Walter Mitty is an uplifting crowd-pleaser.
"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.
It seems Kanye West has got a bit of a movie boner as of late. He's been promoting the hell out of Yeezus, his new album, by projecting videos on buildings across the nation. He started out innocently enough, by attempting to project the music video for his Yeezus track "New Slaves" across underst ... More >>
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 >>
Bro, how times have changed: 21 Jump Street now a buddy comedy.
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.
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 >>
Its the World Cup, only with love instead of soccer balls
Reignite your soccer passion with 2002's scoring dramedy
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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Crude on the outside, sweet in the middle: Get Him to the Greek.
Paying homage to the '80s, from Hot Tub Time Machine to MacGruber.
Enjoy ten days of cinematic bliss
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?
You used to be cool, John Cusack.We first noticed it in the 1980s, when "cool" didn't have a lot of meaning. People used the word in connection with Jan Hammer, the Go-Bots, and Kirk Cameron, which should give you an idea how lost we really were. But somehow you dodged the pitfalls of The Bre ... More >>
You are what you cook
Find out how clothes make the film
Local comedians band together and embrace their dorkiness
Get a sneak peek at what Steve Mims has to offer
The Shaun of the Dead duo skewer action flicks
Its a jolly fat man in a red suit vs. a guy with coal for eyes
Comedian-turned cast member of The Office heads to HoustComedian-turned cast member of The Office heads to Houston