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Heath Ledger

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2013

    Talking Family, Spears, and Potential with the WWE's Roman Reigns

    For Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, and Seth Rollins, known to the WWE Universe as The Shield, it's been a big 13 months. Since debuting in the WWE back in November of last year, they've looked like world-beaters, having great matches with some of the biggest names in wrestling and winning both the WWE ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    The Top Five Most Disastrous Musician Interviews Ever

    At Rocks Off, we know a thing or two about interviews, for better or worse. Most of them go pretty good, alright, nothing special. Someone has something to promote and we want to talk to them and then it goes up, people read and enjoy it, and we all go about our lives. It's a pretty rare and special ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2013

    Five Waylon Jennings Albums You Should Own

    "Ladies love outlaws," Waylon Jennings once sang, and well knew. Yes they do, and so do plenty of fellers, who may love the late Littlefield-born musician -- who was a losing coin flip away from being on Buddy Holly's doomed plane in February 1959 -- even more. Jennings would have been 76 this past ... More >>

  • Film

    February 21, 2013
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    July 3, 2012

    Rap Round Table: Who Is the Greatest Movie Villain of All Time?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Each week, Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. This Week's Panel: E.S.G., Marcus Manchild, Renzo, Kyle Hubbard, Purple Bastard, Preemo, Mic Skills, Mac, more. Not Invited: Michael Myers, becau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    Scruncha Roo Picks The Worst Rap Album/Song Names

    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. Something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email sheaserrano@gmail.com. Not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Here's Some Gay Sex To Prepare You For Tonight's Glee (NSFW)

    Those aren't pillows...​A Very Special Episode of the oft-vilified television variety show Glee airs tonight. Titled "The First Time," it promises to be quite the, uh, humdinger: Television watchdog groups have not been kind to Glee in the past, often taking aim at the show and its stars. So ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    How To Avoid A Sophomore Slump, Starring Twenty Eleven

    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 sheaserrano@gmail.com. ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 16, 2011
  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Pocket Full Of Kryptonite

    Lindsay Lohan's in my next movie? Just leave the bottle.​I'd done a decent job putting the fact they're rebooting the Superman franchise *again* next year out of my mind, that is until a flurry of recent Man of Steel-related news items popped up in the last week or so. "Wait," you're saying, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Top 10 Musician Movie Cameos

    Rocks Off has no idea why Mick Jagger might prefer Performance to Ned Kelly.​Over recent years, Rocks Off has been repeatedly surprised by the quality performances of musicians in films. Naturally, there are some duds in the mix; even Mick Jagger himself, who starred in 1970's Ned Kelly, disow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    Local Musicians Choose Their Favorite Super Powers

    Lee Alexander, pictured with his band of invisible skulking perverts​It wasn't that long ago that a few brave filmmakers realized that it was in fact possible to make a superhero movie that didn't suck IQ points from an audience and might even, surprise surprise, be somewhat faithful to their ... More >>

  • Film

    November 18, 2010

    Rock, Hard Place

    James Franco puts his mind to it in 127 Hours.

  • 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

    October 26, 2010

    The Ballad Of Randy Quaid

    Hopefully he learned a few tricks in Midnight Express.​Americans, as a people, are fascinated by stories of outlaws. English bandit Robin Hood has been dead for 500 years (give or take) and they're still making crappy movies about him. And the Old West remains a fertile ground for tales of rom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Bill White: Five Campaign Posters He Should Consider

    Last week we presented Five Campaign Posters Rick Perry Should Consider.In the interests of fairness, we do the same now for Bill White.It's a slightly tougher job with White, of course. Rick Perry is out there shootin' coyotes, secedin' from America, buildin' walls like crazy, and so on. Basically ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Why So Serious? Let 'Em See Your... Joker Face!

    ​You know what's scarier than the Lady Gaga sex doll? The thought of Lady Gaga being somehow linked to Heath Ledger's Joker. So while the world impatiently for news regarding the third installment in Christopher Nolan's reboot of the Batman films, there's a couple of kids out there who decided ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    A Day At Discovery Green With The Tea Partiers

    Photo by Marc Brubaker​The noise leading into the November election is only getting louder, as the dissent on the right side of the nation grows deafening. Yesterday on Discovery Green, a group of at least 1,000 Houston Tea Party supporters and some from other spaces in Texas converged to hold a T ... More >>

  • Music

    October 29, 2009

    Hidden Things

    Mercer is an upscale neighborhood nightclub, if you can find it.

  • News

    October 29, 2009

    Get All Dressed Up

    There's plenty of places to go this Halloween.

  • News

    October 22, 2009

    Get All Dressed Up

    There's plenty of places to go this Halloween. Check out our updated listings.

  • News

    October 15, 2009

    Get All Dressed Up

    There's plenty of places to go this Halloween.

  • News

    October 8, 2009

    Get All Dressed Up

    There's plenty of places to go this Halloween.

  • News

    October 1, 2009

    Get All Dressed Up

    There's plenty of places to go this Halloween.

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2009

    Halloween Countdown Part 1: The Seven Most Cliched Costumes

    Halloween is coming, and that means many, many costuming mistakes will be made by normally sane adults. To help stop this scourge, each Thursday we will be offering tips and analysis of what to avoid, or possibly what to do. It seems that every year Halloween becomes less and less about scaring othe ... More >>

  • 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

    March 13, 2009

    The Sister Cities Of Houston: A Critical Appraisal, Part Two

    With the recent addition of Karachi, Pakistan, Houston now is a sister to 18 other cities around the world. Hair Balls is on the case - we studied all of them so you wouldn't have to. See the first half here.Sister: Luanda, AngolaHow we are sisterly: Houston's only African sister is yet another seap ... More >>

  • News

    December 25, 2008

    Best Films of 2008

    Looking back at Che, The Dark Knight, Milk, Slumdog Millionaire, Wall-E and many others, and looking ahead to 2009

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    Houston Film Critics Announce Their Awards; Best Picture Goes To A Movie You Can't See In Houston Yet

    The Houston Film Critics Society, of which yours truly is a member (along with the those two guys that used to work for the Chronicle, among others), just released their 2008 award winners. I'm already drafting a strong letter of protest haranguing my fellow HFCS members for failing to acknowledge R ... More >>

  • News

    September 4, 2008

    Hope for the Houston Texans?

    Gary Kubiak and team search for their first winning season

  • Film

    July 17, 2008

    Heart of Darkness: The Dark Knight

    Heath Ledger peers into the void as Christopher Nolan's Batman returns

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2008

    Last Night: Foo Fighters at Toyota Center

    Foo Fighters Toyota Center January 22, 2008Better Than: Having a Heath Ledger sad-a-thon by watching A Knight’s Tale in your dank apartmentDownload: Last year’s expanded The Colour and the Shape reissue, plus the acoustic disc from 2005’s In Your Honor Just hours ago, I saw Dave Grohl turn in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2008

    So Long, Heath Ledger

    I was going to blog about the Oscar nods and snubs today, but I’m feeling too bummed out by the death of Heath Ledger. Unless you’ve managed to pull off that whole living under a rock thing, you know by now that the actor’s body was found in a Manhattan apartment on Tuesday in that classic ce ... More >>

  • Film

    November 29, 2007

    Like a Complete Unknown

    I'm Not There and the changing face of Bob Dylan on film

  • Home Entertainment

    March 29, 2007

    DVDs

    Tomorrow's Misery Today

  • Film

    January 5, 2006

    Heath in Heat

    Ledger plays it straight as Casanova's lustful lead

  • Film

    December 22, 2005
  • Film

    December 15, 2005

    Homo on the Range

    Ledger and Gyllenhaal are cowboys in love in Ang Lee's wrenching Brokeback Mountain

  • Film

    August 25, 2005

    Black Forest

    Terry Gilliam returns, with no one but himself to blame

  • Film

    June 2, 2005

    Skate Bored

    The Z-Boys roll into Dogtown again, and truth is cooler than fiction

  • Culture

    May 26, 2005

    Excess Hollywood

    In the season of sequels and Happy Meal toys, '05 may be a pleasant surprise.

  • Film

    September 9, 2004

    His Guy Friday

    A gay movie buff takes tips from Cary Grant

  • Film

    February 7, 2002

    Sexual Healing

    A racist Billy Bob gets funky in Monster's Ball

  • Culture

    August 30, 2001

    Back to School

    Judd Apatow's Freaks and Geeks grow up, more or less, and move to a dorm

  • Film

    May 10, 2001

    Saturday Knight Fever

    Anachronistic music and grand pageantry combine for a rollicking good Tale

  • Culture

    May 10, 2001

    The Product

    Heath Ledger's in no rush to be a star. Why's everyone else in a hurry?

  • Film

    August 10, 2000

    Watering Down the Drinks

    Hey, wasn't Coyote Ugly supposed to serve up sex and alcohol?

  • Film

    June 29, 2000

    What So Proudly We Hail

    Sure, The Patriot is mawkish nationalism disguised as summer entertainment, but we'll wave the flag anyway

  • Film

    April 1, 1999

    Drawing Bard

    Ten Things is the latest film to follow Shakespeare

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