"Arizona played their best ball. We played really well outside of certain situations. Certain situations, we just got outplayed and out coached." -- Ed Reed, Sunday after the 27-24 loss to the Arizona Cardinals Back in the middle of March, Ed Reed was flying back and forth to Houston on owner Bob M ... More >>
Adam Sandler is successful because he’s lazy.
After the much-anticipated Geto Boys reunion at this month's Free Press Summer Fest went off at only two-thirds strengh, resulting in thousands of disappointed fans, FPSF has announced a free makeup show scheduled for July 4 at House of Blues. The Boys' set in the high afternoon heat was delayed ab ... More >>
It all ends not with a whimper, but a dick joke.
Bro, how times have changed: 21 Jump Street now a buddy comedy.
You might be surprised to learn that in 1992 the No. 1 movie in theaters on Valentine's Day was not a romantic comedy. Twenty years ago this week, a film about a pair of rock-obsessed, public-access TV hosts from Aurora, Illinois was released, and would go on to make $121 million at the box office. ... More >>
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 >>
John RoyalMeet Matt Kassian, Twitter superstarFollowing athletes on Twitter can be boring. Most of the stuff they tweet is dull because they're afraid of offending any followers or making their coaches and/or teammates angry. Others use it primarily as a medium to promote themselves and wha ... More >>
For many of us Generation X and Y-ers, much of our adolescence can be directly linked back to '80s cinema. Thanks to writers and directors like John Hughes, '80s teen movies were accurate depictions of suburban (non) happenings. Furthermore, the '80s were a special time in film history thanks ... More >>
That's a man, baby.Happy birthday, Tyler Perry. The media mogul is celebrating his 41st with the news that he topped Forbes list of highest paid men in entertainment: Thanks to five movies he has cranked out over the past two years and two TV series, Perry earned $130 million between May 20 ... More >>
Bad Teacher and the downside of equal rights in Hollywood.
Did not make the cut.In my review of The Hangover Part II, I made a comment about the seeming preponderance of male genitalia on the big screen lately. The phenomenon has been limited primarily to comedies because, let's face it, penises are pretty damn funny looking. Judging by that screeni ... More >>
Natalie Portman follows up with — surprise — an awfully good romantic comedy.
Learning to say what you mean and mean what you say in How Do You Know.
Galifianakis steals another Todd Phillips buddy comedy in Due Date.
It's Kind of a Funny Story imagines the mental ward as a hipster's paradise.
Aside from being the dad of glam-folkie Rufus Wainwright and similarly talented sister Martha, Loudon Wainwright III is one of the most unsung singer-songwriters still strumming today. With his ex-wife, the late, great Kate McGarrigle, he was a part of a folk power-couple, and songs like "Ruf ... More >>
Even though John Hughes had not made a decent movie since 1991's Dutch (missile twisters FTW) when he died one year ago today, the world still mourned the loss of one of the best filmmakers to ever take on the human experience. Hughes may have only dealt with dysfunctional Midwesterners, but ... More >>
If Chainsaws, Slackers and Spy Kids sounds like a titillating title for a book, it's only because the book itself deals with some of the most provocative indie films in recent cinematic history - many of them made by Texas-born filmmakers. The book is the work of Alison Macor, former film cr ... More >>
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Up & Down: Life in an elevatorScreenwriter/producer Johnette Duff has been dreaming about the premiere of her new film Up & Down -- literally."I dreamt that nobody woke me up in time for the premiere and so I got there late," she laughingly tells Hair Balls. "Then there were all these sce ... More >>
Get a double dose of the Houston skyline as you watch this film
A father, a son and the woman they both love - a recipe for heartbreak
So, the deal is I'll be dead but really famous?
With Valentine's Day approaching, tbe best most of you poor single bastards can hope for is to get through the night with your bank account relatively intact. Married folks are better off, as all they're really expected to come up with is a perfunctory gift and maybe an evening spent watching a drea ... More >>
Find out how clothes make the film
Joe Leydon is a long-time Houston film critic who writes for Variety. Being a film critic may sound like a glamorous job, but it seems it can also involve having to go watch things like Disaster Movie, one of those disposabe, laugh-free spoofs that come out every six months. But a check's a check, ... More >>
Get a sneak peek at what Steve Mims has to offer
The Shaun of the Dead duo skewer action flicks
The hero of this Coen Brothers cult classic is an icon to burnt-out Gen Y-ers
Its a jolly fat man in a red suit vs. a guy with coal for eyes
A children's classic gets a much-needed Tune-up