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Paddington 2 shines in an era of sequels

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Running Time: 103 min.

A couple of years ago, I was completely taken aback by the family film Paddington. The movie won me over instantaneously as a charming and funny tale of a Peruvian bear immigrating to England after a terrible disaster in his home country. It was easy to empathize with...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Jan. 12, 2018

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Hello. Wow, it’s another incredibly busy edition with a number of new discs arriving. And when there’s a large amount of releases, there’s always a ton of variety. 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!

Bad Day for the Cut - This independent action/thriller is about a docile, middle-aged farmer who lives with his mother in Northern Ireland. When she is murdered by some thugs, the man decides to head out for revenge, searching for the responsible parties in the criminal underworld of Belfast. Reaction to the feature was very positive. Comments stated that while the movie wasn’t perfect, it...

Don’t miss Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday celebration in Gallup

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The 2018 King Holiday observance will mark the eighty-ninth birthday of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and the thirty-second anniversary of the national holiday in King’s honor. It is celebrated in some form in more than 100 countries around the world.

With the theme, “Our Community: Strong in Love, Peace and Unity,” Gallup will hold city wide events commemorating King’s life and legacy, with an invitation to all to attend.

The theme emphasizes the importance of remembering King’s work and legacy, celebrating his birthday as a national holiday and acting on his teachings and principles of nonviolence and respect for human rights.

King’s legacy is a challenge to people of...

Richard Anderson Jr. owns the most patriotic guitar in the world

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He turned his love for guitars into a lifestyle

Richard Anderson Jr. spends his days surrounded by guitars, thanks to his work as a guitar tech at Juggernaut Music repairing stringed instruments. He couldn’t be happier.

The guitar has been the salvation for his life. An introduction to the electric guitar at the age of 14 provided an outlet for expression.

“I used to get beat up all the time in high school,” Andersen said. “I went to Mission Academy in Farmington. It was rough. Music was the only thing I had.”

Albums like “Alive II” by KISS and “Frampton Comes Alive” by Peter Frampton made an indelible impression on Andersen, and formed his vision to pursue the...

Sci-Fi Fest brings special guests, games to the library

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CELEBRATING National Science Fiction Day with events all week long

In observation of National Science Fiction Day, the Octavia Fellin Public Library is hosting its own Sci-Fi Fest from Jan. 2 – 6.

Events include a screening of The Dark Tower, a special guest appearance from science fiction author Steven Gould, and a lock-in game called the “Sci-Fi Escape Room.” There will also be a sci-fi challenge throughout the week where participants will have the chance to win prizes.

Library director Tammi Moe credited technology trainer Markos Chavez as the driving force behind the Sci-Fi Fest.

“January 2 is Science Fiction Day and we recognize the sci-fi movement throughout the...

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