Film & TV
 Alibi V.17 No.48 • Nov 27-Dec 3, 2008 

Reel World

Happy Kampers

This Thanksgiving weekend, Albuquerque filmmakers David C. Valdez and Philip H.R. Gunn are pulling the curtain back on their crazed feature film debut, Klown Kamp Massacre. The campy horror/comedy will have its world premiere this Friday (10:30 p.m.), Saturday (10:30 p.m.) and Sunday (1 p.m.) at Guild Cinema in Nob Hill. According to the filmmakers (who oughta know), Klown Kamp Massacre “masterfully blends gratuitous sex, clown-on-clown violence and fart jokes.” Imagine Friday the 13th with cream pies and you’re halfway there. The film stars local actors Ross Kelly, Isaac Kappy, Chris Payne, Jared Herholtz, Dan Gutierrez and Tara Hahn and includes a special cameo by Troma Films president Lloyd Kaufman. If blood, boobs and balloon animals aren’t enough to convince you to get out there and support local film, this weekend’s screenings will also feature the very first trailers for Phillip Hughes’ Jigoku and Ryan Denmark’s Romeo and Juliet vs. the Living Dead. Tickets are $8 and are available in advance at the Guild box office (3405 Central NE, 255-1848).

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Jason Statham: Lord of the Dance

Film Review

Transporter 3

Euro-action series runs out of gas in third lap

The fact that Transporter 3 is directed by a guy named Olivier Megaton bears repeating. Not only is this guy French, he’s a former graffiti artist and has voluntarily rechristened himself after a high-yield nuclear device. That should give you a fairly clear idea of Transporter 3’s caliber. It’s the bomb, baby! ... If you’re into loud, frantic and aggressively unsubtle cinema, that is.

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Little-known fact: Dalton Trumbo wrote the lyrics to “Rubber Ducky (You’re the One)”

Film Review


Literate doc explores a man of letters

The average American will be forgiven for not knowing the name Dalton Trumbo. A generation ago, he was the poster child for free speech, unfettered artistic expression and the consequences of government run amok. Today, he at least rates a paragraph (more or less) to himself in most film history textbooks.

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Idiot Box

Game On

“Estate of Panic” and “Cha$e” on Sci-Fi

Sci-Fi Channel has been struggling with an identity crisis of late. I’m not sure why. It’s all clearly laid out right there in the name. Nonetheless, executives at the cable net seem confused. How else to explain “Extreme Championship Wrestling”? Or the reluctance to greenlight “Caprica”?

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Week in Sloth

The Week in Sloth

Thursday 27

“Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade” (KOB-4 9 a.m.) Let’s face it: The Idiot Box is mere background noise on the holidays. But at least you can start off the day with this 82nd annual holiday time-waster.

Friday 28

“Monk”/“Psych” (USA 7 p.m./8 p.m.) Now that all that Thanksgiving unpleasantness is behind us, USA gets right to the Christmas goods with a pair of holiday-themed episodes of its quirky detective series. First up, “Mr. Monk and the Miracle.” Next case, “Christmas Joy.”

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