‘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.

Charitable Chandler emo music fan builds an online community

By Chase Kamp In only about six months, a niche Facebook group called Non-Denominational Emo has raised hundreds of dollars for charitable organizations and connected emo music fans across the globe. Its founder, 23-year-old west Chandler resident Craig Lindholm, simply wanted to create an open platform to discuss a subgenre of rock music with a […]

Some ‘oldies’ your sweetheart will love on that special day

Some ‘oldies’ your sweetheart will love on that special day

Compilation by M.V. Moorhead Once again Valentine’s Day is upon us, and once again I’m going to take it upon myself to make a few suggestions for romantic silverscreen choices. But what is Valentine’s Day if not a day for sentiment? And what’s more sentimental than an anniversary? Here, therefore, are three love stories enjoying […]

It’s time for screendom’s 2014 Top 10 race, and our longtime film guy shares his picks

By M.V. Moorhead Time again for the film critics’ annual self-indulgence (as opposed to all those weekly self-indulgences): The Top 10 List. Here are 10 movies that, at this writing, I’m willing to admit I really liked and found memorable… Jodorowsky’s Dune—The mad director narrates us his abortive ‘70s-era film version of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi […]

MCC play a family holiday treat

Mesa Community College’s Theatre & Film Arts Department is presenting Susan Zeder’s signature play, Mother Hicks, directed by Debra K. Stevens, this holiday season. The award-winning play performs at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5, 6, 11 and 12, with matinees on Dec. 6 and 13 at 2 p.m., in the MCC Theatre located on the south […]

Choir, drama students team up

Goodwill of Arizona and Marcos de Niza High School’s Choir and Drama Program have teamed up for the second year in a row, providing an opportunity to empty those overstuffed closets and garages while helping underprivileged families at the same time. The event is scheduled 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13. Goodwill collection […]