Midway through the first half, the New York Red Bulls were up 2-0 on the Dynamo; looking all too familiar to the previous two encounters at BBVA Compass Stadium. But something happened in the locker room during halftime. Like in Any Given Sunday, one of the Dynamo assistant coaches got up and gave ... More >>
New film documents Southern California's tattoo scene, from Danny Trejo to Ed Hardy.
The WWF may have been the most patriotic American institution during the '80s and '90s; it turned Hulk Hogan into one of the biggest symbols of patriotism in recent memory. But there's a fine line between patriotism and nationalism, which the WWF straddled for years. By using jingoist superstars ... More >>
I just got back from Comicpalooza and have Batman on the brain. I mean, I always have Batman on the brain because he's freakin' Batman, but now it's reached the jumping from furniture to furniture with a blanket tied around my next screaming, "I am vengeance! I am the night!" phase. Plus, I have a ... More >>
Portraying presidents on screen is always tricky. Crass imitation makes the thing look like a comedy skit, but completely ignoring the mannerisms and voice that people know doesn't work either. There have been some laughingly inept acting jobs when it comes to the 44 people who have been the countr ... More >>
Anthony Bourdain is a man who requires little introduction. The author of Kitchen Confidential -- the book published almost exactly 10 years ago, which catapulted him to fame -- and host of popular TV shows like A Cook's Tour and No Reservations, Bourdain is the prototypical bad-boy chef, Marco Pier ... More >>
Nikki Araguz, formerly Justin Purdue, clashes with family over her late husband's legacy.
What? No "Heil Shitler" headline?With the U.S. soccer team defeat to Ghana on Saturday, I thought I would note some things I noted from the World Cup this year.1. From my readings on the internet and twitter, it appeared that the U.S. soccer team was coached by Gary Kubiak. The team had bad fi ... More >>
Unsurprisingly, Iron Man 2 was tops at the box office last weekend. The $128.1 million haul was considered a mild disappointment by some, proving once again that even the fifth biggest opening weekend in movie history can be spun as a negative in Hollywood, where it was also argued semi-convi ... More >>
Kevin Smith's latest is a cliché-filled movie-trivia comedy — so crazy it just might work!
Looking back at Che, The Dark Knight, Milk, Slumdog Millionaire, Wall-E and many others, and looking ahead to 2009
Your guide to the season's hottest films (and the other ones, too)
Music biopics Hollywood won't make
Our food critic gets tossed out of another restaurant
Save your cash and stick around for H-town's own showcase
Latinos take on rap music and make it their own
Eric Schaeffer improves with Never Again by leaving himself out of it
A frazzled Al Pacino tangles with a psychotic Robin Williams in Insomnia
Robin Williams returns to his comic-anarchic roots
A little Conscience converts Joan of Arc to near comedy
Go hide. Hugh Grant's in a gangster movie.
As Night Falls, Lumet proves even his failures possess spark
Shirley MacLaine shines -- but she's the only bright spot in Terms of Endearment's sequel