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Summer movie sneak preview ... Expect plenty big, action packed flicks

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There’s something for everyone to enjoy

Time sure flies, doesn’t it? Well, it appears to pass even faster in Hollywood. After something of a lull at cinemas this week (the newest releases aren’t even being screened for the press), the summer season is about to arrive. Sure, according to the Gregorian calendar...

Septo Nacional de Ignacio Pineiro

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It was a festive concert Sunday night at Gallup’s downtown El Morro Theatre. Septo Nacional de Ignacio Pineiro Cuban jazz ensemble reportedly rocked the house.


DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for April 28, 2017

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Welcome back to another edition listing all of the highlights coming your way on DVD and Blu-ray. There’s plenty to choose from here, including a big Oscar-winner and a sequel in a major action/horror franchise. So, if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!


Bokeh - This drama involves two American tourists vacationing in Iceland. After waking up one morning, they are surprised to discover that literally everyone has disappeared. The pair go wandering around to try and find out what happened and what to do about it. Reviews for this independent production were split right down the middle. About half...

Reflections on a war hero grandfather

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017 marked the 100th Anniversary of my grandfather Paul Emerson Riege enlisting into the United States Marine Corps to fight during WWI.

With our nation having different events marking the 100th Anniversary of our official involvement in WWI, I am very proud of my family’s military history and in the fact that my grandfather served in the most decorated unit in the Marine Corps History – the 1st Battalion/5th Marines or better known as “The Fighting 5th.”

One of (if not the most important) battles that this storied unit (along with my grandfather) fought in is known as the “Battle of Belleau Wood.”

There is a great book out on this battle...

‘Free Fire’ entertains expertly, if uncomfortably

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Rating: ««« out of 4 stars

Running Time: 90 min.

Some features have “cult movie” written all over them. The new independent feature Free Fire is pretty certain to attain that title in the near future. It’s a gritty, grimy and punchy little picture that makes the most of a simple set-up and is filled with entertainingly oddball characters. You certainly wouldn’t want to hang out with any of the disagreeable hooligans featured, but watching them at their worst is a real hoot.

Set in the 70s, IRA members Frank (Michael Smiley) and Chris (Cillian Murphy) are in Boston attempting to secure arms for their cause. Along with gang members Stevo (Sam Riley) and Bernie (Enzo...
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