Film & TV
 Alibi V.14 No.24 • June 16-22, 2005 

Reel World

Groovy!—B-movie king Bruce Campbell (star of the Evil Dead films, Bubba Ho-Tep and the “Xena” TV series) will be coming through Albuquerque next month on his whirlwind American tour. Campbell is supporting his new book Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way. Campbell will be signing copies of his fictional novel (in which he happens to star) starting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12, at Page One Books (11018 Montgomery NE). You must pre-purchase a copy of Campbell's book at Page One in order to get something signed. For more information, contact Page One at 294-5623.

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Film Review

Batman Begins

Batman franchise hits the restart button and crafts a heroic hit

Do me (and yourself, for that matter) a favor. Put those last couple Batman movies out of your mind. Forget that Warner Brothers ever let Joel Schumacher near the franchise to create the rubber-nipples-meet-Ice Capades debacle that was Batman & Robin. ... Have you forgotten? Is your mind clear? Good, now go out and enjoy the holy hell out of Batman Begins.

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Film Review

We Jam Econo: The Story of the Minutemen

Ultra-short music, life-long impact

Back in the early '70s, the seaport town of San Pedro, California, wasn't exactly a haven for youthful rebellion. There were tide pools, to be sure. There was one tiny record shop. (It's since been razed to make room for a Petco.) Expensive, eye-straining arena rock was in ample supply an hour north in Los Angeles. But otherwise, you really had to get creative if you wanted some relief from the boredom. Especially for hyperactive childhood friends Mike Watt and Daniel Boon.

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Idiot Box

Gone but ... Well, Forgotten Too.

Cancellations around the dial

With the summer season in full swing, and shows like “Dancing With the Stars” emerging as smash hits (I blame you, America!), the networks have taken the time to drop the hammer on series that did not exactly perform during the regular season. Some of you out there may be shocked to find your favorite shows in the dustbin come fall ... but I doubt it. Most of the shows that got canceled sucked.

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Week in Sloth

The Week in Sloth

Thursday 16

“What Hollywood Taught Us About Sex” (E! 9 p.m.) Well, Hollywood taught me to be careful on ladders when peeping into sorority houses, it taught me that girl's showers are America's best source of entertainment and it taught me that Phoebe Cates is really freaking hot.

Friday 17

“The Buzz on Maggie” (Disney 9 p.m.) The titular star of Disney's newest cartoon is described as “a funky fly girl”--but that's mostly because she is a fly.

“Ashton's Greatest Punk'd Rants” (MTV 8 p.m.) Yeah. I bet this ranks right up there with the greatest orations of William Jennings Bryan.

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