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4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for July 5, 2024

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Welcome to another look at some of the highlights arriving on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD. The holiday means that it’s very quiet, but there are still a few new arrivals and some excellent older features. So, if you can’t make it out to the movies this week or need to stay indoors for a while, be sure...

Movies celebrating the stars, stripes

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It’s the July 4th weekend, which means that many will have four full days to sit back, relax and enjoy a movie or two. If you’re looking for something set during the Independence Day holiday, you have several options. I’m not sure if this is due to personal viewing habits, but it seems several titles that immediately popped into my head from the last 50 years are actually thrillers and chillers, using bright, patriotic backdrops as a contrast and way to explore darker themes.

Some films are incredible any time of year, but Steven Spielberg’s iconic great white shark movie Jaws (1975) makes a powerful impact during the summer season. The movie follows...

8 Seconds to Glory

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Any event must be doing something right if it happens just about every year for over 30 years. It has to be worth putting on from a financial standpoint and be something that draws crowds every year. It should find ways to pull previous visitors back as well as welcome new guests for the first time.

WildThing Championship Bullriding certainly hits both of those marks. The event proudly proclaimed the “Number One Open Bullriding in the Southwest” is upon Gallup once more. This year’s show, which runs from July 12-13, will electrify guests at Red Rock Park for the 31st time.

Organizer Larry Peterson told the Sun he knows the expectations for WildThing remain high, but he...

Moments in Time

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On July 8, 1918, Ernest Hemingway was working as an ambulance driver for the American Red Cross while serving on the Italian front in World War I when he was struck by an Austrian mortar shell as he handed out chocolate to soldiers in a dugout.

On July 9, 1993, British forensic scientists announced a positive identification of the remains of Russia’s last czar, Nicholas II, his wife, Czarina Alexandra, and three of their daughters. Mitochondrial DNA was used on the family’s bones, which had been excavated from a mass grave near Yekaterinburg two years earlier.

On July 10, 1985, conservation group Greenpeace’s flagship, the Rainbow Warrior, sank in New Zealand’s Auckland Harbor...

Celebrity Extra

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Q: I just started watching the comedy series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. I know that two people on the series are married in real life. Did they meet on the show? — G.W.

A: Debuting in 2005 and still going strong, this hit FX (and FXX) network sitcom is the longest-running, non-animated comedy series ever, surpassing the previous record holder The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. It was created by Rob McElhenney, who plays Mac on the show, and stars his offscreen wife Kaitlin Olson as Dee, Glenn Howerton as Dennis, and Charlie Day as Charlie.

Olson and McElhenney fell in love on the set of It’s Always Sunny, but initially kept their romance a secret from their co-stars...

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