Subject:

Billy Crystal

  • Film

    February 27, 2014

    Who Killed the Romantic Comedy?

    Rom-coms used to be a cash cow — and wildly popular with audiences. What happened?

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2013

    Ted Cruz: Politician, Populist, Lover of The Princess Bride

    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 >>

  • Film

    June 20, 2013
  • Film

    May 30, 2013

    It's Blockbuster Time: Your Guide to the Summer Movie Season

    Movie by movie, here's how to get the most out of this summer without having to cake on sunscreen.

  • Film

    January 31, 2013

    Aw, Nuts

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

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Enough with These Confounded Closures! Gavroche French Red Ale

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    Get Your Live Blog on for the Oscars This Sunday

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Das Racist: Deconstructing The Rappers' References

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2011

    Oscar Night 2011: The Live Blog!

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    For Opening Day: Five Terrific Baseball Movies, None Of Which Star Kevin Costner

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    Pop Rocks: Dear John...Cusack

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    For Valentine's Day: The Five Best Romantic-Comedy Moments

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2008

    Attention Passengers: Forget Bush Intercontinental, Here Are The Five Best Karaoke Movie Scenes

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2008

    I'm Pretty Sure Balki Was Supposed to be Gay

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2008
  • Blogs

    February 24, 2008

    Miss Pop Rocks Loves (the First Half of) the Oscars

    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 >>

  • Home Entertainment

    November 15, 2007
  • Film

    August 9, 2007

    Stardust

    Matthew Vaughn hacks at Neil Gaiman's fantasy wonderland

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2007
  • Film

    February 23, 2006

    Scared Stiff

    Wayne Kramer's latest casts a Paul over the proceedings

  • Film

    June 16, 2005

    The Wiz

    Miyazaki returns with a beautiful but confounding fairy tale

  • Calendar

    August 5, 2004
  • Film

    April 15, 2004

    Punish This

    The latest comic-book movie might just kill you

  • Film

    December 5, 2002

    That's Better

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

  • Culture

    August 22, 2002

    Fallon Fast

    Saturday Night Live's prime player is rapidly outgrowing television's small screen

  • Film

    March 14, 2002

    Frozen Dinner

    In Ice Age, three mammals and a baby get warmed over

  • Film

    November 1, 2001

    Boo Who?

    Monsters, Inc. opens the door to a world so good it's scary

  • Culture

    February 1, 2001

    Drag King

    Actor-comic Eddie Izzard just wants to be loved

  • Film

    June 29, 2000

    What So Proudly We Hail

    Sure, The Patriot is mawkish nationalism disguised as summer entertainment, but we'll wave the flag anyway

  • Film

    August 19, 1999

    Mickey Mouse

    Go hide. Hugh Grant's in a gangster movie.

  • Film

    March 4, 1999

    Couch Capo

    De Niro's comedic mob mastery excels in Analyze This

  • Film

    December 25, 1997
  • Film

    July 3, 1997

    Hit and Myth

    Hercules fritters away its strengths

  • Calendar

    May 29, 1997
  • Film

    May 15, 1997

    Pop, Pop, Fizz, Fizz

    In Fathers' Day, Billy Crystal and Robin Williams need some comic relief

  • Film

    January 23, 1997

    As He Likes It

    Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet may be complete, but something's still a little rotten

  • Film

    May 25, 1995

    Not Worth Remembering

    Billy Crystal says Forget Paris; good idea

  • Film

    December 1, 1994

    Oh, Baby

    Reitman delivers a bundle of joy with a familiar face

  • Calendar

    July 21, 1994
  • Calendar

    February 10, 1994
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