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The big features hitting theaters

This week sees the release of The Equalizer 3 from Sony Pictures. Despite the fact that it stars Denzel Washington and follows two successful films from 2014 and 2018, no press screenings have been arranged for it. Since there isn’t anything new to review, it seems...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for Sept. 1, 2023

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Welcome to another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. This week sees the release of a pair of major Hollywood features, as well as plenty of interesting independent fare. So, if you can’t make it out to the movies this week or need to stay indoors for a while, be sure to give one of these titles a try!


BRAVE FATHER ONLINE: OUR STORY OF FINAL FANTASY XIV: A young man has difficulties building a close bond with his extremely reserved father. After he learns that his dad has quit his job without explanation, the lead tries to bridge the gap by introducing him to an online game. Surprisingly enough, his pop agrees and starts playing. The...

Connecting Navajo land, history through archaeology

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Plateau Science Society hosts discussion with Diné professor

People may have skewed views on archaeology based on what they’ve seen in pop culture, conjuring up images of characters traveling the world, exhuming artifacts for research or personal gain.

Wade Campbell, Ph.D., is a Diné historical archaeologist who aims to challenge and help people realize the true purpose of archaeology, especially on Navajo land or Dinétah. The latest step in his goal was a lecture sponsored by the Plateau Sciences Society and given at the Octavia Fellin Public Library on Aug. 20.

The Plateau Sciences Society was organized in 1961 to encourage the study and appreciation of the social and natural...

Gun store owner aims to educate, inform with Gallup show

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Gallup hasn’t had a gun show since November 2019. But Darryl Young, the owner of Blue Maverick Guns, a gun shop in Albuquerque, is changing that. Young put together the Four Corners Gun Show, which will take place on Aug. 26 and 27 at the Gallup Community Service Center at 410 Bataan Veterans St.

In an interview with the Sun, Young explained why he believes gun shows are important.

“The importance of gun shows is to help people exercise their Second Amendment right and educating people on the safety and responsibility of guns and gun shows,” Young said.

Young is familiar with guns. He spent 10 years in the military, and then worked for the government. After he retired, he began...

‘Gran Turismo’ doesn’t quite reach the podium

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This film from Sony Pictures opens exclusively at cinemas on Friday, Aug. 25.

While most video game-to-film adaptations feature monsters or otherworldly creatures from fantastic worlds, the new feature Gran Turismo actually has some basis in reality. It’s a biopic of Jann Mardenborough, a teenage gamer who won the opportunity to race professionally.

Yes, at times the movie does feel like a commercial for Sony’s hit product. It is also exaggerated and definitely struggles to squeeze in a lot of extraneous story material. However, the racing sequences are handled with creativity and are exciting to witness. And despite its...

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