Subject:

David Fincher

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2014

    Know Who the Infamous Zodiac Killer Is? You Could Get Rich!

    The nation's leading civilian authority on the infamous Zodiac serial killings of the 1960s hopes to raise a $100,000 reward to find the California killer's identity after 45 years. Tom Voigt, who runs Zodiackiller.com, a dangerous time-suck for anyone remotely interested in the case, has launched ... More >>

  • Film

    January 2, 2014

    Movies 2014: The Most Anticipated Non-Sequels of 2014

    Checking out the notable stand-alones hitting the theaters.

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    MTV's Best Year: The Top 5 Videos of 1992

    In 1992, the recording industry was riding high. The compact disc had become a major success, with music lovers purchasing new albums and old releases in astonishing numbers despite the format's comparatively steep price tags. And the music-video juggernaut known as MTV was helping major labels to b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    Happy Malaria Day! A Feverish Playlist

    Tuesday night, as blooming flowers filled the Spring air with a heady fragrance, Rocks Off hung a wreath made of empty insect repellant cans on our door, and gently tucked our young daughter in with mosquito netting in order to ensure Santa Carrier wouldn't visit her with his magic bag of plague. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Girl Gone Wild: Madonna's Top 10 Dance/Club Chart-Toppers

    For the past two weeks, Madonna's latest single, "Girl Gone Wild," has been sitting pretty at the top of Billboard's Hot Dance/Club Play chart. That's the chart that tabulates which songs are getting the most spins in discos and dance clubs. It's a cool, upbeat track about losing control of your de ... More >>

  • Film

    March 29, 2012

    Floor-to-Floor Combat

    Cops versus thugs in high-powered high-rise fight flick The Raid.

  • Film

    December 22, 2011

    New Girl in Town

    Rooney Mara takes control of the Stieg Larsson juggernaut in Dragon Tattoo.

  • Articles

    December 22, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    Pop Rocks: In Which I Conclusively Prove Lisbeth Salander's Cultural Supremacy

    ​David Fincher's adaptation of Stieg Larsson's gazillion-selling The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo opens today. I'll have a review up tomorrow, which will likely have no effect on the reportedly large numbers of women planning to avoid the film entirely. Says another marketing exec, "Hyper-realisti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    You In Color: The Black Angels' Christian Bland Talks Film Scores

    Photo By Craig HlavatyThe Black Angels' Alex Maas at Free Press Summerfest in June​Tomorrow night the Black Angels hit Houston for the third time in about a year, with a gig over at Fitzgerald's with fellow retro-doomers Dead Meadow and Spindrift. The last time the Angels were in Houston it wa ... 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

    February 24, 2011

    Colin Firth for Best Actor? Not So Fast.

    ​I realize the actual Academy Awards aren't set to be broadcast until Sunday night, when millions of people will watch -- for the first hour, at least -- as co-hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway lob Nerfball zingers at their fellow actors, make passively tasteless jokes about speech impedime ... More >>

  • Film

    December 23, 2010

    Kickass Movies of the Year

    Our Ten Favorites from 2010 – including Jackass 3D.

  • Film

    October 28, 2010

    The Girl Whose Story We Cannot Follow

    Back for one final, convoluted installment with Stieg Larsson's lady in black.

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    The Social Network, Now Starring Lady Gaga, Drake, ZZ Top...

    ​The Social Network was finally toppled at the box office this past weekend by the new Jackass 3-D, but that doesn't mean Rocks Off is done with the story chronicling the beginnings of Facebook and the rise of founder Mark Zuckerberg. You remember our film-score blog, right? When it was rele ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    The Top 10 Rock-Musician Film Scores

    ​David Fincher's Facebook creation tale The Social Network has been the No. 1 film in America the past two weekends, and no doubt it will continue that streak this weekend, barring an assault by Jackass 3-D which comes out today. Peter Travers of Rolling Stone is already hailing Network as a ... More >>

  • Film

    September 30, 2010

    Who Needs Friends?

    David Fincher commented on Mark Zuckerberg's status. With The Social Network, he invites you to join him.

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Remake My Day 2 (The Remakening)

    Honestly, do you really care?​I write a lot about Hollywood's obsession with remakes because I'm a movie buff, first and foremost, and because as a "writer" it's easy to milk an announcement of the latest atrocity from Platinum Dunes for 750 indignant words regarding the creative demise of Hollywo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Let's Have An Accurate Social Network Movie

    ​The Social Network, David Fincher's movie about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg (played by Jesse Eisenberg, AKA "The Discount Michael Cera"), opens in October. Virtual fur is already flying, however, over alleged liberties taken by Fincher and author Ben Mezrich (the movie is based on his bo ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 25, 2010

    Fight Club

    Sure, we all know you can't talk about it, but there's no rule that you can't watch it over and over again

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    Houston Music Fight Club: Brett Koshkin vs. Ceeplus Bad Knives, Late Nite Pie vs. Mai's, Nick Gaitan vs. ???

    ​This week brings three new bouts and a special announcement to all past winners and losers of our imaginary brawls on Houston Music Fight Club. Next Tuesday, Rocks Off is presenting David Fincher's Fight Club at our (mostly) weekly Movie Nite at the Mink. We would like all past winners and losers ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 22, 2009

    Seven

    Web exclusive!

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2009

    Take The Time Capsule Back To 1965, Via KPRC

    Via Mike McGuff's blog comes a whole lot of time-capsule goodness: a 1965 mini-documentary by KPRC on how KPRC goes about putting together the news for its TV and radio audience.It's a world where cigarettes are smoked manfully, reporters are uniformly white and the intersection of Westheimer & ... More >>

  • Film

    December 25, 2008
  • Film

    June 26, 2008

    Violence Is Golden in Wanted

    With its secret boys club and bloody good fun, this one has all of the fight with none of the guilt

  • Home Entertainment

    January 10, 2008
  • Home Entertainment

    July 26, 2007
  • Film

    May 31, 2007

    Cannes d'Awards

    Foreign films dominate this year at Cannes.

  • Film

    May 24, 2007

    Palme d'Hoberman

    Our one-man jury bestows honors on the best of Cannes 2007.

  • Film

    May 24, 2007

    America Cannes

    Art imitates life as U.S. directors command this year's fest, with only China rivaling for celluloid domination.

  • Film

    March 29, 2007

    The Lookout

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt awes again in this character-driven theft thriller

  • Film

    March 1, 2007

    Killer Instinct

    David Fincher's Type-A approach to filmmaking pays off

  • Home Entertainment

    February 8, 2007
  • Film

    December 28, 2006

    Same Old Story

    Sequels, prequels and threequels headline Hollywood 2007

  • Film

    May 11, 2006

    Abort

    Mission: Impossible III runs the franchise into the ground

  • Film

    April 7, 2005

    Boy, Oh, Boy

    You have no idea what you're in for with Oldboy...but you'll learn

  • Film

    March 3, 2005

    Shock Treatment

    An experimental director and a harrowing tale fit The Jacket perfectly

  • Film

    August 26, 2004

    Screenplay Zero

    Aaron Eckhart and Ben Kingsley struggle through floundering frights

  • Film

    August 21, 2003

    Shred-heads

    Grind transforms formula into freestyle fun

  • Film

    July 3, 2003

    A Great Chase

    Arnold's reprogrammed -- Terminator 3 isn't. But it is fun.

  • Film

    January 23, 2003

    A Toothy Grin

    Horror fans have good reason to smile at Darkness Falls

  • Film

    October 17, 2002

    Tapeheads

    Gore Verbinski and Naomi Watts throw their hats into The Ring

  • Film

    August 1, 2002

    Full Frontal Assault

    Soderbergh shoots in digital and hits his target: Hollywood

  • Culture

    July 11, 2002

    Fight Club

    When it comes to producing movies, it's a fine art (or Art Linson)

  • Film

    March 28, 2002

    Home Alone Again

    Panic Room is a great movie -- if you've never seen one

  • Culture

    October 18, 2001

    Reel War

    The Army and Hollywood join hands to wage virtual, bloodless battles

  • Film

    March 29, 2001

    Nothing About Ado Much

    The backward narrative of Memento is little more than gimmicky

  • Film

    October 14, 1999

    Beyond Despair

    Tired plotlines pummel Fight Club

  • Film

    December 4, 1997

    Send in the Clones

    An artful director brings flair to the Alien franchise

  • Film

    September 11, 1997

    Losing It

    All work and no play make this a gloomy Game

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