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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for October 9th, 2015

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Wow, this week is packed with all sorts of flicks, running the gamut from independent, to Hollywood, to low-budget horror (Halloween is coming, after all). 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!

Burying the Ex - A young man must...

‘God’s Blessing’ – Part 3

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Planning for the Future


The story of Felicia (Guliford) and Eric Taylor is not yet complete, far from it. Now the future starts for both of them and for their children as well.

Decisions always have to be in the present or in the future. The past matters little except in knowing what you want, which in most come from experience.

In Felicia’s case, her experiences – good and bad – earned her some celebrity but also limited what she was able to do with her physical talents. The most serious diagnosis was osteopeonia of the spine, a precursor to osteoporosis, which put her dreams of a professional running career and even a shot at the Olympics completely on...

THE MARTIAN: an Effective Sci-Fi Survivalist Tale

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Rating: ««« Out of 4

Running Time: 141 min.

We’ve all seen plenty of movies about astronauts encountering danger on other worlds, but The Martian is a bit different. Instead of aliens, it strands its lead on the red planet and forces him to endure the elements. Call it a sci-fi survivalist tale, if you like.

The story begins on Mars, where a NASA crew are conducting scientific experiments. When an unexpected sandstorm hits, the group is forced to evacuate. Unfortunately, botanist Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is hit and wounded by a flying antenna. Thinking him dead, the crew leaves. Watney soon wakes up to find himself alone on Mars with little oxygen or food and no means of...

SICARIO Is Complicated and Compelling

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Rating: ««« out of 4

Running Time: 121 min.

While there have been plenty of movies over the past few years depicting drug cartels, Sicario stands apart from the vast majority and adds several new wrinkles to the formula. It paints a more detailed and complicated picture of a disturbing situation, and asks serious questions about the tactics and methods used by its characters.

Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) is an idealistic FBI agent asked to volunteer as part of a special task force out to capture an unnamed figure in the Mexican drug trade. Hoping to make a bigger difference in the escalating trafficking battle, she dives in, but finds her superiors secretive and unwilling to elaborate...

Community Calendar Oct. 2 – Oct. 8, 2015, 2015

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Drop-in Films

Family Movie. Starts 4 pm. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec. All ages. FREE.

El Morro Theater

Mad Max Fury Road, starts at 5 pm and tickets are $5. El Morro Theater, 207 West Coal Ave. Rated PG-13.

Stand Down & Project Hands Up

Gallup Stand Down & Project Hands-Up for homeless veterans. Some of the available services include: legal services, VA benefits, food and drinks, and housing assistance to name a few. Veterans are welcome 9 am – 4 pm. Non-veterans are welcome 12  – 4 pm. For information call Eliane at (505) 290-1823 or Wendy: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Located at the Community Service Center (across from the food pantry) 410 Bataan Veterans St.


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