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In addition to playing the USS Enterprise’s Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott, British actor Simon Pegg steps up from the engine room and into the writer’s chair along with Doug Jung in the next installment of the rebooted “Star Trek” Franchise.
With last summer’s opening of the modern streetcar, a bridge has been made that connects Tucsonans to a multitude of restaurants, bars, and shops along the most happening stretches of downtown. This is all well and good for the adult crowd, but what about the kids? Surely there must be some family friendly havens within the night-life fray. Luckily for those asking such questions, a couple of hot spots do exist - and in what better form than the arcade? For over 40 years arcades have enchanted our youth with brilliant lights and the piercing sounds of bells and whistles that fill the room with an intoxicating excitement. Nostalgic for adults and fresh to children, the classic arcades located along the streetcar route are sure to be a big hit for families looking for something out of the ordinary.
History is rich with examples of extraordinary people being placed in extraordinary circumstances, providing a success no one else might have achieved. A notion similar to President Abraham Lincoln’s enormous feat of keeping the nation together after the Civil War, General Dwight D. Eisenhower calling the shots on the successful D-Day invasion, or NASA engineers responding to a president’s challenge to land on the moon before 1970. It’s through nature’s fate that brilliant and visionary souls often find themselves facing difficult circumstances to which extraordinary results are not just asked for, but are fully required to achieve that success. These desired outcomes link the destiny of one person’s life to a particular time and place in our history. One such historic moment occurred when a gifted British math scholar found himself standing between victory or defeat for Great Britain and the Allies in World War II.
Their phone conversation was as short as it was awkward.
After some time in production, the newest spin-off of the “NCIS” TV franchise is making its way to your television sets. NCIS: New Orleans started on Sept. 23, right after that night’s episode of the original “NCIS”.
Tucson scientist David Grinspoon joined a panel Monday talking about NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto – but the scientists were most animated when talking about the feud over the status of the recently classified “dwarf planet.”
Not since 1977 have such an unlikely handful of misfits stepped forward to save the universe from evil. Taking a page straight out of the original “Star Wars” (or Episode IV: New Hope) playbook, “Guardians of the Galaxy” delivers a fast-paced story combining camaraderie, humor and even some sexual tension between the main characters. This richly talented group comes together to make “Guardians of the Galaxy” a funny, playful and marvelous summer hit.
The District 5 Little League All-Star Tournaments begin on Monday and a handful of area teams will be in action.
Slated for release Dec. 18 of next year, Star Wars: Episode VII is quite possibly one of the most anticipated events in recent nerd culture. Since the installment was announced to be in the works, questions swirled from all around: Who will be directing? Will any of the original cast make a return? How far in the future is this episode? It seems as though some of the final questions were answered when the official Star Wars website announced the casting for the new movie:
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This Sunday night’s 86th Academy Awards show on ABC should be one of the most exciting in recent years. Last year’s awkward host Seth MacFarlane has been replaced by daytime talker Ellen DeGeneres, making her second appearance. This year, we also have at least a handful of great films all competing for the 8.5- pound golden statuette.
A lifetime of bitterness poisons the spirit of an Oklahoma family’s matriarch and she in turn contaminates the lives of her children with vitriol and meanness. August: Osage County is a dark film about a seriously dysfunctional family, but it somehow still manages to be very funny as well.
The nominees for the 86th Academy Awards. The show airs Sunday, March 2 on ABC.
Aboard yer vessel, tie off the lines, and set sail with The Great American Playhouse (GAP) as your point of destination – or for the landlubbers out there, The GAP’s newest play, “Booty Island 3-D” is an amusing and funny play worth seeing.
Last week, Netflix reported many movies would not be available for streaming at the start of the New Year. But with the exit of "Titanic" and "Braveheart" comes the addition of the following movies, according to CNN.
This year saw an epic catalogue of YouTube hits. From twerking to shaking to cute kids, 2013 had hundreds of viral trends to remember— some with reverence, others with disgust and others still with sheer confusion.
Successful movies call for sequels, and successful sequels often call for trilogies and series. We, as consumers and film viewers, have literally watched as this trend of “sequelism” has grown in the movie industry for decades, often to our delight. There is no denying the success of many film sequels and series, old and new. From “Star Trek” to “Shrek,” film series can delight millions. There is, however, a new trend growing in the film industry that takes the sequel to a whole new level – the concept of “universe building”. Creating a series of interconnected movies and projects in the same fictional universe has been a common practice in the sci-fi and fantasy industries; “Star Trek” has been a universe that is constantly expanding and changing through multiple mediums since 1966. Superheroes have received similar treatment more recently to great success in both quality of a product and box office numbers. It now seems that the “universe building” trend has begun spread to the horror industry.
The fall season does not bring drastic climate change, browning leaves, or even the need for jackets to the Tucson desert. In fact, more adventurous Tucsonans might still be braving the dropping temperatures of their swimming pools in this weather. What the new season does bring, however, is a long list of seasonal activities for the community to enjoy. Pumpkin patches, haunted houses, and public picnics are in high demand, as parents and children alike are seeking a more interactive form of entertainment outside of television and video games. It is true that getting out of the living room and into the fresh air is ideal for body and soul, but what about the mind? What if someone is looking for a more cerebral, even educational form of entertainment this fall season? If this is you, look no further than to Tucson’s indie movie theater, The Loft.
Standing in the middle of downtown Tucson, not far from the Pima County Courthouse, is the monument to the Mormon Battalion, remembering the first time the United States military came to the Old Pueblo in 1846. They were the only religious unit to serve in the American military and their trek of 2,000 miles was the longest continual march in U.S. history.