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American Movie Classics Company

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2014

    Five "Nights" The Astros Can Use To Sell TIckets In September

    When it comes to the standings, Major League Baseball (or any team sport, for that matter) is a zero sum game. One team wins, one team loses, and in baseball, by the time August rolls around, from a business standpoint, you just hope that the teams that lose regularly are in cities where the fans ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2014

    Internet Satire: Germany Destroys Brazil 7-1

    For 63 straight matches, Brazil's national soccer team had gone without a defeat on its home turf, going all the way back to 1975. That's an impressive streak, nothing to be taken lightly. So if you're going to see the streak end, at least do so in historic fashion, I suppose, and that's exactly w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2014

    The Fast-Moving Mind (and Mouth) of Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson

    It seems that, Gerald Bostock, the noted writer and lyricist, is at it again. Bostock first came to fame in the early '70s when, as an 8-year-old boy genius, his award-winning epic poem Thick as a Brick was adapted into a concept album by English rockers Jethro Tull. However, his prize was revoked ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    The Mountain Goats at Fitzgerald's, 6/21/2014

    The Mountain Goats Fitzgerald's June 21, 2014 For storied indie-folk group The Mountain Goats' second show in Houston in the past few years, fans got a toned-down version of the full band we saw the last time they were in town. Featuring John Darnielle, the guy behind all the words, and longtime co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2013

    Aimee Mann at House of Blues, 9/30/2013

    Aimee Mann feat. Ted Leo House of Blues September 30, 2013 House of Blues showed off a slightly different side Sunday: coffeehouse style. It was a good look. Sure, the venue has hosted seated concerts before, but last night it was missing something it sees all too often: an inattentive, inconsider ... More >>

  • Film

    April 4, 2013
  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Top 10 Recent TV-Show Soundtracks

    ​A few choice adjectives come to mind when musing on bawdy Eastbound & Down character Kenny Powers. "Inspiring" is not one of them. However, as Rocks Off watched this week's season finale of the side-splitting HBO series, we were pleasantly surprised as we heard indie troubadour Kurt Vile's a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    The Dead Walk, But Do They Have Legs?

    Just leave those guns anywhere.​The Halloween premiere of AMC's Walking Dead knocked the socks off critics and viewers alike and earned the network the biggest audience for any of its original series to date. Last Sunday's episode ("Guts") looks to have been just as successful, triggering coun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    This Week in TV: Football Season is Over

    Friday Night Lights: Go Lions​One football season ended, another warmed up, and I am this close to canceling cable and just using the Internet. This was the week in TV Land: • I have never wanted a team to win a game as badly as I wanted the Lions to beat the Panthers in Friday's season fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    The Week In TV: Louis C.K. vs. Mississippi

    The same face we made when trying to comprehend why people would voluntarily live in Mississippi.​The weather's terrible, I'm living off DVR'd episodes of Community, and it's possible this is all just a dream. This was the week in TV Land: • AT&T reached a deal with Rainbow Media last week ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2010

    The Week In TV: Back For Another Round

    Lost may be gone, but these other shows are returning for another season.​Summer is upon us, television is a rocky wasteland, and you're probably out grilling right now. This was the week in TV Land: • Summer's a weird time for TV viewers and often a terrible one for TV fans: There are lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Remake My Day

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2008

    The Best Pop Culture Gifts of 2008

    There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who wear fake reindeer antlers during the Christmas season and those that don't. I am the former. What. You thought I would be the latter? Just because I love to make fun of crap? Honestly, what kind of pop culture writer would I be if I didn't ... More >>

  • Film

    April 25, 1996

    To Lie For

    Janeane Garofalo makes a little deception go a very long (and very funny) way

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