Flicker, the independent horror thriller shot here in Albuquerque by director Aaron Hendren, should be available on DVD starting this Friday, Jan. 29. It’s a perfect opportunity for lovers of offbeat slasher films to support local cinema. You can pick up a copy through Amazon.com. For more info, log on to eggmurders.com.
Do I really have any interest in discussing the symbolic use of firewood as a weapon? ... No. No, I don’t.
Sometimes, I think Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier is a genius (The Kingdom, for example). Other times, I think he’s just an asshole (let’s go with Dogville). His newest film, the controversy-baiting horror whatsit Antichrist, is a coin toss.
Why don’t more films choose God as the villain?
Angels with machine guns: Doesn’t that sound bad-ass? It’s like tigers with switchblades. Or sharks with lasers. It’s awesomeness squared. And it’s pretty much the entire concept behind the action/horror/fantasy Legion. Unfortunately, this idea of diminishing returns makes for a wicked-cool poster, a mildly intriguing trailer and an incredibly mediocre film.
Big Bang Theory
“Human Target” on FOX
You probably don’t recognize “Human Target” from its original comic book run. (That’s OK; it was an obscure back-up strip in ’70s-era DC stuff like The Brave and the Bold and Detective Comics). You may not remember “Human Target” from its brief, two-month stint in the summer of 1992 as an action drama starring Rick Springfield. (Trust me, it sounded like a good idea at the time.) But you might want to get familiar with it now that FOX has revived the concept as a splashy, explosion-filled weekly series.
The Week in Sloth
“Live for the Moment” (KRQE-13 7 p.m.) People who are afflicted with terminal illnesses or have survived plane crashes or are paralyzed or whatever get interviewed by Jeff Probst so they can relate their life-affirming stories. This aggressively inspirational new reality show is like rolling up a Mitch Albom book and smoking it.
“Kitchen Nightmares” (KASA-2 8 p.m.) Chef Gordon Ramsay and his salty tongue return for a third season of cursing-out stupid restaurant owners who don’t seem to want to listen to him even though they’re going out of business.