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Shaandiin Tome’s Mud accepted into 2018 Sundance Film Festival

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The 9-minute short features talent from Shiprock, Albuquerque, and Fort Defiance

LOS ANGELES — The Sundance Institute released its Indie Episodic, Shorts and Special Events selections for the 2018 Sundance Film Festival on Dec. 4.

Among those chosen is Mud (Hashtł’ishnii) a film about Ruby, a young Navajo...

A consistently entertaining Disaster Artist features remarkable performances

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Running Time: 104 min.

I suppose, to a certain degree, how much one enjoys the new biopic The Disaster Artist might have something to do with how appreciative one is of the surreal 2003 drama, The Room. This biopic chronicles the making of the cult item that many describe as “so-bad-it’s-good,” as much as they do the eccentric man who made it. Even still, it’s hard to believe that audiences unfamiliar with the events upon which the movie is based won’t be enraptured by the enjoyable strangeness on display.

Based on the non-fiction book, this tale begins with aspiring thespian Greg Sestero (Dave Franco) meeting enigmatic and over-the-top...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Dec. 8, 2017

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Welcome back to another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. There’s some really interesting stuff coming... everything from family pictures to horror and even documentary. So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

Big New Releases!

American Assassin - Based on the series of books, this action/thriller involves a young man who turns into a muscular vigilante after a group of terrorists kill his girlfriend. The hero is hired by the US government to be trained as a secret operative. His first task involves stopping a villain out to start war in the Middle East. Reaction to the feature was muted. The film...

‘Three Billboards’ is a thoughtful, gripping character study

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Running Time: 115 min.

Martin McDonagh sure has a way with words. In fact, his previous features In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths are well known for their sharp and incisive dialogue and deeply flawed characters. Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri is no exception, boasting an incredible cast at the top of their game and a mean but thoughtful script dealing with grief and anger.

Mildred (Frances McDormand) is a grieving mother whose child was raped and murdered by an unknown assailant. Frustrated at the lack of progress in the case by law enforcement, she buys a trio of billboards and posts a pointed question on each of them in large lettering to...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Dec. 1, 2017

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Welcome back to another look at the highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. It’s a slightly smaller edition, but there are still plenty of interesting releases coming your way. So if you can’t make it to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

Big New Releases!

Acts of Vengeance - This action/drama tells the tale of a lawyer whose wife and daughter are killed. Yearning for revenge, he starts muscling up and then takes a vow of silence until he can find those responsible. Hmm… that might make tracking the bad guys a whole lot tougher. Reaction to this independent Death Wish-like feature was mixed. About half thought it delivered its B-movie...
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