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George Clooney

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    One Writer's Most Profound Musical Man-Crushes

    The Man Crush. It's what made John Wayne an American icon. When The Duke was riding, it wasn't entirely acceptable for another man to admit an overwhelming fondness for him or his true grit. But, c'mon -- those movie theaters screening his films weren't exactly teeming with women. Nowadays we men ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    Saturday is National Margarita Day! Celebrate With Two Nontraditional Versions

    Look, I don't know who comes up with these national food and drink holidays. I don't know why. I don't know how many years any of them have been celebrated. And I swear, there are at least four National Pie days every year. What I'm saying is I'm kind of a scrooge when it comes to food holidays. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2013

    Celebrities and Industries Who Contributed to Obama's Re-Election Campaign

    What celebrities and industries contributed to Obama's re-election campaign in 2012? We'll eat dessert first, then get to the vegetables later. The fun stuff: which celebrities donated a bunch of money to Obama's reelection campaign? Among the biggest donors -- the ones who gave the $61,600 maximum ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2013

    Gravity Hits NASA: Shutdown as "Nonessential" NASA Turns 55

    Last week was NASA's 55th birthday. However, the folks over at NASA didn't have a giant cake or some crazy party to celebrate 55 years of the space program. Instead, 97 percent of NASA employees were deemed "nonessential," sent home without pay and told to wait and not work until the government fina ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    Skeeters to Host Speed Dating Event

    Sometimes when you're single, you have to throw caution to the wind. In some cases, this means one too many apple martinis and a handsy dance partner at some bar you've never even considered going into before tonight. Other times, it's speed dating...I guess. I've never really understood the concep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    Thieves Prepare for Summer Early by Plundering A/C Unit

    After living in Houston for almost my entire life, I have accepted the fact that this city is gets too damn hot for too damn long. But, like everybody else, I just bitch and moan, until I finally accept it and I grab a cold beer and call it a day. Some have other ideas. According to a report from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2012

    Tony Jay: Playlist for the Ultimate Voice-Over Villain

    I tend to talk up voice actors here in the Houston Press blogs. Part of it is because I'm trying to justify entering my fourth decade on Earth and still being mesmerized by cartoons, but a lot of it is because I think that the discipline represents one of the most underrated acting skills of all tim ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    When The Beach Boys Went To The Movies

    The Beach Boys have embarked on a 50th-anniversary reunion tour this year, kicking off the media blitz with a Grammy performance featuring everybody from Maroon 5 to Foster the People. As one of the pioneering rock bands of their era, the Beach Boys made a return to the spotlight that was met with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    30 Seconds With Wolfgang Gartner

    We launched ourselves headfirst into the Internet to connect with maximalist DJ and producer Wolfgang Gartner to see what information we could extract from his electro-house highness in just 30, dance-filled seconds. Rocks Off: What is worst song in the world? Wolfgang Gartner: I don't wanna answe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Top 10 Carole King Songs Written for Other Artists

    Carole King is a woman who has played a major part in creating numerous classic hit songs. She has helped to shape popular music since she and then-husband Gerry Goffin (they divorced in 1968) wrote "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" in 1961. Her songs have been covered by such diverse artists as Smokey Ro ... More >>

  • Film

    November 17, 2011

    Fantasy Island

    Alexander Payne's Hawaiian excursion might be the feel-good movie of the year. Uh oh.

  • Film

    November 17, 2011

    Failure Breeds Success

    Alexander Payne's pessimism is good for business.

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Chaz Bono Is Far from the Worst DWTS Contestant

    Worse than her? Really?​As someone who doesn't watch Dancing with the Stars (note to self: watch DWTS for upcoming "Sight Unseen" blog), I'm not sure if I'm supposed to care about the announcement that Chaz Bono was added to the cast: Transgender activist Chaz Bono is speaking out for the fir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    This Is the World's Greatest Swindler (Walmart Div.)

    Crime StoppersThis is one talented guy, Crime Stoppers says​This livin'-large guy to the right is The World's Greatest Swindler, as far as guys who hustle Walmart cashiers go, if Crime Stoppers is to be believed. The dude goes around to various stores, finds a young cashier, buys a magazine w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Falcon Lake: Casting The Inevitable Lifetime Movie

    Tiffany Young-Hartley: Only Reese Witherspoon could do her justice​Okay, so it's time to get started on the script and casting for the movie about David and Tiffany's fateful Jet-Ski trip on Falcon Lake. First, what to name this movie? The Pirates of Falcon Lake will never do: it conjures Johnn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    So Who Hasn't Gotten Naked?

    W Magazine: All about the art.​In the latest news from the Land That Talent Forgot, Kim Kardashian has gone starkers for the November issue of W Magazine: Kim Kardashian has bared all on the cover of a fashion magazine. The reality star, who turns 30 on Oct. 21, appears nude on W Magazine's ... More >>

  • Film

    May 27, 2010
  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    The Week In TV: Hope for Haiti (and Coco)

    Move over failwhale: NBC ushers in the era of the failcock.​I'm loving the weather, thinking of overthrowing Comcast, and still humming "Free Bird." This was the week in TV Land: • So, I'm pretty sure we all watched Conan O'Brien's last episode as host of The Tonight Show. Nielsen ratings ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    Most Downloaded "Hope For Haiti" Texan? Although She Killed, Not Beyonce

    Between fighting crime, reducing global warming, mending our socks and, you know, everything else Rocks Off does when we're away from the office, we caught a good bit of Friday evening's "Hope for Haiti" telethon. We didn't have much choice, because the George Clooney-organized, celebrity-packed fu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    Guitar Zero, or One Old Dog Attempts to Learn a New Trick

    [Ed. Note: What happens when Rocks Off finds out one of our writers recently began taking guitar lessons? This.] ​Some men hit their 40s and lose their minds a little. They trade in their minivan for a Corvette, or their wife for a similarly newer model. I have a history of getting these kinds of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2009

    Five Best New Year's Eves In The Movies

    The New Year's Eve countdown is only hours away. The built-in suspense of it all, along with the opportunity for pathos via a lonely celebrant, or a doomed couple exuding cheery optimism, has been catnip for moviemakers.There have been some great New Year's Eves in the movies. Here are five of the b ... More >>

  • News

    December 24, 2009

    Year in Film: Grounded

    Up in the Air director Jason Reitman has a good sense of where he's from and where he's headed.

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2009

    Pop Rocks: The Year In Houston Movies

    Like most years, 2009 wasn't hugely eventful for Houston as a movie town. There wasn't a big, locally filmed tentpole release like Armageddon, and most news revolved around the death of one of the city's biggest celebrities or, to a much lesser extent, the inaugural Cinema Arts Festival.Some movies ... More >>

  • Film

    November 26, 2009

    What a Fox

    Wes Anderson brings his Wes Anderson-ness to animation — and it's a fantastic fit.

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    This Town Needs an Enema: Rocks Off Movie Night at the Mink with Batman

    Note: The date on the above poster should say September 1.​This week's film selection for Rocks Off Movie Nite at the Mink - that's right, we're now officially co-sponsoring this thing - is Tim Burton's 1989 reboot of Batman, starring the third-coolest man to step into the cowl and cape - "Mr. Mom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    Heckler's Delight: Robin Thicke

    Who'd have imagined that Alan Thicke - he of Growing Pains fame - would sire a son who would grow up to be a multiplatinum R&B star? Not us, but we're sure glad he did. Robin Thicke's sultry vocal stylings are modern urban radio staples, with "Lost Without You" and "Magic" charting and dampening ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    Current Television Shows That Premiered When I Was Still A Virgin

    The other day I had a random thought: When "COPS" first aired, wasn't, like, Jimmy Carter the president? Dang. I just went back and checked. That show premiered when I was in junior high. JUNIOR HIGH. Do you know how long ago that was? I'm not ashamed to say I'm 32 and lookin' fine, but my God ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2008

    Five Spot: Breaking Out the Musical Ugly Stick

    Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and list five reasons why it's either brilliant or dumb-assed. Send tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. That's Iggy on the right, in case you were wondering. Leathery Stooge Iggy Pop recently had his band's equipme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2008

    Movies For Your Hurricane Party Tonight

    Hola, Edouard. I hope you won't mind, but we Houstonians are still a little fatigued from taking 12 hours to drive from The Woodlands to Conroe during Hurricane Rita to get too worked up over the "threat" of a [*snicker*] Category 1 storm. And to cheer you up, we've compiled a list of the top five h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2008

    Seven Deadly Sins: Celebrity Edition

    In an effort to stay hip with the times (always the Vatican’s primary objective, right?), the Catholic Church has decreed that there are seven new deadly sins (now, even deadlier!) that will accompany the old-fashioned original seven we’ve all come to know and love so well. The new ones inclu ... More >>

  • Music

    January 31, 2008

    Floating over to Monarch Lounge

    New Money douches and Amazing Race winners at Monarch Lounge

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2008

    I Miss the Awards Shows

    Miss Pop Rocks realizes some of you didn’t even notice that the Golden Globes didn’t air last night; perhaps you were too busy watching the premiere of “Rock of Love 2: Now Even Skankier If That’s Possible.” But for a pop culture writer such as myself, I live for that awards shit! And du ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    November 30, 2006
  • Home Entertainment

    October 20, 2005
  • Film

    December 23, 2004

    Fahrenheit 2004

    Remembering the movies that heated up cinemas this year

  • Film

    December 9, 2004

    Faker's Dozen

    A rare superior sequel, Ocean's Twelve entertains with cinematic sleight of hand

  • Film

    March 25, 2004

    Suth'n Comfort

    The Coens score big with Ladykillers -- thanks to Hanks

  • Film

    July 24, 2003

    Enough's Enough

    The Spy Kids go 3-D, but where are Mom and Dad?

  • Film

    January 2, 2003

    Far from Happy

    The year's best featured plenty of sad white guys

  • Film

    November 28, 2002

    Ocean's Ill Heaven

    Clooney and Soderbergh do a remake worth watching

  • Film

    August 1, 2002

    Full Frontal Assault

    Soderbergh shoots in digital and hits his target: Hollywood

  • Film

    August 16, 2001

    The Mild West

    American Outlaws' parallel dimensions diminish Jesse James into a cuddly, goofy bore

  • Culture

    December 28, 2000

    Blow Up the Box

    TV managed to suck and blow in 2000, but still, we watched...and watched

  • Film

    June 29, 2000

    Storm Warning

    Disaster film sinks under its own melodramatic weight

  • Film

    September 30, 1999

    Desert Gold

    An imaginative Three Kings skewers the combat genre

  • Film

    July 1, 1999
  • Film

    January 14, 1999

    Unconventional Conflict

    War films get redefined by the complex Thin Red Line

  • Film

    July 30, 1998

    Take Two

    A fun documentary follows From Dusk Till Dawn

  • Film

    January 18, 1996

    Bloody Fun

    Tarantino meets Rodriguez and, no surprise, all hell breaks loose

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