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  • Film

    October 2, 2014

    Jason Reitman’s Men, Women and Children Despairs at Our Wi-Fi World

    So earnest your kneejerk action may be to recoil.

  • Calendar

    September 18, 2014
  • Blogs

    December 19, 2013

    Saturday Night Live's 12 Best Holiday Musical Guests

    Watching the Saturday Night Live Christmas special last week, I was reminded how the show has revered -- and skewered -- the holiday season over the years. From Adam Sandler's "Hanukkah Song" to Alec Baldwin's "Schweddy Balls," the show's churned out enough holiday-themed material to keep us laughin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2013

    Eminem's Awful Rihanna Duet Is a Monster All Right

    Note: in his column Serrano Time, award-winning writer and goofball Shea Serrano writes about his life and times. Song: Eminem's "The Monster," feat. Rihanna History: Eminem did a freestyle battle. He went up against Papa Doc and choked. It was pretty sad. Then some more sad stuff happened to him. ... More >>

  • Music

    October 17, 2013

    Halls of Fame

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Concert Venues.

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2013

    My Sleep-Talking Uncle Hit On My Daughter. Help!

    Welcome to Ask Willie D, Rocks Off's advice column where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! SLEEP-TALKING UNCLE ASKED MY DAUGHTER FOR SEX Dear Willie D: My mother's brother has been li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2013

    Rice Kicker Chris Boswell Makes Viral Legend Bid With Crazy Onsides Kick

    If you know anything about the culture of a football team, then you know that the specialists (kicker, punter, long snapper) on any team, MOST of the time, are on a bit of an island. Hey, it's only natural, after all, most of them are the same size and body type (what up, Sebastian Janikowski?) as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    10 More '90s Rap Oddities Worthy of the Texans' Halftime Show

    Well, it's been three days now, and it hasn't all been revealed as just another elaborate Jimmy Kimmel Live! prank. It's true, then: apparently Vanilla Ice -- white rapper, DIY renovator and Ninja Turtle ally -- will be performing at halftime Sunday at the Texans' game against Tennessee at Reliant S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    Is One Halfway Decent Thanksgiving Pop Song Too Much to Ask For?

    Not so long ago, Rocks Off was wondering why there has never been a decent pop song about Thanksgiving. Not despairing, just wondering. Apart from all the complete shite, you could fill an entire wing of your iTunes library with quality tunes about Thankgiving's yuletide neighbor, but Turkey Day its ... More >>

  • Film

    September 27, 2012

    Hotel Transylvania

    A comic Dracula still kills.

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    This Week in Deliciousness: Fail to Barrel Up at Your Own Risk

    Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating...Our Words, where we've seen ice cream trucks, carts and bikes, but are still in the design stage on the ice cream motorcycle. Mostly we're hung up on how to keep the refrigerated sidecar from flying open when the Creamcycle launches itself off a 50 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Summer Fest Round Table: What About Next Year?

    Assuming we all survive this weekend, and then the supposed Mayan apocalypse, Free Press Summer Fest will return to Eleanor Tinsley Park in June 2013. Pegstar's Jagi Katial and Jason Petzold told the Houston Press this week that they'll start booking next year's acts in about a month, so Rocks Off p ... More >>

  • Film

    May 24, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    The 10 Oddest Super Bowl Halftime Performers

    The Super Bowl seems to be running out of stadium-sized performers who can attract eyeballs (the Black-Eyed Peas?), and this year they're hoping that faded scandalist Madonna will do the trick. It's not like they haven't been desperate before. In the early days of the event, producers regularly tu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2012

    Golden Bozos: Your "Official" Live Blog For The 69th Golden Globes

    I know, we're all bummed out the Texans lost. But since you've been drinking anyway, you might as well crack open another one and sit through the one awards show even the People's Choice Awards can look down its nose at. I'll be updating this entry throughout the broadcast, so refresh often and try ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2011

    Bye Bye, Black Eyed Peas. And Take _____________ With You

    I suppose "taking a break" before that Super Bowl performance was too much to ask: The Black Eyed Peas have denied rumors that they are breaking up but say they are taking a break from making music together for a while. "We are not breaking up," band member Taboo told Reuters on Monday at a lau ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 26, 2011

    Why Shouldn't Mexicans Speak Proper Spanish?

    And is Spanglish something to Celebrate?

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Top 10 Musician Movie Cameos

    Rocks Off has no idea why Mick Jagger might prefer Performance to Ned Kelly.​Over recent years, Rocks Off has been repeatedly surprised by the quality performances of musicians in films. Naturally, there are some duds in the mix; even Mick Jagger himself, who starred in 1970's Ned Kelly, disow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    10 Sequels That Don't Need To Happen

    Please god, no...​For those who've been pining for the return of the "Blue Steel" and the "Magnum," your patience is about to be rewarded: Ben Stiller is dead in the middle of promoting "Little Fockers," out Dec. 22, but he's already got his eye on yet another sequel: "Zoolander 2." Stiller ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Eight Delicious Goth Covers Of Mainstream Hit Songs

    ​The Halloween season is upon us, which means that the powers that be have let Gothtopia run amuck just a bit in bringing you music of a darker persuasion. Usually, Gothtopia and the Wife With One F would be at Numbers on Halloween vaccinating ourselves for snakebites with vodka and cranberr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    Idol Beat: That's All, Folks

    Um...really? This was it? This was the best you could do, America?​And so, the ninth season of American Idol comes to a lumbering and terrible end. The show is frequently boring and often aggressive in its desire to force viewers to sit through bad guest performances, but even by the show's ow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    American Idol: That's All, Folks

    Um...really? This was it? This was the best you could do, America?​And so, the ninth season of American Idol comes to a lumbering and terrible end. The show is frequently boring and often aggressive in its desire to force viewers to sit through bad guest performances, but even by the show's ow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Y'all Musta Forgot: Slim Thug's Already Platinum

    Houston's history is dotted with albums that, fairly or not, have been swept aside. We'll examine them here. Have an album that you think nobody knows about but should? Email sheaserrano@gmail.com. Slim Thug Already Platinum (Geffen, 2005) ​Already Platinum was Slim's official debut album, but mor ... More >>

  • Music

    December 24, 2009

    Midwinter Graces

    The sounds of Christmas 2009 from Bob Dylan, Sting, Tori Amos, Rob Halford and more.

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2009

    The Five Worst Movies Being Shown On The International Space Station

    ​Maybe this has come out before -- the list seems to be a year old -- but we noticed today a story in the British paper The Guardian about the list of DVDs NASA has provided to the International Space Station.The actual list is here, released under the Freedom of Information Act. Movies are appare ... More >>

  • Film

    July 30, 2009

    It's a Wacky Life

    Judd Apatow and Adam Sandler, together at last in Funny People.

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    A Few Rejected Inaugural Ball Theme Songs

    Eminem feat. Dr. Dre & 50 Cent, "Crack A Bottle" The Good: Many bottles will be popped during tonight's festivities, we imagine, if not quite as many models. Also, the ongoing partnerships between this trio of rap titans says something about the present state of race relations in this country, r ... More >>

  • Film

    November 6, 2008

    Big Daddies in Role Models

    This movie is smarter and bawdier than your average boys-to-men movie

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2008

    Slo-Mo Football-Movie Finales: The Top Five

    It's football season, and while you gnaw your fingernails to the quick and learn to hate the name "Schaub," let's pause for a moment to remember all those great football-movie clichés. You know the biggest one: the desperate 4th-down play with three seconds left on the clock, unfurling in slow-moti ... More >>

  • Film

    June 19, 2008

    Get Smart Redux is a Rare Device

    A TV remake for the big screen that works on its own terms

  • Film

    May 22, 2008
  • Film

    March 27, 2008

    Skinny Is the New Fat in Run Fat Boy Run

    Simon Pegg may not have the ideal physique to play hefty, but he's a good fit

  • Calendar

    October 4, 2007

    The Passenger

    MFAH caps off film series with a little Jack

  • Film

    March 22, 2007

    Shooter

    Who better to save America than an armed Mark Wahlberg? Seriously

  • Film

    August 3, 2006

    Crash Test Dummy

    The loudest, boldest comic actor around takes an endless victory lap

  • Film

    July 13, 2006

    Freeloader

    You, Me and Dupree overstays its welcome

  • Film

    August 11, 2005

    Deuce Is Wild

    Hilarious Rob Schneider flick? Who'd have seen it coming?

  • Calendar

    December 23, 2004

    The Fat Man Cometh

    Comedian Joey Diaz is big on laughs, and on Houston

  • Calendar

    September 16, 2004

    What a Ruckus

    Monkey around at Theatre Illuminata's cabaret

  • Calendar

    June 24, 2004

    What Was That?

    Horton hears a Who in Seussical

  • Film

    January 23, 2003

    Year of the Woman

    The big-screen dames of cinema 2003 will keep you watching

  • Film

    January 2, 2003

    Old News

    Reissues dominated, but an international crop of films yielded a good harvest

  • Film

    January 2, 2003

    Far from Happy

    The year's best featured plenty of sad white guys

  • Calendar

    December 20, 2001

    The Un-Church

    Finally, a church for non-believers

  • Music

    July 5, 2001

    A Punk Looks at 50

    Billy Idol's mind is still the devil's workshop

  • Film

    February 8, 2001

    Dumb and Dumbest

    Saving Silverman takes Hollywood's juvenile craze to a new low

  • Film

    August 17, 2000

    Just for Laughs

    Spike Lee's gloriously unpolished concert film focuses on the yuks -- to our great amusement

  • Film

    October 7, 1999

    Geek Orthodox

    Superstar's Shannon makes a strangely affecting nerd

  • Music

    March 4, 1999
  • Music

    June 15, 1995

    The Future of Rock and Roll

    We've seen it in a crystal ball and the pictures aren't pretty

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