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Children and their families will enjoy this live stage production of the famous fairy tale featuring Princess Aurora and the cheeky fairies — Flora, Fauna and Merryweather.
It took a while to warm-up to Frozen, Disney's new computer-animated film that is loosely based on the fairy tale, "The Snow Queen," by Hans Christian Andersen.
Ib Andersen and Ballet Arizona present this beloved rags-to-riches tale with magnificent costumes, scenery and a sprinkling of fairy godmother magic.
"Crystal Fairy" is a slow-simmering but potent concoction. Like the hallucinogenic brew painstakingly distilled from a purloined San Pedro cactus by an American drug tourist in the film, it demonstrates that a simple formula can produce a memorable effect.
Enter the wacky, wonderful world of subconscious meandering and lofty aspirations in "Dream On," an interactive exhibition for families opening Friday, June 21, at Arizona Museum for Youth in Mesa.
Prolific documentary-maker Alex Gibney delivers a gripping account of the wins and losses of hard-charging idealism on the front lines of the information wars in "We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks." Exhaustively researched and balanced in its view of the controversial key player, the film slips in ahead of DreamWorks' dramatic take on the exploits of Julian Assange, "The Fifth Estate," which is currently shooting.
To make an original statement with yard art, think beyond fountains, globes and statuary. Add chicken coops to be chic.
This image taken on April 20, 2013 shows a "Crooked Coop" in Clinton, Wash. that is reminiscent of a fairy tale house of Dr. Seuss. Designer chicken coops are becoming a new kind of yard art and many poultry raisers are being upfront about it -- using the outbuildings as extensions of their homes. A chicken coop can be anything from technical to aesthetic to wacky as long as it functions well for the birds. (AP Photo/Dean Fosdick)
Craig Zisk moves from TV to big screen with the story of a teacher played by Julianne Moore who sleeps with a former student.
The message behind most romantic comedies is the simple-minded sentiment that love is all you need. So when Danish filmmaker Susanne Bier takes that title for a departure from somber drama to romance, you might expect her to deliver it with some serious irony.
It has become a real-life soap opera watched by people around the world and dozens of fanatics who camp out on a Phoenix sidewalk in the middle of the night to get into the show. One seat even sold for $200.
There's a siege mentality about Michael Bay's movies, as though viewers are the enemy holed up in a bunker and he's the guy ordering heavy-metal music around-the-clock to wear down our morale and force us to surrender.
As staff at the Mesa Arts Center began preparation for its second “Festival of Creativity,” MAC executive director Cindy Ornstein said the group was looking for something to pique their interests — a spark, of sorts.
This week's "Jack the Giant Slayer," a 3-D retelling of the Jack and the Beanstalk legend, contains all the elements of the classic tale: farm boy, beans, giants, etc. But along for the ride is a new character, Princess Isabelle, played by Eleanor Tomlinson.
A big-budget, effects-laden, 3-D retelling of the Jack and the Beanstalk legend may seem like the unlikeliest pairing yet of director Bryan Singer and writer Christopher McQuarrie, but "Jack the Giant Slayer" ends up being smart, thrilling and a whole lot of fun.
From “Snow White and the Huntsmen,” to “Mirror Mirror,” to “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters,” to “Red Riding Hood,” the film industry has really been banking on adult-oriented fairy tales as of late.
We have our fair share of Disney animated favorites, but from time to time it’s fun to treat the family to a live theater production of a classic fairy tale. Valley Youth Theatre’s “Rapunzel,” playing Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through March 10, is a great option.
Dustin Hoffman's directing bow at 75 finds a perfect match in the well-heeled subject of "Quartet," a charming tale of aging musicians whose passion for life continues undiminished in a stately English manor filled with humor, caring and of course great music.
It's not really news that Arnold Schwarzenegger is back this year. Everybody else in Hollywood is, too, so why not the former California governor?
Dustin Hoffman’s directing bow at 75 finds a perfect match in the well-heeled subject of “Quartet,” a charming tale of aging musicians whose passion for life continues undiminished in a stately English manor filled with humor, caring and of course great music. This optimistic fairy tale about aging and the continuing possibilities it offers for emotional satisfaction should strike the fancy of older audiences who turned the British indie “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” into a breakout hit released around the world. Leading a cast of real-life musical veterans, Maggie Smith and Tom Courtenay put the stamp of quality on a lush-looking production, albeit one that adheres to genre rules with an iron grip.
Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream: Watch Disney princesses including Rapunzel, Tiana and Cinderella dance the night away in this glittering extravaganza on ice. The 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13 performance will be entirely in Spanish.
Even people without coffee tables enjoy coffee table books as gifts, especially if they’re thoughtfully chosen rather than hastily snatched from a store shelf at the last minute.
There are a few things that, over the years, have become traditions for Valley residents around the holidays: ZooLights. Las Noches de las Luminarias. Hale Centre Theatre’s “A Christmas Carol.” And “The Nutcracker” by Ballet Etudes.
This book cover image released by Abrams Books shows "Tim Walker: Story Teller." The book features photographs of fashion blended with fairy tales. Walker includes personal observations and full-page, color-saturated shoots. (AP Photo/Abrams Books)
The heralded holiday movie season is marked by big-budget extravaganzas, Oscar hopefuls and family films suitable for post-Thanksgiving or early Christmas viewing and for filling that luxuriously open week (for some lucky workers and students) before New Year’s Day.