Fred Astaire

  • Film

    April 17, 2014

    Everyone Says I’d Do You

    John Turturro and Woody Allen charm in a Brooklyn sex comedy.

  • Film

    March 27, 2014

    Rule of Law

    n Dom Hemingway, Jude Law goes for greatness

  • Film

    March 13, 2014

    Wes Anderson Takes on World War II in The Grand Budapest Hotel

    Anderson's moving elegy for his teensy world.

  • Film

    March 6, 2014

    Diorama Hard

    Wes Anderson's moving elegy for his teensy world.

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    Friday Night: Mary J. Blige at Reliant Stadium

    Mary J. Blige Reliant Stadium March 1, 2013 Watching Mary J. Blige's bravura Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo performance Friday night brought to mind the old, old Hollywood saying about Ginger Rogers doing everything Fred Astaire did, except in high heels and backwards. (Kids, ask grandma or just Go ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 5, 2012

    Praise Ensemble

    The somber-sounding Sanctified is a rollicking good time.

  • Film

    April 19, 2012

    Things Are Looking Up

    Whit Stillman returns with the toe-tapping college-girl fantasy Damsels in Distress.

  • News

    January 26, 2012

    Tea Party Princess

    Victoria Jackson went from the big leagues of comedy to the rabid right of modern politics.

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    Touring Is Easy: Radiohead Hitting Houston On March 3; First Houston Date In Almost 4 Years

    Radiohead's Thom Yorke getting Fred Astaire with it for the "Lotus Flower" viral clip​This morning Radiohead loaded dates for a 2012 arena tour, with Houston getting a 'Head appearance at the Toyota Center on March 3, which seems incredibly far away. That will be right in the middle of the bus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Top 10 Music Video Parodies (Not All By Weird Al)

    Weird "Al" As Lady Gaga​Two weeks ago while we were sifting through videos to make our 25 Most Influential Music Videos Of All Time list, we came across plenty of parodies of those 25 clips, mostly by Weird "Al" Yankovic and various Muppets, but there were a few crafty homemade ones as well. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    Why Is Thom Yorke Messing With Our Heads?​It's been a week since Radiohead's new The King of Limbs came out directly to an online audience before getting a proper release. Besides some middling reviews (including our own), accompanying the album was the first single and video for "Lotus Flower," featuring lead si ... More >>

  • Film

    November 25, 2010


    Rehashing yesterday's musicals, Burlesque squanders its hottest asset: Xtina.

  • Calendar

    June 10, 2010

    Miller Classic Movies: Swing Time

    Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, just backwards and in heels

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2009

    For Rosh Hashanah: Musical Mystery Jews

    There are sure to be many Rosh Hashanah celebrations this weekend, but here at Rocks Off, we'd like to suggest you "think outside the box," as the kids say, and shake up your holiday musical selection by considering a few acts that you might not have realized were composed (in some part, anywway) of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    Summer Fest Snapshots: Hippie Mike and the Paint Kids

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty‚Äč If you attended this weekend's Summer Fest in Eleanor Tinsley Park, you may have found yourself as enchanted as Rocks Off was with "Mike." The skinny hippie child of Asian decent could be seen all over the grounds at the most opportune times. Sunday, our day began by meeti ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 25, 2008

    Holiday Inn

    You only think you know this film

  • Culture

    May 29, 2008

    Isn't It a Pity: The Gershwins' An American in Paris

    The Alley Theatre presents a plodding world premiere

  • Film

    November 1, 2007
  • Home Entertainment

    July 12, 2007
  • Music

    April 19, 2007

    Play Our Dating Game

    Fat Joe, Young Jeezy and Lil' Wayne

  • Home Entertainment

    September 21, 2006
  • Music

    March 16, 2006

    Luke Doucet

    Sunday, March 19, the SXSW Overflow Fest at Super Happy Fun Land, 2610 Ashland, 713-880-2100

  • Calendar

    July 21, 2005

    Beauty and the Bestiality

    A Greek has a bully time in Mildred's Umbrella's Hotel Pasiphae

  • Calendar

    December 23, 2004

    Deck the Halls

    Danseparc and Robert Tatum spin a hipster holiday party

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Actor

    Thomas Prior, Syncopation

  • Music

    December 19, 2002

    Xmas Marks the Spot

    A guide to new holiday discs, from surprise presents to Tannen-bombs

  • News

    December 19, 2002

    Alien-ated Youth

    They're the next step in human evolution. But they're just like everybody else.

  • News

    December 27, 2001

    A Lavender Christmas

    The Gay Menís Chorus of Houston sings out for Santa Claus and the baby Jesus

  • News

    September 27, 2001

    Tamarie's Time

    Whole Foods, hard wit, the legacy of Lucy and offspring of hippies have helped the woman of Tamalalia take Houston by storm. But where's she really headed?

  • Music

    August 23, 2001


    Lucky Boys Confusion

  • Film

    June 28, 2001

    E.T. the Extra-Tutorial

    Kubrick seems to guide Spielberg's hand in the ponderous A.I.

  • Film

    February 22, 2001

    Planet of the Ape

    Monkeybone drops you into a surreal world overrun by your worst simian nightmares

  • Film

    December 14, 2000

    The Theater Shopping Network

    Apparently What Women Want is a feature-length commercial

  • Film

    July 20, 2000

    Giving Up the Ghost

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

  • Film

    May 11, 2000

    On Their Toes

    Filmmakers return ballet, with all its metaphorical foreplay and backstage romance, to Center Stage

  • Film

    January 20, 2000

    Poor, Pitiful Me

    Even the great Alan Parker can't save Angela's Ashes from sappy self-absorption

  • News

    June 10, 1999

    The One and Only

    A fiddler gets a leg up on the competition

  • Calendar

    June 18, 1998

    Night & Day

    June 18 - 24, 1998

  • Calendar

    June 11, 1998

    Night & Day

    June 11 - 17, 1998

  • Calendar

    April 9, 1998

    Night & Day

    April 9 - 15, 1998

  • Dining

    January 15, 1998

    Packed at Saks

    The good news: Grille 5115's food is terrific. The bad news: There's no room to eat it.

  • Music

    March 20, 1997
  • Calendar

    June 1, 1995
  • Culture

    May 11, 1995

    Baryshnikov's Baby

    White Oak may be billed as a group project, but there's no question who's the star

  • Film

    January 12, 1995
  • Film

    July 14, 1994