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“Guardians of the Galaxy” is the 10th film set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and also probably the silliest. The good news is that director James Gunn’s film is silly in all the right ways. It’s never insultingly silly like “Batman & Robin” or unknowingly silly like “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.” Rather, “Guardians of the Galaxy” basks in its silliness and has a blast with its outlandish premise. Since the film never takes itself too seriously, the audience is ironically able to take it more seriously than most straight-faced science fiction epics. In a summer of a lot of dark, gritty blockbusters, “Guardians of the Galaxy” is the life of the party.
Rhonda Morrison of Ahwatukee Community Music teaches Alexis Gutierrez of Phoenix how to play a ukulele at Pecos Community Center in Phoenix on Wednesday, July 30, 2014.
Alexis Gutierrez of Phoenix learns how to play a ukulele at Pecos Community Center in Phoenix on Wednesday, July 30, 2014.
Mark Schwartz of Ahwatukee Community Music teaches Josh Kahldon of Phoenix how to play a saxophone at Pecos Community Center in Phoenix on Wednesday, July 30, 2014.
The Ahwatukee Community Chorus sings around Dawn Corso as she plays the piano at Pecos Community Center in Phoenix on Wednesday, July 30, 2014.
Ahwatukee resident Davis Evans didn't make the cut at the U.S. Junior Championship, but playing in national event at age 14 while only help him in the future.
Desert Vista freshman Davis Evans prepared for this upcoming season by playing in big events like U.S. Jr. Amateur Championship.
The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) has named Paul Goldschmidt as the Arizona Diamondbacks 2014 Heart and Hustle Award winner. The award honors active players who demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit and tradition of the game. The Heart and Hustle Award is also the only award in Major League Baseball voted on by former players.
When Tavian Gould steps onto the field for Brophy Prep in the coming weeks, it will mark the start of his high school football journey.
I’ve been an Ahwatukee resident since 1999 and I would love to keep the Lakes golf course, but the truth is I haven’t played golf or supported the local courses in over four years. Not because of any reason other than I don’t golf as much as I used to. People do not spend time playing golf like they used to. I played three-four times a week back in the ’90s, but now play less than one time every four years. How many of you actually play golf and supported the Lakes or Country Club?
The meaning of Ike’s name is “he will laugh” or “laughter,” which perfectly describes this handsome, charming and friendly 1-year-old Dalmatian mix. Ike wears a permanent smile on his face and always looks like he has just told the best joke ever and can’t stop laughing! He is a sweet, happy, energetic dog who loves to interact with people, greeting everyone with a wagging tail, a wiggling body, a few kisses, and of course, a big smile. This snuggly guy solicits attention by nuzzling your side or rubbing his nose against your hand; Ike loves to be smooched on and returns the favor wholeheartedly. He enjoys going on walks and hikes and he likes other dogs, although he seems to be more interested in kissing dogs than playing with them. Ike is very playful — tag, hide-and-seek, tug-of-war, chasing balls around the yard, and chewing rope toys are some of his favorite activities. When the sprinklers go off, Ike tries biting the water as it sprays out of the heads and is totally oblivious that he is getting soaked. He also likes to cool off by lying flat on his belly with his legs stretched out behind him. Ike is a smart guy who knows basic commands, walks well on a leash and does well on car rides. Ike is also a fan of treats, which for him includes hot dogs. Ike will make a perfect companion to someone who is active but also happy to spend time snuggling with him. If interested in learning more about Ike, please fill out an application for him today at www.azrescue.org.
Brandon Clarke isn’t one of those basketball recruits that started getting noticed early in his career after a big showing at a club tournament or on the AAU circuit.
The period between Thanksgiving of 1974 and December 1975 was the toughest year in the life of Diana Fisher.
Norris Vaughan has coached 331 games, but the next one will be different than any other in his illustrious career.
Mountain Pointe will begin the year the same way the Pride ended last football season.
Throughout the month of August, Ahwatukee Preschool will conduct tours around its campus for parents interested in enrolling their child for the fall semester.
The race for justice of the peace in the Kyrene District is, so far, peaceful
A group of about 30 volunteers, representing five grass-roots organizations, got together Tuesday night in Guadalupe to pack and prepare nearly 100 backpacks full of school supplies for children in need.
The race for justice of the peace in the Kyrene District is, so far, peaceful.
You can almost smell it like a monsoon in the distance. It might not be on the horizon just yet, but there is something in the air that lets us know football season is almost upon us.
It could have been a Cinderella moment.
Gilbert Softball Little League had not one but two squads take home championships in state tournaments this month.
I'm a sucker for a film that shoots for infinity but barely scrapes into the atmosphere. I appreciate the effort and the willingness to do something a little different in order to bring a modicum of ingenuity and interest into a medium that thrives and lives on repetitiveness and creature comfort.
Alyssa Kimble, a soon-to-be fourth-grader in White Plains, N.Y., says she uses the desk in her bedroom for “everything” — creating lesson plans for her make-believe school, writing stories and storing stuff.