Latest ‘Planet of the Apes’ sequel recasts earlier efforts with mostly joyous results

Of the many geeky enthusiasms of my boyhood, that for the Planet of the Apes movies was second in intensity only to Star Trek. So...

On Pokemon, our film guy is admittedly incoherent

By M.V. Moorhead Almost 20 years ago it fell to me to review, for another publication, one of the animated Pokemon movies. It was an...

Despite advent of CGI, Harryhausen is still remembered for his genius

One of my best friends called me from back east this month, seriously in tears, to tell me that Ray Harryhausen has passed on,...

Flagstaff ‘Hulabaloo’ draws Tempe, Chandler participants

Photographer Billy Hardiman headed to the cool country over the weekend for Flagstaff’s Hullabaloo celebration, an annual community festival that has raised over $75,000...

Now that school’s back, nearby Phoenix Zoo becomes an even more appealing destination

A couple of weeks ago I had a strong wish to see a donkey and a howler monkey. This didn’t come out of nowhere....

‘Moonstruck’ a perfect pick for your Valentine

A woman falls in love with her fiancé’s estranged brother. An aging, successful businessman cheats on his wife. These are the plot and subplot, respectively,...

Angry Birds: Tweeting a poor message to young audiences?

The Angry Birds franchise began in 2009 as a video game, the object of which was to launch roly-poly little birds from a slingshot at little green pigs.

Stuffing your Turkey Day with some DVDs? Try these tasty treats.

There are countless well-loved Christmas movies, but Thanksgiving movies are a rarity. I’m not much of a fan of 1995’s Home for the Holidays,...
VooDoo Daddy's new cajun food restaurant located in Tempe

Restaurant entrepreneur performs Voodoo magic—one more time

By M.V. Moorhead VooDoo Daddy’s is back—or maybe it would be more accurate to say it’s here for the first time, and potentially better than...
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