From the daily archives: Thursday, January 26, 2012

Powered by Guardian.co.ukThis article titled “Intruders – review” was written by Peter Bradshaw, for The Guardian on Thursday 26th January 2012 22.10 UTC

A decade ago, Spanish film-maker Juan Carlos Fresnadillo made a brilliant debut with his metaphysical thriller Intact, about an occult world of gamblers. Later, he directed 28 Weeks Later, and now there is this, Intruders, a highly conventional supernatural chiller in a very ordinary Hollywood-ised manner. The action unfolds in creepy parallel worlds. In Spain, a sensitive and imaginative boy is terrorised by a ghostly intruder in a hooded parka, and he and his mother are comforted by the traditional “troubled priest” figure, played by Daniel Brühl. And in suburban London, in a 30s-type semi, a 12-year-old is terrified by the same horrifying intruder, a phantom who exerts exactly the same hold on her imagination. Her father is played by Clive Owen, who has a faintly preposterous, macho job welding rivets on high buildings in London. A final twist unites the two strands, and an explanation makes it all hang together reasonably enough, but this is really very humdrum stuff compared to the electric strangeness of Intact.

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Chris Furguson
The 21st Annual Holtville Athletic Club Rib Cook-Off returns to Samaha Park this Saturday, starting at 10 am.
Every year, since the start of the cook-off, the city of Holtville fills with hungry attendees.  Each hungry patron waits for hours in the smoke filled air for their chance to eat.
This year, 25 invited teams will spend their Saturday morning preparing, cooking and serving thousands of ribs for prizes, including best rib, best side, and people’s choice.
The entrants include:
• Alford Distributing
• All the King’s Men
• AM Desert Storm
• Baja Runners
• Big Al’s Paradise Café
• Calvin’s Restaurant
• Castillo Construction
• California Highway Patrol
• City of Holtville
• Cornerstone Church
• Dune Company
• Grimmway Farms
• Hay Compadres
• Imperial County District Attorney’s Office
• Imperial County Planning Department
• Imperial County Sheriff’s Department
• Just Wanna BBQ
• Moose Lodge
• Oink Cluck-n-Moo
• Red Neck Ribs
• The Wild Bunch
• Torrence’s Farm Implements
• Triple I Press

Each rib available to the public will cost $2, but admission to the event is free.
Pre-sale tickets are available at locations throughout the Valley and Yuma, but when the ribs are gone, they’re gone.

 
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