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Ben Affleck

  • Film

    May 29, 2014

    Blockbusted

    Anne Thompson asks if Hollywood has forgotten how to make money.

  • Film

    January 16, 2014

    Kenneth Branagh Makes the Dumb Spy Thriller Soar in Jack Ryan

    Director brings gramdeur and a new kind of Ryan to the screen.

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2013

    Zapruder Analysis Of Bob McNair's Press Conference To Address The Firing Of Gary Kubiak

    We all knew that Gary Kubiak's firing was coming eventually, but very clearly we didn't all know when it was coming, because the assumption was that Texans owner Bob McNair would wait until after the season to drop the news on Kubiak that his services would no longer be required. Instead, on the h ... More >>

  • Film

    April 18, 2013

    To the Wonder: Spinning in Place

    Terrence Malick's gorgeous, ridiculous Wonder.

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    Justin, Selena and Music's Top 10 Heartbreaking Split-Ups

    By now, we've all had a few days to digest the awful, shocking news that North America's sweethearts, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, have decided to buck destiny and call it quits. We're not entirely sure how this could have happened, but Obama was just reelected. Clearly, our worst fears are alrea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Jerry "The King" Lawler Piledrives Clipper Fan: Old School WWE Wrestlers for Each NBA Playoff Series (w/ VIDEO)

    People laugh dismissively when I say it, but the more they can incorporate WWE performers and the general WWE "way" of entertainment, the more enjoyable other genres of sports will become. No, I'm not talking about the predetermined outcomes of matches (The NBA has already incorporated that aspect o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    The Michael Bay Movie Generator: 5 Easy Steps To Mega-Box Office Success

    Insert as needed.​Some controversy, if you want to call it that, popped up this weekend over Michael Bay's apparent use of old footage from The Island in his latest release, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, which grossed a staggering $400 million over the July 4th weekend. We can infer two ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Pocket Full Of Kryptonite

    Lindsay Lohan's in my next movie? Just leave the bottle.​I'd done a decent job putting the fact they're rebooting the Superman franchise *again* next year out of my mind, that is until a flurry of recent Man of Steel-related news items popped up in the last week or so. "Wait," you're saying, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Colin Firth for Best Actor? Not So Fast.

    ​I realize the actual Academy Awards aren't set to be broadcast until Sunday night, when millions of people will watch -- for the first hour, at least -- as co-hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway lob Nerfball zingers at their fellow actors, make passively tasteless jokes about speech impedime ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Jessica Simpson Feels The Pain Of Bullying Victims

    Sorry sweetheart, but even Tim Gunn would've made fun of those pants.​There's been a lot of talk about bullies lately. The suicides of Rutgers student Tyler Clementi and Hamilton Middle School's Asher Brown have prompted renewed calls for bullying prevention, leading to things like the It Gets ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Pop Rocks: It's All Michael Bay's Fault

    ​Most of my life has been spent seeking out a unifying theory of suckitude in the entertainment universe, "entertainment" in this sense meaning movies, music, and television. Originally, I'd hoped to find someone whose utter horribleness spanned the entire artistic firmament (including literat ... More >>

  • Film

    September 3, 2009

    Labor Pains

    With Extract, Mike Judge goes back to work.

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2008

    Five Movie Presidents Worse Than W.

    Oliver Stone's W. opened last week, to decidedly mixed reviews (not that any Houston critics got a chance to see it). While the movie may have received a lukewarm reception, George W. Bush's actual presidency - which is enjoying a 29% approval rating - is sure to go down as one of the worst of all t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2008

    Will Rappers Cost Obama the Election? Will Big & Rich Cost McCain the Election?

    Young Jeezy's brief flirtation with John McCain on the set of Saturday Night Live aside, it's clear rappers favor Barack Obama by a wide margin in this election. (Check out this survey, for starters.) Though MC after MC has supported Obama with endorsement tracks, the big-ups at this point are likel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2008

    The Top Five Ballsiest Actors From Texas

    Jacoby Jones likes clutching his balls: Texans receiver Jacoby Jones is carrying a football with him everywhere he goes. "I'm trying to get better and not fumble, so I'm going to walk around with this all day," said Jones, who lost fumbles on punt returns in the first two preseason games. "If you ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 25, 2007

    2007 Halloween Guide

    Haunted houses, parties, festivals and other trails to terror

  • Culture

    October 18, 2007

    2007 Halloween Guide

    Trails to Terror

  • Film

    October 18, 2007

    Gone Baby Gone

    The Brothers Affleck come through with a complex, sophisticated Boston crime drama

  • Home Entertainment

    April 19, 2007
  • Film

    March 22, 2007

    Reign Over Me

    Adam Sandler plays a 9/11 widower and finally nails a somber role

  • News

    November 24, 2005

    Turkeys of the Year

    Just stuff 'em

  • Film

    July 14, 2005

    Happy Surprise

    Tom Arnold leads a large ensemble cast. Yep, you read it right.

  • News

    November 25, 2004

    Talking Turkey

    Time again to honor the best in Houston

  • Film

    October 14, 2004

    USA-holes

    Team America takes no prisoners and spares no swear words

  • Film

    December 11, 2003

    Farrelly Mediocre

    The idiots what brung you Dumb and Dumber ain't funny no more

  • Culture

    August 21, 2003

    Lit Up

    It's more fun watching the movie get made than watching the movie

  • Film

    June 6, 2002

    Worse Company

    The latest terrorist flick isn't just insensitive -- it's downright senseless

  • Culture

    February 7, 2002

    Flame On

    Out of financial and creative bankruptcy, Marvel Comics is mighty once more

  • Film

    November 29, 2001

    Reality Bites

    Is it a new MTV show or is it Edward Burns's Sidewalks of New York?

  • Film

    August 23, 2001

    Fanboy Theater

    Jay and Silent Bob feeds the addictions of Kevin Smith junkies

  • Film

    February 17, 2000

    $tocks and Bonding

    Boiler Room steams with the stark greed of go-for-brokers

  • Calendar

    February 11, 1999
  • Calendar

    January 28, 1999
  • Music

    September 10, 1998
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