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Brad Pitt

  • Film

    October 16, 2014

    WWII Drama Fury Shows the Ugly Part of an Ugly War

    Brad Pitt and company roll through hell.

  • Film

    October 9, 2014
  • Film

    March 27, 2014

    Rule of Law

    n Dom Hemingway, Jude Law goes for greatness

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    Thieves Prepare for Summer Early by Plundering A/C Unit

    After living in Houston for almost my entire life, I have accepted the fact that this city is gets too damn hot for too damn long. But, like everybody else, I just bitch and moan, until I finally accept it and I grab a cold beer and call it a day. Some have other ideas. According to a report from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    Bizarre Acting Roles by 20 Famous Musicians

    It's a toss-up whether actors or musicians will go to greater lengths to make rent, but some musicians have even found themselves so hard up they've been forced to take an acting gig. Such is the case with the haystack-sized Sleepy LaBeef, who in 1968's The Exotic Ones appeared as the "Swamp Monster ... More >>

  • Film

    January 3, 2013

    Team Kerouac

    Kristen Stewart and Garrett Hedlund chat about the film version of On the Road.

  • 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

    September 20, 2012

    Trouble With Eastwood

    Actor's return is a decidedly slow-pitch affair.

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Movies You Should Watch: Five Oscar Losers That Were Also Worth the Win

    The movies that win the Oscar for Best Picture aren't the only ones that deserve your attention. Here are five films that were nominated, but lost, that we think are worth a screening.

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Thanksgiving Television Episodes That Didn't Knock Us Out From Tryptophan

    We can't lie and say that Thanksgiving television specials give us that same warm and fuzzy feeling as their Yuletide counterparts. For starters, there are very few of them and it is difficult to find them anywhere besides the Hallmark Channel. Lucky enough, regularly scheduled television uses the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2011

    Wine of the Week: An Under-$25 Fresh, Clean Sparkler

    ​Whenever it comes to sparkling wine, the comparison to Champagne is inevitable. Together with Bordeaux and Burgundy, wine regions that the British embraced as benchmarks for fine wine in the 19th century, the Champagne "brand" is so powerful that it pervades nearly every discussion of spar ... More >>

  • Film

    September 22, 2011

    Moneyball

    Field of Statistically Knowable Dreams

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Watch The Throne: Two Self-Appointed Supermen, Acting Normal As Can Be

    ​Kanye West is a rapper from Chicago and Jay-Z is a rapper from New York. They made an album together and they called it Watch the Throne and DAS CCRRAAAZZZYYY!!!! It's silly to pretend like Throne isn't good, or at least interesting. Or at least rich. Or at least contemplative. Or at least i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Eminem Vs. Gaga; Nicki Minaj Vs. Britney: Who Wins?

    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. Something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email sheaserrano@gmail.com.  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Remake My Day 2 (The Remakening)

    Honestly, do you really care?​I write a lot about Hollywood's obsession with remakes because I'm a movie buff, first and foremost, and because as a "writer" it's easy to milk an announcement of the latest atrocity from Platinum Dunes for 750 indignant words regarding the creative demise of Hollywo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Pop Rocks: You'll Be Sorry When They're Gone

    ​Harvey Pekar died yesterday. What was lost in the usual exercise of macabre one-upmanship -- as everyone rushed to update Twitter and Facebook in an effort to be the first to break the bad news to all their friends -- was the fact that most of them were only aware of Pekar's existence thanks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2010

    For 4/20: Five More Classic Stoners From the Movies

    ​When I came up with our inaugural list of movie stoners way back in 2009, I knew I was unfortunately ignoring some key characters. After all, pot smokers have a rich cinematic history, dating back to the 1930s, and it was impossible to get everybody in the same bowl, as it were. If you'll re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    For St. Patrick's Day: Five Iconic (And Not At All Stereotypical) Irish Characters

    It's St. Patrick's Day again, which means everyone not visibly non-white will claim Irish heritage to better justify their criminal alcohol abuse and the Celtics will -- for one day, at least -- be the most celebrated sports franchise in the land. You're probably all well acquainted with how to act ... More >>

  • News

    February 4, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 24, 2009

    Pop Rocks: The Year In Houston Movies

    Like most years, 2009 wasn't hugely eventful for Houston as a movie town. There wasn't a big, locally filmed tentpole release like Armageddon, and most news revolved around the death of one of the city's biggest celebrities or, to a much lesser extent, the inaugural Cinema Arts Festival.Some movies ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    "Snow Leopard," Steve? Couldn't You Do Better?

    ​Dear Steve Jobs,Ugh.  You really think you're so damn cute, don't you?  Panther, Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard?  Seriously, what's the deal with naming your operating system releases after big pussies?  Like society has some sort of obsession with cats or something.  Pffft.  Yeah, Ste ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 13, 2009

    South Asian Carnival

    Get starstruck, South-Asian style

  • Film

    April 16, 2009

    State of Play

    Journalistic nostalgia meets political intrigue in a brave new world.

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    Memo to Chuck Todd: Mommy Like

    Okay, so as our country elects the next president of these great United States, can I just take a moment to talk about something more important? Specifically, may I talk about how I am deeply and madly in love with news analyst Chuck Todd? Sorry, Mr. Pop Rocks, but I can’t keep it inside anymore ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2008

    Houstonians Think They're Great, Unlike All Those Other Houstonians

    Straight from the “my-shit-don’t-stink” department, a recent poll shows that while Houstonians think that they are responsible, they think their neighbors are not. The Responsibility Project, developed by Liberty Mutual, released their latest survey of 15 cities across the country, testing ho ... More >>

  • Film

    September 11, 2008

    Intolerable Cruelty: Burn After Reading

    Remarkably consistent, the Coens make another mockery

  • Calendar

    September 4, 2008

    Rushmore

    Wes Anderson’s career-launching film pays homage to his hometown, our town

  • News

    February 14, 2008

    Mescaline on the Mexican Border

    Texas is the only state in the country where peyote is sold legally. Really.

  • Home Entertainment

    December 27, 2007

    The Best DVDs of 2007

    They made old movies feel new again

  • Film

    June 7, 2007

    Ocean's Thirteen

    Ocean's Thirteen is a washed-up threequel. How much you wanna bet Hollywood makes a bundle?

  • Film

    December 28, 2006

    Same Old Story

    Sequels, prequels and threequels headline Hollywood 2007

  • Music

    April 20, 2006

    Cold Cuts: Bun B vs. Byron Crawford

    Our new recurring feature raids the deli tray of H-town-related rap beefs

  • Music

    March 30, 2006

    Clan Ferdinand

    It takes a true Scotsman to get to the bottom of this whole Franz Ferdinand thing

  • Calendar

    February 16, 2006
  • Film

    June 9, 2005

    Problems at Home

    Brad and Angelina are out to kill each other. You may want a piece of them, too.

  • Film

    October 14, 2004

    USA-holes

    Team America takes no prisoners and spares no swear words

  • Film

    June 24, 2004

    Burning Bright

    Twin tigers light up the screen in Two Brothers

  • Film

    March 25, 2004

    Suth'n Comfort

    The Coens score big with Ladykillers -- thanks to Hanks

  • Film

    August 14, 2003

    Uptown Down

    Girls tries a tired lesson -- grow up, already

  • Culture

    January 9, 2003

    Vanity Fare

    Ray Liotta wants to know why he loses roles to...Owen Wilson?

  • Music

    July 25, 2002

    Seven and Seven

    Dueling numerically named nightspots forge a truce amid clubbers' confusion

  • Culture

    July 11, 2002

    Fight Club

    When it comes to producing movies, it's a fine art (or Art Linson)

  • Film

    February 21, 2002

    Damned Amusing

    Not all the howls are intentional in this entertaining Anne Rice fare

  • Dining

    November 16, 2000

    Psychedelic Cheeseburger

    For serious meat-on-a-bun surfers

  • Film

    October 14, 1999

    Beyond Despair

    Tired plotlines pummel Fight Club

  • News

    November 6, 1997
  • Film

    October 24, 1996

    Revenge Is... Adequate

    Sleepers aims for the gut -- and misses

  • Film

    August 3, 1995
  • Calendar

    March 2, 1995
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