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‘Spirited’ lacks lasting power

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Running Time: 127 minutes

This Apple Original Film will be in movie theaters in some markets and be available globally on Apple TV+ on Nov. 18.

In recent years, it seems as if this season is inundated with various new holiday-themed comedies, most hoping to become a perennial favorite. But...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for Nov. 18, 2022

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Welcome to another look at some of the highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. This is a very busy week with a wide variety of features in various genres. 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!



ALLEGORIA: In this independent horror film, a group of young artists that include a drama student, writer, painter, singer and sculptor strive to create their masterpieces. However, supernatural occurrences follow and they all find themselves facing off against an evil force as they try to finish their various works. This film is written and directed by Spider...

Veterans housing program continues building new homes, employing Navajo veterans

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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Navajo Veterans Administration Director James Zwierlein visited the construction site of a new three-bedroom home that is currently being built in the community of Nenahnezad, N.M., for a Navajo veteran and his three children on Oct. 27. This is one of at least eight homes for veterans that are in progress through the Navajo Veterans Housing Program.

At each of the sites, Navajo veterans are employed as construction workers even if they have no prior experience in the construction field. Veterans with no prior construction experience have also been hired to be apprentices under experienced workers to allow them to learn new skills while earning...

‘Gallup’s Bird Lady’ to participate in national fashion show fundraiser

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Gallup local Sarah Wilson, also known as “Gallup’s Bird Lady,” will participate in the Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s 13th annual “Be Beautiful Be Yourself” fashion show.

“I’m excited for the competition,” Wilson, who is 38 years old, said in an interview with the Sun. “I’m excited to wear my dress. It’s burgundy.”

The fashion show is the largest Down Syndrome fundraiser in the world. According to a press release, the show has raised over $24 million for life-saving and life-changing research and medical care to date. This is the first time in three years that the event has been held in-person.

According to a press release published by the Global Down...

‘Armageddon Time’ won’t win any awards, but it’s still effective

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Running Time: 115 minutes

This film from Focus Features was released on Nov. 4.

Around this time of year, many studios begin releasing movies they believe may have the potential to be nominated for some end-of-year awards. One of those titles is the drama “Armageddon Time,” which is being released this week.

Despite the title, this film is not a disaster flick involving the end of the world – the moniker is actually a play on a piece of music used in the feature. Instead, the movie is a low-key, well-acted and effective coming-of-age drama. This is a solid production, but one that also doesn’t feel like a frontrunner to take home any big...

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