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 >>
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 >>
Kristen Stewart and Garrett Hedlund chat about the film version of On the Road.
Just because you live in Houston doesn't mean you can't see all these films.
Actor's return is a decidedly slow-pitch affair.
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.
I know, we're all bummed out the Texans lost. But since you've been drinking anyway, you might as well crack open another one and sit through the one awards show even the People's Choice Awards can look down its nose at. I'll be updating this entry throughout the broadcast, so refresh often and try ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Field of Statistically Knowable Dreams
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 >>
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 email@example.com. ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Get starstruck, South-Asian style
Journalistic nostalgia meets political intrigue in a brave new world.
Remarkably consistent, the Coens make another mockery
Wes Andersons career-launching film pays homage to his hometown, our town
Texas is the only state in the country where peyote is sold legally. Really.
They made old movies feel new again
Ocean's Thirteen is a washed-up threequel. How much you wanna bet Hollywood makes a bundle?
Sequels, prequels and threequels headline Hollywood 2007
Our new recurring feature raids the deli tray of H-town-related rap beefs
It takes a true Scotsman to get to the bottom of this whole Franz Ferdinand thing
Brad and Angelina are out to kill each other. You may want a piece of them, too.
Team America takes no prisoners and spares no swear words
Twin tigers light up the screen in Two Brothers
The Coens score big with Ladykillers -- thanks to Hanks
Girls tries a tired lesson -- grow up, already
Ray Liotta wants to know why he loses roles to...Owen Wilson?
Dueling numerically named nightspots forge a truce amid clubbers' confusion
When it comes to producing movies, it's a fine art (or Art Linson)
Not all the howls are intentional in this entertaining Anne Rice fare
For serious meat-on-a-bun surfers
BW2 spoils the mystery of the original - while creating a few of its own
Loony Mystery Men have the power only to make us laugh
Sleepers aims for the gut -- and misses