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    March 17, 2014

    "Machete Kills" Producers Sue Texas Film Commission

    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 >>

  • Film

    October 10, 2013

    Machete Kills Is a B-Movie Worth Buying

    Machete is back for more giddy lunacy.

  • Film

    August 15, 2013

    The Butler Is So Old-School It Feels Modern

    The Butler finds urgency in the conventional.

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    Top 10 Films to Celebrate Black History Month

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Pop Rocks: George, We'll Always Have The Star Wars Holiday Special

    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 >>

  • Articles

    December 22, 2011
  • Culture

    December 22, 2011

    The Film Issue

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

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Cage Match: La Catrin Vs. Josh Groban

    La Catrin​Ladies 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2011

    Oscar Night 2011: The Live Blog!

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    Lil' Keke's 11 Favorite Gangster Movies

    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 ​As research for an upcoming music feature, we met up w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    Turning The Screw: Big Pokey, Bun, Trae, Jeezy, Z-Ro, Ice Cube, Waka Flocka, Dame Grease, Jay-Z & Jack White, Lil Flip, Etc.

    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 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    Win A Free Public Enemies DVD; Check Out Five Other "Enemy" Movies

    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 >>

  • Film

    November 12, 2009

    Diary of a Sad Black Woman

    Precious pushes the limits of taste, but locates the heart — and hell — of its heroine's struggle.

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    Werewolves Got Fingered: The 5 Worst Movies (Besides Twilight: New Moon) With the Best Soundtracks

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    Things to Do This Weekend If You're (Almost) Broke

    Friday​Twice 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    Things to Do This Weekend If You're (Almost) Broke

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2009

    Things to Do This Weekend If You're (Almost) Broke

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    Memo Re: Slap Shot Remake

    TO: President, Universal Pictures FROM: Script Department RE: Slap Shot Remake We received a copy of Peter Steinfeld's (21) first draft for the planned Slap Shot remake. Before we pass it on to the director currently attached to this project (Dean Parisot, Fun With Dick and Jane), we thought ... More >>

  • Music

    July 17, 2008
  • Blogs

    January 31, 2008

    Googlism with Houston Musicians, or Why Beyonce Is Stealing My Mojo

    Have you ever played around with Googlism? Here’s how the site, which is not affiliated with Google in any way, describes itself: “Googlism was created as a fun tool to see what Google ‘thinks’ of certain topics and people. Of course, the results are not really Google's opinion, they're yo ... More >>

  • Film

    November 1, 2007

    American Gangster

    Ridley Scott's portrait of a '70s dope CEO may not be epic, but it's still super-fly

  • Music

    August 2, 2007

    Lovemakers, Riff Tiffs

    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.

  • Film

    June 14, 2007

    Get Inside. It's Summertime!

    Your guide to the season's hottest films (and the other ones, too)

  • Calendar

    October 20, 2005

    C'mon, Get Happy!

    Freezepop offers up plenty of Enthusiasm

  • Film

    March 31, 2005

    Cut and Paste

    Beauty Shop is clipped straight from its predecessors

  • Film

    October 23, 2003

    Turn Down the Radio

    Cuba gives a loud performance in the mawkish Radio

  • Film

    September 18, 2003

    Give Fighting a Chance

    Cuba and Beyoncé fire up the soul of the South

  • Music

    June 12, 2003

    Washington Avenue Rocks

    Jagi Katial cobbles together a local festival worth cheering about

  • Film

    May 24, 2001

    Bora! Bora! Bora!

    Pearl Harbor's sound and fury signify nothing

  • Film

    November 9, 2000

    Honor Roles

    De Niro and Gooding use an uplifting film to dive for Oscars

  • Film

    June 3, 1999

    Power Points

    A stint in the human jungle pushes Instinct over the edge

  • Film

    January 1, 1998

    Cuddly or Crude?

    As Good As It Gets aims for both. And misses.

  • Film

    December 12, 1996