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Clint Eastwood

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    Deltron 3030 at House of Blues, 3/28/2014

    Deltron 3030, Kid Koala House of Blues March 28, 2014 "We're Deltron 3030 and we're back after a 13-year hiatus" quipped Dan the Automator at the start of Friday evening's performance. With the help of his fellow Deltrons -- rapper Del the Funky Homosapien and turntablist Kid Koala -- even after al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2014

    Houston's Best Weekend Shows: SCOTS, Deltron 3030, Roky Moon, Queensryche, etc.

    Southern Culture on the Skids Continental Club, March 28 & 29 Taking a 30th-anniversary victory lap this year, Southern Culture on the Skids has parlayed their image as overalled, chicken-flingin' hillbillies into a virtual empire of lowbrow kitsch and randy "toe-suckin' geek rock." On the Chapel H ... More >>

  • Film

    September 19, 2013

    Prisoners Is a Captive of Its Own Ambitions

    Film tries too hard, makes no sense.

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2013

    The World's 10 Finest Superstar Musical Collaborations

    Well, folks, it appears we're getting a Superman/Batman movie whether we like it or not. Comics fanboy and Frank Miller obsessive Zack Snyder broke the news a couple weeks back at San Diego Comic-Con that his big-budget sequel to Man of Steel will find a way to shoehorn in the Dark Knight. A much mo ... More >>

  • Film

    April 18, 2013
  • News

    March 21, 2013

    Pope Francis Who?

    Five who might have inspired the name.

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    Pope Francis I: Who Could The Name Really Be Honoring? Five Possibilities

    Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio surprised a lot of people yesterday when he chose the name he'd be using as leader of the Catholic Church: Pope Francis I. As the "I" indicates, he's the first to ever use Francis, and there have been a hell of a lot of popes before him who could have done so. About ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    Friends In High Places: 5 Weird Actor/Musician Friendships

    You or I may not be a fan of Justin Bieber, but you know who is? Mike Tyson, that's who. As Iron Mike explained a little while ago, he thinks Bieber is "pretty awesome." Apparently the ex-heavyweight champ got turned into a Belieber through his wife, who hooks Tyson up with most of his music. This ... More >>

  • Film

    January 3, 2013

    Defending Tarantino

    What critics who attack the director's borrowings miss.

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    MTV: Beyonce Headlining Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show

    Beyonce, native Houstonian, role model, Tumblr-keeper, wife of Jay-Z, friend and favorite of President Obama, supposedly has yet another feather to add to her headdress come February: Super Bowl Halftime headliner. According to MTV.com, the 31-year-old HSPVA alumna will be the featured entertainmen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    Which Fake Randy Travis Should You Follow?

    The passion of Randy Travis has been one of the saddest and most compelling musical dramas of the past year. One of Nashville's most beloved and seemingly mild-mannered singers (now a North Texan) has suddenly gone full-on Johnny Paycheck, brawling in church parking lots, popping out to buy smokes w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    Julian Castro: Three Things We Learned About San Antonio's Mayor At Last Night's DNC

    At first, it seemed strange that, on one of the most important nights for Democrats, they would open with a a guy with a sprawling white smile who no one had heard of before. But hey, Dems must have thought, it worked in 2004 -- why not play this hand again? So they did, trotting out Julian Castro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    A CHL Instructor Weighs In On The Colorado Shooting And Dispels The Claims Of Would-Be Heroes

    Since Friday morning we have been inundated with opinion and speculation about the movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colorado. Yesterday the suspect James Holmes was brought before a judge, and the nation got its first look at the gunman, with his mop top of dyed orange hair and dazed -- almost care ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Film

    January 12, 2012

    I Don't Know How She Did It

    Margaret Thatcher as victimized woman in The Iron Lady.

  • Culture

    December 22, 2011

    The Film Issue

    Looking back on the year in movies, and what's coming in 2012.

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Sundance Cinemas Houston Opens Today

    In a speech at last night's private grand opening party for downtown's new Sundance Cinemas, Mayor Annise Parker expressed sentiments echoed by many Houstonians, saying, "When the [Angelika Theater] closed its doors, it was like a light went off downtown." The Mayor felt the Angelika's sudden and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Your 2011 Fall/Winter Movie Preview - Part 2

    ​You know the drill: the fall movie season starts today, my pretties (my review of Contagion will be up soon...there's a reason it didn't make the preview). Yesterday we covered the first half of 2011's most anticipated upcoming releases, determined through a rigorous scientific analysis consi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    25 Essential Eponymous Albums

    ​Eponymous: (of a literary work, film, etc) named after its central character or creator: The Stooges' eponymous debut album. On this day in 1983, a young woman from Michigan who had recently given up on a career as a hard-rock singer released her first album of electronic dance-pop, an album ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2010

    Last Night: Gorillaz At Toyota Center

    Photos by Jim Bricker​ Gorillaz Toyota Center October 19, 2010 For more photos from the show, see our slideshow here. Gorillaz may have overspent on their first-ever extended tour. True, the entire concept is that the group is officially made up of four cartoon characters, so there kind of ... More >>

  • Culture

    September 9, 2010

    A Behanding in Spokane

    Alley brings on the gore.

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    Green Zone: Win A Free DVD, And Learn Why Matt Damon Is The Best Of The Ocean's 11 Actors

    Thank God Brad Pitt didn't star in this​Green Zone, by shaky-cam master Paul Greengrass, is the latest movie to try to buck the trend of box-office poison that is the Iraq War.Many have tried, but even the most celebrated of the Iraq War flicks, The Hurt Locker, wasn't a blockbuster. (Maybe ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 20, 2010

    Masters of the Universe

    Two artists explore pop culture and space imagery at Art Palace.

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2010

    Astro Memories, Part Two: Author/ Supermodel Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top

    Photos by Bob Merlis​As we mentioned earlier, today's issue -- our annual look at Astros' Opening Day -- takes what Sarah Palin would no doubt call a "hopey-changey" approach to the 2010 season.Not for us to wallow in despair; instead we asked prominent Houstonians for their favorite Astro memorie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    Twilight Saga: New Moon: Mopery Abounds

    ​This review by Village Voice Media's Ella Taylor came in too late for our print edition, but we don't want you making any fang-film decisions with insufficient knowledge. So here it is:Moping at the MoonToo much angst, not enough saga in the wholesome Twilight 2By Ella TaylorBella: I'm coming.Ed ... More >>

  • Film

    September 11, 2008

    Oh, Canada

    Midway through the Toronto film fest, and things are looking bleak

  • Culture

    March 13, 2008

    Visual Overload at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston

    "Design Life Now" showcases some interesting items — if you have the patience to find them

  • Film

    September 20, 2007

    In the Valley of Elah

    Don't let Paul Haggis's heavy hand stop you from seeing his latest

  • Home Entertainment

    May 3, 2007

    Top DVDs

    Our picks for the week of May 3

  • Home Entertainment

    July 20, 2006
  • Film

    March 2, 2006

    Hard Ride

    Stuck with Bruce Willis in rush-hour traffic? You could always walk

  • Music

    July 28, 2005

    Jesse Dayton

    Banjo & Sullivan -- The Ultimate Collection 1972-1978

  • Music

    October 2, 2003

    Sleep

    Dopesmoker (Tee Pee Records)

  • Film

    September 11, 2003

    Johnny's Show

    Depp saves the day in Once Upon a Time in Mexico

  • Film

    August 14, 2003

    Into the Sunset

    The beautifully done Open Range still has to graze on the western's leftovers

  • Film

    May 29, 2003

    Think Different

    Could it be that this year's crop of summer movies requires a brain cell or two?

  • Calendar

    March 13, 2003

    Dreaming of Bigger Things

    One woman's quest for breasts

  • Film

    October 18, 2001

    Dead Last

    Redford and Lurie wave the flag but fail to earn their stripes.

  • News

    June 7, 2001

    A River Ran Through It

    A historic Hill Country road brought Texans to the Blanco. Then came John O'Quinn.

  • News

    February 15, 2001

    The Great EscApe

    In two decades, Wally Swett's sanctuary has become a place of peace for primates - it's the humans that have him going bananas

  • Dining

    November 2, 2000

    Cranky Customers

    Misbehaving diners

  • Film

    June 15, 2000

    Dream On

    Filmmakers responsible for the gimmicky Passion of Mind should have slept on the concept a little longer

  • Film

    June 1, 2000

    Mission 2: Successful

    With a head full of Notorious thoughts, director John Woo leads the charge in the visceral M:I-2

  • Calendar

    January 6, 2000

    The Steve McQueen Affair

    The "Steve McQueen: The King of Cool" film retrospective

  • News

    March 4, 1999

    Megascreen Cinemas March In

    Big complexes threaten end to neighborhood era

  • Film

    February 11, 1999

    Cryin' Shame

    Too sweet tears turn Message into mush

  • Film

    March 16, 1995
  • Film

    February 16, 1995

    Dead Bang

    Gonzo Western The Quick and the Dead is ludicrously entertaining

  • Film

    September 8, 1994

    End Games

    Director Boaz Yakin gives a Fresh twist to tales of the drug trade

  • News

    December 2, 1993

    Violence, TV and Demagoguery

    Congressional attempts to ax TV violence may put the First Amendment under the gun

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