Mark Moorhead’s ‘Best of’ listing of all-time romantic film classics

Flowers wilt. Candy endangers the waistline. Jewelry endangers the credit card. But a good romantic movie can make for a world-class Valentine’s Day. Choosing the right...

Spider-man spins a new web of intrigue

Andrew Garfield looks like a spider—a daddy longlegs. That is to say, he looks like a daddy longlegs with the head of a Byronic...

Holy bird smugglers! Where’s Batman when we need him?

The computer-animated kids’ movie Rio begins in the title city, where we see a baby parrot captured for the exotic bird trade. Somehow he...

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 like Mrs. Doubtfire and The Mirror Has Two Faces;...

A perfect time to dust off some of those delightful Thanksgiving favorites

There are countless well-loved Christmas movies, but Thanksgiving movies are a rarity. I’m not a much of a fan of 1995’s Home for the...

Animated ‘Ralph’ one of genre’s 2012 bests

When your name is Wreck-It Ralph and you no longer want to wreck things—well, what you got there is an existential drama. The title character...

Starpower plus a new spin make ‘Magnificent Seven’ a worthy entry

In Rose Creek, some years after the Civil war, poor farmers hire a gunslinging warrant officer to defend them against the mining kingpin who’s trying to run them off.

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...

Diversions… with M.V. Moorhead

Father of Yuletide classic comes to life in screenplay

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.
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