Chris Rock

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    New Houston Rap: Summer Blockbuster Edition

    There's a bit of evil in the world. You know, the kind that sideswipes your car and doesn't even leave a note. Or when somebody refuses to hear you out when you're trying to tell them something. This is one of those evil moments. If you manage to spend a weekend anywhere in Houston, chances are you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2014

    Zapruder Analysis Of Ken Griffey, Jr.'s Horrific SportsCenter Interview

    On the spectrum of sports interviews, there are many categories -- in-studio sit down interviews, brief post-game quick hit interviews, standard one segment phone interviews, to name a few. But if the spectrum of sports interviews were to be rated by "clunker potential," i.e. the possibility that t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    Rockets Trade Brooks to Denver, Lose to Warriors in OT

    Rockets GM Daryl Morey did it again. In each of his eight years with the Rockets, he has made a trade prior to the league's trade deadline. Leading up to Thursday, it appeared less and less likely a deal would get done, primarily because the names most frequently mentioned in trade rumors -- Omer As ... More >>

  • Film

    October 24, 2013
  • Blogs

    September 17, 2013

    We Were the Creepy Childless Adults at the One Direction Movie

    Last week, when we were totally researching for work and not wasting time as the clock wound down at all, we came across this utterly hilarious Jezebel article about what happens when two grown people watch the One Direction: This Is Us movie with a room full of screaming fans. As we read on (agai ... More >>

  • Film

    July 11, 2013

    Adam Sandler’s Laziness: Why Nothing Changes in Movie After Movie

    Adam Sandler is successful because he’s lazy.

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    Comedy is NOT Pretty: Dismissed from 1560, Comic John Wessling's Heart Still Belongs to Radio

    Chris Rock once said of the music business, "Here today, gone today." The same might be said of radio, particularly sports radio where hosts and shows change about as often as the baseball seasons. A few weeks ago, the latest change came at 1560 when Adam Clanton (now back on air at 790) and John We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    5 Kanye Songs No Kid Should Hear, Least of All Kanye's

    The big music news of the new year so far is that Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are expecting their first child. Everybody seems to have an opinion on that, and I won't go into how I feel about it because it's irrelevant. As long as Yeezy is still making music we all love, what business is it of our ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    Internetocalypse! Facebook and Gmail Go Down in the Same Afternoon

    When I read yesterday that Facebook was down, only hours after Gmail servers had gone dark, I actually laughed a bit to myself because I realized I was reading it on Twitter. I began to imagine what would happen if it also had server issues. What would the world do...go back to MySpace? Then, it da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    David Sha's "Her Hair" Is Unapologetically Natural

    The other day our dear friend Lisa told Rocks Off a story that really brought emotion and life to Houston R&B artist David Sha's anthem, "Her Hair," a romantic cry for African-American women to wear their hair as God intended -- natural. The story goes that when Lisa saw Mary Lou Retton win the al ... More >>

  • Film

    August 23, 2012

    New York Vacation

    Julie Delpy brings the Paris gang to the city.

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes 2012: No. 43, Wings and Grits at The Breakfast Klub

    This year leading up to our annual Best of Houston® issue, we're counting down our 100 favorite dishes in Houston. This list comprises our favorite dishes from the last year, dishes that are essential to Houston's cultural landscape and/or dishes that any visitor (or resident) should try at least o ... More >>

  • Music

    April 19, 2012

    Rapper's Delight

    North Houston's shrine to old-school hip-hop may be the only bar of its kind anywhere.

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Pop Rocks: How Do You React To The Proposed Grown Ups Sequel? With Animated Gifs.

    ​It's a busy time of year for movie critic types. Many of us are butting up against deadlines for award nominations, watching lots of year-end screeners of some pretty memorable films by the likes of Terence Malick, Steve McQueen, and Lynne Ramsay, among others. But everyone needs a palate cl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Top Five Best & Worst Songs About 9/11

    ​This Sunday will be 10 years since America was attacked on Sept. 11, 2001. In that time, a lot of musical ground has been covered. Some artists mention that day only in passing, as Jay-Z and Alicia Keys do in "Empire State of Mind," but some have crafted songs about 9/11 itself. Some of thes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Like You Didn't See That Nicolas Cage Thing Coming

    This is still better than he looked in The Wicker Man.​Nicolas Cage was arrested in New Orleans last Friday for domestic abuse, disturbing the peace, and public drunkenness (or as we call it in my house, The Wife's Undergrad Spring Break Trifecta). Let me repeat that: Cage was arrested in New ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Pop Rocks: No One to Blame for Rebecca Black but Ourselves

    Rebecca Black WANTS YOU to keep Twittering about her.​The Internet is a strange place. Its most dominant and pervasive bandwidth hogs are spam and porn, both completely voluntary (people actually open those Nigerian money request e-mails or they wouldn't still be sending them). It drives news ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Twilight Eclipse: Five Questions From A Newbie

    So this is about Frankenstein or something?​Tonight, at midnight, it begins. Another round of Twilight madness.Teens, tweens, moms who are the female equivalents of old dudes going to Hannah Montana movies, all will be there. For the premier of Twilight: Calypso.Set in the bouncy Caribbean and fea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Grown Ups: Win Free Preview Passes, And Revel In Adam Sandler's Five Best Cameos

    "Are you too good for your home, ball?"​Grown Ups, as anyone who's watched any of the NBA Finals can yell you, stars Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Kevin James and David Spade.That is all you need to know. You will either like this movie, perhaps love it, or you will not go to see it even if by watchin ... More >>

  • Film

    May 27, 2010
  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    Top 5 Rapper "Secret" Identities

    Rocks Off wonders what hip-hop would look like if rappers were true to who they really are, or should we say... who they were. Perhaps it would look like the video "Swagger Wagon," by The Sienna Family, the latest Internet phenomenon that has amassed 2.4 million hits in less than a month. Those G's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    Porn-Loving SEC Employees Deserve A Helping Hand

    ​ When we heard news that Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) employees were watching porn while our country's economy was crashing, it didn't surprise us ... at all. Yeah we know, the SEC was formed to police Wall Street, and while the culprits were getting away like bank robbers, 33 SEC emp ... More >>

  • Music

    February 4, 2010

    'Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky

    Comedy and jazz commingle downtown in the clouds (or smog, whatever).

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2009

    Rap Vixen And Houston Radio Host Tangle To The Death

     Quick, who's Karinne Steffans?You're supposed to know that. At least, according to her you are.Steffans, massive internet research reveals, is a former model and moneymaker-shaker in videos who wrote a tell-all book about her high-flying life called Confessions of a Video Vixen. (Among the peo ... More >>

  • Film

    June 19, 2008

    Get Smart Redux is a Rare Device

    A TV remake for the big screen that works on its own terms

  • Calendar

    April 3, 2008

    Louis CK

    Nothing is off-limits to this comic -- he pokes fun at his family, gays and white trash

  • Film

    August 9, 2007

    The Popcorn King

    Rush Hour 3 director Brett Ratner has been called a fauxteur, a womanizer and, worse, over budget. Why you should take him seriously anyway.

  • News

    May 24, 2007

    Funny Business

    Once upon a time Houston was a hot spot for comedy clubs. Now it's anybody's guess on who'll turn out on any given night

  • Home Entertainment

    October 13, 2005
  • Music

    July 14, 2005

    Whitney's Dookie Bubble

    Being Bobby Brown is not all fun and games

  • Film

    May 26, 2005

    Long Bomb

    Adam Sandler, a star quarterback? If only they were joking.

  • Calendar

    May 27, 2004
  • Music

    May 29, 2003

    Over Their Heads

    Nobody understands the Politics of the Business like Prince Paul. In fact, almost nobody understands it at all.

  • Calendar

    April 17, 2003
  • Calendar

    January 16, 2003

    Norman Mitchell

    Friday, January 17

  • Music

    October 24, 2002
  • Culture

    August 22, 2002

    Fallon Fast

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

  • Culture

    December 27, 2001

    Sly Foxx

    He steals Ali, but will Hollywood give Jamie Foxx a shot at the title?

  • Film

    August 23, 2001

    Fanboy Theater

    Jay and Silent Bob feeds the addictions of Kevin Smith junkies

  • Film

    August 9, 2001

    Cavity Search

    Osmosis Jones ails from more than the virus that overtakes Bill Murray's body

  • Culture

    May 31, 2001

    Skip It

    Why the best teen movie of the year, based on a beloved novel, won't be in theaters

  • Culture

    February 1, 2001

    Drag King

    Actor-comic Eddie Izzard just wants to be loved

  • News

    November 30, 2000

    In Ali's Corner

    Once a scout for the Kansas City Chiefs, Lloyd Wells caught the champ's attention with all his "pretty girls"

  • Film

    March 23, 2000

    Prepare for Landing

    The appropriately named Jet Li may prove Americans are finally primed for Far East mayhem

  • Music

    June 3, 1999

    Rap Space

    Will hip-hop ever find a home in Houston?

  • Film

    May 11, 1995

    Cat Man Dues

    Panther is a sincere, but self-defeating, exercise