Defective Auditions--Defective Man, a new comedy feature by Albuquerque writer/director D. Ryan Mowry, will be shooting in and around Albuquerque in May. SB-Films, the company behind the campy superhero parody, is holding a one-day audition for the film at the Guild Cinema (3405 Central NE) on Thursday, Jan. 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The film is a low-budget independent production, so there will be no pay involved. Interested actors will, however, receive credit for their work and a copy of the completed film. For more info, or for a page of dialogue to prepare for the audition, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Haunting documentary confronts suicide head-on
The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco is one of the most iconic structures in the world. It is a wonder of modern engineering, a prime tourist destination and a symbol of the City by the Bay. It is also the most popular suicide spot on the planet.
Children of Men
Frightening futuristic thriller speculates on a world on the brink of collapse
One day, somewhere down the line, some enterprising film critic or cinema historian is going to write a biography on the life and work of Mexican-born writer/director Alfonso Cuarón. That person is going to have their work cut out for them trying to make heads or tails out of Cuarón’s brilliant but bafflingly diverse résumé.
“Dirt” on FX
Given Hollywood’s love/hate (mostly hate) relationship with celebrity photographers, I’m a little surprised it took the industry so long to make a TV series about paparazzi. Leave it to envelope-pushing FX, though, to burrow deep into the tabloid trash heap and come up with the intermittently entertaining sleaze-fest that is “Dirt.”
The Week in Sloth
“Consumer Electronics Show 2007” (G4 10 p.m.) What wicked cool new electronic devices will we be seeing in the coming year? G4 takes us to the CES to find out.
“Adult Entertainment Expo 2007” (G4 10 p.m.) What wicked cool new pornography will we be seeing in the coming year? G4 takes us to the AEE to find out.
Grendel (Sci-Fi 7 p.m.) What would befit English literature’s oldest epic more than a chintzy movie on the Sci-Fi Channel starring such minor TV celebs as Chris Bruno (“The Dead Zone”), Ben Cross (“Dark Shadows”) and Marina Sirtis (“Star Trek: TNG”)?