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NMDA, New Mexico State Fair announce virtual Battle of the Salsas

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event to take place over four weeks on Facebook

LAS CRUCES — The New Mexico Department of Agriculture and New Mexico State Fair are partnering to host a virtual Battle of the Salsas, one of the most popular events at the fair.

The Battle of the Salsas is a competition for New Mexico-made and commercially-produced...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for September 4, 2020

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Welcome back to another look at some of the highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. There’s plenty of interesting stuff to choose from both new and old in this edition. So, since you likely can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!



BIG NEW RELEASES!

BABA YAGA: TERROR OF THE DARK FOREST: For those unfamiliar with Baba Yaga, this figure is a witch famous in Eastern European folklore. This Russian horror flick updates the legend for modern audiences. A family moves out to the countryside and hires a nanny to care for the kids. Unfortunately, the children immediately start to suspect that the governess is a monster.

The son...

‘Get Duked!’ takes viewers on an entertaining trip

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Running Time:
87 minutes

This feature will be available for streaming Aug. 28 on Amazon Prime.

Laughs may be hard to come by these days, so it’s wonderful whenever a flick seemingly arrives out of the blue to provide some chuckles. Such is the case with the British title Get Duked!, which melds horror movie tropes and narcotic-related humor. This is a small film that may not go down as the greatest comedy of all time, but does provide some entertainingly idiotic shenanigans that will more than likely bring a few smiles to the faces of genre fans.

The film opens with teacher Mr. Carlyle (Jonathan Aris) showing a film on the Duke of Edinburgh Award...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for August 28, 2020

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Welcome back to another look at some of the highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. There’s a solid mix this week of big features, independent titles and documentaries. So, since you likely can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!



BIG NEW RELEASES!

ATYPICAL WEDNESDAY: A man goes to visit his therapist for a weekly meeting. While there, he encounters a young boy at the institute who has been accidentally “left behind” and needs to get home. The lead decides to help the boy out and their journey takes them across town, where they run into various people in Gabe’s troubled life. The kid starts making observations about...

‘Unhinged’ dispatches some pulpy jolts

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Running Time:
90 minutes

This film is opening Aug. 21 at open movie theaters. Streaming options have yet to be announced.

While most know actor Russell Crowe over the years for his dramatic endeavors (that have earned him three Oscar nominations and one win for Gladiator), it appears that every once in a while the actor also enjoys having a little fun. That’s perhaps a strange thing to say about the genre picture Unhinged, which consists of an hour and a half of glowering from its tortured villain between scenes of violent physical assaults and car crashes. However, it’s very clear from the outset that this film is an over-the-top genre picture and...

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