Apocalypse Now

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    April 24, 2014

    Champagne In A Can And The French 75

    Can an inexpensive sparkling wine be used successfully in a cocktail?

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    December 19, 2012

    That's a Big Twinkie: A Soundtrack to the Apocalypse

    The last shipment of Hostess Twinkies was supposedly delivered last Tuesday, as Hostess indeed filed for bankruptcy. Twinkies were also linked to great destructive forces in the movie Ghostbusters. This all falls very close to December 21, which marks the end of the Mayan Mesoamerican Long Count C ... More >>

  • Film

    November 29, 2012

    The Punishers

    To see the fights, Universal Soldier 4 demands you suffer.

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    April 10, 2012

    Top 10 Most Outrageous Onstage Incidents, Antics & Meltdowns

    Everyone has their meltdown moments, no doubt about it. We make mistakes and, most of the time, we try to correct them. We have them because we are all human. Unfortunately, though, when you are in the spotlight, your hurts, tantrums, mistakes and meltdowns are all magnified for all the world to se ... More >>

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    February 13, 2012

    15 Inferior Best Picture Oscar Winners (And the Enduring Classics They Beat)

    Last Wednesday, Craiggers hit on some forgotten Best Picture Academy Award winners, films which have slipped through the cracks of society's consciousness for one reason or another; either for being too of-the-moment, not having enough quotable lines, or for simply not having held up very well -- hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    Six `60s Space TV Series Intros, In All Their Unscientific, Non-Entertaining Awfulness

    That hair is PURPLE!!!!​The Sixties were the Space Era, when astronauts were all anyone was talking about, except for dirty hippies and their loud music. TV was eager to jump on the bandwagon. Unfortunately, TV-series production wasn't as high-budget or sophisticated as it is today, so the re ... More >>

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    October 12, 2011

    You In Color: The Black Angels' Christian Bland Talks Film Scores

    Photo By Craig HlavatyThe Black Angels' Alex Maas at Free Press Summerfest in June​Tomorrow night the Black Angels hit Houston for the third time in about a year, with a gig over at Fitzgerald's with fellow retro-doomers Dead Meadow and Spindrift. The last time the Angels were in Houston it wa ... More >>

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    September 20, 2011

    Green Berets' 50th Birthday: Five Best Pop-Culture Moments

    One hundred men we'll test today, but only three win the Green Beret.​The Green Berets, at least the unit everyone thinks of when they think of the Green Berets, are 50 years old tomorrow. President Kennedy, on one of his romantic James Bond flights of fancy, approved activating the U.S. Army' ... More >>

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    July 19, 2011

    Apocalypse Now: 2 DJs' Playlists For The End Of Days

    Lee E. Wright/Sweaty. Sultry. Sandy.​Sand, surf, carnival - and the apocalypse. It sounds like a lead-in to "One of These Things is Not Like the Others" (although probably a little heavy for the Sesame Street crowd), but that was the theme of Sweaty. Sultry. Sandy., an art/fashion show held ov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Health Department Roundup

    "Who's the manager of this McDonald's?" "Ain't you?"​City health inspectors were busy last week - busy enough to offer us plenty of dirt to dig through in the form of negative restaurant health inspection reports. For this installment we'll stick to the most egregious offenders, because if it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    Five Presidents Who Could Kick Chuck Norris's Ass

    Abe Lincoln: Let's get rrrrready to rrrrumble​In our continuing series of scholarly meditations on the United States Presidency, we now bring you a list of five presidents who could kick the crap out of Chuck Norris. Of note: only one of the top five served after 1908, although two honorable m ... More >>

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    April 27, 2011

    Last Night: Charlie Sheen's "Violent Torpedo of Truth Tour" At Verizon Wireless Theater

    Craig Hlavaty​Charlie Sheen's tour stop in Houston last night wasn't a wash-out, a bomb, or the expensive meltdown that most in town had hoped for. In fact, he was embraced at every turn by fans of all stripes, with men and women alike fawning over him like he was a surviving Beatle, or at lea ... More >>

  • Film

    December 23, 2010
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    October 25, 2010

    RIP, Fear Factory: Decrepit Building Bites The Dust

    Unlike he building, we hope these guys are still with us​Just two years after winning Best Abandoned Building by us, the old apartments known to everyone as the Fear Factory have been town down.Located a block north of Milam and Elgin, the building has always looked spooky, and a weathered sign ad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    For The Fourth: Five Strange Uncle Sam Appearances On Screen

    I want stop abusing me onscreen​For some people, today is the Fourth of July holiday. For others, it's Monday.Whatever one works for you, it's time to get in a patriotic, Uncle Sam mood!! And what better way than to see ol' Sam in five strange screen appearances?Whether it's Sam in a sof ... More >>

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    July 2, 2010

    The Top Five Overexposed Classical Works In The Movies

    ​ Have you heard of the Wilhelm Scream? Basically, it was a one-second sound bite from a bit character in a 1951 movie that somehow made its way into Warner Brothers Studios' collection of sound effects. It has since been used as a special effect in hundreds - maybe thousands - of films, from ... More >>

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    June 1, 2010

    Dennis Hopper, Tell Us A Tale Before You Go

    King Koopa has gone where Mario and Luigi cannot follow. Dennis Hopper, the Academy Award-nominated actor from films like Apocalypse Now, Blue Velvet, Easy Rider and yes, Super Mario Bros., passed away Saturday after a long fight with prostate cancer. While Hollywood mourns the death of one of its ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 11, 2008

    “Perspectives 164: Stephanie Syjuco: Total Fabrications”

    History is remade, reformed and reworded at CAMH’s latest exhibit