Grand Illusion

Phoenix. The new Hollywood. Right.

Now that Becks has descended on L.A., we figure no one will be making movies there anymore. They'll be too busy fawning over the soccer superduperstar's every meticulously coifed move. So it's a darn good thing that people occasionally shoot films in Phoenix. We need another cash-cow industry now that the real estate market is officially in the shitter.

Picture it: Instead of the Ivy, paparazzi will wait outside Matt's Big Breakfast, hoping to snap pics of local movie stars. And Paper Heart, which rolls out the red carpet for Downsized, a locally produced film about "sex, drugs, and union politics" starring some of AZ’s best actors and musicians, will be the new Mann's Chinese. One can dream, right?

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