A lawsuit filed by the producers of "Machete Kills" accuses the Texas Film Commission of violating the producers' First Amendment rights by denying tax breaks usually granted to films made in Texas. Per the Courthouse News, the suit claims that the sequel to director Robert Rodriguez's 2010 "Machet ... More >>
Machete is back for more giddy lunacy.
The Butler finds urgency in the conventional.
In 1926 historian Carter G. Wilson began what was known as Negro History Week in an effort to make the African American story more prevalent in our culture's consciousnesses. The week evolved into an entire month-long celebration and promotion of African American history, which we recognize this mon ... More >>
After much soul searching and agonizing (and in no way an attempt to drum up publicity in advance of his new movie), George Lucas has decided to retire from big budget movies: George Lucas's cinematic tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, Red Tails, opens in theaters on Friday, and it might be the last ... More >>
Looking back on the year in movies, and what's coming in 2012.
La CatrinLadies in gentlemen, on Saturday night a battle will be waged for your very musical souls. In this corner, weighing in at 100 lbs. soaking wet and tied to a brick, the golden-throated king of all adult contemporary, that guy from Glee. Mr. Josh Groban. And in this corner, draped in ... More >>
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. As research for an upcoming music feature, we met up w ... More >>
Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to email@example.com. Thanks, homies. "Hey, Remember That?" Single of the Week: "Who Dat Mad," Big Pokey, Big Steve and Big E Wire to Wire Bun B interviewed with ... More >>
Johnny Depp is the "sexiest man alive." I know this because it's what I've been told by People magazine, my wife, all my wife's friends, my sister, and that girl I dated in college who used to make me watch 21 Jump Street before she'd allow me to get her clothes off.He's also the star of Public Ene ... More >>
Precious pushes the limits of taste, but locates the heart — and hell — of its heroine's struggle.
Good news, all you fans of condensed screen versions of self-indulgent Mormon vampire pseudo-erotic clit-tease fantasies: Twilight: New Moon is being released in only eight days. Rocks Off, accustomed to scorn from literary snobs for his steadfast support of the Harry Potter series, actually pick ... More >>
FridayTwice the Classic Numbers this week. Free admission Saturday with Friday's ticket stub. Dallas electronica-rockers Ishi gets bodies moving at Walter's with DJs Cuba Gooding Jr., Fredster and Stiletto Chrome. Ride your bike and get in free. The Urbane Guerilla Sound System spins vintage soul ... More >>
Friday Bluesman John Nemeth jams the Big Easy Slim Harpo-style for the budget-friendly price of $5. Austin Collins, the Small Sounds and Stephen Chadwick twang it up at the Firehouse Saloon. $10. Eclectic pop-rocker David Garza turns the Continental Club into a "Discoball World." $10. DJs Cuba Goodi ... More >>
Rocks Off knows it's hard to have fun without spending money. Trust us, like Bill Clinton, we feel your pain. But we've been combing the club listings and put together a list of shows and other music-related happenings that won't set you back too any more than $10. You can thank us later, because yo ... More >>
Ridley Scott's portrait of a '70s dope CEO may not be epic, but it's still super-fly
The Lovemakers and Riff Tiffs play Friday, August 3, in the Studio at Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, 713-225-LIVE. Death of a Party is also on the bill.
Your guide to the season's hottest films (and the other ones, too)
Freezepop offers up plenty of Enthusiasm
Beauty Shop is clipped straight from its predecessors
Cuba gives a loud performance in the mawkish Radio
Cuba and Beyoncé fire up the soul of the South
Jagi Katial cobbles together a local festival worth cheering about
Pearl Harbor's sound and fury signify nothing
De Niro and Gooding use an uplifting film to dive for Oscars
A stint in the human jungle pushes Instinct over the edge
As Good As It Gets aims for both. And misses.