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‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ is a true epic

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Running Time: 193 minutes

This feature from 20th Century Studios opens at cinemas on Friday, Dec. 16.

The science-fiction epic Avatar arrived at theaters back in 2009 and was an instant smash, earning awards for its groundbreaking visual effects and shattering just about every box office...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for December 16, 2022

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Well, the holidays are arriving and movie studios are rushing to put everything they can out before the end of the year. This is one of the busiest weeks yet with numerous Blu-ray and DVD highlights arriving on store shelves. So, if you can’t make it out to the movies this week or need to stay indoors, be sure to give one of these titles a try!


CALL JANE: A married, Chicago-based woman in 1968 finds herself expecting, but quickly learns that it will threaten her life if she continues forward with the pregnancy. After making the difficult decision to abort, the protagonist finds that no hospitals are willing to perform the procedure and that she must...

One-stop show for holiday gifts

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Crowds feel festive at Larry Brian Mitchell Recreation Center

The hustle and bustle of Christmas was certainly felt at the Larry Brian Mitchell Recreation Center Dec. 3-4 with the Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair.

A local holiday tradition in Gallup once again drew in the festive shoppers as they look for those unique whimsical homemade gifts just in time for Christmas. Behind the planning was Michelle Burrola, recreation manager for the City of Gallup. In an interview with the Sun, Burrola said this year’s event was yet another huge success with the numbers proving it.

“This event has been doing well the past [several] years and is only getting better and bigger,” Burrola...

‘Guillermo del Torro’s Pinocchio’ gives a classic tale a darker edge

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Running Time: 118 minutes

This motion picture is playing in select markets and will be available to stream on Netflix on Friday, Dec. 9.

In North America, it’s unusual to see an animated film that isn’t aimed directly at kids. Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio is a real anomaly of sorts. The classic story has not only been given a darker edge, but it also includes a new and somewhat grisly subplot.

While changes have occurred, the movie doesn’t alter the most important elements of the original tale. Primarily, ideas about the definition of humanity, as well as the joy and sacrifice experienced in life. It’s a visually dazzling and memorable...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for December 9, 2022

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Welcome to another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. This is a remarkably busy edition with plenty of interesting studio pictures and independent fare vying for your attention. So, if you can’t make it out to the movies this week or need to stay indoors, be sure to give one of these titles a try!


AMSTERDAM: Inspired by a true story, this period piece is set in the 1930s and follows a trio of leads who have been friends since World War I. When two of them are asked to investigate a strange death, they witness another murder and are framed for it. After locating the last member of their group, they all try to determine who was responsible for...

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