One of the best comics conventions in the nation is here in Houston
Byron Singer returns to the X-Men franchise and brings lots of exposition with him.
Checking out the notable stand-alones hitting the theaters.
Michael Bay injects potent absurdity into the unbelievable true story of Pain & Gain.
Breaking new ground in incoherence and stupidity.
The great director Walter Hill brings a Bullet (and ideas) to your head.
Arnold returns - but do we still need him?
To see the fights, Universal Soldier 4 demands you suffer.
Movie violence has never been better — or more reckless.
North Korea (and audiences) go home unhappy.
Watching All of the Wachowskis' Movies for the Sake of Watching All of the Wachowskis' Movies
Fifty years after the release of the very first Hollywood adaptation of Ian Fleming's superspy, James Bond returns to make his 23rd appearance on the silver screen this month in Skyfall, Daniel Craig's third crack at the character. The media blitz for the film's premiere is already in full effect, l ... More >>
Still joyously disreputable, Raiders comes to IMAX.
What's the greatest science fiction film of all time? If you didn't just go, "Oh, Blade Runner," I want you now to imagine me shooting you the bird as I walk away. As I was re-watching it for the ump-teenth time the other afternoon, I couldn't help but get hungry when Deckard was eating at the noo ... More >>
As two pals fight over Reese Witherspoon, This Means War sticks to the script.
Don't even bother.We had some friends over Saturday night, those with children brought theirs, because when you're my age and you want to interact with your age cohort, it's easier to just throw all the rugrats into a room filled with toys and books and let them Battle Royale it out rather th ... More >>
Eww.So I'm being forced to watch The Good Wife last Sunday, and I see that Colin Sweeney, a semi-recurring character Alicia once defended for murdering his wife, was apparently involved in testifying for Alicia's firm for one reason or other (give me a break, the entire hour was me wrestling ... More >>
Assholes: Surf thriller "Point Break" will get a modern update by Alcon and Warner Bros., much to fans' chagrin. According to Deadline.com, the new version will be set in the world of extreme sports. Kurt Wimmer ("Salt," the upcoming "Total Recall" remake) has written the script for the ne ... More >>
It stinks!Yes, I try and keep it sports-related in this space as much as I possibly can. That's what I've been asked to bring to the table on Hair Balls and that's where my area of expertise lies. However, sometimes there is confluence of circumstance so powerful that I must stray from sports ... More >>
Insert as needed.Some controversy, if you want to call it that, popped up this weekend over Michael Bay's apparent use of old footage from The Island in his latest release, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, which grossed a staggering $400 million over the July 4th weekend. We can infer two ... More >>
This movie is old enough to drive.Summer is officially here, even though it's been ball-dripping sweaty since at least early May. This is also about the time that we are already steeped in big-budget Hollywood summer would-be blockbusters, the kind of movies that have fast-food promotions and ... More >>
Lee Alexander, pictured with his band of invisible skulking pervertsIt wasn't that long ago that a few brave filmmakers realized that it was in fact possible to make a superhero movie that didn't suck IQ points from an audience and might even, surprise surprise, be somewhat faithful to their ... More >>
Terminator - I'll Be Back | Movies & TV | SPIKE.comThe above clip is actual security-cam footage from the Port Arthur Police Department Sunday night. Or it could be, let's put it that way. The Port Arthur News reports that a 53-year-old man drove his vehicle right into the lobby of police headq ... More >>
First there was Viagra, now there's this?
Honestly, do you really care?I write a lot about Hollywood's obsession with remakes because I'm a movie buff, first and foremost, and because as a "writer" it's easy to milk an announcement of the latest atrocity from Platinum Dunes for 750 indignant words regarding the creative demise of Hollywo ... More >>
Harrison Ford + a hat + a whip = an action film classic
Thank God Brad Pitt didn't star in thisGreen Zone, by shaky-cam master Paul Greengrass, is the latest movie to try to buck the trend of box-office poison that is the Iraq War.Many have tried, but even the most celebrated of the Iraq War flicks, The Hurt Locker, wasn't a blockbuster. (Maybe ... More >>
Memorial Day weekend officially marks the beginning of summer, and the beginning of summer blockbuster-movie season.Recently studios have been pushing the blockbuster season earlier and earlier -- Iron Man 2 has been out for months, it seems -- but Memorial Day Weekend is still a date where they pla ... More >>
Find out how clothes make the film
What do Rita Coolidge, Sheena Easton, and Chris Cornell have in common (aside from jockeying for position in a future "Where Are They Now" segment on E!, that is)? That's right, they all sang the title song in a James Bond movie. They also are conspicuously absent from this list of the best Bond the ... More >>
To commemorate the premiere of Quantum of Solace this week, Hair Balls will be bringing you a week of 007-related lists that will hopefully get you all amped up to go see the movie opening day and buy lots of the products featured therein. Brought to you by Bollinger Champagne. Bollinger...it's cham ... More >>
Part of commemorating 50 years of NASA is acknowledging its role in lionizing the men and women who performed those historic missions. The names of Alan Shepard, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Sally Ride are well known, and rightfully so, for their contributions to America's space program. And th ... More >>
Midnight shows this early a.m. of The Dark Knight were sold out in at least some locations in Houston, but you obviously have all weekend to catch up with it. (Number 4,528 on Things We Don't Understand: People paying hundreds of dollars for a ticket to a movie they could see for ten bucks the next ... More >>
The 1988 action smash is so stupid its brilliant
Pulitzer-prize winner reads from The Yiddish Policemens Union