May 4 2011 9:51 AM ]
Osama Bin Laden News Roundup:
People are complaining about the low graduation rate among Lottery scholarship recipients.
John Ashcroft is Blackwater's new ethics chief. What's another word for irony?
Giant ant fossil discovered in Wyoming.
The top 10 Chinese tech moguls you need to know.
Don't get fooled by this Apple malware.
Ethically dubious ways to getting the perfect seat on your next flight.
How bacon can turn a vegetarian.
Watch the Insane Clown Posse review Water For Elephants.
Judge rules IP addresses aren't people, blocking subpoenas.
The unknown mysteries of the Mysteries of the Unknown commercial.
Rick Springfield arrested on DUI suspicion.
Top 10 evil lairs.
Today is Star Wars Day: May the 4th be with you! GET IT?????
Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo, you'll need limes.
South Korean man found dead on a crucifix.
Delivery man shames bad tippers on his blog.
This exists: The internet's most comprehensive examination of the watches worn by Fox Mulder on TV's The X-Files.
Chuck Norris: Karate Kommandos and eight other celebrity-based cartoons from the 80s and 90s.
Soon, almost every Marvel cartoon show will be available to watch instantly on Netflix.
V.20 No.10 |
The Daily Word: Japan, Politics, Politics, Politics, Hitler, Politics, Boob Jobs, Politics
By Tom Nayder [ Wed Mar 16 2011 8:49 AM ]
Bill O'Reilly says the media is hyping the the nuclear situation in Japan, meanwhile Japanese workers evacuate the troubled nuclear plant. In an unrelated matter, it's being reported that radioactive snow is falling in Japan.
Not a single Republican on the House Energy committee will admit that climate change is real.
N.M. House rejects the Senate's immigrant license bill.
New census data shows Rio Rancho and Los Lunas are New Mexico's fastest growing cities.
Democrats are trying to force Republicans who oppose Obama's health care overhual to publicly declare whether they accept taxpayer-subsidized health care from the Federal Employee Health Benefit Program.
Missouri lawmakers are repealing voter-approved anti-puppy-mill lows.
House committee has nothing better to do than vote to defund NPR and PBS.
Is this what conservatives really want? Georgia governor raises taxes on Girl Scout Cookies, and cuts taxes on multinational corporations. While Michigan's governor cuts corporate tax rate by 86% and raises taxes for the working poor.
A terrible mother filed a lawsuit against her daughter's preschool for inadequately preparing the 4-year-old to pursue an Ivy League education.
Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez is urging his citizens to say no to boob jobs.
Chicago bookstore forced to cancel mafia book signing after threats.
Some of the best walk off moments from 60 Minutes.
Life publishes some never-before seen photos of Hitler.
A tour of the worlds greatest holes.
TV's Buffy The Vampire Slayer premiered 14 years ago this week.
Lean Cuisine meals are being recalled.
Were you a Hee Haw fan or did your parents prefer Soul Train? You can only choose one!
Hey nerds! Read Stan Lee's deposition on the creation of the Marvel universe. Seriously, it's good.
The Gap want's you to haggle for your next pair of pants.
Charlie Sheen's porn star
Stephen King is writing another Dark Tower book.
V.19 No.3 | 1/21/2010
Planet Hulk DVD Review
By Nick Brown [ Mon Feb 15 2010 4:04 PM ]
Until now, Hollywood has insisted on portraying the Hulk as a mindless, raging animal of destruction, incapable of speech, reflection or quieter emotions. In everything from the old Bill Bixby TV series to the latest big-budget flops and a handful of animated productions, the Hulk has been a green werewolf. We've been asked to sympathize with Bruce Banner as a Larry Talbot for the atomic age, but it just doesn't work.
That's because those of us who know Hulk from the comic books understand it's the story of a two-dimensional scientist who, through the miracle of gamma radiation, becomes a character infinitely more interesting and likable than himself. Hulk of the comics experiences love, hate, humor and anger more vividly than Bruce Banner ever can, and though they both profess their love for Betty Ross, it 's Hulk who means it. Plus, he has super strength and hates Bruce Banner as much as all the ten-year-old Nick Browns do.
When Hulk got knocked unconscious and shrunk back into Banner, the ten-year-old Nick Brown felt like hurling his comic onto the bed; I knew it would be untold pages of blah, blah, blah before some stressful circumstance brought my green buddy back. Sure, he was feeble-minded and petulant by design, but childishly so, and never stupid, naive, cruel or boring. He loved beans. He loved Betty Ross, baby animals and his friend Rick. He hated giant monsters, being shot at and the notion of Bruce taking over my comic book.
I remember one issue (#169) where Hulk and Betty are stranded on an island of giant monsters and Hulk has to find Betty food. He's about to take down a deer, but hesitates... and drops his rock. He brings Betty some fruit to eat, and smears some berries on her cheeks so she'll look pretty.
Planet Hulk, the new full-length animated feature from Lionsgate, finally has Hulk right and then some.
Iron Man and his asshole friends decide the Hulk is too dangerous to keep around, so they blast him into space. He crashes on a distant planet and is enslaved by its tyrant king. He can talk! He can reason!
In an early scene, Hulk is far more interested in smashing out of the Red King's arena than fighting in it. Fuck them and their arena, he thinks. Now, that's the Hulk I know. If only it were that easy; there's plenty of blood, gore and smashing ahead. And romance? Perhaps. Happy Valentine's Day, Hulk.
I got a somewhat buggy disk of Planet Hulk from Netflix yesterday, then bought my own copy today. If you're a Hulk fan, it's better than you could hope for. Hi, buddy. Long time no see.
Annual Winter Solstice Concert at First United Methodist Church
Bach Violin Concerto in A minor, Cantata BWV 151, a selection of beautiful Renaissance motets of the season and recent music from Irsee Monastery in Bavaria.
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