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Buffy the Vampire Slayer

  • Film

    June 19, 2014

    Bring It Undead

    All Cheerleaders Die is almost as good as its title

  • Film

    June 12, 2014

    Bring It Undead

    All Cheerleaders Die is almost as good as its title.

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    May 22, 2014
  • Blogs

    July 8, 2013

    True Blood: At Last We're Getting Somewhere

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood -- which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. Much thanks to True-Blood.net, who has offered to help us with trac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    True Blood: The Naked, The Famous, The God, and The Devil (NSFW)

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood-- which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. The sixth season of True Blood gets better with each episode, and h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    True Blood: Mikky Ekko Makes Me Not Hate Rihanna

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood -- which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. I've watched True Blood from the very first episode and covered it ... More >>

  • Film

    May 30, 2013

    As He Likes It: Joss Whedon Takes On Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing

    Shakespeare, comic books — for the Avengers auteur, it's all the same thing.

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    Happy Birthday Anthony Head, Criminally Underappreciated Musical Badass

    Today is Anthony Stewart Head's 59th birthday, and if you aren't familiar with him then I pity you. He's best-known for the role of Watcher Rupert Giles in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but he's done everything from film, to stage, to video games, and was just a hair away from being the Eighth Doctor. ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 7, 2012

    God Knows Why, But You Can Now Buy Game of Thrones and True Blood Cookbooks

    I am the last person in America to have neither watched nor read Game of Thrones and/or True Blood. I'm not being willful about this; I just don't have cable. And my patience for campy vampire TV shows ran out with the cancellation of Moonlight and season 5 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Anyway, I'm ... More >>

  • Film

    May 3, 2012

    Things Go Boom in Avengers

    Superheroes bump superegos in Joss Whedon's all-star film.

  • Film

    April 12, 2012

    Your Clever Is Showing

    Built to impress, Cabin in the Woods can't see the forest for the trees.

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    Electric Touch: Their Sinister Plot Exposed

    It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off we're trying hard to find meaning in the oddest monikers. Posters extolling the virtues of Austin's Electric Touch were freakin' everywhere at SXSW, so when the band decided to bring their dog-and-pony s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    How Rude!: The Most Annoying Little Sisters in Television History

    Today is actress Jodie Sweetin's birthday. The co-star of television's Full House turns 30 today, making us all who grew up with her immediately old. Considering that Jonathan Taylor Thomas turned 30 himself a few months back, I should be looking into getting my affairs in order. As Pink Floyd san ... More >>

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    January 5, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 2, 2012

    5 Franchises You Didn't Know Had Video Game Adaptations

    To be clear, turning franchises into video games is a scam to get people to buy them as presents. "Oh, you liked Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Here's the game they made about it. Happy Christmas." That sort of thing. For the most part the game designers are on a rushed deadline, and they generally resen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Best Comics in December: KISS, Sex with Crystals, and Godzilla Bin Laden

    Once a month the amazing staff at 8th Dimension Comics selects a pile of the best new releases for us to peruse and judge. This month we're going to abstain from our regular series in an attempt to give some other books space and also so this doesn't become a monthly column entitled: "Why Red Hood I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Season of the Witches -- 10 Shows That Keeping Up with the Kardashians Outlasted

    Over half a decade of quality programming.​In the course of writing Pop Rocks, I'm often exposed to information so horrific, so atrocious, so...repugnant it defies human comprehension. I first stumbled upon this particular tidbit several months ago, but only now has my sanity recovered from t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Five Great Uses Of Music As A Weapon

    Ed. Note: Jef With One F does not distinguish fiction from reality from video games. We let it slide because he accepts checks from the "Bank of Mordor"... we just hope it's not rubbing off on us. teecraze.com​Music is a weapon. That's what angry political bands will tell you. They'll bend yo ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 23, 2010

    Geeks Who Drink: Masters of the Whedonverse

    Admit it, your favorite slayer was Faith - so what if she was a little crazy?

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    True Blood: Season 3 Ends With A Touch Of "Evil"

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. ​Season 3, Episode 12: "Evil" It's weird, y'know? When Ala ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    True Blood: Everything Is Broken, Even The Vamps

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. Season 3, Episode 8: "Everything is Broken" Long live the Vampire ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    True Blood: Looking For "Trouble" With Suzi Quatro

    ​Well folks, it's finally happened. The world of Suzi Quatro and the world of vampires have collided. Gothtopia hopes you've enjoyed his writings here at Rocks Off, and regrets leaving you at the mid-season mark of True Blood. For you see, there is now simply nothing left to live for, and we'r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    New To DVD Today: The Box and Cirque du Freak

    ​Hitting the shelves today is the DVD version of The Box, starring Cameron Diaz, James Marsden and Frank Langella. The Box is a lesson in reading the fine print. Norma (Diaz) and her husband Arthur (Marsden) seem to have a happy life. They have a nice kid, a nice house in the suburbs and are both ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2010

    The Week In TV: Jay Leno's Flagpin And, For Some Ungodly Reason, An Animated Joe Dirt

    ​Winter's back, the sun is gone, and Fox just put another Joss Whedon show out to pasture. This was the week in TV Land:• So, Jay Leno went on Oprah's show last week to talk about his side of the whole late-night debacle. (Out of every weird thing about the interview, tops was the American flag ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 28, 2010

    Poison Pen Reading Series with Paul Otremba and Andrew Porter

    This recently published poet is toning up

  • Calendar

    January 28, 2010

    Serenity

    This is the story after the story

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    The Week in TV: We Can Only Mock the Living

    ​It's almost Christmas, I'm tired of shopping, and I keep yelling "sharkfarts" at everyone. This was the week in TV Land: • Most of the major shows and networks were in repeats this week, which threw my viewing habits off a bit. It's not like I only watch the big four networks; in fact, I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    The Week In TV: Art of the Dushku

    We'll always have Bring It On...​I'm waiting for winter, I'm tired of Joseph Fiennes, and I can't stop raving about Wade Boggs' Carpet World. This was the week in TV Land: • I've been a little remiss in advising you to watch Parks and Recreation, which is my bad, as I heard a kid say the o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Kimberly Frost Weaves a Bewitching Story

    ​Earlier this year, Houston author Kimberly Frost launched her Southern Witch series with Would-Be Witch, which was released in February, and Barely Bewitched, which released in September (a third installment is planned for 2011). The series combines horror with humor and centers on Tammy Jo, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Crypticon Countdown: Kristy Swanson, The Original Buffy, On Joss Whedon, John Hughes And Why She Doesn't Watch Horror Movies

    Photo courtesy Crypticon​Kristy Swanson is best known for her roles in Higher Learning and as the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer (form the 1992 film), and this weekend she'll be in town as a guest of Crypticon Houston, which runs Friday through Sunday at the Reliant Center. Hair Balls sat down ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 17, 2009

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer Sing-along

    Because that Twilight stuff is much too serious

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2009

    Miss Pop Rocks: Scooby Doo Hits 40, And A Nation Asks How

    ​Last week saw the commemoration of a dark milestone in our country's history. Millions of Americans used this anniversary as an opportunity to reflect on the misery and hardship many are still enduring as a result. In writing this, I hope not only to correct certain revisionist interpretations o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2009

    Gothtopia: Searching for the Perfect Vampire Anthem

    Note: Lost in all the inaugural hoopla this week was the fact that Monday was Edgar Allan Poe's 200th birthday. No better time, then, to debut Rocks Off's new Goth column... Recently, my wife and I made our way down to the Houston Public Library to hear a talk with Charlaine Harris, author of ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 10, 2008

    Movie Trailers: Trash or Treasure?

    Coming soon to a theater near you: movie previews!

  • Calendar

    May 1, 2008

    Liars, Lovers and Lunatics

    Alyson Hannigan’s Sapphic significant other from Buffy the Vampire Slayer also directs

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    December 21, 2006
  • Music

    July 27, 2006

    Get Your Flirt On

    Nelly Furtado's new ho do

  • Home Entertainment

    November 17, 2005
  • Film

    April 1, 2004

    A Tall Order

    The Rock tries on Joe Don Baker's shoes for size, and they don't quite fit

  • Film

    January 23, 2003

    A Toothy Grin

    Horror fans have good reason to smile at Darkness Falls

  • Music

    November 16, 2000

    Rave Rules

    No one over 25 should be in attendance, but if you are, here's the game plan

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Newsstand

    SuperStand

  • Film

    September 14, 2000

    Unusual Punishment

    Filmmakers transform Dostoyevsky's novel into the latest suburban tragedy

  • Film

    August 31, 2000

    Pep Rally

    Bring It On lacks conflict but earns cheers nonetheless

  • Film

    June 15, 2000

    Toons with 'Tude

    The summer's best action flick may be the animated Titan A. E., which borrows from the leaders of the genre

  • Culture

    May 11, 2000

    Dawn of the Dead

    Sci Fi's brilliant good vs. evil is a corpse in search of a burial

  • Calendar

    November 4, 1999
  • Music

    March 25, 1999
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    February 11, 1999
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