The 2010 edition of the genre-crazed independent film festival TromaDance New Mexico starts up this weekend at Guild Cinema in Nob Hill. The festival launches on Friday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. with the Troma Entertainment trash classic Tromeo & Juliet, followed by an opening-night screening of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Catholic Church-meets-freakshow freak-out Santa Sangre. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 11 and 12, are filled with blocks of shorts as well as local premieres of the slasher flick Exhibit A-7 and the comic art documentary Grant Morrison: Talking With Gods. Locally shot comedy In Trouble and New Mexico-lensed action flick A Lonely Place For Dying will also be screened. Tickets and passes are available at the Guild box office (3405 Central NE).
Film Lover's Gift Guide
DVDs, Already Boxed
The 10 best boxed sets of 2010
If you’ve got a film lover in your life, then you might appreciate a little guidance on what to get them this holiday season. The year 2010 was a banner annum for hot DVD/Blu-ray packs. Whatever your cinephile loves, you’re sure to find something to suit his or her taste amid the following suggestions. And if you stumble across something that you might like to bug Santa for yourself, that’s OK too.
“Masked Warriors” leaps into Albuquerque
It’s not often that Duke City denizens get to see a TV show being filmed. Sure, “Breaking Bad,” “In Plain Sight,” “Wildfire” and “Scoundrels” all made their mark on Albuquerque, lensing (and in the case of the first two, continuing to lens) lots of local landmarks. But aside from the random sighting of a film crew camped out Downtown, our opportunity to really see a show being shot is slim.
The Week in Sloth
“The Gruffalo” (ABC Family 5 p.m.) Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Wilkinson and John Hurt voice this animated version of a well-known British children’s book about a wily mouse.
“Community” (NBC 7 p.m.) “Community” kicks off a night of Christmas-themed sitcoms in high style with a stop-motion-animated episode evoking the classic Rankin-Bass holiday specials of yesteryear.
The Santa Incident (Hallmark 6 p.m.) A family helps Santa Claus after the U.S. government shoots down his sleigh. ... Not so fast there. This guy is a foreign national. How do we know he’s not an agent for Al-Qaida?