Warning: This discussion is thick with spoilers.
Good news for those who dug last year's locally focused Los Dias De La Crescent event: it's coming back for a second round. Crescent czar Charlie Levy sent out an e-mail blast Thursday night trumpeting the lineup for this year's version of the two-night concert, and just like some of the best seque ... More >>
Ring the bell, it's time for Last Call, in which JK Grence, bartender at Shady's, serves up booze advice and recipes. Got a burning question for your bartender? Leave it in the comments and it might be answered in a future column. Every now and again, a movie comes along where the supporting actors ... More >>
Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions where to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.
It's safe to assume that if you're going to the midnight premiere of The Dark Knight Rises tonight, you've already seen Batman Begins and The Dark Knight a few times this week (or you plan on watching about 10 hours worth of Batman movies today). You've washed your lucky bat-underwear and opened you ... More >>
As expected, kids are going ga-ga over The Hunger Games. The $155 million dollar opening weekend was good enough to rank third in revenue behind only Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, and The Dark Knight. The movie, based on the novel by Suzanne Collins, has already spawned everything fr ... More >>
Remember when you stopped rehashing TV and comic book storylines with your action figures, and instead re-cast them to play out real-life drama? Like that one time your dad (played by Hordak) got drunk and totaled the minivan (a great stand-in by Ecto-1) then tried to hide it from your mom (the ... More >>
Artist: Daft Punk Title: Tron Legacy (Original Soundtrack) Release date: December 7 Label: Walt Disney Records I'm a little surprised by the buzz surrounding the release of a soundtrack to a Disney movie. I understand that the kids love the helmeted French house duo Daft Punk and that said ... More >>
Tracing the Sociological Lineage of Insane Clown Posses Fanbase
Yes, today's college kids consider this literature.Once upon a time -- in a time we'll call The Good Old Days -- so-called "college survival kits" included notebooks and detergent and shit like that. That was before kids were all stupid little losers, though. Now, they apparently need help figuri ... More >>
AZ CacophonyHoly look-alikes Batman! Some of the action from last year's Epic Super Hero Battle. If comic book flicks have taught us anything, it's that sequels can be a hit or miss proposition. Sure, Superman II, Spider-Man 2, and The Dark Knight were cool as hell, but they were in the minority ... More >>
Local bands unite for an evening of music
There are very few film critics I can read without getting at least mildly peeved at their gasbaggery. But the critics' pool on the geek-fan site RottenTomatoes.com really ticks me off, particularly in regards to the Biggie Smalls biopic Notorious, which I caught over the weekend.If you're a fan of ... More >>
God help us, its back
By Lilia Menconi The power of their attractiveness makes you want to check the slideshow. Tempe just got a lot bigger . . . if you happen to be in the bar scene, that is. Since we can remember, a night out in Tempe meant Mill Avenue or Casey Moore’s or — well, Casey Moore’s. But with Tempe ... More >>
By Jonathan McNamara Friday July 18: Minibosses at The Ruby Room If you've been perusing Up on the Sun's podcast entries you already know that the bossest of video game music-based bands will be hitting the Ruby Room tonight. See you there? Saturday July 19: The Dark Knight Has Heath Ledger re ... More >>