Hal Holbrook

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Kendrick Lamar, Jesse Dayton, Amy LaVere, etc.

    Kendrick Lamar Reliant Arena, June 11 Before Kendrick Lamar had ever released his major-label debut, he'd already worked with hip-hop giants like Dr. Dre, Drake, Warren G and Lil Wayne, thanks to a rabid Internet following and some wildly successful independent work. He's continued to find his foot ... More >>

  • Film

    January 10, 2013

    Promised Land's Hard Sell

    For Matt Damon and company, the message is the message.

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    The Week In TV: So Long, Julia Sugarbaker

    Even with my dependable shows in reruns, it feels good to be back in the stern embrace of David Simon. This was the week in TV Land: • Thank God for Hulu, you know? The video site is the only reason I actually keep up with Saturday Night Live most weeks. The show's had a real hard-on for tweens ... More >>

  • Film

    May 28, 2009


    Up soars in entirely unexpected ways.

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2008

    Houston On The TV: The Top Five

    According to an online survey by Sky News, the 80s were the coolest decade: Some 41% of people questioned in an online survey said the 80s was their favourite decade, followed by the 60s and the 90s. The Noughties polled as the least cool decade since 1960, with only 10% of people saying it was th ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    March 6, 2008
  • Blogs

    February 27, 2008

    Miss Pop Rocks Loves (the Second Half of) the Oscars

    Okay, my gal pal Tamarie and I were lit on junk food and TaB the last you heard from me, and in my insanity I was unable to do the full report you deserve on the Big Oscar Winners…so here’s my take on those who walked home with the little naked guy. Best Picture (and Best Directors, too): Okay, ... More >>

  • Film

    October 4, 2007

    Into the Wild

    Sean Penn delivers a soulful road movie and refuses to define his subject

  • Music

    May 4, 2006

    James Brown

    Tuesday, May 9, at the Verizon Wireless Theater, 520 Texas, 713-230-1600

  • Home Entertainment

    February 23, 2006
  • Culture

    October 13, 2005

    Poor Baby

    The Alley premieres a comedy no better than a generic pilot for a canceled sitcom

  • Calendar

    October 6, 2005

    Bringing Home Baby

    Homeboy made good John Rando debuts a charming love tale

  • Calendar

    January 1, 2004

    If That Ain't Country

    Stampeding horses and twangy riffs at the HMNS

  • Film

    November 9, 2000

    Honor Roles

    De Niro and Gooding use an uplifting film to dive for Oscars

  • Film

    March 23, 2000

    Dead Man Walking

    Minus his female soul mate, a young politician loses his spiritual way

  • News

    January 20, 2000

    The Man Who Knew Too Soon?

    Eight years ago Tom Curtis reported that AIDS could have been spread by an experimental polio vaccine grown on monkey kidneys. Scientists sniffed. Journalists scoffed. The story died. Now, a new book says the theory wasn't so stupid after all.

  • Calendar

    January 8, 1998
  • Film

    July 3, 1997

    Hit and Myth

    Hercules fritters away its strengths

  • Culture

    December 30, 1993

    Fall from Innocents Abroad

    Mark Twain's account of our first couple at The Company OnStage