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The movies to know from Sundance - and the year ahead.
For one night only, Dave Grohl's Sound City flick will screen at the Landmark River Oaks on January 31. Tickets should be available for pre-sale on the Landmark site very soon. Rewind: Dave Grohl Releases Trailer for Nerd-Boner Doc Sound City Rocks Off has been tracking the film since it was ann ... 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?
While the Foo Fighters have been on hiatus, lead singer Dave Grohl has been putting the finishing touches on his cinematic love letter to Sound City Studios in Los Angeles. Today the full trailer for Sound City was released online. You can check out the studio's discography here. The studio's du ... More >>
A moment becomes a movement.
Lil Wayne is currently shooting a documentary for his I Am Music IItour, but he's come under fire for a different film. Tha Carter, a Weezy-sanctioned documentary released in 2009, is at the center of a litany of lawsuits between Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment and film production company Di ... More >>
You've got one day to see some of the world's best short films
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These films are for a child's point of view
Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski remains under house arrest in Switzerland, awaiting possible extradition to the United States for fleeing sentencing after pleading guilty to "unlawful sex" with a 13-year old in 1977. His attorneys are, naturally, fighting this possibility, while a numbe ... More >>
Still Bill, the documentary about soul legend Bill Withers (not the Tarantino movie), was released on DVD this week. The filmmakers spent eight years documenting the life of the Thoreau-quoting, piano-playing, philosophizing bluesman, who had immense success with a string of R&B and pop hits bu ... More >>
Middle Eastern filmmakers take the screen for two weeks
I hereby declare myself President
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At 17, you were going through a lot changes too.
Last week, Hollywood Shuffle told you about a new documentary, Thunder Soul, featuring Houston's legendary late-'60s/early-'70s funky high schoolers, the Kashmere Stage Band. The director, Mark Landsman, is currently in Austin prepping for the world premier of the movie at SXSW Film. A couple of ... More >>
Frankie Manning still hasn't stopped amazing audiences
Today the organizers of the SXSW Music Festival announced their showcase schedule for the music portion of the industry fest starting on March 17. This is the news Rocks Off has been looking for, so let's get it on. We are now one month away from Sixth Street and one of the world's biggest conglome ... More >>
The South by Southwest Film Festival has firmed up its lineup, and it includes a film by artiste Michael Gondry and....MacGruber.There is a lot of hatred out there for the Saturday Night Live MacGruber sketches, but we have to admit we like them. Mostly because they come in small doses, not in 90 ... More >>
It's a hot weekend for musical movie lovers. Tomorrow evening is the Aurora Picture Show's Soul Nite, featuring live performance reels from a bouquet of 1960s soul musicians, and tonight the Museum of Fine Arts is screening an award-winning film about the struggle of two Iranian teens trying to for ... More >>
Get ready for the closing curtain of Rice University's production of Threepenny Opera. The grand story by Bertold Brecht and Kurt Weill is being touted as "a musical of murder, mayhem, and matrimony!" Meant to satirize traditional opera while creating an new kind of musical theater, Threepenny is ... More >>
Photo by Sandra KoopThe 2009 Cinema Arts Festival Houston is rolling out the red carpet as we speak, for today's opening night screenings.Over at the Angelika Film Center, the highly anticipated Precious starts at 7 p.m., while over at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the festival's opening nigh ... More >>
Dads Who Rock open for The Best of Children's Film Festival Seattle 2009
We don't know what the folks at the upcoming WorldFest Houston Film Festival are loading their pipes with, but judging by the trailer for "Gooby", one the festival's official selections, we really want to score some. "Gooby" is the story of ah, um; we're guessing a space alien that looks like Jim ... More >>
Former Houston Press reporter Steve McVicker is reporting from the Sundance Film Festival: Despite the economy being in the crapper, and competition for A-list stars from the Obama inauguration, the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, with its film lovers, business types, and members of the press, has ... More >>
Alex Rivera screens Sleep Dealer during the Houston Cinema Arts Society film fest
Some people wait eagerly for the Houston rodeo to announce its musical acts (Holla in the house for the Jonas Brothers!!!); others wait just as eagerly to see who's coming to the SXSW Film Festival in Austin. Wait no longer. For at least a taste of who's coming, anyway. The biggest attraction: Tod ... More >>
River Oaks native Alex Georges crosses his fingers and hopes for a chance at the movies