“Oh hi, Mark.”

Anyone even remotely familiar with the film “The Room” (not to be confused with “Room,” an Oscar-winning film) can attest to its place as possibly the best worst film ever made. Teeming with surreally bad dialogue and puzzling performances all around, “The Room” has become a cherished cult classic in recent years, thanks to its sheer ridiculousness. “The Disaster Artist” is a delightful adaptation of Greg Sestero’s memoir of the same name chronicling his experiences in making “The Room.”

Audience members were captured by dance group Pilobolus’ performance at Popejoy Hall Friday night.

As the lights went down, the group opened by greeting the audience. In a more comical, light-hearted introduction, they leaped over and on each other shouting, “Hey.” Once audience members were acquainted to the group, they were completely captivated by Pilobolus’ next dance.

Positive energy sizzled through the air as men and women of all ages attended the First Annual Masquerade for Medicine at Hotel Albuquerque Saturday night.

The masquerade was a 21-and-over fundraiser. Proceeds benefitted One Hope Centro de Vida Health Center and Albuquerque Opportunity Center Clinic.

VIP tickets included a session beginning at 7 p.m. with hor d'oeuvres, live music, guest speakers and live artist Erin Vega working on a painting.

With “Spiderman: Homecoming,” “IT” and now capped off with “Lady Bird,” 2017 was a great year for coming-of-age films.

In particular, “Lady Bird” has been receiving copious amounts of awards buzz, ranging from supporting to lead role nominations while garnering screenplay and directorial plaudits as well. It even held a 100 percent fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes for a solid while, breaking a record not matched since 1999’s “Toy Story 2.”

Student org supports women in STEM fields

Discrimination can be difficult to overcome. This can be especially true for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics-related fields.

Ph.D. student Stephanie Fox, who studies evolutionary anthropology, is the president of the University of New Mexico’s Advancing Women in Science club, which is dedicated to fighting obstacles that women in science face.

“Ultimately, we’d like a world where women are unequivocally treated equally to men in STEM fields,” Fox said. “We will keep fighting for that, but until then, we will try to equip women with the skills necessary to persist in STEM.”

Daily Lobo alum shares photography of 9/11

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Photographer Rikki Reich’s most significant body of work to date is her Sept. 11 portfolio, “The Voice of the Silence,” which is included in the photographic collections in the Library of Congress Photographic Collection, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum.

“The Voice of the Silence,” has never been exhibited in its entirety, she said. The work debuted at the aipad Photography Show in New York in 2012.

ABQ Nosh Fest celebrates Jewish heritage

People of all ages and backgrounds packed the Embassy Suites Hotel this Sunday for the first annual Jewish food festival.

Dubbed the ABQ Nosh Fest, the event featured over 40 different food vendors and a variety of activities for the whole family, including a photo booth, a kids’ zone and a football “playoff zone,” courtesy of Baillo’s Electronics.

Almuni Connection: UNM alum and family pursue entrepreneurship as travel journalists and bloggers

University of New Mexico alum Jessica Sanchez and her family actively pursue a new entrepreneurial path as a family of travel journalists and bloggers, one that has lead to a unique opportunity.

Sanchez and her family have been selected as part of the top 50 applicants considered for the Cancun Experience Officer position for Cancun.com. This position had over 6,000 applicants. Announcements on whether Sanchez and her family will rise from the top 50 to the top 10 will be made Jan. 17.

Movie Review: "Jumanji" remake a light-hearted entertainer

“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” offers a modern twist to the original 1995 film, “Jumanji,” in which a group of kids is trapped inside a board game.

Released on Dec. 20, the sequel shares a similar story with its predecessor, but instead, it follows a group of highschoolers who are trapped in a video game and must escape, before losing all their digital — and eventually real — lives.

Both movies include a well-known cast. Just as the original film featured the much-loved Robin Williams, the new “Jumanji” casts the hunky Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, the hilarious Jack Black and Kevin Hart, and the teenage heart-throb, Nick Jonas.

Movie Review: "Coco" captures Mexican family culture beautifully

As a Mexican immigrant, Pixar’s latest offering, “Coco,” touched my roots and in many ways felt like it was made just for me. Set during El Día de los Muertos, the film provides dignified insight into the connections that bind family between life, death and all things in between.

Young Anthony Gonzalez stars as Miguel, a boy who dreams of becoming a musician following in the footsteps of his hero, Ernesto de la Cruz. Unfortunately, music has become banned in his family, due to a secret long-held through generations before him. In an effort to demonstrate his passion for music, Miguel steals a guitar and is cursed to the Land of the Dead. To return to his living family, Miguel must traverse the Land of the Dead and receive his ancestors’ blessing by reminding them the value of music.

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