A Clockwork Orange

  • Film

    March 7, 2013
  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    Electric Touch: Their Sinister Plot Exposed

    It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off we're trying hard to find meaning in the oddest monikers. Posters extolling the virtues of Austin's Electric Touch were freakin' everywhere at SXSW, so when the band decided to bring their dog-and-pony s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    15 Inferior Best Picture Oscar Winners (And the Enduring Classics They Beat)

    Last Wednesday, Craiggers hit on some forgotten Best Picture Academy Award winners, films which have slipped through the cracks of society's consciousness for one reason or another; either for being too of-the-moment, not having enough quotable lines, or for simply not having held up very well -- hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    Bad Reputation: Beatdown At Midtown's Saint Dane's Leads to Warrants for Four, Including Midtown Club Co-Owner

    FacebookAustin Perry Bauer: Allegedly slashed victim's face with key.​Police are seeking four men after a wee-hours brawl at Saint Dane's Icehouse last month, and when coupled with some Facebook research, the whole affair reads like nothing so much as some twisted hybrid of Entourage and A Clo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Your Wallet's New Mortal Enemy: Heights Vinyl On White Oak

    Photos By Craig Hlavaty​The scene was bustling at Heights Vinyl on Saturday, as Houston's newest record store opened it's doors with complementary beer, DJs and bands, and crates of great vinyl to sift through. The store's location on White Oak, just yards from Fitzgerald's and all the new r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    You In Color: The Black Angels' Christian Bland Talks Film Scores

    Photo By Craig HlavatyThe Black Angels' Alex Maas at Free Press Summerfest in June​Tomorrow night the Black Angels hit Houston for the third time in about a year, with a gig over at Fitzgerald's with fellow retro-doomers Dead Meadow and Spindrift. The last time the Angels were in Houston it wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    Before Harry Potter, There Was Dr. John Dee...

    ​History is full of mysterious magicians. The modern world gives us Anton LaVey, Gerald Gardner and Aleister Crowley. In the ancient world you had Edward Kelley, Nicolas Flamel, and the Count of St. Germain. Of all those illustrious names, however, the name of Dr. John Dee stands out from the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    KTRK Ad From 1971: Typewriters! Reel-to-Reel Tape! Bullfights! Who Wouldn't Tune In?

    This is an advertisement for Channel 13's Eyewitness News circa 1971, and it is magnificent. In our view, it represents a serious lack of judgment that news stations no longer use one-minute ads set to the Mission: Impossible theme, with constant cuts to the space-age state-of-the-art equipment tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Sonogram Bill: God & Dan Patrick Get It Passed

    God speaks through Dan Patrick​Saying it was "God's time" to get the bill passed, State Senator Dan Patrick succeeded today in getting approval for Texas women to be forced to view a sonogram, and to hear whether the fetus has arms or legs, two hours before getting an abortion. During the deb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Ten TV Shows That Need To Go Away Now

    ​We're barely a month into the fall TV season and have already lost three new network shows. My Generation, the show that was to catch us up on a group of high school graduates ten years after the fact (and presumably set to the music of The Who) pulled a Keith Moon after two episodes. Lone St ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    Five Disturbing Films, Plus Five More For Good Measure

    ​I'm going to the unrated remake of I Spit On Your Grave next week. The original, I should point out, was rated "R", though I still doubt the new one will pack the same punch the first one did back in 1978 (Roger Ebert described sitting through it as "one of the most depressing experiences of ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 13, 2010

    A Clockwork Orange

    Extreme violence marks this film classic by Stanley Kubrick

  • Calendar

    November 22, 2007

    The Warriors

    Walter Hill’s 1979 cult flick still has enough of an audience to warrant action figures