CBGB, the movie about the iconic club, opens in theaters in a week; but, in an exclusive arrangement with DirecTV Cinema, it's been playing on demand for the last month. So, I rented the movie because it's cheaper to pay 11 bucks and drink PBR at home than take the family to the theater and pay 11 b ... More >>
The Butler finds urgency in the conventional.
Most surveillance videos offer long stretches of not a lot happening, interspersed with a brief burst of criminal activity. But this latest offering from Crime Stoppers and HPD, my God -- suspense, international intrigue, a frantic chase and sprint for freedom -- it's the summer blockbuster of the ... More >>
Houston's football, etc., who package the spidery and poignant guitar passages of '90s bands like Mineral and Rainer Maria into a super-crunchy outer shell, went to the UK this summer and released a three-song split with Square Business in July. Monday, see if you can talk the trio out of a T-shirt ... More >>
Wilbur the Pig is a pet, not livestock. With that august ruling, Judge Mike Engelhart stopped the cold-hearted local homeowners association in Spring, whose president will be played by a sneering Alan Rickman in the made-for-TV movie, from throwing Wilbur out in the street to a near-certain death. ... More >>
We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involving wit ... More >>
Blue-Eyed Butcher was Lifetime's take on the Susan Wright case. It certainly wasn't the first TV movie to be based on a Houston case, and it won't be the last. In fact there are plenty of Houston stories just begging to be made into Lifetime movies. Like these five: 5. Trail Ridin' Dirty: The Feli ... 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 >>
Harry Potter — franchise king, hero of a generation — fights his last battle.
In Harry Potter finale the kids are not alright
Despicable Me, starring the voice of Steve Carrell, tells the tale of someone who's very despicable. Truly despicable.On the other hand, the character meets up with a couple of cute kids, and it's a cartoon, so we're guessing there's some redemption in the end.There's no redemption for the following ... More >>
When it comes to movie remakes, I always think of Die Hard. Specifically, this Alan Rickman line: Sooner or later, I might get to someone you do care about! Granted, he was trying to force McClane to tell him where his detonators were, but the same sentiment applies to "reimagining" our fav ... More >>
If you're currently employed and haven't already attended your annual office Christmas party then you're probably dreading the imminent annual display of drunkenness and awkward groping that offers even the most unassuming of us the chance for instant workplace notoriety. The only consolation we can ... More >>
Not Quite Ripe
Filming what was long deemed unfilmable, Tom Tykwer attempts to turn smell into cinema
The Hitchhiker's Guide is harmless -- well, mostly harmless
The Prisoner of Azkaban takes a Sirius-ly dark turn
Richard Curtis is in Love with love, so what's new?
Harry Potter's second adventure delights exactly like the first
The big-screen Harry Potter lives up to its considerable hype
Galaxy Quest is an exhilarating and affectionate parody of all things Roddenberry
The Winter Guest deserves a warm reception
Michael Collins examines the man behind the IRA
A pair of unlikely allies trade wisecracks and fight evil. The twist: one's a dragon.
Though not great, 1995 still produced some movies worth seeing (and reseeing)