Portales past: Dec. 28, 1942

Dec. 28, 1942: The Portales Daily News: The movie showing at the Yam Theater was “Private Buckaroo” with Dick Toran and Mary Wickes, and music by Harry James and the Merrymakers, as well as the Andrew Sisters. “A parable of fun and JIVE…”

My turn: Forget being practical

I went to see the new Harry Potter movie last weekend and for those of you Portales residents who haven’t gone yet, what are you waiting for? I mean, it’s Harry Potter! Okay, so the 9-year-old in me never completely faded away. Like many others, I am a Harry Potter groupie and devotedly go to [...]

‘Secretariat’ shows strength of women

Glenda Price I recently saw the movie “Secretariat” about the horse many people believe to be the best Thoroughbred race horse ever. Secretariat, born in Virginia in 1970, grew to 16.2 hands (one hand is approximately four inches) and weighed 1200 pounds at maturity. His official color was chestnut, but he was called Big Red [...]

My Turn: Favorite book being made into movie

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT columnist I’m totally ecstatic. One of my all-time favorite books, “Bless Me Ultima,” is being made into a movie, a challenging project which will be hard to please devoted Rudolfo Anaya fans such as myself, and also critics. Anaya has plenty of both. Anaya’s book has been hailed by critics, including [...]

‘Cosby Show’ safe 80s movie remake

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Some thoughts I had while wondering if Jeff Daniels could ever land Maggie Gyllenhaal without a movie script involved: • If you draw a paycheck from an NBA team, you shouldn’t be on a panel voting for NBA awards. Why this doesn’t occur to the NBA, I don’t know. [...]

ENMU students filiming ‘Star Wars’ based movie

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Eastern New Mexico University students Rick Bardwell and Victor Smith are digital cinema arts majors who have a dream of making a “Star Wars” movie. They are in the process of casting for major and minor parts in the movie they plan to start filming in the summer. “One [...]

Rabbits have good thing going

By Grant McGee: Freedom columnist That new movie “Alice in Wonderland” has been showing at theaters here on the High Plains. I overheard someone talking about it the other day, talking about Alice’s adventures “down the rabbit hole.” I’d like to trudge on down the rabbit hole we have out back of The Stucco Hacienda. [...]

It’s their job: Sophia Dunsworth

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Sophia Dunsworth, who has been working at Movie Gallery for seven months, said she likes the job because of the interaction with customers and the different types of customers.

Locals make their Oscar picks

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Local movie fans are conceding “Avatar” is going to do well in Sunday’s Academy Awards. But they wouldn’t be surprised — and some would be hopeful — to see Kathryn Bigelow’s “The Hurt Locker” take Best Picture. The two films are part of a 10-picture field up for this [...]

Animated films more interesting

By Karl Terry: Local columnist In the days of the double-feature movie, I was a big fan of the cartoons in between. Bugs, Daffy, Yosemite Sam and Foghorn Leghorn were what I measured good comedy against. After I grew up, I discovered the Looney Tunes gang still had a lot to offer for adults in [...]