Movie violence has never been better — or more reckless.
Graphic novelist on east, west and how all stories are autobiography.
Photo by Marco TorresOh, and wear a mask.You don't have to be a football fan to find yourself at a Houston Texans gamewatch party Sunday when they take on Baltimore. Which can be a problem, because you'll be surrounded by fanatics and you don't want to look foolish. Luckily, you can look li ... More >>
Audie Murphy, starring in the story of his own lifeOur war heroes are presented to us in different varieties. There are those we create for ourselves, in the mold of what we think a hero should be: David Crockett (nobody but Walt Disney called him Davey), astride the ramparts at the Alamo goi ... More >>
As in every year, people died in 2010. Famous people. Sexy people. Or people who were, at one time, both famous and sexy. While they may have been elderly by the time they went to join the Great Majority, it is as they were in their prime that they should be remembered. Keeping that in mind, here ... More >>
Thank God Brad Pitt didn't star in thisâ€‹Green Zone, by shaky-cam master Paul Greengrass, is the latest movie to try to buck the trend of box-office poison that is the Iraq War.Many have tried, but even the most celebrated of the Iraq War flicks, The Hurt Locker, wasn't a blockbuster. (Maybe ... More >>
Opening Day is finally here, and we can once again try to resolve our love/hate relationship with the Houston Astros.As of this writing, they are undefeated, so -- so far, so good.Baseball, for all its problems, has long had an unbreakable hold on Americans. So have movies. So here are five great ba ... More >>
The former mayor faces down the fascists
Hollywood plunders meaning from the Holocaust again
Male fulfillment and lack thereof
The beautifully done Open Range still has to graze on the western's leftovers
Did a Channel 13 reporter sneak her way into an exclusive?
The naked truth about why Houston isn’t the third coast
John Malkovich turns Peruvian politics into a big-screen thriller
Someone oughta put a Capra in Sandler's ass
Houston failed to preserve much of its heritage. Now the fight is on to protect the priceless photographic images of that vanishing past from the same fate.
The Majestic has the sap but not the magic of the master
Jetports and elite resorts may do what border bandits, blistering heat and harsh desert life couldn't: rob Big Bend of its rugged beauty.
Eugene Hawthorne ditches his bass and goes barefootin' with soul-jazz
Narcissism drives Warren Beatty into the 'hood
Stallone seeks, but doesn't find, redemption in Cop Land