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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for August 28, 2015

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Alright folks, it’s a really busy week with some great Blu-ray and DVD coming your way, both new and old. That means we should get right to it. So if you can’t go out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

Big New Releases!

6 Ways to Die - This small, action B-movie follows a man...

Community Calendar AUG. 28 - Sep. 3, 2015

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FRIDAY Aug. 28

Drop-in Films

Tonight’s feature: Monster’s University. Starts 4 pm. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec. All ages.

Sons of the Pioneers

Western band ‘Sons of the Pioneers’ to perform 7 pm at the El Morro Theater, 207 W. Coal Ave. Contact: (505) 863-1250.

10 Minute Max

Vocal duo ‘10 Minute Max’ to perform from 8-10 pm at Coal Street Pub, 303 W. Coal Ave. (505) 722-0117.

SATURDAY Aug. 29

Facebook Class

Learn how Facebook can help you connect with others, learn to create posts, add photographs and use the newsfeed to stay up-to-date. Class from 10 am - Noon. to register call (505) 863-1291/ Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it / In person: Octavia Fellin Public...

Chamber biz expo to put on the fun

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Look for a job, listen to a band

The Gallup-McKinley Cham­ber of Com­merce plans on pulling out all the bells and whistles when they host the annual Gallup Business & Job Expo, Aug. 29 from 11- 3 pm in the parking lot west of the Gallup Cultural Center.

Chamber President David Hinkle said expect live music from local musician Mark Garcia, who heads four local bands. The event will also feature cheerleader and dance group performances.

The expo will end a weeklong celebration of Chamber member appreciation week.

Hinkle said he often gets asked the question – “What does the chamber do for me as a member?”

For him, it’s simple to come up with a laundry list of reasons, but...

Shedding light on the life of a southwest frontiersman

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Book Review:  ‘Looking for Dan’

The Puzzling Life of a Frontier Character: Daniel Dubois

John Lewis Taylor, the author of this book issued in 2012, spent many years as a teacher and principal southwest of Gallup: at Chichiltah/Jones Ranch BIA school.  As he was married into the Navajo community he was fascinated by the many stories he would hear of a frontiersman and fellow Navajo ‘brother-in-law,’ who used to reside in the area: Daniel Dubois.  So, upon retirement he began to collect information and eventually produce a small but extremely informative book in which he brings to life the less than famous, but dashing Dubois.

Taylor does an exceptional job of using a wide...

HITMAN: AGENT 47 is Dead On Arrival

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out of 4 stars

Video games always make difficult transitions to film. In fact, the Hitman character was already adapted back in 2007. So is the new film, Hitman: Agent 47, a reboot or a sequel? Frankly, I’m still not entirely sure. All I can say is that despite constant barrage of blazing guns, there’s little in the way of excitement. In fact, it struggles mightily to hold any interest at all over its 90 minutes.

Agent 47 (Rupert Friend) is a genetically engineered assassin with near superhuman abilities. Part of a top secret program that no longer exists, he’s a ruthless killing machine who can wipe out rooms full of people without breaking a sweat. His target is Katia (Hannah...

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