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'Back to the Drive-in' shares a behind the scene look at drive-in theaters

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Rating: 3 out of 4

Running Time: 105 minutes

This film from Uncork’d Entertainment will be available on digital & on demand starting March 14.

While young audiences are likely more familiar with watching movies via streaming devices or traveling out to theaters, there used to be another way to catch up with the latest...

Gallup Lady Bengals leaving everything on the court

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Team prepares for state basketball

Daliyah Morris takes a deep breath before lining up for a free shot. She knows she has to remain calm and not let the crowd’s cheers distract her. She shoots, she scores, helping the Lady Bengals increase their lead in the Division Championship game against the Kirtland Central Lady Broncos. The Lady Bengals won the Feb. 25 game 54-46, punching their ticket to the first round of the State Championship, which took place March 3.

Staying calm was one of the key portions of the girls’ strategy. Morris, a senior, bases her strategy off a saying she learned from her grandfather: “moving like water.”

“You need to be like water for a lot of...

‘Champions’ doesn’t find a spot on the winner’s podium

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Running Time: 123 minutes

This film from Focus Features opens at movie theaters on Friday, March 10.

Filmmakers Peter and Bobby Farrelly got their start making notable and exaggerated comedies like Dumb and Dumber and There’s Something About Mary, which were massive hits. In the last decade, they’ve begun directing projects individually (with Peter even trying his hand at serious drama with the recent Green Book). Bobby Farrelly’s latest is Champions, a remake of a 2018 Spanish film.

This feature attempts to blend broad humor and showcase the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. It’s a well-intentioned effort, but one that never finds...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for March 10, 2023

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Welcome to another look at some of the latest Blu-ray and DVD highlights. This edition is a little quieter, but there are a few notable releases arriving on disc, as well as some interesting older features. So, if you can’t make it out to the movies this week or need to stay indoors, be sure to give one of these titles a try!



CHRISTMAS BLOODY CHRISTMAS: On Christmas Eve, a record shop owner looks forward to closing for the holiday and partying. Her plan goes wrong when a robotic Santa Claus at a nearby toy store goes haywire, breaks out and begins murdering anyone it encounters. The owner, some other employees and customers become targets...

California band honors the beauty of the southwest

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The band “Ottto” calls Venice, Calif. home, but they chose Juggernaut Music in Gallup as the backdrop for their music video for the song “Night Howler.”

“Ottto” consists of Bryan Ferretti (vocals and guitar), Tye Trujillo (bass), and Patrick “Triko” Chavez (drums). The band actually came to the idea of shooting in Gallup thanks to Tye’s dad, Robert Trujillo, who is the bass player for the world famous heavy metal band Metallica.

“There was just this mystic that goes with the territory here and there’s this song Ottto has called ‘Night Howler,’ I was like – this is where this video has be shot,” Robert said in an interview with the Sun.

The band shot...
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