Harry Potter

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    November 20, 2014

    The War Goes Viral in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

    Mockingjay is sharp on propaganda but soft on celebrity.

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    October 31, 2014

    Arctic Monkeys at The Woodlands, 10/30/2014

    Arctic Monkeys Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion October 30, 2014 Once this whole Ebola thing dies down a little, there are worse ways the Centers for Disease Control could spend taxpayer money than investigating the likely spike in the birth rate between now and the late-2013 release of the Arctic M ... More >>

  • News

    February 13, 2014

    Ride at Your Own Risk

    Cycling remains dangerous in car-centric Houston.

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    Forget the Acting, Songs Tell CBGB's Cinematic Story

    CBGB, the movie about the iconic club, opens in theaters in a week; but, in an exclusive arrangement with DirecTV Cinema, it's been playing on demand for the last month. So, I rented the movie because it's cheaper to pay 11 bucks and drink PBR at home than take the family to the theater and pay 11 b ... More >>

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    August 8, 2013
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    May 23, 2013

    Doctor Who: Are You Ready to Trock?

    Sadly, your dedicated fanboy has no more episodes of Doctor Who to watch until the 50th anniversary in November, though I am very much looking forward to seeing Frazer Hines this weekend at Comicpalooza. In an effort to stave off the madness of a Who-less existence, today I want to talk to you about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2012

    Exterminate: 5 Songs For the Daleks

    Note to my fellow Whovians: This is being written in the past, so I have no idea how much then-me will have enjoyed the first episode of the season (now). If you want to read what I will have thought you can see that at this link, but please pop back over here and let then me know in the comments wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Friday Night: Mountain Goats at Fitzgerald's

    Let us be clear from the very beginning -- this member of the Rocks Off Aftermath team isn't the most storied fan of The Mountain Goats. Though we'd heard of the legendary John Darnielle before, out first actual exposure to his music was in 2007 with Heretic Pride, and we were so struck by the power ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2011

    10 Pumpkin Dishes to Try in Houston: #1 Pumpkin Trio at Ninfa's On Navigation

    In 2010, I had a grand ol' time scouring Houston for outstanding pumpkin dishes. One year later I'm older, definitely not wiser, and still in love with orange squash. So from now until Thanksgiving I've been counting down (again) 10 Pumpkin Dishes to Try in Houston. Forks at the ready! #1 Pumpkin ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 27, 2011

    A Scary Good Time

    The Houston Press Guide to What's Happening This Hallowen

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    Pop Rocks: 10 Actors Whose Former Creepiness We Can't Get Over

    Eww.​So I'm being forced to watch The Good Wife last Sunday, and I see that Colin Sweeney, a semi-recurring character Alicia once defended for murdering his wife, was apparently involved in testifying for Alicia's firm for one reason or other (give me a break, the entire hour was me wrestling ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 13, 2011

    A Scary Good Time

    The Houston Press Guide to Halloween

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    Top 007 James Bond Musical Title Sequences

    59 years ago today, United Artists released Dr. No, the first film adaptation of Ian Feming's James Bond novels. There have since been 21 more movies with another one on the way, and the series is the second-highest grossing film series ever after Harry Potter. One of the things that continue to d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    9 People Who Could Play The King In New Elvis Biopic​Tuesday, Paste reported that director John Scheinfeld will be adapting Elvis: Still Taking Care of Business, the memoir of Elvis Presley confidante Sonny West, who was one of the King's bodyguards for 16 years. West was a member of the "Memphis Mafia," Elvis' merry band of bone ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    True Blood: Drunken Vampires & Danko Jones

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. ​Gothtopia first read Dracula at age 8, and Anne Rice's Inter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Five Real Wizards Who Make Harry Potter Look Like David Blaine

    ​By the time you read this, your humble narrator will be on the edge of our seat at the West Oaks Alamo Drafthouse watching the triumphant finale of the Harry Potter films. The books and movies have given us of our best times over the past decade, and it's hard to believe that it's all over. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2011

    True Blood: Jinx Titanic & Super 8 Cum Shot for Dinner

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. ​The title of this week's column maybe one of the grossest th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Gabrielle Giffords Coming to Houston

    Gabrielle Giffords with her astronaut husband, Mark Kelly​CNN is reporting that family members say Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will be coming to Houston Friday to begin her long rehab process. The victim of the Tucson shootings will move to an unnamed facility here, but one with "military surgeon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Relax: FBI Looking for Impatient Bank Robber

    Impatient robber is impatient​In October, we wondered what other manners infractions the FBI might levy against future bank robbers having already accused them of sloppy dress, chubbiness and simply being rude. We have our answer: impatience. According to the FBI, the suspect (seen in the pho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2010

    Wails: Wintry, Wilcoesque, Worth Listening To

    Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to ​Chances are you've never ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    This Week In Deliciousness

    MEATSPLOSION!​ Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we've finally secured the patent on sourdough incense. This week started off with a bang, when Greenway Barista slammed the Luling City Market on Richmond, which is actually unaffiliated with the actual market in ... More >>

  • Film

    October 22, 2009

    One Vampire Movie That Really Sucks

    Cirque du Freak tries to get in on the trend. Fails.

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    Five Decent Bands Named After Star Wars Terminology"If this is a consular ship, where is the ambassador?": Aerosith​ Since the release of the first Star Wars in 1977, through the subsequent sequels and disappointing prequels, pop culture has been awash in Force-related mania. People name their children Luke and Leia, family ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    While You Weren't Tweeting: Now With More Harry Potter

    C'mon, 'fess up. You spent early last week camped out in front of the Angelika in your Hogwarts uniform, awaiting the arrival of the new Harry Potter movie in theatres. Then you spent the rest of the week basking in the afterglow of Daniel Radcliffe's smoldering gaze, and engaging in heated discuss ... More >>

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    April 23, 2009
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    December 13, 2007
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    August 9, 2007
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    July 25, 2007
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    May 10, 2007
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    October 12, 2006

    Lord Have Mercy

    Jesus Camp pitches its tent in the other America

  • Film

    June 29, 2006

    Cruella de Vogue

    The Devil Wears Prada slaps the latest duds on an infamous fashion editor

  • Music

    June 8, 2006

    Bring On the Backlash!

    Flinging poo at the haters with the Arctic Monkeys

  • Film

    January 26, 2006

    Heavenly Hag

    Emma Thompson's Nanny McPhee becomes a thing of beauty

  • Film

    January 19, 2006

    Origin of Innocence

    The New World boldly reclaims the Pocahontas tale from Disney

  • Film

    December 8, 2005

    Lion in Winter

    C.S. Lewis's world comes to life in The Chronicles of Narnia

  • Music

    December 8, 2005

    Do You Hear What I Hear?

    Wack's Very Special Holiday Music Guide

  • Home Entertainment

    September 8, 2005
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    June 2, 2005

    Cine City

    The MFAH screens nine important Mexican films

  • Film

    November 25, 2004

    Skip It

    This holiday movie will make you very, very Kranky

  • Film

    October 21, 2004

    Gender Pretender

    Billy Crudup goes girly in the witty Shakespearean world of Stage Beauty

  • News

    July 31, 2003
  • Music

    July 17, 2003

    The Fire Next Time

    Nobody knows what AFI's next album will sound like, least of all the band members

  • Calendar

    March 13, 2003
  • Film

    January 2, 2003

    The Year of Living Dangerously

    Cinema 2002 counterbalanced a treacherous world

  • News

    May 2, 2002

    Delayed DeLay

    He didn't duck an airport mob

  • Calendar

    November 15, 2001

    Talk's Back

    Storytellers practice their craft in a concert for all ages

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    August 2, 2001


    In its reincarnation, Spellbinders stays true to its original policy of sticking with national talent

  • Film

    June 14, 2001


    Disney's old-school Atlantis strikes gold under the ocean

  • Film

    April 19, 2001

    Crazy from the Heat

    Boorman and Le Carré lose touch with their thrill-seeking personae in Panama

  • Culture

    November 2, 2000

    What, Them Worry?

    As Mad celebrates its 400th issue, its editors wonder how to stay funny in a world gone mad

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