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Goodfellas

  • Film

    December 26, 2013

    Martin Scorsese Attacks Excess With Excess in The Wolf of Wall Street

    The film is neither tragic nor tragically funny.

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    Food in Film: Pasta Sauce in Goodfellas

    It's little surprise many famous movie scenes involve food; there's a certain pleasure in watching characters eat the foods we enjoy in real life or grapple with the familiar challenges of cooking, say, lobsters. But have you ever been watching a film and someone mentions a food you've never heard ... More >>

  • Film

    May 9, 2013
  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    Tim Tebow, Star Of The Omaha Beef?

    Yesterday, I got an e-mail from my friend R.J. Bell, founder of wagering infotainment website pregame.com. I love getting e-mails from R.J. because they always have the gambling spin on whatever the latest sports news is. You know how some people subscribe to services that send them inspirational e- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    2013 NFL Draft, First Round: 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    All right, it's Friday morning, and either you're hungover from getting destroyed by the Battle-Drink BINGO drinking card for the NFL Draft or you're mentally exhausted from sweating out all the NFL Draft prop bets I shared with you earlier this week. Either way, however shitty you feel is likely my ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    Comedy is NOT Pretty: Dismissed from 1560, Comic John Wessling's Heart Still Belongs to Radio

    Chris Rock once said of the music business, "Here today, gone today." The same might be said of radio, particularly sports radio where hosts and shows change about as often as the baseball seasons. A few weeks ago, the latest change came at 1560 when Adam Clanton (now back on air at 790) and John We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    15 Inferior Best Picture Oscar Winners (And the Enduring Classics They Beat)

    Last Wednesday, Craiggers hit on some forgotten Best Picture Academy Award winners, films which have slipped through the cracks of society's consciousness for one reason or another; either for being too of-the-moment, not having enough quotable lines, or for simply not having held up very well -- hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Pop Rocks: George, We'll Always Have The Star Wars Holiday Special

    After much soul searching and agonizing (and in no way an attempt to drum up publicity in advance of his new movie), George Lucas has decided to retire from big budget movies: George Lucas's cinematic tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, Red Tails, opens in theaters on Friday, and it might be the last ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Dear Hollywood, Get Some New Ideas: Goodfellas, Titanic 3D

    Last week, it was announced that AMC, original drama channel numero uno, would be officially backing what has been an under the radar development for a television series based on the movie Goodfellas. My first reaction to the news, which trickled through the intertubes in the last year or so, was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2012

    Golden Bozos: Your "Official" Live Blog For The 69th Golden Globes

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    Joe Paterno Will Retire at Season's End -- Not Good Enough

    Not so proud a claim now.​"The worst people. The twisted and demented psychos who kill people for pleasure, the cannibals, the degenerate bastards that molest and torture little kids." -- Tony Soprano, in response to the question "Who deserves to go to hell?" Exactly, Tony. People like Jerry ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Don't Worry Longhorns, There Have Been Worse Beatdowns

    It was ugly, brutal and painful to watch. As a movie fan of some 40 years, I could be describing any number of lopsided fight scenes. But as a UT fan, I'm of course referring to the horrific pounding Oklahoma put on my Longhorns last Saturday. The Sooners dominated every aspect of the game, trounci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Condition Critical

    "There are rules for policemen. I mean, critics."​While looking for ways to avoid writing about Charlie Sheen again researching topics for today's column, I found myself going through Roger Ebert's web site over at the Chicago Sun-Times. Christ, but that guy writes a lot. He was fairly prolif ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    You Talkin' to Me? Seven Musical Moments in Martin Scorsese Films

    ​We scoured the Internet, like we do for at least nine hours a day, for an excuse to embed Scorsese clips into one, organized blog post. Lucky for us, we found that timeliness was applicable: the 35th anniversary edition of Taxi Driver is out on Blu-Ray! We'll probably stick to our used copy t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Ernest Withers: 5 Other FBI Informants Of Note

    Also an FBI informant, but not on our list​Pretty shocking news via the Memphis Commercial Appeal this morning that Ernest Withers, the well-known photographer of the Civil Rights movement who was seen as a trusted friend byt its leaders, was an FBI informant.Because, you know, Martin Luther King ... More >>

  • Film

    September 9, 2010

    Unlikely Porn Star

    Luke Wilson brings hardcore to the masses in Middle Men.

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Bun B Fires Back At Source Rating Critics... Including Ours

    "I get 5 mikes, you say The Source ain't shit. If your favorite would've won, would you say the same shit?" - Bun B, "B.M.F. Freestyle" Photos by Marco TorresBun B at House of Blues, August 4; see here for our review and slideshow​Whoever came up with that saying "if you've got nothing nice t ... More >>

  • Film

    August 5, 2010

    Unlikely Porn Star

    Luke Wilson brings hardcore to the masses in Middle Men.

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Middle Men: Blame Houston For Internet Porn

    A Goodfellas-like movie coming out tomorrow puts the blame -- or the credit, we guess -- for the entire world of internet porn squarely on Houston.Where's our statute, then?

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    Last Night: Ratt At Warehouse Live

    Photos by Groovehouse/ See a slideshow​Ratt Warehouse Live July 22, 2010 Must have been a slow night at the strip clubs Thursday. Sorry, cheap shot. Actually, Ratt deserves a lot of credit. In a summer where tours are wilting right and left and every day seems to bring another "rescheduling" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Game Time: Michael Vick -- Why Can't You Just Be A Schnook Like The Rest Of Us?

    Trouble just seems to find him​"As far back as I can remember, I've always wanted to be a gangster." -- Henry Hill at the beginning of Goodfellas, when it was all about greed, excess, and privilege"Today, everything is different. There's no action. I have to wait around like everyone else. C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    NBC's Thursday Night: I Walked On Your Face!

    Buzz Aldrin is officially cooler than you are.​This is my third week blogging about NBC's Thursday comedies as a whole, and I'm really enjoying the experience of watching them as a block. Between my DVR, sites like Hulu, and a willingness to look around for other online videos whose legality I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    NBC's Thursday Night: Chicken Fingers and Self-Loathing

    ​I'm trying something different this week, thanks to a suggestion from my editor, who noticed that each successive episode of The Office was pushing me into a darker corner of the world inhabited only by hateful characters with no hope in sight. Rather than just blog about that show, I'm takin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    Astros Now 0-8, Can't Stand Up For Falling Down

    Dear Houston Astros: Seriously, you are now making us drink. We actually went to a bar last night after work in the hopes you would win so we wouldn't have a big bar tab. When you do well, we are too busy watching that we forget to drink. But when you suck, we get drunk. So now you are costing us m ... More >>

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