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‘The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare’ isn’t flawless, but it completes its mission

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This feature from Lionsgate Films opens exclusively at theaters on Friday, April 19.

Over the last few years, filmgoers have seen a great many war films, often detailing harrowing battles and the resulting personal loss. The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare...

Local rapper’s ninth album dives into his life experiences

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Frayzie hosting an album release party on April 19

Rap artist Frayzie grew up in Gallup listening to the music his mom, dad, and older brother put on: classic rock and pop songs sung by the likes of Madonna. He didn’t start listening to rap and hip hop until he was in high school, but he instantly took a liking to it.

“I just really loved rap music. I would sing it, I mimicked it. But I never said ‘Oh, I want to be a rapper’ until I was 16,” he said in an interview with the Sun.

He recorded his first album in a closet in his dad’s apartment, and now over 20 years later he’s about to release his ninth.

Frayzie said his favorite part about making music is getting to sit...

‘The Greatest Hits’ doesn’t strike a powerful chord

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Rating: 2 out of 4

Running Time: 94 minutesThis feature is currently available to stream for Hulu subscribers.

In the span of only a short period, music can have immense power. It can energize, excite, inspire, as well as deal with relatable themes and even create a sense of sadness, longing and a myriad of other emotions. The Greatest Hits attempts to use songs as a plot device, allowing the film’s main character to relive a handful of important moments in her life. It’s a nifty concept, but unfortunately the feature only uses it as a narrative device. This tune doesn’t end up striking a powerful chord.

Harriet (Lucy Boynton) is a young woman in Los Angeles who loves...

Celebrity Extra

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Q: Is Alison Sweeney going to be starring in anymore of those cookie mystery movies on Hallmark? I read all the books, so I know there’s a possibility of more movies. — H.S.

A: Apparently, there are 30 Hannah Swensen Mystery novels written by Joanne Fluke, and Alison Sweeney (Days of Our Lives) has starred in nine adaptations of them for Hallmark. One Bad Apple, her most recent movie, holds a special place in Sweeney’s heart because she also adapted the screenplay from Fluke’s book Apple Turnover Murder. She told TVLine that she watched YouTube videos, read about how authors allocate their time and dedicated herself to writing 10 pages a day.

There was also the matter of...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for April 12, 2024

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Welcome to another look at some of the highlights arriving on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD. There is a mix of interesting titles in this edition, including an Oscar-nominee and plenty of horror fare. So, if you can’t make it out to the movies this week or need to stay indoors for a few days, be sure to give one of these titles a try!!



FALLEN LEAVES: This eccentric comedy/drama from Finnish filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki (Drifting Clouds, The Man Without A Past, The Other Side of Hope) follows two lonely, working-class people living in Helsinki. After unexpectedly meeting in a karaoke bar, they exchange information and hope to forge a romantic...

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