Five Must-See Movies This July in Metro Phoenix

Cool it, Phoenix. There are plenty of ways to chill this summer, and moviegoing happens to be one of the most relaxing and cost-effective -- not to mention entertaining. Here are five flicks worth the hot car ride to an icy cold local theater.

A Band Called Death As the story goes, it was after seeing Alice Cooper in concert that the three brothers Hackney formed protopunk outfit Death. Armed with a seemingly aggressive name, which was actually inspired by the untimely passing of the young men's father, and music that didn't jive with the Motown sound, David, Bobby, and Dannis sought a record deal in mid-1970s Detroit and garnered interest, but they never completed a proper full-length album.

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Becky Bartkowski is an award-winning journalist and the arts and music editor at New Times, where she writes about art, fashion, and pop culture.
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