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V.26 No.34 | 8/24/2017
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Reel World

Incredible Night

This Friday, Aug. 25, Movies on the Plaza will present a free public screening of Pixar’s The Incredibles. Get on over to Harry E. Kinney Civic Plaza in Downtown starting at 6pm and you can purchase local microbrew beer and fresh food from The Deli at Hyatt as part of ABQ Food Fridays. (There will also be live music from Swag.) The family friendly movie starts at dusk (around 8:15pm) on the Plaza’s outdoor screen. Released in 2004 The Incredibles is the animated story of a super-powered family trying to choose between living a normal life and saving the world. Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter and Samuel L. Jackson provide the voices. Some seating is available. Feel free to bring blankets or portable chairs.

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On the Money

“DuckTales” on Disney XD

Like a lot of people in my generation, I’ve spent an inordinate amount of my adult life watching age-inappropriate cartoons. Blame it on the early ’90s, which were a boom time for animated shows—“Batman: The Animated Series,” “Tiny Toon Adventures,” “The Tick,” “Rocko’s Modern Life,” “The Simpsons,” “Beavis and Butt-head,” “Daria”—that straddled the line between juvenile and adult entertainment. Sure, “Animanics” and “Ren & Stimpy” with their hidden adult humor paved the way for today’s “mature” cartoons like “South Park” and “Archer.” But any guilt-free, post-adolescent with “My Little Pony” on their DVR queue can thank/blame idiots like me unironically watching “The Powerpuff Girls” back in college.

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Week in Sloth

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V.26 No.33 | 8/17/2017
Smoke Signals

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Frybread Power

See Singin’ in the Rain at Civic Plaza, Smoke Signals and "The Best of 2017 48 Hour Film Project.” Crewmembers are wanted for Judgment.

Idiot Box

Regularly Scheduled

Networks lock new fall lineups

The broadcast networks announced their fall schedules. Here's what we’ll be watching (or not) come September/October and what new shows have been sidelined until midseasons (January/February).
Naked SNCTM trailer

Week in Sloth

There's an “unscripted docuseries" about a Beverly Hills erotic club, legendary warriors of light chosen by the Trump Kingdom to protect the world from evil desires and a “Countdown to Darkness.”
V.26 No.32 | 8/10/2017
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Reel World

Northern Pride

Check out the Taos Pride Film Festival or the Native Cinema Showcase; see Pulling Push Doors or Pretty in Pink.

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TV News

Televised tidbits from around the dial

TV gets new stuff, including books and movies.
First In Human trailer

Week in Sloth

Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
V.26 No.31 | 8/3/2017
Reel World

Reel World

Shoot First, Ask Questions Later

66 Mile Radius and last weekend's 48 Hour Films screen, and a special "dinner and a movie" event happens in Silver City.
The Guest Book trailer

Idiot Box

Check-In Time

“The Guest Book” on TBS

“The Guest Book” is a comic anthology, with curse-laden dialogue and sexually explicit storylines, centering on the various inhabitants of a single, crazy hotel room.
Comrade Detective trailer

Week in Sloth

Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
V.26 No.30 | 7/27/2017
Reel World

Reel World

My Heart Will Go On ... and On

Titanic on a titanic screen, Zootopia in the park, Extraterrestre en Español and New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase deadline extended.
Midnight, Texas sneak peek

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Monster Mash-Up

“Midnight, Texas” on NBC

“Midnight, Texas” is little more than an inexpensive, broadcast network carbon copy of “True Blood” but with a pulpy, comic book-y charm to its threadbare genre silliness.
The Last Tycoon trailer

Week in Sloth

Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.