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V.28 No.16 | 4/18/2019

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Environmental Celluloid

This week there's the Taos Environmental Film Festival, Animal Crackers, Wall-E and The Unruly Mystic: John Muir.

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Streaming Information

Disney+ delivers the details

At “Investor Day” Disney revealed the clearest picture yet of Disney+, the studio’s long-gestating plan to rival Netflix.

Week in Sloth

Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
V.28 No.15 | 4/11/2019
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Experi-Mental

This week there's Experiments in Cinema v14.2, The Climate Disruption Film Festival and Some Like It Hot.
In The Dark

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Blind Ambition

“In the Dark” on The CW

"In the Dark" has no lack of talent, but is too desperate to mash up disparate genres and to impress us with its dark humor and prickly characters.
Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World trailer

Week in Sloth

Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
V.28 No.14 | 4/4/2019
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Reel World

Poetry in Motion

This week, there are poetry-themed “¡Colores!” documentaries, American Graffiti on the big screen, “The Power of Story: Storytellers Game Show” and training for working in films' art departments.
Abby’s trailer

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Booze and Cheers

“Abby’s” on NBC

“Abby’s” tries to wed old school sitcom structure with edgy content, but the humor is just too mild to qualify as “edgy” or particularly “funny.”
Lazor Wulf trailer

Week in Sloth

Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
V.28 No.13 | 3/28/2019

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With the Assist

See The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, take a production assistant training class and take on the western film themed “Official State Ornament” Design Contest.
The Dirt trailer

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Send in the Rock Clowns

The Dirt on Netflix

The Dirt is the Animal House of hair metal with an extra helping of disaster. To ask this made-for-TV movie not to be vapid is like asking a skin flick not to be pornographic.
Tacoma FD trailer

Week in Sloth

Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
V.28 No.12 | 3/21/2019
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Reel World

Submit to the State

See A League of Their Own on the big screen; film and TV sets need medics (not just people who play them) and it's time for local residents to submit films for the New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase; learn how to join the union for professional film technicians working “below the line” on TV and movie productions.
Love, Death + Robots trailer

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“Love, Death + Robots”

No Kids “Zone”

“Love, Death + Robots is “adult” in the sense that it’s super violent, loaded with cuss words and shows lots and lots of boobies. If you’re looking for an antecedent, it’s like Heavy Metal, but with less of the arty European fantasy stuff and more old-fashioned American exploitation.
Critters: A New Binge trailer

Week in Sloth

Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.