Gene Wilder

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    This Week in Deliciousness

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    The 5 Dirtiest Lines from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    Happy Birthday Stevie Wonder: The Cliff's Notes Version

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2011

    Oscar Night 2011: The Live Blog!

    ​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.

  • Culture

    June 3, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Movies That Make Us Hungry

    Big Night​It'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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    This Week In TV: Joss Whedon Is A Free Man

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    October 29, 2009

    Young Frankenstein

    Who knew they made tails and top hats in size giganto?

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    Last Call For Art: Two Great Musicals, Expertly Done

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2009

    The Five Best Dom DeLuise Movies, Such As They Are

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2008

    Top Five Houstonians As Hurricanes

    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 >>

  • Film

    December 22, 2005

    Springtime for Mel

    Brooks's latest Producers is flawed, but it's better than the first

  • Home Entertainment

    November 10, 2005
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    October 27, 2005
  • Film

    July 21, 2005

    Bad News

    One more awful remake strikes out

  • Film

    July 14, 2005

    Chocolate Kisses

    Thanks to Depp and Burton, Willy Wonka just got weirder

  • Culture

    May 26, 2005

    Excess Hollywood

    In the season of sequels and Happy Meal toys, '05 may be a pleasant surprise.

  • Calendar

    July 22, 2004

    Gong Hits

    Test-screen your video art at the Aurora Picture Show

  • Calendar

    January 29, 2004

    Alan Ruck's Day On

    A traveling production of The Producers stars Cameron from Ferris Bueller's Day Off

  • Calendar

    November 6, 2003

    When Harry Met Santa

    Christmas comes early courtesy of Harry Connick Jr.

  • Film

    April 4, 2002

    Independents' Day

    WorldFest is back with the best films you've never heard of

  • Culture

    October 25, 2001

    Shiny, Happy People

    Patricia Hernandez paints sympathetically flawed figures that look like someone you might know

  • Music

    May 20, 1999

    Rise Up, Texas

    Robert Earl Keen leadsTexas acts on tour

  • News

    July 18, 1996

    Malice in Meyerland

    The sale of the neighborhood pool pits some older residents against newer arrivals

  • Film

    June 30, 1994


    Kevin Costner makes a mess of a cowboy legend