Surviving the Khmer Rouge, with puppets.
Movies are alive in the Age of McConaughey.
Casablanca Records was a record company started by Neil Bogart -- no relation to the late legendary actor Humphrey Bogart, although Neil was a big Bogie enthusiast and admirer. In the 1970s, Casablanca Records was the go-to label for disco much like Death Row was the go-to place for gangsta rap in t ... More >>
Have you ever had one of those moments where you thought to yourself, "Why did I do that?" or "Why did I turn that down?" Those kinds of moments happen to all of us. It's part of life, unfortunately. This happens all the time in the movie world, but you never seem to hear about it in the music worl ... More >>
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 >>
The awards ceremony everybody acts like they care about (but nobody really does) is back. That's right, the Golden Globes, those annual accolades bestowed upon Hollywood's finest by the justified and ancient Hollywood Foreign Press Association, air this Sunday at 7 p.m. on NBC. And as an added tre ... More >>
In a big step forward, or step back, however you would like to think about it, the silent film The Artist was just named the best film by the New York Film Critics Circle. This comes on the heels of the stunning response it has already received from the festival circuit, including a best actor award ... More >>
Ryan Bingham won an Oscar last year, but is too busy to notice.
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.
Put some more effort into it, girlLast night's Golden Globes brought with it, as it always done, a string of fashion triumphs and disasters. Many a publication or online site today is busy raining down judgment with lists of each category. We must do our part. So here are the Golden Globes' ... More >>
Craig HlavatyYou get it? Because Lindsay Lohan dated a girl and Chances is a bar where women kiss women on the mouth and hold hands?
I hereby declare myself President
If you can't make it to the red carpet, try the rainbow carpet
We're going to mix it up a bit on Pop Rocks today. Usually, I stick with one subject for the entire piece because I'd rather not depend too heavily on snarky line-item entries. But let's face it; sometimes there's just too much going on in the world of pop culture for me to focus on just one top ... More >>
You know awards season is in full swing when all the celebrities converge upon the Beverly Hilton to get drunk and act like receiving an award from the same organization that once honored Pia Zadora is something to be proud of.That's right, it was Golden Globes night last Sunday. And while the just ... More >>
What do you think about frog leg chili?
Get ready for Bastille Day with Francophile flicks
Fun Fact: This song was written by Bono and his childhood friends Gavin Friday (Virgin Prunes) and Maurice Seezer, and featured in the 1993 Jim Sheridan film In the Name of the Father. It lost the 1994 Best Original Song - Motion Picture Golden Globe to Bruce Springsteen's "Streets of Philadelp ... More >>
Various Artists Putumayo Presents: India www.putumayo.com With Slumdog Millionaire's recent sweep at this year's Oscars, the music of India has become more and more present on our airwaves - a slow trend that began four decades ago when George Harrison first introduced Ravi Shankar's ragas t ... More >>
Ugh! The only interesting thing about the whole damn show was the realization that Goldie Hawn looks like Mickey Rourke. Stop with the work, lady! Seriously. God love Hugh Jackman, but this is not the Tonys. Could that Beyonce "Best of the Musicals" number been any more cheese ball? I have exp ... More >>
The paradox of the Oscars is that while nobody outside of the incestuous parallel reality of Hollywood really cares about them, we still find ourselves drawn to the spectacle like illiterates to a Rock of Love marathon. The nominations for the 81st Academy Awards will be announced this week, so we d ... More >>
The Houston Film Critics Society, of which yours truly is a member (along with the those two guys that used to work for the Chronicle, among others), just released their 2008 award winners. I'm already drafting a strong letter of protest haranguing my fellow HFCS members for failing to acknowledge R ... More >>
Domy screens a classic tale about boys, summer and (gulp) leeches
"Fool, it's hot! I told you again! Were you born on the sun? It's damn hot!" -- Adrian Cronauer "Summertime and the livin is easy." -- Billie Holiday Both true, as this past weekend would attest. 9:28 p.m. at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston On Friday, May 30, it was time for another Stee ... More >>
Well, it's happened again. A rock star has attacked brutally attacked a poor little photographer. And no, it wasn't a member of an infamous rap group or some cracked-out ex-sex symbol with two children. It was Bjork. Iceland's favorite batshit chanteuse ripped into a photographer in a New Zealand a ... More >>
A lecture by Rice professor Terrence Doody kicks off a week of events surrounding the historic novel and the seven-hour-long film
Cannes 2007 was a success, but how many of its movies will you actually get to see?
Foreign films dominate this year at Cannes.
See Delilah Montoyas million-dollar babies
Where to watch the stars
Roam the red carpet at the HGLFF's Academy Awards party
Or: Why winning an Oscar sometimes means losing sight of a career
Deneuve shows the depth of her talent in Place Vendême
1957 Cabiria returns as a study in Fellini's transition
Kolya is sweet, charming -- and shameless