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Frankie T’s gives back with dozens of free haircuts, backpacks

About 50 lucky youngsters look sharp going into the new school year, thanks to a free haircut and backpack event at Frankie T’s Barbershop on Aug. 13.

Owner Frankie Tso had a similar event when he first opened in 2019. Then COVID struck and he had to...

‘Beast’ doesn’t offer any new twists; characters, visual effects make it worthwhile

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Running Time: 93 minutes

This film from Universal Pictures will open exclusively in theaters on Aug. 19.

Movie critics like myself see an awful lot of titles. So many, that after a time one begins to see repetitive patterns and tropes that can become more grating to a reviewer than to an average viewer who isn’t nearly as obsessive about such matters.

“Beast” is a horror film about a group of characters who are stranded in the wild and pursued by a seemingly unstoppable creature. The story doesn’t offer a lot of new twists or surprises. However, a strong and committed cast, visual flair and decent CGI-effects make enough of a difference to...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for August 19, 2022

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Welcome to another look at some of the highlights coming your way on Blu-ray and DVD. This edition includes major releases as well as some interesting independent fare. So, if you can’t make it out to the movies this week or shouldn’t be out in big crowds, be sure to give one of these titles a try!



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BABY ASSASSINS: This action/comedy from Japan follows two high school seniors who moonlight as hired killers. When the organization they work for tells them to move in and share an apartment over their final year of class, things go badly and their relationship begins to sour. In addition to normal coming-of-age problems, the relationship turns...

Obituary. In Loving Memory

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Pauline Joe, of Twin Lakes, N.M.,  died on Aug. 12. She was 78. Pauline was born into the nakidine, born for Todichiinii. She was born in Gallup on Dec. 17, 1943.

Pauline was preceded in death by her husband David Joe, and her sons Alfred John and Olin Joe.

She is survived by her daughter; Rosandra Chavez and her sons Curtis John and Hyland Joe.

Funeral services  will be held at Cope Memorial Chapel on Aug. 19 at 10 am

‘I Am Groot’ is a lighthearted 20 minute experience

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(5 animated shorts, roughly 4 minutes per shot)

This series of animated shorts is available to stream exclusively on Disney+.

As the summer winds down, August is typically seen as a month that doesn’t offer quite as many high-profile films. 2022 is an anomaly in that there are very few new movies in general. There will certainly be a few notable efforts in the coming weeks, but it truly feels like an abnormally muted close to the season.

In fact, the horror/comedy “Bodies Bodies Bodies” is the only new flick arriving at cinemas. It is receiving plenty of positive buzz, but wasn’t screened early enough in this...

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