Infamous Old West gunman Wild Bill is bringing Wild Bill’s Crazy Film Festival back to The Box Performance Space this Saturday, Oct. 2, starting at 8 p.m. All manner of locally made short films will be screened. But here’s the twist: You, the audience, are in control. Each film will be given two minutes to show off its stuff. After that, the audience gets to vote. Winners will continue screening in their entirety, losers will be put out of their misery by Wild Bill’s trusty six-shooters. For more information about “Albuquerque’s most dangerous short film festival,” log on to Amigo Production. Six bucks gets you in the door. Find The Box at 100 Gold SW, suite 112.
The Social Network
Mark Z. unfriends the world in funny, fascinating biopic
On paper, the story of how college nerd Mark Zuckerberg successfully programmed and marketed a more popular version of social networking websites such as MySpace doesn’t sound all that exciting. As envisioned by director David Fincher and writer Aaron Sorkin, however, the story has surprising vibrancy, entertainment value and timeliness. It’s like Citizen Kane for the Internet age. And that’s not just the hyperbole talking.
“Re-Boot ’Em, Danno!”
“Hawaii Five-0” on CBS
Nostalgia is a thin bridge to walk. Everybody longs to return to those halcyon days of youth when music rocked louder, movies were less stupid and comic books kicked way more ass. The problem is nothing is ever as good as you remember it. Hollywood, hoping to make another buck or two off your faulty memory, is happy to exploit feelings of nostalgia. There’s hardly a movie, TV show, cartoon, comic strip, comic book, toy, video game or board game that hasn’t been or isn’t about to be brought back to life.
The Week in Sloth
“Undercover Ops” (A&E 8 p.m.) Basically, it’s “COPS,” but more dangerous. Because they’re undercover. And in Detroit.
“WWE Friday Night SmackDown” (Syfy 7 p.m.) SmackDown makes the flying turnbuckle leap from MyNetworkTV to Syfy.
“Say Yes to the Dress: Big Bliss” (TLC 7 p.m.) In today’s world of “reality”-based TV, there are only three types of humans: celebrities, fat people and little people. There are four activities in which they may engage: baking/cooking, having too many kids, running blue-collar family businesses and getting married. Hence, we have this “new” show in which fat people buy wedding dresses.