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Ben Affleck

  • Film

    October 2, 2014

    Gone Girl Is Smartly Crafted, Well Acted - and a Bit Too Slick

    Film is never truly disturbing or disturbingly funny.

  • Film

    September 25, 2014

    Gone Girl is Smartly Crafted, Well Acted - and a Bit Too Slick

    Film is never truly disturbing or distrubingly funny.

  • Film

    January 2, 2014

    Movies 2014: The Most Anticipated Non-Sequels of 2014

    Checking out the notable stand-alones hitting the theaters.

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2013

    Houston Leads the Nation in Armored-Car Robberies

    You may have seen The Town, a Ben Affleck-directed movie about a crew of armored-car robbers from Charlestown, a Boston-area neighborhood known for producing armored-car robbers. Houston, it seems, has become the new Charlestown. As the New York Times reports, the Houston metropolitan area has seen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2013

    A Brief Musical History of Batman

    It's that ever-fascinating time again: the interstitial period between two eras of Batmen. As Christian Bale takes his leave and we welcome Ben Affleck to the cowl, it's a strange time for the Dark Knight. We've seen the way Bale and director Christopher Nolan portrayed him so darkly, and it's tough ... More >>

  • Film

    December 27, 2012

    10 Movies to Watch in 2013

    In theaters, on demand or wherever.

  • Film

    December 20, 2012

    Films of 2012: Ten Best Films of 2012

    Just because you live in Houston doesn't mean you can't see all these films.

  • Film

    October 11, 2012

    Hearts and Minds

    With Argo, Ben Affleck asks us to love Hollywood again.

  • Film

    September 20, 2012

    Meet The Monsters of TIFF

    A glimpse of this year's most bracing films.

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    12 Celebrity Chinese Zodiac Signs Explain All

    This week the Chinese community parties hard to celebrate its Lunar New Year. The Chinese New Year is spread out over a 15-day period and the Houston version is jam packed with traditional merriment. Two thousand twelve marks the year of the Dragon, which is said to be one of the most fortunate yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Football! This Weekend's Best Bets, College Bowl Special: UH, UCLA & An Aggies Loss

    Hopefully will not include "NAPA Know-How" ads.​In the second part of my ongoing series "Sean phones it in on the Hair Balls blog during his vacation week," here are six picks I really like for the upcoming week of huge (and not so huge) bowl games. Have I mentioned that I'm 56-38-1 this year ... More >>

  • Music

    August 25, 2011

    Spy Game

    Everything you've heard about Midtown cocktail bar Double Cross Lounge no longer applies.

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Top 5 Celebrities Who Tried to Go All NASCAR...and Failed

    Kyle Busch: Qualified to break traffic speeding laws.​If you're going to travel at more than 80 miles an hour over the limit, you should probably be a professional speedster and not a celebrity with run-of-the-mill driving know-how. On Tuesday, Kyle Busch, a championship-winning NASCAR driver ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Gothic Council Hands Out Some Goth Blocks

    ​Stevie Ryan has finally shown Gothtopia the way. We had no idea we could use our darksome image to impose our will on the populace at large. Our proof? Her music video for "Goth Blocked." It's nice to know that the goth community has this kind of power, but like any new tyrannical regime, we ... More >>

  • Film

    December 9, 2010

    Rich Man's Recession

    The Company Men takes pity on the emasculated executive.

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2010

    The Beatles: Eight Ways To Spruce Up Their iTunes Catalog

    ​In what was undoubtedly momentous news to the hundreds of music fans out there who haven't already a) copied their CDs of Rubber Soul and Revolver onto their hard drives, or b) illegally downloaded their entire collection, Apple made the entire Beatles catalog available on iTunes yesterday. ... More >>

  • Film

    September 16, 2010

    Townie Made Good

    Ben Affleck as a conflicted bank robber

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    The French Soccer Team: Five Movies That Would Have Ended Differently With Les Bleus In Them

    When the going gets tough....​France is in an uproar over their soccer team, which has not only sucked to an incredible degree in the World Cup but which has also gone on strike -- IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WORLD CUP -- because their feelings were hurt.Why did they strike? One of the players criticized ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    FAIL - Billy Corgan, Courtney Love, Justin Bieber, Celene Dion, Apple

    If you're reading this, you're either on the Internet, or else you've mastered multi-dimensional thought-projection processes that would make Michio Kaku cry like a little girl. We'll assume the former, and just in case you don't already know, the Internet has decided that the word "failure" is too ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 11, 2010

    Shakespeare in Love Feast

    Romeo, Romeo, shiver me timbers, Romeo

  • Film

    April 16, 2009

    State of Play

    Journalistic nostalgia meets political intrigue in a brave new world.

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    For Valentine's Day: The Five Worst Romantic Comedies

    With Valentine's Day approaching, tbe best most of you poor single bastards can hope for is to get through the night with your bank account relatively intact. Married folks are better off, as all they're really expected to come up with is a perfunctory gift and maybe an evening spent watching a drea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2008

    Five Christmas Movies Guaranteed To Get Rid Of Unwanted Guests

    Holiday season is in full swing, and soon our homes will be filled with family members we've been successfully avoiding for the last 11 months, many of whom will wear out their welcomes before their Members Only jacket hits the pile on the bed. We in the media may be secular humanists with no regard ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 6, 2008

    Dazed and Confused

    Catch the high school cult classic that features a young Ben Affleck and Matthew McConaughey

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2007

    Get Lit: 501 Movie Stars, including Gwyneth Paltrow

    It may be shameful, but I use a portion of my brain to store such information as: Gwyneth Paltrow dated Brad Pitt and Ben Affleck, is now married to Chris Martin, and has two children named Apple and Moses. She is a vegan living in London (or, as 501 Movie Stars puts it, “pursues a detoxified life ... More >>

  • Film

    November 1, 2007

    Here, Baby, Here

    Playing down-on-her-luck, Amy Ryan's star rises.

  • Film

    June 28, 2007

    Live Free or Die Hard

    Even with the Mac kid at his side, John McClane is just...old

  • Film

    September 7, 2006

    Hollywoodland

    Showbiz noir investigates TV Superman's real-life tragedy

  • Home Entertainment

    June 1, 2006
  • Culture

    December 15, 2005

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Culture

    December 8, 2005

    Error Message

    This highly entertaining play will get you thinking

  • Home Entertainment

    October 27, 2005

    "Imperfect" Is Right

    Boring game play mars Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects

  • Film

    July 28, 2005

    Special Ed

    Young teens become superempowered in Sky High

  • Calendar

    September 23, 2004

    Hog Heaven

    Get your motor running at the Lone Star Biker Rally

  • News

    June 10, 2004

    No PAL of Mine

    The doors indeed will close on a respected program

  • Film

    March 25, 2004

    Jersey Hurl

    For Kevin Smith, growing up means selling out

  • Film

    May 29, 2003

    Think Different

    Could it be that this year's crop of summer movies requires a brain cell or two?

  • Film

    March 20, 2003

    The Stunted

    Friedkin tries -- and fails -- to make a French Connection with The Hunted

  • Film

    February 20, 2003

    The Devil You Know

    This comic book adaptation may be gritty, but Ben Affleck isn't

  • Film

    February 13, 2003

    Bloody Hell

    Daredevil is a grown-up adaptation, but still too two-dimensional

  • Film

    January 23, 2003

    Year of the Woman

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

  • Film

    May 30, 2002

    Nuclear Waste

    It's up to Ben Affleck to save the world, and that's The Sum of All Fears

  • Film

    May 24, 2001

    Bora! Bora! Bora!

    Pearl Harbor's sound and fury signify nothing

  • Film

    February 24, 2000

    Good Trouble

    John Frankenheimer influences a new generation of thrill seekers with Reindeer Games

  • Film

    March 18, 1999

    Tame Old Story

    Forces of Nature walks on the mild side of classics

  • Film

    February 25, 1999

    Ultra Lights

    200 Cigarettes provides pleasantries, if not substance

  • Film

    December 24, 1998

    Buoyant Bard

    Smart Shakespeare In Love treads lightly into romantic comedy

  • Film

    July 2, 1998

    All Climax

    Feeling is forgotten in hard-sell Armageddon

  • Film

    October 9, 1997

    The Wild Side, Circa 1954

    Going All the Way freshens an overworked decade

  • Film

    April 10, 1997

    Catch Her in the Rye

    In the delightful Chasing Amy, there's more to sex than love

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