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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for May 26, 2017

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It’s time for another look at what is coming your way on Blu-ray and DVD. There are several huge movies arriving and you can read all about them below. 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!

Get Out - An African-American man agrees...

‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ provides proper closure to swashbuckling franchise

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Rating: «« out of 4

Running Time: 128 min.

It’s important to know when to say when. Back in 2004, Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl (based on the Disney theme park ride), was far more entertaining and enjoyable a movie than it had any right to be. However, it was soon followed by increasingly flawed and unmemorable sequels. To be completely honest, I can barely remember the last film.

The latest sequel, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, is still not a return to form. The witty banter and humorous pirate shenanigans remains less-than-razor-sharp and can’t match the original’s charm. Most of the new characters aren’t particularly interesting...

NMSD students take action on Capitol Hill

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New Mexico School for the Deaf High School students, Vergena Chee, Lindsay Hand, and Jacob Stevens, accompanied by NMSD Student Outcomes Specialist Gary Hand, recently attended the second Annual Capitol Hill Advocacy Day in Washington, DC.

Along with the Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf, NMSD’s students met with New Mexico’s U.S. congressmen and women to raise awareness about the Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act of 2013 (H.R. Bill 1120) which advocates for Deaf and Deaf/Blind education and evaluation.

NMSD Superintendent Dr. Rosemary Gallegos determined that this was a powerful opportunity for students to utilize their...

‘Baywatch’ drowns with nary a laugh

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Rating: « out of 4

Running Time: 118 min.

I’m not very familiar with the TV series upon which the new Baywatch feature is based, but one imagines that it provided viewers with a bit of tongue-in-cheek camp and escapism over the course of an hour. The sad thing is that during a screening of the new and updated version of this property, I actually spent much of the time feeling I might have been better served watching the original show. The new Baywatch mixes blunt, ill-timed gags with straight-forward action and does neither of the two particularly well. This effort sinks early on and completely drowns before anyone or anything can rescue it.

The plot revolves around heroic Mitch...

GHS Class of 2017 readies for the world

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“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory” – Dr. Seuss.

This was the class motto for the 182 students graduating from Gallup High School Class at the Angelo DiPaolo Memorial Stadium May 12.

The stadium was packed to capacity, as family, friends, and relatives came to see their graduate wrap up more than a decade of schooling.

Bleachers were dotted with balloons and party favors of eager family members awaiting to hear their child’s name called to receive their diploma. “Pomp and Circumstance” was played by the GHS Band as proud parents try to hold back their tears as the processional began to take off.

Presentation of the...

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