Atomic Blonde: Fun to watch, but in the end, disappointing

There's some enjoyment, certainly, in watching the stunning 41-year-old Charlize Now in theaters: Theron beat the snot out of skeevy-looking guys.

Convergence of milestones again puts popular musician in limelight

Story by Georgia Swing Photo by Billy Hardiman Singer-songwriter Walt Richardson looks back at 35 years of entertaining Tempe audiences and says he feels like he’s just beginning. For...

Warped Your Records promotes gleeful rock from Chandler and beyond

Last summer, Colin Bauer and his family moved from Pennsylvania to Arizona, but his beloved guitars wouldn’t be arriving for another few months.

1950s-era birth of McDonald’s burger empire shines light on Ray Krock’s successes, foibles

Near the beginning of this chronicle history of the McDonald’s empire, we get a look at the hamburger stand in San Bernardino, Calif., that started the chain.

‘Hoodwinked Too!’ redux ready for girls (and boys, too)

Made in a less-expensive, not-so-lush form of computer-generated animation, 2005’s Hoodwinked! was a fractured retelling of the Little Red Riding Hood myth. It was...

Taking aim at a moving target in ‘Hunger Games’

Wild turkeys have been a recurring theme in my life recently. I missed the screening of The Hunger Games, still mopping up at the...

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 of George Reeves were blighted by his association with...

Brobdingnagian-size truck can squeeze into tight spaces

Next time you’re driving along one of Tempe’s streets and a behemoth utility truck looms alongside, don’t worry that an alien mothership has landed.

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.

Explosions, crashes- and Tatum – are ‘White House Down’ mainstays

It’s said that for a few years after the huge success of the original Die Hard, every action movie idea in Hollywood was pitched...
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