Film & TV
 Alibi V.17 No.31 • July 31-Aug 6, 2008 
Jules McGillicudy (played by Stephen Rubin) and Ralph Rudy/Jade (played by Jody Hegarty)
Reel World

Reel World

Duke City Shootout

Seven filmmakers handpicked from around the country had seven days to shoot, edit and premiere 12-minute screenplays. Now the race is over, and the public's invited to see what the contestants came up with. On Saturday, Aug. 2, the Shootout will screen all seven movies at the Kiva Auditorium (in the Convention Center). The winner from the New Mexico 48 Hour Film Project will also screen at this event (see this week's feature for more details). Tickets cost $19 and include an awards ceremony after the screenings. After the premieres, head to the Hyatt Regency Grand Ballroom (330 Tijeras NW) for a post-premiere party where you can rub elbows with the filmmakers. For more info and to buy tickets, visit

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Jules McGillicudy (played by Stephen Rubin) and Ralph Rudy/Jade (played by Jody Hegarty)

Film Review

The Lives of Angels

Heaven must wait

The filmmakers grew this melon in our own backyard, so you’ll want to give it the benefit of every doubt. Unfortunately, at the end of a brief runtime that feels much longer than it should, I had to admit this just isn’t a good movie, even by my-buddy-shot-and-edited-the-whole-thing-over-the-weekend standards.

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Video Review


Frontier(s), 2008

It’s no secret that I have always been a fan of the great cultural contributions made by the French. From their ticklers, fries, toast and kisses to the ménage à trois, the French have always known how to up the ante in an otherwise dull world. So it’s no surprise that when it comes to horror films, the French just can’t help but put their own special twist on the genre. If you don’t believe me, I suggest taking a minute to seek out films like Irreversible, Haute Tension and Ils for a crash course in modern French horror. (And for those feeling a little old school, you can never go wrong with Eyes Without a Face or Man Bites Dog.)

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Idiot Box

Thigh-High Waders

“Jon & Kate Plus 8” on TLC

Choosing the best in television is easy, as there’s not much competition. Determining the worst, however, takes a real commitment, akin to testing the efficacy of thigh-high waders in a lake of waste; you have to wade through a lot of shit.

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Week in Sloth

The Week in Sloth

Thursday 31

"The Real Housewives of Atlanta" (Bravo 10 p.m.) First it was the real housewives of Orange County. Then it moved to New York City. Now the fake-breasted Bravo reality show heads to Atlanta, and word is the homemaking ladies of New Jersey are in talks for their own series. Which means it won't be long before we're in "The Real Housewives Pensacola" territory. Just you wait and see.

"U.S. Senior Open Golf Championship" (ESPN 11 a.m.) And you thought watching televised golf was boring before ...

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