Latest Pixar offering delves intriguingly into human mind

Get M.V. Moorhead's take on the new Pixar film, "Inside Out," as well as the latest Steven Spielberg movie, "Jurassic World."

Film-making adventure was a real ‘eye-opener’

“It was, oh man...it was eye-opening,” says Lisa Vargas. “I have this idea that I want to do films, but I’d never actually been on a movie set before.”

‘Martha’ a poignant exploration of cult phenomenon

At the beginning of Martha Marcy May Marlene, the title character—all those names are hers—flees a cult in rural upstate New York. In desperation,...

Marooned ‘Martian’ lends authenticity to Matt Damon’s role

The Martian — As in 1964’s excellent Robinson Crusoe on Mars, Ridley Scott’s latest maroons an American astronaut on the Red Planet and lets him figure out how to stay alive.

‘Promised Land’

A small town in southwestern Pennsylvania is the setting of Promised Land. It’s not exactly flowing with milk and honey—it’s a broke, fading farm...

A shortcut to experiencing India’s cuisine, plus a handy primer to what’s on the...

A trip to India—or, as E M. Forster would have called it, a passage to India—is an expensive proposition for most of us.

‘Island’ signals rebirth of Garcia’s career future

Andy Garcia has been around movies since the mid-‘80s, playing gangsters, cops and other steely tough guys. My wife has always had a strong...

McConaughey lethally convincing as ‘Killer Joe’

What happens when the hit man you hire to murder your mother falls in love with your younger sister? That’s the major dramatic question...

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

Out on DVD this week is Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, a sequel to 2006’s Night at the Museum. In the...

“The Big Friendly Giant”

Childplay’s production of Roald Dahl’s modern fairy tale, “The Big Friendly Giant,’’ will run May 1-23 at the Tempe Center for the Arts. The...
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