‘DePalma Week’ features notable director’s three most memorable works

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For all the faults of his movies, even for all the supposed great faults of his character, I’ve always had a soft spot for director Brian De Palma.

‘Promised Land’

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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...

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

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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.

Original ‘Invasion’ still a good scare

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If you’re looking for a scary classic DVD for this month of ghouls and goblins, you might consider the original Invasion of the Body...

What’s in a name? At McCool’s it translates to good food, good music, good...

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At McCool’s Bar and Grill, the name isn’t just a fabrication. The owners are longtime Kyrene Corridor residents Craig and Connie McCool. So if you’re...

Famed amusement park gives birth to comic duo, and to a lifetime of wondrous...

Editor’s note: Kyle Maki helped guide Wrangler News for almost 15 years, during which he matured from high school graduate, to four years at...

Latest Pixar offering delves intriguingly into human mind

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

Discerning Diner: Yupha’s brings new dimensions to Thai cuisine

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Using what friends tell me are my considerable sleuthing skills, I decided to dine inconspicuously at another one of Tempe’s award-winning restaurants, Yupha’s Thai...

Harvard-Yale match a ‘60s metaphor to 2014 politics

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Review by M.V. Moorhead So now we know—if we care—that the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos will face each other in the Super Bowl on Feb. 2. I hope everybody enjoys...

Our movie guru offers his picks for this year’s Best Oscar Pix

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For the shortest month in the calendar, we ask a lot of February. It’s devoted to love, and to commemorating our great presidents, and...
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