Ahwatukee Foothills residents looking to add a furry member to their family will have a great opportunity to do so tomorrow when PACC911 will host an adopt-a-thon in the Ahwatukee Petco parking lot, at 5011 E. Ray Road.
While 2014 brought us a ton of tremendous blockbusters about superheroes, LEGOS, and talking raccoons, it was also a banner year for smaller movies about life itself. No matter what the budget, this year had no shortage of great films. Today we’ll be taking a look at my 10 personal favorites.
J.C. Chandor’s “A Most Violent Year” is a unique crime drama primarily due to its central character, Abel Morales. With a title like “A Most Violent Year,” you’d think Abel would be a hostile pig that’s constantly ordering hits and shouting obscenities. While he engages in unlawful activities, Abel is probably one of the most reputable and humble criminals cinema has ever seen. He doesn’t cheat on his wife, do drugs, or abuse the second amendment. Even when he has to put a dying animal out of its misery, he’s reluctant to do the deed.
One look in the sweet soulful eyes of this brown tabby, Kiki, and she melts and rolls over to have her belly rubbed. Kiki gave birth to kittens outside a nursing home last summer, and Cactus Cats Rescue saved her and the kittens, found them homes, and now it’s Kiki’s turn. She will politely sleep on a dresser top or the foot of your bed, is quiet and gets along quite well with other cats, not being a dominant cat. Kiki would probably do best in a quiet household. She is tested, fixed, and has all her shots.
‘Medical tourism” often carries international connotations — Americans seeking treatment abroad, for instance, where the cost of procedures for joint implants and pacemakers overseas may be a fraction of what it is in the U.S. But the economics of domestic medical tourism are catching up.
From “Boogie Nights” to “Magnolia” to “Punch-Drunk Love” to “There Will Be Blood” to “The Master,” Paul Thomas Anderson has distinguished himself as one of the greatest and strangest filmmakers of the past two decades. “Inherent Vice” is another mystifying tale from Anderson, although it’s not the plot or meaning of the film that’s mystifying this time around. It’s the film’s quality that’s mystifying. “Inherent Vice” has too many talented actors to count and a strong atmosphere to boot. While there’s much to admire, it feels surprisingly hollow and dull on the whole.
Why is it that the gluten-free food industry has grown at a compounded annual rate of almost 30 percent? Probably because 1 in 133 persons is now being diagnosed with a condition known as Celiac Disease. Patients with Celiac Disease are unable to digest a protein called gluten, which is found in certain grains, namely wheat, barley and rye.
During the last 50 years, the average person’s health has been significantly challenged and weakened due to unhealthy food choices, poor food quality, depleted soils, antibiotics, GMOs, NSAIDs, and altered gut bacteria. Many are completely unaware that leaky gut is the root cause of their health problems.