On Jan. 15 and 16, Albuquerque will be hosting its first full-blown comic book convention in more than a decade. There will be vendors, guest artists and appearances by several film and TV luminaries (Norman Reedus and Sean Patrick Flanery from The Boondock Saints, “The Incredible Hulk” himself Lou Ferrigno, Gil Gerard and Erin Gray from “Buck Rogers,” Herbert Jefferson Jr. and Anne Lockhart from the original “Battlestar Galactica,” Peter Mayhew from Star Wars).
I Love You Phillip Morris
Prison romance makes Carrey a fool for love
Honestly, I’m a bit wary of Jim Carrey these days. I prefer to think of him as a perfectly cute dog I’ve known for years that still bites me on occasion for no good reason. Really, I don’t want to like the guy. Sure, he’s been amazing in films such as The Truman Show, Man on the Moon and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. But just when I’m lulled into thinking the butt-talking comedian has matured into a fine actor, he turns around and gives us forgettable crap like Fun With Dick and Jane or Yes Man. Hell, even his serious films aren’t without blemish (2007’s just awful The Number 23). Impressive or insufferable: Carrey doesn’t have much middle ground.
Have a Cable TV Christmas
Christmas Eve around the dial
Do you fire up the TV on Christmas Eve in hopes of drowning out your relatives, or do you respectfully wait until after presents are opened on Christmas Day to do the same thing? I find that if the programming is holiday-centric enough, you can get away with ignoring everyone, turning up the volume and staring at the TV starting quite early on Dec. 24.
The Week in Sloth
“Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas!” (KOAT-7 7 p.m.) Watch the 1966 animated classic with Boris Karloff. Don’t bother to stick around for the 2000 live-action version with Jim Carrey.
“American Ninja Warrior” (G4 7 p.m.) It all comes down to one final obstacle course to glory.
“Shep & Tiffany Watch TV: The Best of 2010” (Bravo 9 p.m.) Self-described “Internet sensations” Shep and Tiffany are a pair of crudely animated reality show junkies. Here, they get to make fun of the weirdest, wildest TV moments of the year.
See “Idiot Box” above.