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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Jan. 26, 2016

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Hello and welcome to the latest edition of highlights making their debuts on DVD and Blu-ray. Let's get right to it as there is plenty of variety this time out. 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!

The Assassin - A female assassin is...

Three middle-schools vying for ‘dough’ in ‘Pennies for Pizza’ charity drive

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Imagine being able to duct tape your middle school principal to a wall. Would you do it, especially if all it took was some loose change? Well, students at Chief Manuelito Middle School are competing for that rare opportunity as they participate in a month-long charity drive called, “Pennies for Pizzas,” to help raise money for local and national organizations.

The Gallup Middle School and JFK Middle School are also a part of the charity drive held for the duration of February. Each school is responsible for raising money for different organizations of their choice and has the option of offering fun incentives for students.

The goal is for each school within each grade level...

Locals converge on Santa Fe

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SANTA FE – The annual Gallup-McKinley Day at the Roundhouse is described by locals as a time when area folks get to introduce a piece of Gallup culture to the state legislature.

Those that attended the daylong affair on Jan. 28, started by Rep. Patricia Lundstrom, D-Gallup, not long after she was first elected to the N.M. House of Representatives in 2001, did just that. The agenda consisted of House and Senate people recognitions by Lundstrom, Rep. Wonda Johnson, D-Church Rock, Rep. Eliseo Alcon, D-Milan, and Sen. George Munoz, D-Gallup.

“It’s always a good time of the year as far as letting people know a lot about the city and McKinley County,” Munoz, elected in 2009, and a...

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies feels a bit stiff

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Rating: «« out of 4 Stars

Running Time: 108 min.

At this point, we’ve seen more takes on the famous and enormously popular Jane Austen novel than probably any of us can count. At least the latest adaptation does throw in a new and unexpected element into the mix - the undead. Yet, while Pride and Prejudice and Zombies has its moments, the movie is afraid to take any liberties or poke fun at its source material. It’s well mounted but feels a bit stiff and doesn’t go far enough to maximize the outrageous potential the material possesses.

Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James) is a young woman living with her parents and sisters. Concerned for the future of the family, their mother...

PETS OF THE WEEK

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HOLLY

Holly is a beautiful, and fluffy, spayed female cat. As you can see, she loves her neck scratched and is looking for a soul mate that will pamper her.

MILO

Meet mezmerizing Milo! He’s a neutered boy and loves being showered with attention. He’s looking for that life long pal that he can snuggle up with at the end of a long day.

Hurry in, there’s a special on adult felines. Only $14! You can make your love connection thru Feb. 15.

Visit and adopt one of these deserving furry friends at Gallup-McKinley County Humane Society: 1315 Hamilton Rd #B, Gallup, NM. Information: (505) 863-2616.

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