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‘Knives Out’ is a cutting, sharply written mystery

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Running Time: 130 minutes

As we all know, murder-mystery films have been something of a staple since the beginning of cinema. As a result, it can be difficult to get all that excited about another one making the rounds. Yet while whodunits are nothing new, Knives Out manages to spin these...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for November 29, 2019

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The holidays may be here, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of new features arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. In fact, it’s time for another look at some of the highlights coming your way. 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!

Amazing Grace - Using footage recording in 1972 of Aretha Franklin performing songs at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in L.A. from her best-selling gospel album, this documentary records incredible footage of the artist at the top of her game. Viewers witness her vocal chops and learn more about the legendary talent. The press appeared to be similarly...

Rocky View teacher rises to the challenge of kindergarten

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Meet Camille’s Teacher of the Month: Brooke Menapace

Each month, Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe recognizes one local teacher within the Gallup area for his or her determination to help students go above and beyond. Prospective teachers are nominated by students who feel they deserve to be recognized.

Brooke Menapace, of Rocky View Elementary School, has been to numerous cities and countries during her teaching career, but she was given a challenging, yet rewarding opportunity when she came to Gallup.

 

BACKGROUND

Menapace grew up in Indiana and started her teaching career in southern Indiana after graduating from Oakland City University, a private university in Oakland City...

‘The Irishman’ presents a fascinating take on the Jimmy Hoffa mystery

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Running Time: 209 minutes

This film premieres November 29 on Netflix.

Martin Scorcese has directed some incredible crime films over the past four decades, including Mean Streets, Goodfellas, Casino, Gangs of New York and The Departed. It’s safe to say this moviemaker knows a thing or two about underworld figures and delivering their stories with authenticity. His latest, The Irishman, is based upon the 2004 non-fiction memoir I Heard You Paint Houses, which details the life of a hit man who finds himself in the company of the mob and one of the country’s most notable union leaders. The project allows Scorcese to work with familiar faces and paint...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for November 22, 2019

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It’s time for another look at new releases on Blu-ray and DVD. As always, there’s an interesting selection of discs coming your way in a wide variety of genres. 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!

American Dreamer - A driver-for-hire finds himself working for a low-level drug-dealer, but when he falls deeper and deeper in debt, he decides to take some very drastic actions. The lead attempts to kidnap the daughter of his employer, leading to all sorts of violent complications. This drama/thriller split reviewers. About half wrote that the lead performance was strong but that the story was...
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