Side Effects is well worth risking.
Rock of Ages posits Tom Cruise as a hair-metal god and hair metal as something un-awful.
Dream on, fish boy.We're well into summer blockbuster season, and even if you couldn't tell by the sweltering temperatures outside, you'd only need to look at the number of superhero movies -- both in theaters and about to be released -- to realize it. Thor started us off in May, and X-Men: ... More >>
The pinnacle of modern-day photobombingPhotobombing might have reached its peak at the Golden Globes when Michael Douglas PB'd his way into a picture with his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angelina Jolie. The phenomenon has become popular on the internet, of course, and as with everything el ... More >>
After feeling pretty "meh" about the 2008 Blackstone Winemaker's Select Merlot a few months ago, I was skeptical opening this sample of the Sonoma Reserve, valued at around $20 and obviously from the same winery. Not sure whether it was the varietal or the process behind it, I thought I'd giv ... More >>
A UH professor takes a stab at breaking down the idea of moral psychology
Up in the Air steers clear of the predictable route, lands the emotion.
The Great Digital TV Revolution occurs tomorrow, and Hair Balls is worried for those of you still clinging to your rabbit ears and MacGyvered-aluminum-foil towers. While we applaud those who have drawn a line in the sand and refused to feed the cable and satellite beasts, we urge you to get a govern ... More >>
In anticipation of Valentine's Day, we now repost this list from our archives. Dinner and a movie at home can be very romantic - especially with the right food and the right flick. Here's a list of the Top Ten Food & Sex Scenes in the Movies to consider while planning your "quiet" evening at home. ... More >>
You are what you cook
Our state is the top beer market in the country, so why are we falling behind in the microbrewery movement?
Dinner and a movie at home can be very romantic - especially with the right food and the right flick. Here's a list of the Top Ten Food & Sex Scenes in the Movies to consider while planning your "quiet" evening at home. 1. 9 1/2 Weeks (1986) The scene with Kim Bassinger in front of the refrigerat ... More >>
Let me say right up front that on a conscious level Miss Pop Rocks fully understands that John Cusack is not, in fact, Lloyd Dobler, star of the great 80s film Say Anything. Miss Pop Rocks knows that Lloyd Dobler is a fictional character, and that there is really probably no real boy out there who ... More >>
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Your guide to the season's hottest films (and the other ones, too)
The Bond franchise takes a gamble on a new guy, and comes up aces
Dallas outshines Houston when one magazine rates education
Maybe it's time for this blade to stop swinging
A rare superior sequel, Ocean's Twelve entertains with cinematic sleight of hand
Spielberg and Hanks spawn a daring new genre: the post-9/11 comedy
The Coens score big with Ladykillers -- thanks to Hanks
The Coens make a '40s comedy with a Cary named Clooney
Neil Hamburger is so bad, he's good
Thank J.R. Quinn for the gay celebrations
Could it be that this year's crop of summer movies requires a brain cell or two?
Why John Cusack wouldn't do anything till he made this Hitler movie
Chicago dances its way through the origins of the celebrity crook
Filmmaking in 2002 wasn't just for the boys
She's finally been invited to the Oscar party, but what will she do after the ball?
With Traffic, Steven Soderbergh takes an unblinking look at America's drug policies
Fear factor falls short in this glossy horror remake
Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Jordan Knight, Juno
Connery's charisma flees from the feeble Entrapment
Lame Mask of Zorro lacks cojones
The Phantom delivers a comic-book masked guy from the days before angst