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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Jan. 1, 2016

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Welcome back to this week’s edition of DVD and Blu-ray highlights. There are actually some interesting titles coming despite the holiday slow down. So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure and give one of these titles a try!

Big New Releases!

Bone Tomahawk - If you enjoyed Kurt Russell in...

Top 10 Baby Names in New Mexico for 2015*

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Here is the list of top ten baby names in New Mexico in 2015 as compiled by the Department of Health’s Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics:

Females

1. Mia

2. Sophia

3. Isabella

4. Ava

5. Olivia

6. Emma

7. Sofia

8. Abigail

9. Aria

10 Emily

Males

1. Noah

2. Elijah

3. Liam

4. Michael

5. Josiah

6. Alexander

7. Gabriel

8. Aiden

9. Jacob

10. Daniel

*Provisional data

Teacher of the Month: Trib Choudhary

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Mr. Trib Choudhary who is a professor at UNM Gallup and Zuni campuses, won our “Teacher of the Month” honor and took the time to sit down with me and answer some questions.

I always love it when I see that interviewing someone is a requirement for kids in school. When you sit down and ask someone questions about their life, you never know what you’re going to get. It could be a life-changing experience, and sometimes the hidden treasures that people have never told unless someone asked them about it.

In our interviews with local teachers who were nominated by their students, I have learned so much about their passion – teaching, and am also able to give them some recognition...

The Hateful Eight is an intimate epic

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Running Time 182 Minutes

Are you ready to take a deep soak in the mind of Tarantino?

His new mammoth Western, The Hateful Eight is a full-blown, bat-shit crazy epic built entirely from the wonderful words you’d expect in a QT film. Important thing is there are signs of growth yet again in Tarantino’s work.

We must begin with the presentation in the grand sense of the word. The Hateful Eight is the first film to be shot in Ultra Panavision 70 mm in almost 50 years. This is a large format that used to be the IMAX of the era. You see Lawrence of Arabia in 70. You see Ben Hur. Films with expansive scope. WhileThe Hateful Eight is epic in story, visually it is...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Dec. 25, 2015

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Happy holidays, everyone! While there are still some shoppers out braving the crowds, there are still plenty of new releases on DVD and Blu-ray for those ready to relax indoors. The highlights are listed below. 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!

12 Rounds 3: Lockdown - I had no idea there was even a follow-up to the original, but this week bring a second sequel to the action title 12 Rounds. In it, a police officer finds himself hunted down in his own precinct by crooked cops. None of the cast of the previous installments return, making this a sequel in name only. The few reviews posted have...

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