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Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for July 10, 2020

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Welcome to another look at highlights headed your way on Blu-ray and DVD. It’s another busy edition filled with intriguing independent features and big studio fare. So, since you likely can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!



Drawing for a better life

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Artist Keefred Benally uses his past to create a better future

Twenty-eight-year-old Diné artist Keefred Benally is not your typical artist, he wasn’t influenced at a young age, nor was art in his blood. Benally found art at the worst time of his life — when he was locked up in jail.

Hailing from Dilkon, Ariz., Benally had a rough upbringing and alcohol, drugs, and violence was all around him. He succumbed to it and the dangers that accompany it that would haunt him later in life.

His first stint with the law was in 2011 when he landed behind bars in Navajo County Jail in Holbrook, Ariz., at the age of nineteen. It was there that he was introduced to a form of artwork...

Lieutenant governor supports summer reading

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SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs and the New Mexico State Library have enlisted the help of Lt. Gov. Howie Morales in promoting the importance of reading for children.

The Lieutenant Governor read the children’s book The Three Little Javelinas, written by Susan Lowell and illustrated by Jim Harris, courtesy of the Silver City Public Library, during a Facebook Premiere event on June 30, as part of the statewide summer reading program that kicked off in June.

“I encourage parents across New Mexico to make reading throughout the rest of this summer a top priority for their children — it’s so important!” said Lt. Gov. Morales. “When school is out for...

‘Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga’ spins an amusingly silly tune

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Rating: ««« out of ««««

Running Time: 121 minutes

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During a difficult time, it can be a nice break to shut one’s brain off and just try to have a bit of fun. Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga attempts to help viewers do just that, using the very real European music competition as a backdrop for utter silliness. Truth be told, this movie is probably a bit too long for its own good. It also rambles in sections, giving the impression that much of the dialogue may have been improvised on the spot. However, this reviewer couldn’t help but find it an amusingly sweet-natured affair, delivering a handful of big laughs...

Blu-ray/DVD New Release Roundup for July 3, 2020

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It’s time for another look at highlights hitting store shelves on Blu-ray and DVD. This is an interesting edition with plenty of wild and wonderful features coming your way. So, since you likely can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!



16 SUNRISES: Those looking for a little adventure can’t travel much further than the setting for this French documentary, which takes viewers into space. Also known as 16 Levers de Soleil, the movie follows French astronaut Thomas Pesquet and his mission aboard the International Space Station, orbiting the Earth at a height of roughly 400 kilometers (or about 250...

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