I honesty wonder if people planning on committing robberies ever watch TV or the movies. Time and time again films and television shows depict masked bandits attempting to rob banks, armored cars, stores, fast food restaurants, people on the street...you name it, they try and steal from it. Yet, the ... More >>
Boy, the Houston media is in a tizzy about George Clooney today. The King of Hollywood is in town this evening as part of the "Brilliant Lecture Series" at the Wortham Center. (Celebrity With a Cause Alert: Clooney, who will be interviewed by Houston socialite Lynn Wyatt, will probably discuss his a ... More >>
U.S. Rep Al Green of Houston got arrested today for protesting outside the Sudanese Embassy in D.C., but few people took note. That's because among the other people arrested were George Clooney, who you might have heard of. The orchestrated arrests were part of Clooney's campaign to raise interest ... More >>
The Ides of March stars George Clooney and Ryan Gosling; George Clooney directs. The Setup: George Clooney just took home a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama for his performance in The Descendants, so expect to see lots of coverage of him as the Oscars approach. This review, just to be clear ... More >>
I know, we're all bummed out the Texans lost. But since you've been drinking anyway, you might as well crack open another one and sit through the one awards show even the People's Choice Awards can look down its nose at. I'll be updating this entry throughout the broadcast, so refresh often and try ... More >>
Title: The Descendants Doesn't George Clooney Have An Oscar Already? Nominated five times, won once (Best Supporting Actor for Syriana). Rating Using Random Objects Relevant To The Film: Four Kilauea volcanoes out of five. Brief Plot Synopsis: A Hawaiian land baron must come to grips with the f ... More >>
Alexander Payne's Hawaiian excursion might be the feel-good movie of the year. Uh oh.
Intrigue drowns out argument in political thriller.
Note: Pop Rocks will return next week. Labor Day has come and gone, which means the official start of the fall movie season is just around the corner. In fact, two of the more anticipated releases of latter 2011 -- Warrior and Contagion -- come out tomorrow. After what has been widely rega ... More >>
Enron, directed by (and starring?) George ClooneyEnron -- the semi-musical, not the company -- was a hit in London's West End and a failure on Broadway. The fact it bombed in America made it less likely we'd see a production in Houston. But now comes word out of London that George Clooney, o ... More >>
Turning the thriller inward.
Another well-adjusted Prop 8 supporterI'm sure you've all heard the terrible news by now: Judge Vaughn "Mussolini" Walker declared California's gay marriage ban unconstitutional. Obviously I don't have to tell you what severe ramifications this will have, not only for the soul of our country ... More >>
Thank God Brad Pitt didn't star in thisGreen 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 >>
Last Saturday at the Museum of Fine Arts' Brown Auditorium, the Houston Film Critics Society (of which yours truly is a member) held its third annual awards ceremony. It was a star-studded affair, if you consider the presence of one star sufficient to use the term.Here's a list of the winners:Best ... More >>
Up in the Air steers clear of the predictable route, lands the emotion.
We don't mean to sound paranoid, but: Did aliens abduct George Clooney's sense of humor?
Remarkably consistent, the Coens make another mockery
George Clooney's ode to screwball comedies of yore is sooooo close. But yet.
Watch your back, Grisham: Michael Clayton's no ordinary legal thriller
Ocean's Thirteen is a washed-up threequel. How much you wanna bet Hollywood makes a bundle?
Steven Soderbergh tries, and largely fails, to make 'em like they used to
The year in review
Racists, louts and terrorists earned their place among the best of 2005
The brilliant, confounding Syriana digs for a necessary truth
The Red Scare returns in Good Night, and Good Luck
Hold on to your weekend with the eye candy at Sundown
The voice that wooed George Clooney comes to town
The Coens make a '40s comedy with a Cary named Clooney
The Italian Job, a remake better than the original, is a steal
Clooney toys with the twisted delusions of Chuck Barris
Cinema 2002 counterbalanced a treacherous world
Clooney and Soderbergh do a remake worth watching
The Coens take Homer on a Southern-fried odyssey in O Brother
Generally a letdown, the year in film offered some well-crafted works that are best viewed as double features
An imaginative Three Kings skewers the combat genre
A fun documentary follows From Dusk Till Dawn
Out of Sight satisfies the eyes, mind and emotions
DreamWorks's first film is a conventional tale of glam and guns
Director Joel Schumacher, not Mr. Freeze, kills the Dark Knight
Tarantino meets Rodriguez and, no surprise, all hell breaks loose
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