Author: M.V. Moorhead

A movie primer for whom the school bell tolls

Parents traditionally rejoice, and students are traditionally glum, and here in Arizona, both are traditionally pleased by the approach, on the distant horizon, of cooler weather. But however you feel about it, back to school time has undeniably arrived.
The back-to-school experience, with its sense of lost freedom and imposed drudgery, and also with its promise of new and exciting experiences, has been the subject of countless movies.

Wet, wild and cool: A recipe for summer fun

By M. V. Moorhead Summer is unmistakably coming, and with it the need for some.

Smurf redux

The third entry in Sony’s Smurf series focuses on Smurfette, the lone female among the tiny blue-skinned residents of Smurf Village.

Retired critic offers food for thought in online dining series

Many Valley restaurants have fed Howard Seftel without knowing it, at first.

Film-making adventure was a real ‘eye-opener’

“It was, oh man…it was eye-opening,” says Lisa Vargas. “I have this idea that I want to do films, but I’d never actually been on a movie set before.”

‘Fist Fight’ Foul comedy with a small, redeeming bit of drama

Charlie Day is Andy Campbell, a milquetoast English teacher at an underfunded, underachieving, metal-detector-enclosed high school.

Oink! Tempe entrepreneur shares tale of ‘third little pig’

In our culture, some food dictums are gulped down obediently by those lifelong followers of The Breakfast Rules.

What’s Fido thinking? Pet psychic knows

“Did you ever look at her and wonder what she was thinking?”

New Affleck action thriller is not the “Accountant” we’ve all known

There’s a degree of wit simply in naming an action thriller The Accountant.

Teen playwright scores a hit with big stage production

Briana Fleming never planned to be a playwright.