Halle Berry

  • Film

    May 22, 2014

    New X-Men Meet Old X-Men for More Talk Than Fun

    Byron Singer returns to the X-Men franchise and brings lots of exposition with him.

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2013

    5 Steps to Constructing The Perfect Hot Fudge Sundae

    A few months ago, I whined about the absence of an old-school ice cream parlor that sold ginormous sundaes. The felines at Fat Cat Creamery quickly fired back to tell me they planned to open their own shop this summer and I can barely contain my excitement. However, it doesn't seem doors will be o ... More >>

  • Film

    October 25, 2012

    Centuries of Too Muchness

    Your past lives probably didn't love Cloud Atlas, either.

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Pop Rocks: Why Was I Not Informed of Halle Berry's Straight-to-DVD Shark Attack Movie?

    It isn't often (well, not often enough) that a movie comes along that combines two of my favorite things. In the case of Dark Tide -- debuting On Demand March 8 and on DVD March 30 -- those things would be great white sharks and Halle Berry in a bikini. Why yes, there is a synopsis: Kate (Halle Ber ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    The Revival of the Silent Film and 7 Movies We Would Like to See Without Words

    In a big step forward, or step back, however you would like to think about it, the silent film The Artist was just named the best film by the New York Film Critics Circle. This comes on the heels of the stunning response it has already received from the festival circuit, including a best actor award ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Prisoners of Sex: 10 Movie Womanizers, from the Sick to the Sublime

    The movies are full of bed-hopping men -- think of Humphrey Bogart's serial flirtations in The Big Sleep (1946), and Richard Roundtree laying his way uptown and down in Shaft (1971). But in Steve McQueen's Shame, slated to open in Houston December 16, womanizing is not just an outgrowth of the plot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    Friday Night: Lee-Lonn At Reserve Lounge

    Photos by Larami Serrano​Lee-Lonn Reserve Lounge April 22, 2011 9:08 p.m. Lee-Lonn, in case you've yet to hear his name, is one of Houston's marquee R&B talents. He's so good, in fact, that we're heading out to see him perform live right now, despite the fact that a) far as we can tell, he on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Eskabel: Ready To Get All Trae Tha Truth Tonight

    The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place - lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good - so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Have something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    Riddle Me This: Who Will Be The Next Batman Villain?

    And now we'll never know...​Forget all that talk about natural disasters and midterm elections, yesterday we finally got some really important news: The Dark Knight Rises. That's the title director Christopher Nolan is running with for his third go-round with the Batman franchise he successf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2010

    Remember Coast's Thinking Out Loud Vol. 2?

    Houston's history is dotted with albums that, fairly or not, have been swept aside. We'll examine them here. Have an album that you think nobody knows about but should? Email Coast Thinking Out Loud Vol. 2 (Epsom Ent./Street Science, 2008) ​Whether you want to call him ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    Y'all Musta Forgot: Scarface's The Fix

    Houston's history is dotted with albums that, fairly or not, have been swept aside. We'll examine them here. Have an album that you think nobody knows about but should? Email Scarface The Fix (Geffen, 2005) ‚ÄčThe Fix is the seventh solo LP from Scarface, the album that h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Golden Bozos

    You know awards season is in full swing when all the celebrities converge upon the Beverly Hilton to get drunk and act like receiving an award from the same organization that once honored Pia Zadora is something to be proud of.That's right, it was Golden Globes night last Sunday. And while the just ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2009

    Ten Cover Songs So Bad They'll Shrivel Your Soul

    Two nights ago, while carelessly patrolling the back alleys of the internet, Rocks Off stumbled across Hilary Duff's execrable cover of The Who's "My Generation". Well, what did you think, YouTube commenters? ​ You sure you're not being too harsh? ​ Yeah... ours too. Someday, when we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    In Honor Of Will Ferrell: The Five Biggest "Summer Blockbuster" Duds

    That thud you heard last weekend was Will Ferrell's career settling noisily back to earth. With a budget estimated at over $100 million, Land of the Lost was supposed to propagate the 2009 summer blockbuster season (handily inaugurated by the new Star Trek) and continue Ferrell's successful box-offi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    Five Spot: Pitbull Has Nothing On Houston's V-Zilla

    Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and, sometimes awkwardly, tie it to a bit of Houston rap. It's five videos and occasional cussing. Send tips to Wednesday afternoon, Billboard announced that Cuban rapper Pitbull mo ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 26, 2009

    Tommy Davidson

    Web exclusive!

  • Film

    November 13, 2008

    Quantum of Solace Is Neither Shaken Nor Stirred

    Marc Forster has a license to confuse and bore

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2007

    Miss Pop Rocks: Is Jennifer Lopez Pregnant? Is Jennifer Lopez Pregnant? Huh, huh, huh?

    For all I know, by the time this blog hits the computer screens, it will have been announced that Jennifer Lopez is, in fact, pregnant. And if she is, I know we as Americans will all take a moment and thank the good Lord above that we as a nation will continue on in greatness, secure in the knowled ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2007
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    May 10, 2007
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    April 19, 2007


    Five That'll Blow Your Mind

  • Film

    April 12, 2007

    After the Wedding

    What comes after the nuptials in this Danish melodrama? A hell of a lot more than the reception

  • News

    October 19, 2006

    Bunny Hop

    Local girls jump at the chance for a Playboy pose

  • Home Entertainment

    June 29, 2006

    The Last Bland

    X-Men tie-in is an uncanny bore

  • Film

    May 25, 2006

    Lucky XIII

    The third X-Men is a charm for comics fans

  • Music

    March 23, 2006

    Mama Mia

    Our blushing Nightfly takes his Catholic mom to see R. Kelly

  • Culture

    October 20, 2005

    Capsule Reviews

    A picture of our opinions on local exhibits

  • Film

    March 10, 2005

    Talkin' 'Bot Love

    Like Big Fish for little kids, Robots works hard to please everyone

  • Resolutions

    January 20, 2005

    That's Rich

    We're not making up these beauty and fitness treatments

  • Film

    July 22, 2004

    Meow Mixed

    Catwoman prompts both purrs and hisses

  • Film

    February 5, 2004

    Gettin' Windy in the City

    The Chicago clip crew gleefully gabs on in Barbershop 2

  • Calendar

    January 29, 2004

    So You Wanna Be an Actor?

    Here's a chance for your big break

  • Film

    November 20, 2003

    Living Dead Girl

    A mean ghost kid kicks Halle Berry's ass in Gothika

  • Film

    October 30, 2003

    Ryan's Hope

    Jane Campion guides Meg Ryan through a stunning career transformation In the Cut

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Frozen Margarita

    Azteca's Margarita Bar & Grill

  • Film

    May 1, 2003

    Violent Femmes

    Tenderhearted mutants kick significant keister in X-2: X-Men United

  • Film

    January 2, 2003

    The Year of Living Dangerously

    Cinema 2002 counterbalanced a treacherous world

  • Film

    February 7, 2002

    Sexual Healing

    A racist Billy Bob gets funky in Monster's Ball

  • News

    May 17, 2001

    The Art of Getting Broken

    Mary Cutrufello wanted to be a rock star. For a moment she was.

  • Film

    July 20, 2000

    Mystery Men

    Comic-book characters remain two-dimensional in the special effects-laden X-Men

  • Culture

    July 13, 2000

    Win, Lose, or Draw

    Or: How do you bring a comic book to life without killing a superhero?

  • Calendar

    April 22, 1999
  • Film

    May 14, 1998

    Out of Time

    Narcissism drives Warren Beatty into the 'hood