When it's at its best, “I'm Your Woman” feels like you've slipped through a trap door, revealing a hidden pathway in an old genre apparatus. Everything looks familiar — this is a '70s-set crim…
Immortals Fenyx Rising is a rare treat in that it is a game that did not come in with the massive wave of hype that usually accompanies a major release; yet delivers beyond expectations.
CASA GRANDE — The holiday season has begun but this year, many of the traditional activities will feature a COVID-19 safety twist. Throughout Pinal County, tree lighting ceremonies are virtual and light displays will be viewed from a safe distance as various celebrations adhere to recommende…
Chadwick Boseman surges onto the screen as fast-talking trumpeter Levee in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” like a man on an electrified tightrope — balancing precariously between hope and cynicism, humor and sadness, joy and pain, and love and hate.
FLORENCE — The Florence Junior Parada, the world’s oldest youth rodeo, returns this weekend for its 88th year. Theme for this year’s event is “Returning to Tradition, Opening the Gate for 88.”
Dolly Parton's “ Christmas on the Square,” the newest addition to Netflix’s Christmas library, tests the limits of what one can reasonably categorize as a film. There is nothing cinematic in this 98-minute musical that sounds much more fun than it is. In fact, it has the feeling and producti…
It's a demonstrably difficult task to find a comic screen partner worthy of standing opposite Melissa McCarthy, so you have to appreciate “Superintelligence" for throwing in the towel.
Remember “The Croods”? It’s understandable if the answer is a “sure, kinda?” The 2013 animated film about a cave family in a fictional prehistoric era featuring the voices of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds and Cloris Leachman was pretty enjoyable, made a decent amount of money and e…
FLORENCE — Join the Pinal County Historical Society Museum at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 9th for a festive evening of holiday tamales from the comfort of your own home. All you need is your phone, computer or tablet, and a ticket. Dinner for two and the party is $60 and $50 for museum members. Ticket…
Treyarch returns to Call of Duty with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and updates the franchise while staying true to what has made it such a massive success.
A politicized healthcare crisis, horrifyingly unnecessary death, a crucial election. “Collective," a piercing documentary about corruption in Romania, may not directly concern current events but it feels urgent and vital just the same.
The new film “ Ammonite ” unearths the stories of two women buried by history: paleontologist Mary Anning, who in the 19th century made significant prehistoric fossil discoveries along the coast in Southwest England, and geologist Charlotte Murchison, who worked in the area briefly alongside…
J.D. Vance's “Hillbilly Elegy,” an election-year explainer to liberal America about the white underclass that fueled Donald Trump's rise, has been reborn as blandly overbaked awards bait.
Three-quarters through “The Climb” comes a scene we’ve all come to expect in a romantic comedy: A wedding is interrupted by the best man who rushes into a church during a marriage ceremony and screams “I object!”
Dust, dust and more dust. The parched Texas landscape of “Dreamland,” Miles Joris-Peyrafitte’s Depression-era drama, is chock full of the toxic gray stuff, which billows across fields and coats everything in sight.
SUPERIOR — Nestled in the Sonoran Desert, with a backdrop of the Picketpost and Superstition mountains, the Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park and Wallace Desert Garden offer miles of hiking trails and a chance to experience the beauty of the Sonoran Desert.
The latest in the popular Watch Dogs series has arrived with Watch Dogs: Legion and ushers in an exciting new chapter in the series. Set in a near future London; players take on the personal of operatives for a hacker group known as Dedsec.
Back in 2001 many developers were cranking our FPS games as fast as they could to meet the demand of an eager gaming public. Games such as DOOM, DOOM 2, Half-Life, and Duke Nukem 3D inspired numerous clones and there had come a point of oversaturation for many gamers due to the poor quality …
TEMPE -- Salute to Service at Arizona State University will move forward this year with virtual events planned from though Nov. 19, including a concert by multiplatinum-selling alternative rock band the Gin Blossoms.
FLORENCE — Amid COVID-19 restrictions and concerns, the town is still planning to have an 88th annual Junior Parada parade and a Christmas parade — although they’ll be modified for safer social distancing — and several more fall events.
FLORENCE — Tales of cowboys, lawmen, mayors, musicians, Civil War vets and others fill the Florence town cemetery. And when H. Christine Reid leads a walking tour of the cemetery grounds, she aims to bring the town’s rich history to life.
FLORENCE -- W illiam “Mac” McWilliams visited the Windmill Winery one day while he was looking for a house to buy in Florence. The 79-year-old former Navy diver, who had worked for oil companies in Alaska in civilian life had just become a truck driver.
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FLORENCE — A movie based on the true story of stagecoach robber Pearl Hart is scheduled to film Hart’s trial at McFarland State Historic Park in Florence on Friday.
FLORENCE — Toward the end of her career in corrections, a prison inmate was fishing for Mary June Podraza’s relationship status. “What do we call you? Miss? Mrs.?” he asked.
FLORENCE — The company that produced the “Live PD” television show will return to Pinal County to tape sheriff’s officers on the job for another year, according to an agreement approved 4-1 Wednesday by the Pinal County Board of Supervisors.
FLORENCE — It will be a different atmosphere at Country Thunder’s Arizona festival this year as it enters a new part of the calendar for the first time.
SIGNAL PEAK — Beautiful handmade bowls, savory soups and decadent desserts, all made by Central Arizona College students, come together Tuesday for the Empty Bowls event that showcases student talents while raising money for the hungry.
GOLD CANYON — Jousting knights, 16th century maidens, food, crafts, games, people-powered rides and interactive entertainment are all part of the fun at the 32nd annual Arizona Renaissance Festival and Artisan Marketplace in Gold Canyon.
ELEVEN MILE CORNER — A celebration of the humble, hard-shelled gourd and all its possibilities will take place Feb. 7, 8 and 9 with the 17th annual Running of the Gourds festival at the Pinal Fairgrounds and Event Center.
APACHE JUNCTION -- The Apache Junction Parks & Recreation department will be hosting its monthly free Movie in the Park event on Saturday, Feb. 8.
FLORENCE — Imagine walking down Florence’s Main Street in the early 1900s to see women dressed up for a special night on the town. In honor of International Women’s Day, the Pinal County Historical Society Museum will celebrate womanhood with an exhibit of 19th and 20th century fashion.
FLORENCE — The inaugural Florence Music Festival is less than two months away, featuring rock bands on March 14 and country acts the following day on the fields near the aquatic center.
FLORENCE — The Central Arizona College Foundation will host the annual Night of Stars event on Friday, Feb. 7, at the Windmill Winery Lake House, 1140 W. Butte Ave.
APACHE JUNCTION -- The city's Parks and Recreation Department and Apache Junction High School Athletics plan "Rudolph Run," a running/walking series in the community.
FLORENCE — Two new events in 2020, the Florence Music Festival and the Florence Art Festival, each received $24,500 in funding from the town of Florence at Monday’s Town Council meeting.
FLORENCE -- The Junior Parada Parade, which showcases and celebrates the Florence's Western heritage, begins at 10 a.m. Nov. 30 along historic downtown Main Street.
FLORENCE — Pinal County supervisors directed county staff to do some research on sky lantern festivals, in which paper Chinese lanterns are lit and allowed to float away.
FLORENCE — The Pinal County Historical Society has received a $1,900 grant from the Arizona Historical Society to fund a new display case to highlight the story of Winnie Ruth Judd, known as the “Notorious Trunk Murderess” and her impact on local and state history.
FLORENCE — The chicken scratch band Southern Scratch will observe its 30th anniversary with an afternoon and evening of music and food Saturday at Florence Village off Adamsville Road.
FLORENCE — Several Gophers were recognized for their outstanding achievements after a season that threw every obstacle their way.
CASA GRANDE — Two Casa Grande Union seniors finished their high school cross country careers with a cherry on top, posting the two fastest times in Pinal County at the boys and girls state cro…
FLORENCE — San Tan Foothill’s Justice Gutierrez caught a 48-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Peyton Moore in the game’s final seconds, thrilling fans. But it was Florence who was in…
PHOENIX – Amid rising cases of COVID-19 in the state, David Hines met with state health officials recently to gain insight for the high school winter sports season. The executive director of t…
COOLIDGE — In anticipation of a spike in COVID-19 during the holiday season, Central Arizona Valley Institute of Technology announced Wednesday that it will begin the new year doing remote-onl…
FLORENCE — Three Florence area schools will have a law enforcement officer on campus beginning in early 2021, thanks to a state grant, following approval of the school board.
SIGNAL PEAK — After weathering a tough scenario this fall, Central Arizona College is poised to begin planning for a more normalized 2021.
COOLIDGE — The Central Arizona Valley Institute of Technology board had its first live meeting since March on Wednesday. The school transitioned from virtual to hybrid instruction on Oct. 13 a…
FLORENCE — With no candidates getting enough signatures to make the general election ballot in the race for Florence Unified School District Governing Board, the three seats will be filled by …