Behold, the loser of the world's first high-stakes game of Duck Duck Goose.Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we're currently taking bets on how many Jack Sparrows it will be possible to see in one day at Dickens On the Strand. Our guess: 14. Not counting the p ... More >>
Like a lot of kids, I grew up watching Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory all year round -- but especially during the holidays. The movie is, to me, the best adaptation of a Roald Dahl book so far (just barely ahead of Matilda, of course). Gene Wilder plays the manic Willy Wonka with that perfect ... More >>
Today pop legend Stevie Wonder turns 61 years old, and to this day he continues to thrill audiences around the world with his pop prowess and ear for a hook. And damn, 61 is pretty young, but consider he's been in music since he was all of 12, back when he released The Jazz Soul of Little Ste ... More >>
We are only less than three hours out from bringing you live-blogging coverage, right here, of this year's Academy Awards, and we are more than excited to take you through the night for every win, loss, awful dress, awesome dress, foible, and foul-up Hollywood throws our way.
Big NightIt's really freaking hot outside, in case you hadn't noticed. And when it's really freaking hot, we get really freaking lazy (more so than usual) and we want to watch movies. Lots of them. In succession. Trouble is, movie theaters are crazy-expensive and this summer's movie lineup ... More >>
It's been nice knowing you, Dollhouse. Now how about that Serenity sequel, Whedon?It's way too cold outside, I can't believe I'm back at work, and I've already braved one after-Christmas sale. This was the week in TV Land: • I watched the finale of The Sing-Off. That's how little there was ... More >>
Who knew they made tails and top hats in size giganto?
Two of the season's best stage productions close this weekend, The Phantom of the Opera by Broadway Across America and The Producers at Masquerade Theatre. Make sure you see at least one of them.First is Phantom. This is the Broadway touring company, of course. (The show arrived in Houston with t ... More >>
Dom DeLuise -- actor, chef, and father of that guy who was on 21 Jump Street -- passed away Monday at the age of 75. Rather than wallow in misery and grief at the loss of another of cinema's titans, we prefer to look back fondly at a movie career mostly spent co-starring alongside Gene Wilder and B ... More >>
We're right in the middle of Oh God, Oh God, We're All Gonna Die season (as Wash might say) and sure enough there's hurricane Gustav, creeping through the Caribbean and toying with the sphincter control of everyone from Corpus Christi to Destin, FL. Trouble is, Gustav is hardly a name we Houstonians ... More >>
Brooks's latest Producers is flawed, but it's better than the first
One more awful remake strikes out
Thanks to Depp and Burton, Willy Wonka just got weirder
In the season of sequels and Happy Meal toys, '05 may be a pleasant surprise.
Test-screen your video art at the Aurora Picture Show
A traveling production of The Producers stars Cameron from Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Christmas comes early courtesy of Harry Connick Jr.
WorldFest is back with the best films you've never heard of
Patricia Hernandez paints sympathetically flawed figures that look like someone you might know
Robert Earl Keen leadsTexas acts on tour
The sale of the neighborhood pool pits some older residents against newer arrivals
Kevin Costner makes a mess of a cowboy legend