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StarFighters Arcade

Vintage video game arcade unveiled in East Valley

October 27, 2014 – 7:30 am |

Get your left hand on the joystick and your right hand on the hyperspace drive, vintage video game enthusiasts unveil “StarFighters Arcade” in the East Valley.

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Review: Nightcrawler – TV network necrophilia meets self-help insanity

October 31, 2014 – 7:45 am |

Nightcrawler The excellent new film, Nightcrawler, is a scathing indictment of television news “if it bleeds it leads” mentality and a commentary on how free online self-help instruction could cause a person to go insane. Students of psychology are likely to have a blast analyzing Jake Gyllenhaal’s character, Louis Bloom, a man who will lie, cheat, steal and do all manner of unspeakable things in order to become what he thinks society will recognize as a success.

Gyllenhaal’s mesmerizing performance captures both the irrational intelligence and irresponsible doe-eyed ignorance of Bloom, one of the best written and most interesting characters I’ve seen on screen in a long time. In addition to his Oscar worthy acting in the part, he reportedly lost 20-pounds to play the role of the gaunt looking loner with dreams of making it big. Read the full story »

Amazing Arizona Comics: The Webcomic – ‘The Birth of Zombie Santa’

October 31, 2014 – 6:00 am |

Every Friday, the week’s worth of Amazing Arizona Comics: The Webcomic is posted here for your reading enjoyment!

Lightning Octopus presents Nerdy Things To Do This Weekend In Phoenix

October 30, 2014 – 9:30 am | Comments Off
Lightning Octopus

A weekly roundup of Arizona geek culture happenings by Best of East Valley 2011 blogger Jonathan Simon.

MOVIE TICKET GIVEAWAY: Go ‘Interstellar’ with GetOut

October 28, 2014 – 4:30 pm |

Looking for thrills that are out of this world? How about tickets to see Christopher Nolan’s much-anticipated space thriller “Interstellar,” starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway, at Arizona Mills IMAX Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 7 …

Get your fright-freak on at Phoenix FearCon

October 28, 2014 – 3:00 pm |
Mark Torgl (The Toxic Avenger) is a guest at Phoenix FearCon

Halloweens come and Halloweens go, but there are enthusiasts who love the fright-life year round, and for those there is a convention called Phoenix FearCon.

Cartoon Network goes Over the Garden Wall with its first animated miniseries

October 28, 2014 – 7:30 am |
Over the Garden Wall (Cartoon Network)

Over the Garden Wall features the voice talents of Elijah Wood, Collin Dean, Christopher Lloyd and Melanie Lynskey.