Costumes, spectacle form the mainstays of ‘Dynasty’

By M.V. Moorhead “Our show takes you through the entire history of China, from the earliest dynasty to modern times,” says Jane Ho. Then she giggles...

Sean Connery 1930-2020

While Sean Connery may be remembered at least as much for his fine post-James Bond work as for his driving Aston Martins, deploying double entendre and flirting with Miss Moneypenny, he still is the best of the Bonds.

No way to sugarcoat it: Spooky spirits not the only Halloween scare this year

No way to sugarcoat it: Spooky spirits not the only Halloween scare in year of COVID-19.

Whether iconic white rabbit or grisly disaster victim, costume designer revels in creative joys,...

Sometimes it’s a talking white rabbit, sometimes it’s a disaster victim. When you’re a costume designer, you can just never be sure who you’ll be asked to dress next.

Popular ‘Movies-in-the-Park’ series ready for 2011 season

For 30-plus years, Kyrene Corridor families have spent spring and fall evenings watching movies and spending quality time together at Kiwanis Park. In May,...

‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ Original charm lost in an unrelenting siege of special effects

Possibly the finest hour onscreen for Mickey Mouse was “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” the segment of 1940’s Fantasia in which he played the title role. The...

Fame-bound? No easy journey

As they grow toward adulthood, aspiring stage performers tend to see the world through red-carpet-colored glasses. Scott Harnisch was no exception Now, as a music...

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...

Jewish film festival comes to Chandler Harkins

According to the Book of Exodus, after leaving Egypt the Jews spent 40 years in the desert. As of this year, the Greater Phoenix Film Festival is more than half way to the same tenure in this different desert.

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...