Angry Birds: Tweeting a poor message to young audiences?

The Angry Birds franchise began in 2009 as a video game, the object of which was to launch roly-poly little birds from a slingshot at little green pigs.

Spielberg was ‘Ready’ for another crowd pleaser

Human society is run down and slummy, but most people don't care that much because they spend most of their time in virtual reality anyway.

‘Orangemen’ peel a slice of inspiration from Blue Man Group

M.V. Moorhead Photo by Billy Hardiman Orange is the new Blue. At least it is at Corona del Sol. The Percussion Ensemble from the high school’s powerhouse music department...

Diversions with M.V. Moorhead

A few flaws but Hamill emerges as ‘Shakespearean’

Penguins: They’re back

2006’s Happy Feet was a truly crazy movie, a blend of Pixar-style animation, Bollywood musical and a streak of Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth. Set...

Search under way for relics of bygone eras

by Chase Kamp If one could put Tempe on a turntable and drop the needle, the sound would contain the charge of ‘90s alternative rock, the bombast of big...

Diversions… with M.V. Moorhead

Father of Yuletide classic comes to life in screenplay

Childhood memories of DQ

Here in the Valley, the Dairy Queen stays open all year ‘round.

Despite its shortcomings, ‘Tree of Life’ grows potentially classic roots

The specific subject of Terrence Malick’s new film The Tree of Life is a mid-century, middle-class, middle-American family—dysfunction and tragedy played out in Norman...

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.
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