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...

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...

Childhood memories of DQ

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

Alice in Wonderland

Tim Burton’s version of Lewis Carroll’s classic Alice in Wonderland is a dazzling 3-D visual spectacle that defines the word “fantastic.” From the moment Alice...

‘Hidden Figures’ unveils overt segregation rampant in America in the 1950s, ’60s

We tend to think of NASA as part of the “New Frontier” and “Camelot” and the general unembarrassed optimistic idealism we associate, accurately or...

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...

‘Due Date’ chaotic but still boasts worthy acting

An uptight guy is forced to travel across America with an obnoxious guy. That’s the simple, and by no means original, premise of the...

Marcos teacher credited with launching alum’s film career

Opening Dec. 23 at Harkins Valley Art theater in Tempeis Footprints, a mystery tale in which a woman wakes up with amnesia in front...

Diversions… with M.V. Moorhead

Father of Yuletide classic comes to life in screenplay

Diversions with M.V. Moorhead

A few flaws but Hamill emerges as ‘Shakespearean’
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