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Comic-Con International

  • Culture

    June 12, 2014
  • News

    May 15, 2014

    Oil Boom Doesn't Mean an Oil Booty Boom

    A look at the sex-trafficking myth.

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2014

    Oil Tech Conference Reportedly Boosts Local Sex Industry

    Of course you already know about the energy boom that's generated so much for Houston, but what about the booty boom? This week the Comic Con of the oil and gas industry, the Offshore Technology Conference, comes to town and with it there's an alleged bump in business for pimps and prostitutes, as ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 24, 2014
  • Blogs

    December 30, 2013

    The 25 Best Music Videos of 2013, Nos. 10-6

    Welcome to the top ten, and I promise it's a great one. The general mood of the best music videos these days is an obsession with alternate fantasy worlds. I don't know if that's an indication of wanting to escape from tough times or a just a whole lot of drugs being consumed before video shoots, bu ... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    Just Be 'Cos': Eight Music Artists Perfectly Suited for Cosplay

    Cosplay, short for "costume play," is the art of normal, everyday people going balls-out to depict themselves as their favorite fictional characters from comics, movies, video games and television. It's hugely popular, thanks to ComicCon and our obsession with all things pop-culture. Cosplayers gat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    The Landry's Empire Showcases Its Holdings with a Swanky Shindig

    I returned a week ago from San Diego Comic-Con, but when I walked into the Landry's Showcase event at Inn at the Ballpark, I thought for a minute I'd been magically transported back. The first thing my eyes landed on were three big, colorful mascots. There were dozens of people milling about. There ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    The 3 Best Musician/Wrestling Tag Teams

    The world of wrestling and the world of music have an awful lot in common. You've got you over-the-top characters, the lights, the spectacle, the flashy costumes and choreography. (See this, in fact.) Pretty much the only thing separating them are the injuries, and depending on the rock show not eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    Top 7 Promotional Music Gimmicks -- Both Used & Unused

    One of the most interesting things in the music business is how managers and record companies promote and market their artists. Sometimes they do a great job, and other times they fail. When they do fail, their like that hickey you got three weeks ago -- still there. But, like a hickey, people even ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    TV Party: Beavis & Butt-head Return with "Werewolves Of Highland/Crying"

    ​Rocks Off has always championed the arts, and Beavis & Butt-head are no different. We've shown you the bands that we got into because of the shows '90s run, and last year we listed our favorite music videos from the series. So earlier this year, when Beavis & Butt-head creator Mike Judge an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Pop Rocks: 10 Things Comic Con 2011 Taught Us

    Steven Spielberg presents...​The 2011 Comic Con wrapped up last weekend. Over 120,000 of the geeky, nerdy, attention starved, and Twilight-headed descended upon sunny San Diego last weekend for what has become the entertainment industry's premiere showcase for anything related to comics, video ... More >>

  • Film

    March 17, 2011

    Planet of the Aping

    Too much sci-fi, not enough SNL in Paul.

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Game Time: YouTube Rewind -- "Ram It", By The 1986 LA Rams (The Godfather Of Awful Team Videos)

    Try to forget. Just try​The year is 2010, and our society has advanced in so many ways. In a scant 20 years, we've gone from the ability to even own a cell phone being a luxury to being able to do everything from watch television, stream music, play games, and download porn on those very phones. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Finally, Some Important Movie News

    ​Now that the dust has cleared (and the blood has been spilled, thanks to a stabbing before the...Cowboys and Aliens panel) at Comic-Con, we can finally move forward, away from the overwrought announcements about the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie, Green Lantern (Ryan Reynolds is better ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    The Week In TV: Who Watched Mad Men?

    We didn't watch it. But, hey, at least we're honest.​The best thing I watched last week was an airing of Ratatouille on ABC Family. This was the week in TV Land: • I'll tell you right now: I didn't watch Mad Men. "BUT DAN," I can hear you shouting even though you're reading this at work, " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    The Week In TV: Louis C.K. vs. Mississippi

    The same face we made when trying to comprehend why people would voluntarily live in Mississippi.​The weather's terrible, I'm living off DVR'd episodes of Community, and it's possible this is all just a dream. This was the week in TV Land: • AT&T reached a deal with Rainbow Media last week ... More >>

  • News

    December 24, 2009

    Year in Film: Rent a Wreck

    For a former video store giant, not such a blockbuster decade.

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2009

    Pop Rocks: Is Avatar Doomed?

    ​Catch James Cameron talking about Avatar on 60 Minutes last night? I thought it was awfully sporting of Viacom to throw some publicity at a movie it doesn't appear to have any stake in for once. Cameron, as usual, exuded confidence about the project. He explained his desire to make the film sinc ... More >>

  • Film

    February 5, 2009
  • News

    December 25, 2008

    Best Films of 2008

    Looking back at Che, The Dark Knight, Milk, Slumdog Millionaire, Wall-E and many others, and looking ahead to 2009

  • Calendar

    September 25, 2008

    Tron

    Go inside your favorite golden oldie video game

  • Film

    July 10, 2008

    Devil May Care for Hellboy II: The Golden Army

    Big Red returns in a mindless, revved-up sequel

  • Film

    September 8, 2005

    Store Wars

    Crime may not pay, but this movie is Perfecto

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