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‘Get Out’ – a creepy, thought-provoking genre flick

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Rating: ««« out of 4 stars

Running Time: 105 min.

It looks as if the low-budget genre picture house Blumhouse Productions are on a bit of a roll. Last month’s Split has been an unqualified success at the box office and based on initial impressions, their latest release looks to make a memorable impression as well. Get Out combines elements of suspense, horror and dark satire. It’s a picture that certainly hits all of the expected fear genre beats, but presents its familiar elements in a completely new and thoughtful way.

Written and directed by comedian Jordan Peele (Keanu), the story involves Chris (Daniel Kaluuya), a young African-American photographer who receives an...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Feb. 24, 2017

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Welcome back to another look at highlights arriving on DVD and Blu-ray. It’s another busy edition with plenty of interesting releases both new and old. 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 Santa 2 - The lovably crude department store Santa returns in this follow-up to the 2003 cult success. This time out, the protagonist teams up with his old friend to rob a charitable foundation on Christmas Eve. Despite his nasty attitude, one of his sweet-natured old acquaintances begins to draw out the sensitive side in the curmudgeon. Critics were not impressed with this sequel, complaining...

Juan de Oñate holds career fair

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Oñate’s fifth graders organize entire affair

The fifth grade class at Juan de Oñate Elementary School peered into their futures Feb. 10 – and got a kick out of what they saw.

They spoke to a retired firefighter, got some hands on experience about restaurants, learned about what a school nurse does, and got up close and personal with a Medal of Honor recipient at Oñate’s Career Day.

“There are a lot of choices for what you want to do when you grow up,” Makayla Williams, 11, said during the one-hour event held in the school’s gymnasium. The fifth graders set up and organized the event and Williams was a co-chairperson. “This gives us a chance to see what the...

Art exhibit sheds light on exposure deaths

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Local downtown ART123 Gallery will present a unique art show entitled “Exposure,” which will be up from Feb. 14 - March 7, located at 123 West Coal Avenue, Gallup.

A group of seven artists collaborated on the group project with the intent of the project to bring attention to and address exposure deaths in the Gallup area.

Ashton S. Phillips, Christian Bigwater, Bear Mescale, Jonathan Campbell, Rutherfor Ashley, Henry Yazhe and Brad Charles round out the artists involved in the exhibition.

Along with the art project, they’ve brought in speakers to highlight different underlying causes, responses, and actions, as well as other related issues. according to Executive Director...

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