ABOVE & BEYOND Sunday, Saturn Stage No group in electronic music knows how to play to a listener's emotional core than Above & Beyond. It was almost jarring how beautiful their set sounded after two days of heat and rain and evacuations and mud and lack of sleep and the other crazy things one deals ... More >>
Rom-coms used to be a cash cow — and wildly popular with audiences. What happened?
Styx Reliant Stadium March 4, 2013 When Styx made the decision to open with "Blue Collar Man" last night at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, I couldn't decide at first if the band was pandering to its anticipated crowd at something as common as a rodeo or being clever. I vacillated when Lawren ... More >>
Thirteen years and a hundred school shootings later, why is Hollywood still obsessed with this one?
Over half a decade of quality programming.In the course of writing Pop Rocks, I'm often exposed to information so horrific, so atrocious, so...repugnant it defies human comprehension. I first stumbled upon this particular tidbit several months ago, but only now has my sanity recovered from t ... More >>
It's hard out there for an employed, middle-class, white-collar male in Horrible Bosses.
A comedy written by and starring women, Bridesmaids still screwed.
Fox you, "Code" fans.The fall network TV schedules aren't set to be released until next week, but the bad news has already leaked for fans of Fox's The Chicago Code, which was not renewed for a second season in spite of a mostly positive critical reception: Answering questions from disappoin ... More >>
Photos by Allison WagonerDonald Glover/Childish Gambino Warehouse Live May 3, 2011 WTF is "nerdcore"? That's what we went out to discover last night at Warehouse Live at the combination comedy and rap show performed by the same dude, Donald Glover, whose rap style as Childish Gambino has bee ... More >>
Saturday night at Mango's, sIngs debuts its new EP, Hells, to what is sure to be a full house. Also on the bill are the reawakened Sharks & Sailors, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, Young Mammals and B L A C K I E. Casiotone was to play a gig at The Husk next to Khon's, but when that venue ... More >>
Cult novel must continue its search for a worthy film adaptation.
Well, the long-awaited wedding episode of The Office, "Niagara," has come and gone, and it was one of the strongest episodes to date. There were plenty of vintage awkward moments, sexual shenanigans, thwarted ambitions, broken hearts, and the same small underlying sweetness that's been there ... More >>
The "official" start of summer -- two weeks' worth of upper-90 degree temps notwithstanding -- isn't until this Sunday. For Hollywood however, the summer blockbuster season kicked off in May with the release of Wolverine.In the ensuing month-and-a-half, we've had some box office successes (Star Trek ... More >>
Not even Brody Jenner could extinguish the bromance.
Sad Sack Extraordinaire
Judd Apatow's pretty good year and much more
Teen pregnancy, hilarious and sweet, in this indie-licious film
Judd Apatow explains himself.
Judd Apatow delivers another spot-on geek-fantasy-come-true
The 40-Year-Old Virgin gets a heart-on while telling wonderfully dirty jokes
A lost lad longs for life
Do the right thing: Avoid White Chicks in bad masks
Trio is the network where great shows go to die, and so much more
The creator of TV's Freaks can't stop talking about being a geek
The Good Girl transforms Jennifer Aniston into a crazy cracker everywoman
If Fox expels Undeclared, blame everyone but Judd Apatow
Judd Apatow's Freaks and Geeks grow up, more or less, and move to a dorm
Viewers for Quality Television disbands, because there is none left
TV managed to suck and blow in 2000, but still, we watched...and watched
When Fox-TV canceled American High, the network hit a new low
When Mommy goes away, Buck just wants to play. And Chuck rues the day he ever met the fay.
Sci Fi's brilliant good vs. evil is a corpse in search of a burial
The men behind this season's best shows -- and biggest failures -- blame it all on Regis