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All He Could Say: Shannon Hoon film outlines his life through his eyes

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Before Blind Melon lead singer Shannon Hoon died, he traveled with a video camera. Everywhere he went, he documented his life, almost like a video diary. Director Danny Clinch was given the tapes...

Granite Mountain Hotshots immortalized in ‘Only the Brave’

A Story to Tell Connor Dziawura When the Yarnell Hill Fire resulted in the deaths of 19 of the Prescott Fire Department’s Granite Mountain Hotshots in 2013, millions across the country were stunned. The tragedy was...

‘Dare to Dream’: Jerry O’Connell visualized a ‘Secret’ role, and landed it

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Actor Jerry O’Connell was on a set of a TV show and frequently complaining about his life, when a coworker gave him a copy of the book “The Secret.” “I said, ‘Oh brother....
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Second Chance: Alex Roe stars in romance film about redemption, ‘Forever My Girl’

By Connor Dziawura When actor Alex Roe auditioned for the lead role in Forever My Girl, he was drawn to the film for two reasons: the coming-of-age of his character, and the ability to hone his...

‘Extremely Ambitious’: Haley Lu Richardson took a chance with her new film ‘Unpregnant’

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Phoenix native Haley Lu Richardson is known for taking chances with her films. The actress starred in the coming-of-age film “The Edge of Seventeen” and quickly followed that with M. Night Shyamalan’s “Split.”...

More Than a Game: Basketball film ‘Game Day’ speaks to its actors

By Connor Dziawura Romeo Miller loves basketball. The entertainer, entrepreneur and philanthropist, who also played basketball for the University of South California in the late 2000s, will be the first to tell you the sport...

Love Letter to Arizona: ‘Teenage Badass’ star Evan Ultra talks first feature role

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski The film “Teenage Badass” has a bit of an autobiographical feel to its star, musician Evan Ultra. He met director and co-producer Grant McCord when he tried to recruit him to play drums...

An Important Reminder: ‘Jojo Rabbit’ puts modern twist on WWII satire

By Annika Tomlin New Zealand actress Thomasin McKenzie, who portrays Jewish girl Elsa Korr in Taika Waititi’s satirical black comedy “Jojo Rabbit,” took her role seriously. Before filming in Prague, McKenzie says she read Anne Frank’s...

Living His ‘Dream’: Mesa’s Michael Saquella diverts from his usual gangster role

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Mesa multihyphenate entertainer Michael Saquella is thrilled about small things as well as easy laughs. “I’m excited that I got out of bed this morning,” Saquella says deadpan. High on his priority list, though,...

‘Murderous Trance:’ Josh Lucas explores hypnosis in new film

“Ford vs. Ferrari” actor Josh Lucas is used to playing sweet characters like Jake Perry in “Sweet Home Alabama.” In “Murderous Trance”—which opens Friday, December 6, at the Arrowhead 18 in Peoria, the Shea 14...

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