Why YOU should check out the 2021 Phoenix Film Festival and International Horror & Sci-Fi Festival

With the Phoenix Film Festival and International Horror & Sci-Fi Festival kicking off in a few days, we reached out to the respective program directors, Jason Carney and Monte Yazzie to ask what people can expect from this annual cinephiles feast! What would you say to someone who is interested but hasn't been to a [...]

By |2021-08-08T19:09:54-07:00August 8th, 2021|Interviews, News & Articles|0 Comments

Movie Review: “Save Yourselves!”

Few things are more frightening to our current generation than the fear of missing out.  Many of us are constantly glued to our phones, paying them more attention than the human sitting beside us.  Painfully aware of the negative impact social media is having on their relationship, Su (Sunita Mani) and Jack (John Reynolds) decide [...]

By |2020-09-29T15:35:21-07:00September 29th, 2020|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “Sputnik” (2020)

The Russian word "Sputnik" is commonly known to mean "satellite" but it also translates as "companion" making it the perfect title for Egor Abramenko's first feature film.  "Sputnik" is based on his short film "The Passenger", which was an official selection at 2017's Fantastic Fest, and would have premiered at this year's TIFF, had it [...]

By |2020-08-10T21:00:42-07:00August 10th, 2020|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “Ad Astra”

If the Latin title isn't a big enough clue, "Ad Astra" lands squarely in the cerebral and philosophical sub-genre of science fiction films.  While the trailer does hint at a little action and mystery, they are simply window dressing to a film that somberly addresses depression, abandonment, and other existential questions. The film opens with [...]

By |2019-09-19T20:33:15-07:00September 19th, 2019|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “Hotel Artemis”

At first glance, the trailer for "Hotel Artemis" could be mistaken for the "John Wick" spin-off series "The Continental."   Both feature a special criminals-only hotel that offers safety, medical attention, and rules to protect the patrons from each other.  But that's about where the comparisons end. "Hotel Artemis" takes place during a night one decade in [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:02:27-07:00June 8th, 2018|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Enter to Win a Pair of FLEX PASSES for the 2017 Phoenix Film Festival

Enter to win a pair of FLEX Passes ($80 value) for the 2017 Phoenix Film Festival! Good for April 7th through 12th, 2017 Harkins Scottsdale 101  Winners can choose FOUR showings (excluding the Opening and Closing Nights) that they and a guest would like to attend. For a complete film listing visit the 2017 Phoenix Film [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:04:38-07:00March 17th, 2017|Arizona, Giveaways, Screenings|0 Comments

Review: “Arrival”

During a dreamy montage of memories in the opening moments of “Arrival”, Amy Adams voices a simple yet profound thought:  “Between the beginning and the end lie the days that define our lives.”  This may at first seem like a snippet of Fortune Cookie inspiration, but as we watch fleeting moments of Dr. Louise Banks [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:06:07-07:00November 11th, 2016|Movie Reviews, Reviews|3 Comments

Review: “Westworld” (2016)

The past twelve months have set a new record in reboots, remakes, and decade late sequels.  Regardless of the money thrown at of these IPs, and occasionally in spite of it, virtually every one of these fresh reduxes has been disappointing at best.  The common thread seems to be a reliance on nostalgic fans showing [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:06:48-07:00September 21st, 2016|Reviews, T.V. Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Star Trek Beyond”

“Star Trek Beyond” – The Star Trek phenomenon is a beloved science fiction entity with five television series and 13 feature-length films under its collective celestial belt.  Personally, I am a pretty serious Star Trek fan.  Now, I have never dressed up in a Federation uniform for a Comic-Con convention, but – admittedly – I [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:07:30-07:00July 22nd, 2016|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments