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Grants welcomes the film industry

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GRANTS – The City of Grants will be hosting the New Mexico Film Office in two open meetings, Jan. 25 at 6 pm and Jan. 26 at 8 am. Both will be held at the Cibola County Convention Center, 515 West High Street.

At these meetings participants will be discuss how residents can list homes or businesses for use in the film...

Cheap thrills delivered in Den of Thieves

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Running Time: 140 min.

Lately, it seems the early part of the year has been turning into something of a home for crime pictures. In the last couple of years, we’ve seen titles like Triple 9 and Blackhat released to modest fanfare. Den of Thieves certainly falls into this category. It’s a heist picture that aspires to greatness, but doesn’t quite hit the heights hoped. At least there are a few B-movie thrills here and there to make it a diverting if less-than-exceptional entry in the genre.

The focus of the story is Nick Flanagan (Gerard Butler), an LA sheriff obsessed with taking down the city’s most elite gang of robbers. Led by Merrimen (Pablo...

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

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Welcome back to another edition of new releases coming your way. Once again, there’s plenty of fun stuff to choose from in a variety of genres. 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!

Beyond Skyline - Anyone out there clamoring for a sequel to the 2010 alien-invasion sci-fi flick, Skyline? If so, then today’s your lucky day. This follow-up involves a detective who finds that most humans on planet Earth have been sucked into the spaceships of invaders. He decides to storm his way through a alien craft and free his young son. The original was widely derided but this chapter has earned better notices...

Gayla Glascock Crossman

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She grew up in Gallup, New Mexico. Ever the lover of learning, she graduated valedictorian of her high school. She was a ballerina for over 50 years and danced in Utah, New York and traveled with a dance company.

Deciding she did not want to pursue that permanently, she got her Bachelor's degree from the University of New Mexico. While working on her Master's, she met the love of her life and best friend, husband, Harlan. They married in 1964, and raised their two children, Avery and Monica in Phoenix.

She lovingly welcomed son-in-law, Stig, to the family and was overjoyed when her grand-children Erlend and Emilia were born. Gayla loved playing with her dogs, gardening, and reading. She...

Steven Gould, Jumper author, comes to Gallup

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Locals get a look behind the scenes at the making of a sci-fi Hollywood hit

Acclaimed science fiction writer Steven Gould was the special guest speaker at the Octavia Fellin Public Library Jan. 4, during “Sci-Fi Fest,” a weeklong schedule of events in observation of National Science Fiction Day Jan. 2.

Gould, who resides in Albuquerque, is the author of 10 novels, most notably his 1992 release Jumper, which was adapted into film in 2008.

He spoke to the eager crowd about his experience in Hollywood, from the film adaptation of Jumper to working with James Cameron and other writers on the sequels for the 2009 blockbuster Avatar.

One of Gould’s most exciting opportunities in...

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