Film & TV
 Alibi V.17 No.46 • Nov 13-19, 2008 
Reel World

Reel World

Get your winter ski stoke on with the Powderwhores. ... I don’t know what that means. But apparently, a group of self-proclaimed “snow sluts from Utah” have produced a new extreme skiing film called The Pact. It features trailblazing skiing from the Wasatch Mountains in Utah to the snowy peaks of Hakuba, Japan. There will be two screenings of The Pact at the Santa Fe Film Center (1616 St. Michael’s Drive) on Thursday, Nov. 13 beginning at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door.

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Film News

The James Bond Primer

Babes, cars, gadgets and more

Feel the need to bone up on your Bond history before catching Quantum of Solace? The 22nd film in the official 007 series hits theaters this Friday. Here’s all you need to know about the last 46 years’ worth of cinematic superspies.

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Alibi   Midnight Movie Madness     sponsors a screening of Carlos Batts’ gothic/vampire/vinyl fetish film   Kiss Attack   Friday at 10:30 p.m.

Film Festival Preview

Come Again

Pornotopia returns to Albuquerque

Following the excitement, controversy and sold-out screenings of last year’s inaugural Pornotopia Film Festival, founders Molly Adler and Matie Fricker vowed to return to Nob Hill for another sexually charged cinematic outing. This weekend, they will do so, ushering in the Second Annual Pornotopia Film Festival at the storied Guild Cinema. If last year is any indication, you’ll need to bring your ID, your loved one (or ones) and possibly your lawyer.

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Idiot Box

Break Stuff

“Human Wrecking Balls” on G4

There’s a race among network executives to come up with the simplest, most reductive, so-stupid-it’s-genius television show. For these single-minded programmers of digital pabulum, dating shows, singing competitions and WWE spin-offs are far too sophisticated. These are the men and women who greenlight weekly offerings like “Yo Momma” (Wilmer Valderrama’s televised trash talk battle), “Hurl” (a show in which people eat a lot and try not to puke) and “The Tyra Banks Show.”

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Week in Sloth

The Week in Sloth

Thursday 13

Wu: The Story of the Wu-Tang Clan (BET 6 p.m.) This two-hour documentary about the hip-hop legend sounds great, but I fear it diminishes the importance of the Tang.

“Ancient Discoveries” (History 7 p.m.) Sure, history is occasionally boring. But when your “ancient discovery” is “ancient torture tech,” it gets interesting again.

“30 Rock” (KOB-4 8:30 p.m.) “30 Rock” continues its guest star run with Jennifer Aniston as a psycho stalker girlfriend. (Typecasting?)

Friday 14

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