Recapping the best of the fest.
We look at the year a man fell in love with a phone and a whole lot more.
Quentin Tarantino emerges from a chaotic couple of years with his most ambitious film to date, Django Unchained. Will the academy really, really like it?
This Sunday, February 26, is the 84th annual Academy Awards and Art Attack has you covered before and after the ceremony. But what about during? How are you supposed to make it through all three hours (plus the red carpet) with nothing to do but stare at your TV and play the Billy Crystal drinking g ... More >>
Being both a music nerd and a movie geek, my interest was piqued when it was revealed that this year only two songs were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song. I wondered how the Academy decided that there were only two songs worthy of competing for the award, and how those songs we ... More >>
By now you have all seen this year's Oscar nominations, released yesterday, in Beverly Hills, California. Nine films were nominated for Best Picture, including Hugo, Moneyball, War Horse, The Artist, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, The Help, Midnight in Paris and The Tree of Life. Fun stuff, espe ... More >>
The Ides of March stars George Clooney and Ryan Gosling; George Clooney directs. The Setup: George Clooney just took home a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama for his performance in The Descendants, so expect to see lots of coverage of him as the Oscars approach. This review, just to be clear ... More >>
I know, we're all bummed out the Texans lost. But since you've been drinking anyway, you might as well crack open another one and sit through the one awards show even the People's Choice Awards can look down its nose at. I'll be updating this entry throughout the broadcast, so refresh often and try ... More >>
Life happens according to plan.
Too bad Chalie Sheen's not hostingTonight brings the annual event where Hollywood humbly congratulates itself -- and all the little people -- in the Academy Awards. Whate everyone's hoping for, of course, is at least one trainwreck moment. James Franco and Anne Hathaway host, which will be. ... More >>
Just as relevant as the Academy Awards. Sorry.The 2011 awards season kicked off Sunday night with the 68th installment of the Golden Globes, a.k.a. That Awards Show No One in Hollywood Takes Seriously But They All Attend Anyway Because They're Too Chickenshit to Blow It Off. Though now that ... More >>
See the role that won the venerable actor an Oscar
Photo courtesy Warner Bros. Who else was Clint gonna call?Director Clint Eastwood, actors Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon. That powerhouse trio could have chosen to tell just about any story they wanted and made it into an Academy Award worthy film. They chose Invictus, the real-life story o ... More >>
See a retrospective of the recently crowned Oscar winner's screen work
The award-winning comic-turned-actress is putting her serious side away for a while
Audrey Hepburn versus a gang of thugs - our money's on Audrey
Romeo, Romeo, shiver me timbers, Romeo
Sig's Lagoon (3710 Main) has plenty of passes left for this evening's preview screening of Crazy Heart, the Golden Globe-nominated film starring Jeff Bridges as a hard-luck country singer who finds... wait for it... One Last Shot At Redemption when he meets kind-hearted journalist Maggie Gylle ... More >>
Together for the first time, Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon
And it's Rice FTW!!!Sure, the basketball team sucks, the football program's a perpetual work in progress, and even the baseball team ain't what it used to be. But the Owls have DOMINATED the MTV contest to send people to interview celebrities on the Academy Awards red carpet!We told you about the tw ... More >>
I finally saw Tropic Thunder this past weekend on DVD, and my God, it was hilarious. Fantastic, funny, full of Hollywood-stabbing humor, and Tom Cruise completely won back all of my respect with his part as Les Grossman. SO, that said. Robert Downey, Jr. needs to win for Best Supporting Actor thi ... More >>
Asking questions on the Oscars' red carpet is not quite as glamorous as getting asked questions on the Oscars' red carpet, but two students from Rice are hoping fervently they get the chance.The team of Faheem Ahmed and Anish Patel (hopeful correspondent and cameraman, respectively) is among the top ... More >>
The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright discusses his ability to portray the down-and-out
Theatre Under the Stars had its annual Tommy Tune awards Tuesday, the coveted Tonys for local high schools. Judges saw 41 productions in the 2007-08 school year, God bless `em. The biggest surprise (to us)? A religious school did Urinetown. Those scamps at Episcopal, man. It paid off, though, beca ... More >>
Japanese director Akira Kurosawa captures life in the Russian wilderness
Persepolis author gets her Academy Award-nominated brain picked
Morning. Hope everyone had a fun time watching the Oscars. We know Miss Pop Rocks did, but we’ll get to that in a second. First things first… 1 a.m. at Lizzards and 1:30 a.m at Velvet Melvin Bill Olive hit up a couple of bars in Upper Kirby on Saturday night and brought back photos of prepp ... More >>
As I type this, my belly is swollen with Star Pizza and my dearest pal Tamarie is eating raw cookie dough…yeah, it’s that night. The Oscars. The Super Bowl for girls. The freaking show hasn’t even started yet, and we’ve already eaten too much. So here we go with the running commentary… ... More >>
See Gwyneth Paltrow in the role that won her an Oscar
Miss Pop Rocks realizes some of you didn’t even notice that the Golden Globes didn’t air last night; perhaps you were too busy watching the premiere of “Rock of Love 2: Now Even Skankier If That’s Possible.” But for a pop culture writer such as myself, I live for that awards shit! And du ... More >>
We got a bad case of that beginning-of-the-week malady described in Office Space. What was that called again? Oh, never mind. At least the weekend was fun. 1 a.m. at Bronx Bar and 1:45 a.m. at Avant Garden Our photog cruised from the Rice Village to the Montrose on Saturday night, bringing back ... More >>
Albert Lamorisses Academy Award-winning short film
The Weather Man's a comedy, but not that kind
All or Nothing
She's finally been invited to the Oscar party, but what will she do after the ball?