With the Marvel movies of the past few years, maybe the more obscure the source comics—obscure to me, at least—the more interesting the film. Guardians of the Galaxy turned out to be one of the more amusing big-budget flicks from last year, and this summer’s Ant-Man is possibly even a bit more fun.
Considering that “Let there be light” is You-Know-Who’s very first line in the Bible, you’d think that more people would aspire to the lighting business.
This month Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers allowed himself to be “tased” by a Coyotes fan as a charity stunt to benefit the 100 Club of Arizona.
Get M.V. Moorhead’s take on the new Pixar film, “Inside Out,” as well as the latest Steven Spielberg movie, “Jurassic World.”
Our entertainment writer, M.V. Moorhead, interviewed Marcos de Niza High School drama teacher Patrick McChesney this month. McChesney has been nominated for the inaugural Excellence in Theatre Education Award.
Playing Superman is sometimes seen as a curse for an actor. The career and life of George Reeves were blighted by his association with the role, Kirk Alyn did little else of note, and Brandon Routh, from 2006s tepid Superman Returns, has hardly become a household name. Even Christopher Reeve, who had many fine credits […]
One of my best friends called me from back east this month, seriously in tears, to tell me that Ray Harryhausen has passed on, at 92. I’d already heard, from another friend, but I was glad he called just the same—we talked about Harryhausen’s movies for more than an hour. It’s hard for me to […]
He’s been a natty and impressively businesslike 007; he’s dutifully played supporting parts in stuff like Mrs. Doubtfire and The Mirror Has Two Faces; and he’s been superb in a couple of leading roles, notably The Tailor of Panama. He even carries the distinction, in a cast full of embarrassments, of having given the most […]
It’s often 112 degrees here in the Valley. For years after I first got to town, I’d spend much of the day working outside, reflecting that the cliché was true—it really is a dry heat. By the time I’d collapse on my couch, I’d feel as dried out as a clay pot, as a pot […]
The story of Jackie Robinson has been told in the movies before, notably in a low-budget 1950 effort called, reasonably enough, The Jackie Robinson Story. The title role in that film was played by Jackie Robinson himself—rather woodenly, it must be said, but with a dignified presence. Number one at the box office its opening […]