Forrest Gump

  • Film

    August 28, 2014

    Forrest Gump Returns, Still With Nothing to Say

    Gump goes bigger than ever in IMAX release

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2014

    2014 Summer Preview: What Will Sustain Us as a Sports Nation?

    The dirty little semi-secret in sports talk radio is that there are many hosts out there who dread the months of June, July, and the first part of August. Yes, the same time of year to which the rest of the free world counts down like a prisoner approaching their parole date, many in my business ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    Hair Balls Viral Video Box Set From Over the Weekend

    It's summertime. Not officially yet, the official start of summer is June 21 (I think), but after a weekend of stifling humidity surrounded by multiple torrential thunderstorms, for all intents and purposes, it's now summertime. And that means that it officially sucks for most of you to have to g ... More >>

  • Film

    May 29, 2014


    Anne Thompson asks if Hollywood has forgotten how to make money.

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2013

    Burgers Off the Beaten Path: Watson's House of Ales

    "I am not a smart man." Forrest Gump's words echoed in my head as I stared at the Saint Patrick's Day decorations hanging on the temporary plastic tents erected outside Watson's House of Ales this past Sunday afternoon. In my haste to come and try what I've been told is one of the better pub-style ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Know What You're Getting in This Box of Chocolates: A 12-Ounce Whitman's Sampler, Analyzed

    Forrest Gump wasn't quite right. Life isn't like a box of chocolates when that box is a twelve-ounce Whitman's Sampler because you pretty much always know what you're gonna get. Although the sampler is billed as a group of "assortment," this confection collection inevitably includes, for better ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    Dear Grammys, I'm Breaking Up With You

    Dear Stupid Grammys, I have a bone to pick with you. I sat through Taylor Swift's uninspired opening act while she half-sung/half-yodeled at a guy on a spinning bullseye. It was complete with an insulting and transparent Alice in Wonderland costume ripoff (which I'm not getting, by the way... is s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    Beyond Chili-Cheeseburgers at The Chili Shak

    If Pvt. Benjamin Buford "Bubba" Blue had been into chili instead of shrimp, I imagine that The Chili Shak is just the sort of place he and Forrest Gump would have opened. The list of menu items that come topped with owner Bernard Montgomery's chili -- based on a secret family recipe passed down fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    Football! This Weekend's Best Bets -- "College Football Playoff, Get Here Soon" Edition

    It's the first weekend of December, and you know what that means -- a slew of college football conference championship games that, to the average college football fan, mean virtually nothing. Sure, will some teams win their way into automatic bids to BCS bowls? Yes. In the spirit of...well, spirit, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    VIDEO: At Creeperfest, Free Beer Wins Every Time

    Video by Norma Vazquez Some time ago, I started noticing shows at something called "House of Creeps" way down off Old Spanish Trail, which couldn't help but pique my curiosity. It eventually moved to a location across the street from Last Concert Cafe, and Saturday House of Creeps hosted its first- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2012

    RIP Scott McKenzie: A Flower-Pop Playlist For the "San Francisco" Folkie

    This past Saturday, the world lost Scott McKenzie, the folk songwriter known best for his 1967 hit "San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)," which would end up becoming one of the bedrock anthems of the flower-power generation. The song was written by John Phillips of the Mamas & the P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    Wild Game Burger Friday at Rainbow Lodge

    What goes into an eight-ounce burger? At the Rainbow Lodge, every Friday yields a new mix. One week it may be antelope, venison, wild boar and pork belly. Another week, it may be nilgai, lamb, venison and lamb belly. Forrest Gump's mama would say that it's like a box of chocolates: "You never know ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2012

    Happy Memorial Day: 10 Songs To Honor Our Veterans

    Memorial Day, the last Monday of May is a federal holiday originated to commemorate our country's fallen soldiers. Yes, some view it as a work holiday and a good time to barbecue, but our veterans would have to disagree. To honor our vets, we put together a playlist this day in remembrance of those ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    15 Inferior Best Picture Oscar Winners (And the Enduring Classics They Beat)

    Last Wednesday, Craiggers hit on some forgotten Best Picture Academy Award winners, films which have slipped through the cracks of society's consciousness for one reason or another; either for being too of-the-moment, not having enough quotable lines, or for simply not having held up very well -- hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Pop Rocks: And I Beheld a Pale Horse, and His Name That Sat Upon Him Was Gump

    Behold the doom of mankind.​Yesterday the Library of Congress announced the 25 films selected by the U.S. National Film Preservation Board for inclusion in the National Film Registry. One of which, judging by online reaction, was a bit of a surprise: The Oscar-winning "Forrest Gump," Walt Dis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Forrest Gump & Other "Generation-Defining" Soundtracks

    ​The Forrest Gump soundtrack debuted on June 28, 1994, a week ahead of the film itself, which would go on to smash box-office records, win numerous awards and become one of the most beloved movies of the past 20 years. It is still endlessly quotable, emotional, and entertaining, and the soundt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Featherface: Dreams Of Peacocks And The Great Gatsby

    It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off we're trying hard to find meaning in the oddest monikers. ​Houston's own Featherface is a very interesting little group of indie-rockers. The music is ethereal, atmospheric, but somehow sinister un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    Idol Beat: Democracy Doesn't Work

    So, professor: would you say it's time for everyone to panic?​Well, I feel like an idiot. Flush with victory over my (sole) successful pick of the season in (finally) getting Jacob's booting correct, I was confident that James Durbin had the right combination of talent and appeal to the ladie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    Why the Golden Globes Are Relevant...No, Really

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    The Top 10 Female-Friendly Rap Songs

    streethop.comLadies Love Cool James: LL Cool J on The View​Chris Rock once said that women don't pay attention to rap lyrics. Truth be told, most casual hip-hop fans - male and female - rarely pay attention to lyrics. As long as the beat is catchy, they'll drop down and get their eagle on all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Upcoming Events

    ​Taking place on Monday will be the long-awaited Chefs Under Fire competition, in which five area chefs compete for a spot in the state-wide Chefs Under Fire Finals to be held in Austin on October 25. So far, the chefs from Dallas-Ft. Worth and the Austin-San Antonio region have already been c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2010

    11 Songs Sean Hannity Won't Be Listening To Today

    ​Today Americans celebrate Memorial Day, honoring the military servicemen and women that have passed while serving our country. The holiday is definitely not as flashy or as popular as Independence Day in July, seeing that there are no Memorial Day fireworks or picnics. It's not stuck in November ... More >>

  • Film

    November 5, 2009

    A Very CGI Christmas

    This can't be what Charles Dickens had in mind.

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    The Top 6 Costumes at the Montrose Crawl

    The third annual Montrose Crawl took over Westheimer on Saturday night as crowds of Halloween revelers lurched from bar to restaurant to bar. With the attendees encouraged to come in costume, it was as if Arne's and Party City had simultaneously exploded onto the streets of Montrose. Needless to say ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    For Woodstock: The Five Lamest Hippies In The Movies

    Forty years ago this weekend, hundreds of thousands of unkempt youngsters descended on the town of Bethel, NY for an advertised "three days of peace and music." Woodstock has since become etched into our country's history, not just for symbolizing the 1960s, but also for unleashing the continuing th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    Friday Night Noise: Caldera Lakes, Wolf Eyes, Cop Warmth

    Wolf EyesWelcome to the inaugural edition of Friday Night Noise, a weekly Rocks Off column in which I'll take you by the hand and lead you through the often unpredictable, harsh, and (perhaps surprisingly) varied netherworlds of noise music. Noise-rock. Noise-pop. Noise-core. Droning noise. System-s ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 28, 2009

    Found Magazine’s Denim and Diamonds Tour

    Davy and Peter Rothbart share their latest trashy finds

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    Why Robert Downey, Jr. Will Not Win for Best Supporting Actor

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2009

    As Oscar Nominations Loom, The Five Worst Best (Recent) Pictures

    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 >>

  • Film

    December 25, 2008
  • Blogs

    July 18, 2008
  • Home Entertainment

    May 29, 2008

    Super Cardio Bros. with Wii Fit

    Helping the world forget we once loved Thigh Masters, too

  • Music

    April 17, 2008

    Last Concert Café

    Hippie wolves haunt and howl at the former whorehouse

  • Film

    July 20, 2006

    Unreal Estate

    Cartoon kids poke around Spielberg's Monster House

  • Home Entertainment

    July 6, 2006

    Pong 360

    Like the real thing, Table Tennis shouldn't be played alone

  • Home Entertainment

    June 1, 2006

    Jesus Wept

    Anybody got a good anagram for "crap"?

  • Calendar

    November 18, 2004
  • Calendar

    August 19, 2004

    With a Paddle

    Local table-tennis players whack away

  • Film

    June 17, 2004

    Playing On Fear

    Spielberg and Hanks spawn a daring new genre: the post-9/11 comedy

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003
  • Culture

    June 5, 2003

    Idiot Savant

    Brad Tucker retains a quirky, casual approach as he tinkers with his art

  • Film

    March 21, 2002


    E.T. returns to heal our cynical hearts

  • Film

    December 21, 2000

    Special Delivery

    With Cast Away, Robert Zemeckis unearths the part of Tom Hanks we've been hoping to find: His brittle humanity

  • Film

    July 20, 2000

    Arresting Development

    When Mommy goes away, Buck just wants to play. And Chuck rues the day he ever met the fay.

  • Film

    July 20, 2000

    Giving Up the Ghost

    The only thing deader than the haunted spirit in What Lies Beneath is the movie itself

  • Dining

    January 7, 1999

    Island Comfort

    Reggae Hut starts good and gets butter. (Er, better.)

  • Film

    July 10, 1997

    To Coldly Go

    Contact is more like a close encounter of the turgid kind

  • Film

    June 5, 1997

    Air Disaster

    Bruckheimer's production shows all his Con-temptible traits

  • Culture

    August 24, 1995

    Got On the Bus

    Zocalo Theater takes its act on the long and winding road

  • Film

    July 14, 1994

    The Age of Innocents

    With Forrest Gump, Tom Hanks shows, again, that it's a gift to be simple

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