Angelina Jolie

  • Film

    May 29, 2014

    Maleficent: Why Must a World-Class Star Be Hung Up on Some Twerp?

    Jolie looks like a goddess but is treated like an urchin.

  • Film

    June 13, 2013

    To Actresses on the Brink of 40: Go Bad or Go Home

    Playing evil is more fun than playing good anyway, right?

  • Film

    January 19, 2012

    Angelina's War Movie

    Hollywood goes to Bosnia in The Land of Blood and Honey.

  • 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 >>

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    January 5, 2012
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    March 30, 2011

    Wine of the Week: 2008 Sawbuck Malbec

    ​Oh, sweet nectar of the gods: Malbec. That once-forgotten varietal, making a comeback as a cheap red wine, with plenty of depth, that happens to be a pretty good deal in most cases, is the total package - the Angelina Jolie of the wine world, perhaps - minus all those adopted kids and the wei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Photobombs Through the Ages

    The pinnacle of modern-day photobombing​Photobombing might have reached its peak at the Golden Globes when Michael Douglas PB'd his way into a picture with his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angelina Jolie. The phenomenon has become popular on the internet, of course, and as with everything el ... More >>

  • Film

    July 22, 2010

    The First (Ambiguous) Action Heroine

    Angelina Jolie's contradictions buoy the otherwise rote Salt.

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Top 10 Celebrity Music-Video Cameos

    ​Ratt, "Round and Round" Thursday night, Ratt hits up Warehouse Live with what passes for their original line-up. At their peak, the band was a gritty and decadent alternative to bands like Poison, skewing closer to Motley Crue in terms of excess and drug abuse. ​The band managed to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2010

    The Shameless Chef: Make Your Own Damn Salsa

    What the holy hell, is that a fresh vegetable? Who am I and what have I done with the Shameless Chef?​I gotta be honest with you, the column almost didn't happen today. I think I came down with something, because I slept about 20 hours yesterday. No lie, I passed out around 5:30 p.m., woke up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    Salt Preview Passes, And A Complete List Of The Good Angelina Jolie Movies of The Decade

    Showing her range​Salt is a highly anticipated film, starring Angelina Jolie as a female Bourne. Lots of action, lots of acting by Jolie's lips.Who wouldn't want to see it?Well, possibly anyone who's gone to an Angelina Jolie in the past ten years.Among her films in the past decade:

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Angelina Jole & Salt: Win Free Preview Passes, And Learn Five Less Frenetic (And We're Guessing Better) Spy Movies

    Angelina Jolie's big picture -- is she in the "needs a hit" category yet? -- opens this month, and is generally being described as "a female Bourne" or terms like that.Which means plenty of frantic cutting, shaky camera work, pulsing music, CGI explosions and -- well, you know the list of ingredient ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Believe It Or Not, There Are Worse Ideas Than Kim Kardashian As Lara Croft

    I can't wait to hear her English accent.​It's been a rough week: we found out the BP oil spill may spread across the Atlantic Ocean and threaten England's blessed shores (which, let's admit it, would be pretty hilarious) and dealt with the campaign in Afghanistan supplanting Vietnam as America ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Quick Hits

    ​We're going to mix it up a bit on Pop Rocks today. Usually, I stick with one subject for the entire piece because I'd rather not depend too heavily on snarky line-item entries. But let's face it; sometimes there's just too much going on in the world of pop culture for me to focus on just one top ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    Hot Sauces That Will Make You Cry Like A Baby, Part II

    ​A few months ago, Eating Our Words featured the "Top 5 Hot Sauces That Will Make You Cry Like a Baby." We received so much feedback on other hot sauces to try that we decided it was time for another round of hot sauce punishment. Forget making you cry like a baby, these hot sauces will make y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    The Five Real Reasons Spider-Man 4 Won't Happen

    ​I imagine most of you are aware of the sad news by now, but just in case you hadn't heard, Spider-Man 4 isn't happening: A few days after script issues pushed it off the May 2011 calendar, Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios announced today that Spider-Man 4 ain't gonna happen at all, and that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    Pop Rocks: New Blood For Hollywood. Please

    ​I used to review movies (over here, if you care), an endeavor I had to quit for a variety of reasons: my hectic neurosurgery rotation, for one, as well as the increasing physical demands of the new Mrs. Vonder Haar, Carla Gugino. But among the non-imaginary factors influencing my decision was the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2009

    Halloween Countdown Part 1: The Seven Most Cliched Costumes

    Halloween is coming, and that means many, many costuming mistakes will be made by normally sane adults. To help stop this scourge, each Thursday we will be offering tips and analysis of what to avoid, or possibly what to do. It seems that every year Halloween becomes less and less about scaring othe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2009

    He Said She Said: Ten Artists We Would Go Gay For

    ​It always happens: you and your friends toss back a few beers and the talk turns to what celebrities and models you find attractive. At first it starts out innocent enough, arguing the merits of Angelina Jolie, Megan Fox, Marissa Miller or Paula Deen. Well that last name is actually just our ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    Most. Boring. Oscars. Ever.

    Ugh! The only interesting thing about the whole damn show was the realization that Goldie Hawn looks like Mickey Rourke. Stop with the work, lady! Seriously. God love Hugh Jackman, but this is not the Tonys. Could that Beyonce "Best of the Musicals" number been any more cheese ball? I have exp ... More >>

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    January 22, 2009


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    December 26, 2008

    Five Worst Hangovers In The Movies

    The holidays are upon us, and whether you're dealing with 8-hour layovers at O'Hare or sleeping on your aunt's rollout bed with the bar that lays right across your sacroiliac joint or "entertaining" your brother and his brood of monstrous offspring, chances are you're going to drink. A lot. To help ... 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

    October 30, 2008
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    October 23, 2008

    Book Review: Doomed Queens

    In her introduction to the morbidly entertaining Doomed Queens: Royal Women Who Met Bad Ends from Cleopatra to Princess Di, author Kris Waldherr asserts that there are still “doomed queens among us.” “Whatever your opinion of [Hillary] Clinton or [assassinated Pakistani Benazir] Bhutto, ther ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2008

    Houstonians Think They're Great, Unlike All Those Other Houstonians

    Straight from the “my-shit-don’t-stink” department, a recent poll shows that while Houstonians think that they are responsible, they think their neighbors are not. The Responsibility Project, developed by Liberty Mutual, released their latest survey of 15 cities across the country, testing ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2008

    So Angelina Jolie Had Her Babies

    So, gals and guys, pull up a chair and let’s dish. Cuz Angie had her babies. This past weekend, she popped out a matched set, Vivienne Marcheline and Knox Leon (well la di da) to go with the bevy of Benetton babies she shares with Brad Pitt. The kiddos were born in France, of course. I guess ... More >>

  • Film

    June 26, 2008

    Violence Is Golden in Wanted

    With its secret boys club and bloody good fun, this one has all of the fight with none of the guilt

  • Film

    May 22, 2008
  • Blogs

    March 26, 2008

    Seven Deadly Sins: Celebrity Edition

    In an effort to stay hip with the times (always the Vatican’s primary objective, right?), the Catholic Church has decreed that there are seven new deadly sins (now, even deadlier!) that will accompany the old-fashioned original seven we’ve all come to know and love so well. The new ones inclu ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    February 28, 2008
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    February 24, 2008

    Radio Houstoned: African Children’s Choir on a Journey of Hope

    Click the LISTEN button below for a preview... Angelina Jolie can’t save all the orphans in Africa, can she? Thankfully, the orphans of the African Children’s Choir are saving themselves. The choir, started 23 years ago, takes orphaned or abandoned African children with amazing musical talent ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 21, 2008

    African Children’s Choir

    Houston’s the latest stop for the Journey of Hope tour

  • News

    December 27, 2007

    The Year In Film

    Judd Apatow's pretty good year and much more

  • Music

    September 13, 2007
  • Blogs

    September 7, 2007

    Let Me Wash That for You, Honey

    If you think showers are just for, well … showering, think again. It turns out that we use the washroom for everything from a good shag to a place to stash beer. According to a recent online survey by bathroom product manufacturer Grohe, 22 percent of Americans say they do the down and dirty ... More >>

  • Film

    June 21, 2007

    A Mighty Heart

    Angelina Jolie kidnaps Daniel Pearl's movie

  • Film

    June 1, 2006

    Vince Charming

    Vaughn ensures an amicable Break-Up

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    April 27, 2006
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    March 9, 2006
  • Music

    February 9, 2006

    Getting Personal

    Nouveau punk rockeros need love, too

  • Home Entertainment

    December 1, 2005
  • Film

    June 9, 2005

    Problems at Home

    Brad and Angelina are out to kill each other. You may want a piece of them, too.

  • Film

    April 1, 2004

    Blarney Rubble

    Intermission kicks through the debris of modern Ireland

  • Film

    January 23, 2003

    Year of the Woman

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

  • Film

    July 4, 2002

    Kicking Lasses

    The Powerpuff Girls spank monkey butt

  • Film

    January 13, 2000


    Girl, Interrupted can't distinguish between crazy and normal adolescent turmoil

  • Film

    April 22, 1999

    Control Freaks

    Quality acting overcomes a thin plot in Pushing Tin

  • Film

    January 21, 1999

    Heart Failure

    Carroll's impressive cast can't overcome this thin film

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    September 14, 1995
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