David Carradine

  • Film

    January 3, 2013

    Defending Tarantino

    What critics who attack the director's borrowings miss.

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    DVDs & Blu-rays: One Last Look at December

    All three of these DVDs were released in early December. They didn't make our cut then, but we thought we'd take one more look at them. The Found Footage Festival: Volume 1 (2004) and The Found Footage Festival: Volume 2 (2005) star Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher; Pickett and Prueher direct. The S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Pop Rocks: "Getting Too Old For This Shit" - A Cinematic History

    The first?​Time marches on. There comes a point in all of our lives when the inevitability of our eventual demise goes from esoteric concept to concrete fact. There's no set schedule for when awareness will strike; maybe it's the first time your back gives out, or when you find yourself squint ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Idol Beat: Detroit, Shlock City

    ​In spite of Idol Beat's absence last week (I was undergoing treatment for nose hemorrhoids), Fox's karaoke juggernaut steamrollered on, topping the ratings once again for Wednesday and Thursday night. Last week's casualty, MySpace's Karen Rodriguez, wasn't much of a surprise. I mean, the bili ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    The Ballad Of Randy Quaid

    Hopefully he learned a few tricks in Midnight Express.​Americans, as a people, are fascinated by stories of outlaws. English bandit Robin Hood has been dead for 500 years (give or take) and they're still making crappy movies about him. And the Old West remains a fertile ground for tales of rom ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 1, 2010

    Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair

    Quentin Tarantino unleashes the revengeful bride

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    Sweet Carradine: Five Great Moments From His Career

    It must be hell out there for a Hollywood actor. Not only is every role dissected by fans and eviscerated by critics, but no aspect of your personal life or fashion sense is left unexamined. And you'd better hope you die in as unexciting a manner as possible, lest your demise generate greater notor ... More >>

  • Film

    June 21, 2007


    Paprika dreams a little crazy dream

  • News

    June 7, 2007

    Oh, Baby Baby

    There's a lot of money to be made in adoptions. Jennalee Ryan moved to Texas to continue doing that.

  • Calendar

    July 27, 2006
  • Music

    February 2, 2006

    The Gourds, with Last Train Home

    Saturday, February 4, at the Continental Club, 3700 Main, 713-529-9666.

  • Film

    April 15, 2004

    On the Flip Side

    The Bride's back for blood, this time without the mess

  • Film

    October 9, 2003

    Half and Half

    Kill Bill's missing something -- like, oh, a proper ending

  • News

    July 12, 2001

    Shoe-Shop Shaolin

    A monk from a legendary Chinese temple brings his kung fu faith to the locals

  • News

    March 19, 1998

    Choke, Hit, Bash, Cha-Cha-Cha

    It's a bare-knuckled fight for gory glory in this Texas twist on an ancient form known as submission fighting