Rom-coms used to be a cash cow — and wildly popular with audiences. What happened?
Even after it seems that everything about the man has been said, Sen. Ted Cruz finds a way to restart the conversation. This time it's thanks to a cuddly-soft interview with the Des Moines Register. There Houston's own, the slightly Canadian Cruz let the veil fall a bit and showed his true colors, ... More >>
At least Monsters University ain't Cars 2.
Movie by movie, here's how to get the most out of this summer without having to cake on sunscreen.
A brief history of movie characters getting whacked in the balls.
I have no idea why Gavroche is sealed the way it is. A tiny, tiny cork is inserted in the bottle, with only a fraction of an inch protruding from its rounded lip. Then, as if that weren't enough, it is pinched in place by a piece of hardware that seems better suited to stapling upholstery than prote ... More >>
This Sunday, February 26, is the 84th annual Academy Awards and Art Attack has you covered before and after the ceremony. But what about during? How are you supposed to make it through all three hours (plus the red carpet) with nothing to do but stare at your TV and play the Billy Crystal drinking g ... More >>
Over the past two years, Das Racist has been a Pitchfork favorite and highly revered for their witty, perhaps smarmy delivery of mostly historical and pop-culture references. The duo - trio if you include their hypeman, Dap, and quartet if you include their hypeman's hypeman, Lakutis - is com ... More >>
We are only less than three hours out from bringing you live-blogging coverage, right here, of this year's Academy Awards, and we are more than excited to take you through the night for every win, loss, awful dress, awesome dress, foible, and foul-up Hollywood throws our way.
Opening Day is finally here, and we can once again try to resolve our love/hate relationship with the Houston Astros.As of this writing, they are undefeated, so -- so far, so good.Baseball, for all its problems, has long had an unbreakable hold on Americans. So have movies. So here are five great ba ... More >>
You used to be cool, John Cusack.We first noticed it in the 1980s, when "cool" didn't have a lot of meaning. People used the word in connection with Jan Hammer, the Go-Bots, and Kirk Cameron, which should give you an idea how lost we really were. But somehow you dodged the pitfalls of The Bre ... More >>
So you've decided to go the lame-ass "dinner and a movie" route for Valentine's Day, only you can't get even get a reservation at the 59 Diner and going to the movies these days just makes you wish you'd applied for that concealed handgun permit. Buck up, little camper, for even ordering a pizza and ... More >>
If Buddha, Mohammed, and Jesus Christ joined hands and strolled down Westheimer turning automobiles into unicorns while singing "Blasphemous Rumors" I don't think it would get as much coverage as that infernal karaoke machine at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (including right here at Hair Ball ... More >>
Is it, like, horrible of me to say that I think Balki on Perfect Strangers was supposed to be gay? I mean, did you buy the straight part? Larry Appleton, okay. He was a straight guy who couldn't get women. That I could understand seeing as he was a total tool. But Balki straight? Balki "Dance ... More >>
As I type this, my belly is swollen with Star Pizza and my dearest pal Tamarie is eating raw cookie dough…yeah, it’s that night. The Oscars. The Super Bowl for girls. The freaking show hasn’t even started yet, and we’ve already eaten too much. So here we go with the running commentary… ... More >>
Matthew Vaughn hacks at Neil Gaiman's fantasy wonderland
Wayne Kramer's latest casts a Paul over the proceedings
Miyazaki returns with a beautiful but confounding fairy tale
The latest comic-book movie might just kill you
What's to Analyze? De Niro still delights, even in a slight sequel
Saturday Night Live's prime player is rapidly outgrowing television's small screen
In Ice Age, three mammals and a baby get warmed over
Monsters, Inc. opens the door to a world so good it's scary
Actor-comic Eddie Izzard just wants to be loved
Sure, The Patriot is mawkish nationalism disguised as summer entertainment, but we'll wave the flag anyway
Go hide. Hugh Grant's in a gangster movie.
De Niro's comedic mob mastery excels in Analyze This
Hercules fritters away its strengths
In Fathers' Day, Billy Crystal and Robin Williams need some comic relief
Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet may be complete, but something's still a little rotten
Billy Crystal says Forget Paris; good idea
Reitman delivers a bundle of joy with a familiar face