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2009 Stories by M.V. Moorhead

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  • Chip off the Old Cell Block

    published December 3, 2009

    The women’s-prison picture, that favorite of drive-in, grindhouse, and lonely guy at the video store, breaks loose again with Sugar... More >>

  • Alex Karpovsky Film Festival: Trust Us: This Is All Made Up

    published November 26, 2009

    Since it’s called “No Festival Required” rather than “No Festival Allowed,” perhaps Steve Weiss’ downtown film... More >>

  • Festival Required

    published November 26, 2009

    Since it’s called “No Festival Required” rather than “No Festival Allowed,” perhaps Steve Weiss’ downtown film... More >>

  • Polo. Marco Polo.

    published November 19, 2009

    “Crime Jazz” -- remember those words. Local filmmaker Marco “Polo” Saldana hopes to establish the term as the name... More >>

  • Friday Night Frights

    published November 12, 2009

    Sure, the bohemian artsy hipsters and gallery rats may have laid claim to First Fridays, but there’s no reason Goths and horror geeks... More >>

  • Road Pictures

    published November 5, 2009

    Traveling from town to town, sleeping in fleabag accommodations, eating greasy fast food, entering into anonymous liaisons with people... More >>

  • Passionate Geekdom

    published October 22, 2009

    Official biographers always run the risk of coming across like cheerleaders, but Sam Weller doesn’t seem to mind. He’s an... More >>

  • Passionate Geekdom

    published October 22, 2009

    Official biographers always run the risk of coming across like cheerleaders, but Sam Weller doesn’t seem to mind. He’s an... More >>

  • International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival: Embodiment of Evil (Encamacao do Demonio)

    published October 15, 2009

    For a small but dedicated cult of fanatics, the real highlight of this year's fest will be Embodiment of Evil (Encarnacao do Demonio), the... More >>

  • Boogey Nights

    published October 15, 2009

    Among the macabre must-sees at this weekend’s fifth annual International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival are showings of Night of the... More >>

  • RiffTrax LIVE: Plan 9 From Outer Space . . . Encore

    published October 8, 2009

    Would that we lived in a world in which Plan 9 From Outer Space truly was, either aesthetically or morally, the Worst Movie Ever Made.... More >>

  • The Fab Four

    published October 1, 2009

    “The opener, the closer, the French film, the Italian film.” According to Amy Ettinger, director of the Scottsdale... More >>

  • The Dork Knight

    published September 24, 2009

    For more than 20 years, from Revenge of the Nerds through Napoleon Dynamite, the movies have been trying to turn dorky-dweeb... More >>

  • Friday Night Frights

    published September 17, 2009

    Sure, the bohemian artsy hipsters and gallery rats may have laid claim to First Fridays, but there’s no reason Goths and horror geeks... More >>

  • Tony Foster

    published September 10, 2009

    Though British landscape painter Tony Foster is sometimes referred to as the “Warhol of the Wilderness,” it’s not because, say, he... More >>

  • Bomb Squad

    published August 27, 2009

    If you crossed the Elvis Presley movie Paradise, Hawaiian Style with Coppola’s Apocalypse Now, you’d get . . . well, a... More >>

  • Knock on Wood

    published August 20, 2009

    Would that we lived in a world in which Plan 9 From Outer Space truly was, either aesthetically or morally, the Worst Movie Ever Made.... More >>

  • Brave New Mundo

    published August 20, 2009

    It’s been said that the only reason American businesses don’t outsource janitorial services is that they haven’t invented a... More >>

  • Meta-Cinema for the Soul

    published August 13, 2009

    Did you roll your eyes at the by-the-numbers triteness of Being John Malkovich? Did you yawn and squirm in your seat at the formulaic... More >>

  • The Hausu of No Return

    published August 13, 2009

    Compared to the Japanese movie House (Hausu), Evil Dead 2 seems about as frenzied, surreal, and blackly comic as an episode of... More >>

  • The Italian Job

    published August 6, 2009

    The 1978 Italian film Quel maledetto treno blindato has had several other titles in English. According to imdb, it has been known at one... More >>

  • Road to Perdition

    published July 23, 2009

    It’s a road movie, but it isn’t your typical road movie. In fact, it makes Easy Rider look like a spin around the block.... More >>

  • Shakespeare in Space

    published July 16, 2009

    “Monsters from the Id!” cries a supporting player, as he dies. But isn’t that where all good monsters come... More >>

  • In Living Colour

    published July 9, 2009

    Though British landscape painter Tony Foster is sometimes referred to as the “Warhol of the Wilderness,” it’s not because, say, he... More >>

  • Bottle Schlock

    published July 2, 2009

    Since her departure from Chandler Cinemas, and the subsequent, though reportedly unrelated, closing of that fine indie venue, Valley movie maven... More >>

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