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.
Gilbert resident Shawnee Fierros Casas Richberger has two dream jobs in her future: become an FBI agent or perform in a rock band. Training for the first one is a little tricky to receive at her age, but she has already kick started her path to the second one due in part to a scholarship opportunity.
Not too long ago, Brad Pitt starred in “Fury,” a good, but not great wartime survival epic. Now his wife Angelia Jolie has directed “Unbroken,” another wartime survival epic that has moments of greatness, but is mostly just good.
Oscar winner Hilary Swank is unleashing some serious star power to help rescue dogs get adopted by families who want to make a difference on Thanksgiving — or those who just want to watch terriers instead of touchdowns on TV.
From left to right, Alan Osmond, singer David Osmond, and singer Donny Osmond arrive at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's Dinner of Champions benefit gala in Los Angeles on Monday, Sept. 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
In his hoop dancing and flute playing, Tony Duncan hears the nocturnal howls of the coyote as it mischievously darts from village to village searching for food, and he sees the twinkling of moonlight on river rocks and sees how that made the stars.
If you haven’t been to a Justin Timberlake concert, warning: Nobody sits down! The 33-year-old really is a triple threat. He can sing, dance and act, and he brings it all to one spectacular stage in “The 20/20 Experience” tour. One minute he’s dancing and singing, the next he’s sitting at a white baby grand or out in the audience performing on a smaller stage with his guitar.
The freshman country singer, who has opened for Jake Owen, Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift and Bob Seger, is now on a tour of his own in support of his most recent album, “Sunshine and Whiskey.” He performs, along with The Cadillac Three and Andrew Cooper, Sunday, Aug. 10 at the Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with music starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $31 and are available LuckymanOnline.com.