Austin Powers

  • Culture

    December 5, 2013
  • Film

    January 31, 2013

    Aw, Nuts

    A brief history of movie characters getting whacked in the balls.

  • Film

    August 9, 2012

    The Campaign

    Hijinks and f-bombs on the campaign trail.

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    Six Songs We Bet You Didn't Know Were Written by Burt Bacharach

    ​A number of years ago, Rocks Off went to see Burt Bacharach perform with the Houston Symphony. We knew a little bit about his music and were familiar, or so we thought, with many of his bigger hits like "Do You Know the Way to San Jose," "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" and "What the World ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    The Six Best Movie Samples In Rap Songs

    The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place - lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good- so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Have something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Racy Cowgirl Postcards: An NSFW Tour Of An Odd Subculture

    ​As the Dixie Chicks sang in "Little ol' Cowgirl": She's a little ol' cowgirl from out Texas way Countin' the nights 'til the fiddler plays Workin' all week just doin' her thing She likes punchin' doggies but she loves to swing The cowgirl has been a source of fascination since the cowgirl w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    Kanye's Best My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Lyrics

    ​It doesn't hit the streets, legally, until Monday, but Kanye West's long-gestating My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy leaked a few weeks back. Since then, Rocks Off has been spinning our preview copy quite a bit at the office. It's not the completely finished version about to hit stores and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    XXXL Bandit -- How Did This Guy Get Away?

    Photo courtesy FBILarge and in charge​First it was the "Fashionable Felon." Now the FBI's making fat jokes.Is this a crime-fighting agency or Project Runway? What Not to Wear (When Robbing a Bank)?Meet the "XXXL Bandit," who eats because he's sad and is sad because he eats, if Austin Powers can be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2009

    The Incredible Truth: The Best Southern Rap Albums (and Mixtapes) of 2009, Part 2

    5. Z-Ro Cocaine (Rap-A-Lot) ​With Z-Ro's long-awaited album Heroin delayed, Cocaine ended up as the appropriately named followup to 2008's Crack. Though Cocaine was originally intended to be a mixtape put out by little-known producer DJ Drama Queen, it more than holds its own as a proper album. Fu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    Big Willie Style: The Red Headed Stranger at the Movies

    Honeysuckle Rose This weekend at the Woodlands comes one of the most prolific trios of artists to ever appear on the same bill. Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp converge on the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion for what looks to be one of those landmark shows people brag about catching, k ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    This Week In Beyonce: B Acts... Like What?

    Rocks Off can't argue with the fact that Beyonce Knowles is a stone-cold fox when she gets on the microphone and belts out a song, dripping in glitter and wearing a barely-there outfit. Her voice is at once menacing and thundering, but also femininely fragile. Plus she has to be super-cool behind th ... More >>

  • Film

    February 21, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 24, 2007
  • Dining

    April 26, 2007

    Alice's Diner

    Great hamburgers and Austin Powers-era Chinese food are both on the menu at Alice's

  • Culture

    February 1, 2007

    Color Me Nostalgic

    "Similar Differences" is full of wunnerful hues

  • Film

    February 2, 2006

    Funky Fresh

    A white leading man in a black movie? That is something new

  • Calendar

    November 3, 2005
  • Music

    May 12, 2005

    Little Barrie

    We Are Little Barrie

  • Calendar

    March 31, 2005

    Mekas Proud

    Deborah Colton Gallery and Aurora Picture Show pay tribute to an indie film legend

  • News

    March 24, 2005

    Glory Days

    The return of the male strippers

  • Film

    August 19, 2004

    Paddled Senseless

    This send-up of Deliverance comes without a brain, too

  • Music

    July 15, 2004

    They Are Too the Boss of You

    They Might Be Giants enjoy life as a two-man industry

  • Calendar

    December 11, 2003
  • Calendar

    March 20, 2003

    Just Do It

    Selling out isn't on Michael W. Dean's list

  • Film

    December 5, 2002

    That's Better

    What's to Analyze? De Niro still delights, even in a slight sequel

  • Film

    October 10, 2002

    Son Set

    Disorganized crime turns boys into men in Knockaround Guys

  • Film

    July 25, 2002

    Fight the Powers

    In Goldmember, Mike Myers's mojo is running low

  • Music

    October 11, 2001


    The Guess Who

  • Film

    May 17, 2001

    Mouse Bait

    Shrek plunders the Magic Kingdom for empty laughs

  • Calendar

    January 25, 2001

    Pop Goes the Menil

    More than just soup cans

  • Film

    October 5, 2000

    In the Company of Moles

    De Niro is an ex-CIA man who grills his daughter's fiancé in the cinematic sitcom Meet the Parents

  • Culture

    July 27, 2000

    Porn to Sell

    Product placement comes to adult videos...hey, watch where you put that thing!

  • Music

    July 6, 2000

    Mix Master Mike

    A different kind of groove

  • Music

    February 24, 2000

    Siren Songs

    Lords of Acid sells sex to ravers

  • Calendar

    January 13, 2000
  • Music

    September 30, 1999


    Coming This Week

  • Film

    September 30, 1999

    Luck of the Puck

    Sweet irreverence works in Mystery, Alaska

  • Music

    August 26, 1999

    Rap Actor

    LL Cool J rocks microphone, silver screen

  • Film

    July 22, 1999

    Crude but Clever

    Beauty pageants go "mockumentary" in Drop Dead Gorgeous

  • News

    July 8, 1999
  • Calendar

    July 1, 1999

    Night & Day

    July 1 - 7, 1999

  • News

    June 24, 1999
  • Film

    June 10, 1999

    Shaggy Dog

    The insipid Austin Powers is a total waste

  • Music

    May 6, 1999

    He's Ba-ack

    Burt Bacharach's swanky pop stylings return to hipness

  • Film

    April 29, 1999

    Hands Up

    Ganja, gore and good humor the fun's back in a horror flick

  • Music

    April 29, 1999

    Et tu, Lenny

    Like every other rocker, Lenny Kravitz is headlining his own festival

  • Film

    May 21, 1998
  • Music

    April 23, 1998
  • Music

    January 8, 1998

    Baby, It's Him

    Burt Bacharach isn't making a comeback -- he never left

  • Film

    May 1, 1997

    Why, Spy?

    Austin Powers is a swingin' mess

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