Earlier this week, Gov. Bill Richardson announced the recipients of the 2007 New Visions/New Mexico Contract Awards. In its second year, the program is providing 11 contracts totaling $160,000 for New Mexico-based producers and directors to create narrative films, documentaries, animated and experimental works. Prizes were handed out in the following categories:
I’m Not There
Oh, he’s there. Just keep digging.
Back in the early ’90s, a guy named Brian Morton published a now out-of-print novel called The Dylanist. Don’t bother reading it. My wife found a copy on eBay several years ago. I cherish it, but I’ve got to admit: As a novel, it just isn’t good.
More monsters, less misunderstanding: Is that so much to ask?
Nothing says the holidays quite like a claustrophobic setting, a small knot of panicked humanity and a heaping helping of hungry monsters, right? For those who wish to wash down their Thanksgiving turkey with severed limbs, extradimentional creatures and a deadly dose of Stephen King, writer-director Frank Darabont is here to oblige.
Space War is Hell
Battlestar Galactica: Razor on Sci-Fi
There was a major blow in store for viewers at the end of “Battlestar Galactica”’s season-ending cliff-hanger earlier this year. And I’m not talking about the revelation of the final few Cylon spies. Or the suggestion that somehow Bob Dylan was behind the destruction of the human race. No, I’m talking about the information that we’d be waiting until January 2008 to see more new episodes.
The Week in Sloth
“MLE Chowdown: The Turkey Bowl” (Spike 9 a.m.) Wanna feel better about the belly-busting feast you’re about to consume? Watch the world’s top eaters try to consume an entire turkey in 20 minutes.
“The Purina National Dog Show” (KOB-4 12 p.m.) Sure, I’m down with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (which starts on NBC at 9 a.m.). That’s a holiday tradition, by god. But when did the Kennel Club of Philadelphia’s annual event hosted by John O’Hurley become a yearly tradition? I mean, who in their right mind--ooh, look! Poodles!