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Christian Bale

  • Film

    January 2, 2014

    Movies 2014: The Most Anticipated Non-Sequels of 2014

    Checking out the notable stand-alones hitting the theaters.

  • Film

    December 5, 2013
  • Blogs

    September 18, 2013

    A Brief Musical History of Batman

    It's that ever-fascinating time again: the interstitial period between two eras of Batmen. As Christian Bale takes his leave and we welcome Ben Affleck to the cowl, it's a strange time for the Dark Knight. We've seen the way Bale and director Christopher Nolan portrayed him so darkly, and it's tough ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    Thanks For The Drink! (Now, How Long Do I Have To Sit Here?)

    Girl walks into a hotel bar. Traveling alone and therefore (she thinks) drinking alone. She plunks herself down and orders a Sidecar from the bartender who looks uncannily like Kevin Spacey. From across the room, a male stranger, not completely unattractive and certainly not scary-looking, approac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    Your Ultimate Batman Batsoundtrack Batplaylist

    No doubt some of you are sitting bleary and bloodshot from seeing an overnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises, and I am jealous of you. I didn't think to buy tickets early so now I will have to wait until like, next week to see it. First World Problems, dude. The ending of the Christopher Nolan ... More >>

  • Film

    July 19, 2012

    Why So Serious?

    Self-important and overstuffed, The Dark Knight Rises feels like Batman forever.

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    Rest Of The Best: Houston's Top 8 Dance Clubs

    With the term "dance club," there are two ways to go. There's the myopic view, where the term strictly means the glitzy, glamorous, fabulous clubs (once known as "discotheques") that maybe aren't specifically for dancing but certainly do include it in their arsenals, and there's the panoptic view, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    Gothic Council: Is Batman Goth?

    Yeah yeah yeah, The Avengers is awesome. Let's not forget that the Dark Knight Rises will soon be here! I have always been keen to claim Batman as a goth icon, but I thought I'd get clearance from the Gothic Council before I committed myself. Joining us this week is fashion designer Batty, webmistr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Jim Parsons on Broadway in Harvey, but Who Will Play Harvey?

    It was just announced that Houston's favorite nerd, Jim Parsons, will return to Broadway this coming spring. Parsons, who made his big stage debut this past year in Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart, will now take on the lead role in the Pulitzer Prize winning play Harvey. Harvey is about a seemingl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2011

    ACL: Batman's Bale At Bingham, Nick 13 is a 10 On Sunday Afternoon

    Marco Torresoh hai Batman!​The widget on our phone says it's only 91 degrees here at Zilker Park but we don't believe that voodoo. The humidity and heat pounding the park reminds us of Houston. We smell Pasadena and our fair city's taco trucks all the way from Austin. Our day started by walk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Twilight vs. Harry Potter And 9 Other Geek Throwdowns

    Still the only crossover I'd pay to see.​Anyone watch the MTV Movie Awards? Anyone? I didn't think so, mostly because I suspect the majority of Hair Balls/Art Attack readers are over the age of 12. And while I have no intention of revisiting the whole "'Music?"Television line of jokes, I did ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2011

    Oscar Night 2011: The Live Blog!

    ​We are only less than three hours out from bringing you live-blogging coverage, right here, of this year's Academy Awards, and we are more than excited to take you through the night for every win, loss, awful dress, awesome dress, foible, and foul-up Hollywood throws our way.

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Colin Firth for Best Actor? Not So Fast.

    ​I realize the actual Academy Awards aren't set to be broadcast until Sunday night, when millions of people will watch -- for the first hour, at least -- as co-hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway lob Nerfball zingers at their fellow actors, make passively tasteless jokes about speech impedime ... More >>

  • News

    January 27, 2011

    Drink Up, Texas

    Sunday liquor sales to close budget gap.

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    Things You Should Know Before You Start A Band

    ​A few weeks back we asked our round table what advice they would give other bands in town. Their answers ranged from solidly DIY nuggets from April Brem Patrick to smart business ethos from Andrew Karnavas. Now Rocks Off even feels like we could be in a band. Our powerviolence/noise project ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    Why the Golden Globes Are Relevant...No, Really

    Just as relevant as the Academy Awards. Sorry.​The 2011 awards season kicked off Sunday night with the 68th installment of the Golden Globes, a.k.a. That Awards Show No One in Hollywood Takes Seriously But They All Attend Anyway Because They're Too Chickenshit to Blow It Off. Though now that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2010

    Top Ten Celebrities This Decade Who Overcame Controversy

    The center of all things smarmy and controversial.​Celebrities have money and fame and are constantly surrounded by controversy. Many of them never make it back from a serious legal problem or a major embarrassment. Ask Mel Gibson. Others, however, find their footing and manage to right the s ... More >>

  • Music

    December 16, 2010

    Sleek Chic

    West U's Hudson Lounge is a down-home sort of ­upscale club.

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    10 Sequels That Don't Need To Happen

    Please god, no...​For those who've been pining for the return of the "Blue Steel" and the "Magnum," your patience is about to be rewarded: Ben Stiller is dead in the middle of promoting "Little Fockers," out Dec. 22, but he's already got his eye on yet another sequel: "Zoolander 2." Stiller ... More >>

  • Music

    September 9, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Mel Gibson's Rant: Five Celebrity Rants He's Competing With

    Mel Gibson, looking up at Sugar Tits​Mel Gibson's lunatic rant has made it online, which means we can stack it up against other lunatic rants.1. Alec Baldwin. Things you don't want to be caught shouting at your pre-teen daughter: "You're a rude, thoughtless little pig" and "I don't give a damn tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    50 Cent: Polite, Soft-Spoken, Can F You Up

    Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and, albeit sometimes awkwardly, tie it to a bit of Houston rap. We'll incorporate the number five in there somewhere. Send tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. Lionel Deluy/ Interscope Records​50 Cent is one of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    Five Worst Memorial Day Weekend Movies

    Memorial Day weekend officially marks the beginning of summer, and the beginning of summer blockbuster-movie season.Recently studios have been pushing the blockbuster season earlier and earlier -- Iron Man 2 has been out for months, it seems -- but Memorial Day Weekend is still a date where they pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    Win A Free HangoverDVD By Telling Your Best Hangover Story

    ​The Hangover was the biggest comedy of the year, and it's coming out on DVD. We can only imagine what the Mike Tyson bloopers reel looks like.Assuming there is one, you won't have to imagine what it will look like -- we're hoping for a Christian Bale freak-out, with the crew moving away very quic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    He Said She Said: Our Favorite Fictional Performers, Part 2

    ​Why is that sometimes the fictional bands in movie and television are cooler than real bands? Sadly, some of He Said's favorite bands don't even have albums or videos to speak of, because they don't even exist. The fun part is imagining how awesome their full-length records and tours would be. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    In Honor Of The Great Chicago Fire: Five Best Movie Conflagrations

    On this date in 1871, the Great Chicago Fire began. It burned for three days, destroying four square miles of the city. Originally blamed on Mrs. O'Leary's cow, later reports revealed the blaze resulted from celebrations following the Cubs' last World Series win. NL Central jokes aside, we thought ... More >>

  • Film

    May 21, 2009

    Save Yourself!

    From McG's Terminator, that is. What a drag.

  • Culture

    May 21, 2009

    Summer of Salvation

    The Terminator is back. Plus lots of other movies we can't wait to see this season.

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2008

    Merry Early Christmas from SXSW

    Primal Scream 'Twas the afternoon before Christmas, and all through the blogosphere, not a blogger was blogging, not even Pitchfork. As an early gift, the organizers at SXSW announced even more performers for next year's booze-tastic week out West. A major list is coming in the next few weeks, so ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 2, 2008

    The Prestige

    Christian Bale simmers in The Prestige

  • Film

    April 10, 2008

    Cop Out: Street Kings

    Boys will be boys in this shallow look at dirty police

  • Calendar

    April 3, 2008

    American Psycho

    Before he was Batman, Bale was Bateman

  • Culture

    January 31, 2008

    Flock to "Flicker Fusion"

    Don't miss the powerful, curious animation screening at DiverseWorks

  • Home Entertainment

    January 10, 2008
  • Film

    November 29, 2007

    One of Us Must Know

    The elusive Bob Dylan is masterfully considered in I'm Not There

  • Film

    November 22, 2007

    I'm Not There

    The elusive Bob Dylan, masterfully considered, in I'm Not There

  • Film

    September 6, 2007

    3:10 to Yuma

    James Mangold remakes a classic western for our ADD times

  • Film

    July 26, 2007

    Christian Bale

    What won't the best actor of his generation do for a role? Not much.

  • Film

    July 12, 2007

    Rescue Dawn

    Werner Herzog takes his hero worship Hollywood

  • Home Entertainment

    March 15, 2007
  • Film

    December 28, 2006

    Same Old Story

    Sequels, prequels and threequels headline Hollywood 2007

  • Music

    November 16, 2006

    Never Opening Near You

    Music biopics Hollywood won't make

  • Film

    January 19, 2006

    Origin of Innocence

    The New World boldly reclaims the Pocahontas tale from Disney

  • Film

    June 16, 2005

    Bat Cave-In

    The Dark Knight's origin story can't overcome its Baleful side

  • Culture

    May 26, 2005

    Excess Hollywood

    In the season of sequels and Happy Meal toys, '05 may be a pleasant surprise.

  • Film

    November 25, 2004

    Ghost in the Machinist

    Christian Bale chases phantoms and loses sleep in Brad Anderson's latest

  • Film

    December 5, 2002

    Off Balance

    Human feelings are lethal in the childish Equilibrium

  • Film

    August 16, 2001

    Greek Tragedy

    When it comes to Captain Corelli, all's fair (as in mediocre) in love and war

  • Film

    April 13, 2000

    Psychological Warfare

    Did he or didn't he? Only the makers of the American Psycho dreamscape know for sure.

  • Film

    November 5, 1998

    Glam-rock Goldmine

    Stylish Velvet unfolds to reveal real substance

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