A funny thing happened in 2013. Both of us -- two curmudgeonly writers who between us have lived in Arizona way closer to 100 years than either would like to admit -- came to a shared conclusion. We like Phoenix. That's funny because for years we've loved to hate this place -- even as we wrote doz ... More >>
In case you missed any news action this week, we've got you covered.Here's our recap of the most-read news stories of the week:
See the real-life Pain & Gain slideshow.
The Maine are playing a much-hyped show at The Nile Theatre in Mesa next Friday.Actually, though, that's just the mid-point in a massive tour to promote their Billboard-charting second album Black & White. They team up with Never Shout Never for a tour of small theaters and large clubs starti ... More >>
Controversy aside, this just won't fly
Type-A approach to filmmaking pays off
Moments of brilliance, but plenty of mediocrity
The original School of Rock heads to the Valley
Demme's Manchurian Candidate remake makes good
Could it be that this year's crop of summer movies actually requires a brain cell or two?
Narc desperately struggles to prove its grit
When it comes to producing movies, it's a fine art (or Art Linson)
DEJ Productions tries to give 'direct-to-video' a good name
The Army and Hollywood join hands to wage virtual, bloodless battles
How will Hollywood react now that real life is more terrifying than fiction?
Five years after Swingers, Jon Favreau just wanted to get a movie Made
At the Gates, a gripping showdown is bungled by a love triangle
Sam Hamm writes great scripts. So why do they rarely get made?
From the week of February 22, 2001
Robert Altman wants your attention, if not your affection
The newly rediscovered Burt Bacharach has a history most fans have never even heard about
VH1 vice president's novel about the music business mourns an era just since passed
Ms. Moore gives us less in Passion of Mind, a split-psyche romance from Alain Berliner
BY GREGORY WEINKAUF
Logic-challenged M:I-2 still manages visceral pleasures
Sci Fi's brilliant good vs. evil is a corpse in search of a burial
Travolta/Woods teaming pulls steamy The General's Daughter up through the ranks
Is The Truman Show just another summer rerun?
Couch Potato Nation receives a black eye from TV-trashing The Truman Show
May 7 - 13, 1998
There's something mighty funny about comic Scott Thompson
The re-release of The Godfather has a new soundtrack and all the old passion
The King of All Media exposes his Private Parts
The latest voyage of the Enterprise is a trip worth taking
IT'S THE STORY OF A GROOVY MOVIE . . .