Author: M.V. Moorhead

At Childsplay’s Wayside School, the fun promises to be 30 stories high

The academic year is well underway, and if your kids are having a hard time adjusting to their school, maybe they need a taste of Wayside School to put things in perspective.

Young musicians ‘Plugged In’ as finalists for Chandler Center concert

While the Diamondbacks were battling the Oakland A’s a couple of weeks ago, a different sort of battle was going on next door at Alice Cooperstown.

‘Ant-Man’ proves a bit corny but fun

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.

Couple’s brilliant idea: Light up your life

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.

A shocking tale, revisited

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.

Latest Pixar offering delves intriguingly into human mind

Get M.V. Moorhead’s take on the new Pixar film, “Inside Out,” as well as the latest Steven Spielberg movie, “Jurassic World.”

Marcos theater coach nominated for Tony Award

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.

Special-effects spectacle takes ‘Man of Steel’ to new cinematic heights

Playing Superman is sometimes seen as a curse for an actor. The career and life.

Despite advent of CGI, Harryhausen is still remembered for his genius

One of my best friends called me from back east this month, seriously in tears,.

Despite its rough edges, ‘Love’ really may be all you need

He’s been a natty and impressively businesslike 007; he’s dutifully played supporting parts in stuff.