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‘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...

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...

Wellness center offers myriad health treatments to area residents

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Gallup resident Don Holland attributes his 86 years of relatively good health to the Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services Wellness Center where he works out most mornings from 8:30 am to 11 am.  He enjoys the comforts of the new facility such as the numerous workout machines, space to exercise and natural lighting.

“The old building was okay, but it was small and crowded,” said Holland, whose nickname was “Roadrunner” at the original facility where he could run from machine to machine. “Now this place is like state of art with tons of equipment and you don’t have to be Arnold Schwarzenegger to come here. The body is a complex machine and has to be kept in...

Navajo Nation mourns loss of Delegate Steven Begay

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WINDOW ROCK — Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez said the Navajo Nation lost a great leader in the passing of Honorable Delegate Steven Begay (Naschitti, Coyote Canyon, Mexican Springs, Tohatchi, Bahastl’a’a’) on Oct. 4.

On behalf of the great Navajo Nation, President Begaye and Vice President Nez sent their deepest condolences to the family of Delegate Begay.

Originally from Nashchitti, Begay, 43, was Tł’ááshchí’í born for Áshįįhí. His maternal grandfathers are Tódích’íi’nii and his paternal grandfathers are Dólii Dine’é Táchii’nii.

Delegate Begay was a strong advocate who provided traditional guidance and...

‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ builds suspense, but ends up crumbling

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Running Time: 141 minutes

A few years back, writer/director/producer Drew Goddard surprised many a critic with The Cabin in the Woods, a freaky and fun deconstruction of the horror genre, jesting at its many tropes and why audiences enjoy them so much.

Bad Times at the El Royale certainly feels like the work of the same filmmaker, experimenting with narrative timelines and attempting to build suspense by revealing small pieces of information instead of directly spelling out what and why things are occurring.

All of the events unfold at El Royale motel near Lake Tahoe, situated on the border of California and Nevada (with a running state line visible...

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