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10-minute escape room hits Gallup

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This month, a 10-minute escape room, presented by the Gallup Repertory Theater, comes to town with the theme: Can you escape the doll factory?

The story is this: For years, the Dollmaker has been growing more and more reclusive, obsessed with creating the perfect living doll. You and your group find yourselves trapped in...

Five-time pro Bowler Anthony Miller stops in Gallup

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Former NFL wide receiver visits with local fans

Former five-time pro Bowler Lawrence Anthony Miller made a stop in Gallup to greet enthused football fans of all ages Oct. 13.

Fans had the chance to meet Miller at a live radio broadcast at Amigo Chevrolet, 1900 S. 2nd St.

Miller is a former professional National Football League wide receiver who played for the San Diego Chargers, the Denver Broncos and the Dallas Cowboys.

He played college football at the University of Tennessee, which launched his 10-year professional football career.

Miller, who currently lives in Southern California, said he thoroughly enjoyed every minute of his football career — and he said he also enjoyed...

‘First Man’ is great in space…Yet the human drama doesn’t reach same heights

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Running Time: 141 minutes

Most people know of astronaut Neil Armstrong as the first person to step foot on the moon. However, less are aware of the incredible work and dedication it took to get there. Director Damien Chazelle (La La Land, Whiplash) chronicles the man’s story in the biopic, First Man. The film expertly recreates the tension and peril that all of these explorers face as they head into the sky.

Sadly, the human drama isn’t nearly as engrossing.

The movie begins, following Armstrong (Ryan Gosling) as an aerospace engineer already engaged in testing equipment. After his young daughter succumbs to weakened health following a brain tumor...

‘The Hate U Give’ is a must-see for young adults

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Running Time: 132 minutes

By now, we’ve come to expect certain common themes and subject matter in young adult film adaptations. In fact, so many are dystopian science-fiction dramas that many of them fuse together, at least in my mind.

The Hate U Give takes a very different approach, dealing with real, topical and at times, shocking subject matter. It’s also remarkably effective and stands out as a picture that teenagers would be well advised to see.

The story revolves around Starr Carter (Amandla Stenberg), a 16-year-old black girl who travels from her home in a low-class community to a high school in an upper-class, mostly white...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Oct. 19, 2018

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Welcome back to another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. There are some really big blockbusters arriving, as well as plenty of intriguing independent films. 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!

Ant-Man and the Wasp - The latest Marvel superhero movie to hit the streets is a sequel that continues the adventures of Ant-Man. While under house arrest, the character is contacted by his old compatriots to help them on a new mission involving inter-dimensional travel. He must avoid bad guys and the police in order to save his friends. Reaction was very positive towards this effort. A...

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