For better or worse, I recently began to think about my last three birthdays in a row and realized that I've been blackout drunk throughout all three. It's not something I do often, but when my friends and I get together for a special occasion, it turns into something akin to The Hangover. Which I ... More >>
Playing evil is more fun than playing good anyway, right?
Movie by movie, here's how to get the most out of this summer without having to cake on sunscreen.
On March 24, HBO premieres Phil Spector, a biopic centered around the years leading up to the legendary producer and madman's 2009 murder conviction. Al Pacino steps into the shoes of Spector, whose production credits read like the Rosetta Stone of modern pop music. Judging by the trailer -- relea ... More >>
For the most part, porn films don't involve older people because, well, the average degenerate doesn't want to watch the elderly get it on. Most filthy porn-loving freaks prefer young, nubile and possibly cosmetically enhanced "actors" doing the nasty for their viewing pleasure. So, even if the old ... More >>
Shouldn't the making of Psycho be more interesting?
Madonna's Sex book turned 20 years old this week. The literary capstone on pop music's most frankly sexual career (sorry, Prince), the glossy collection of softcore smut managed to shock even the Material Girl's most ardent fans, crossing a few lines that many weren't entirely aware existed. Gay se ... More >>
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 >>
After giving the deluxe documentary treatment to Bob Dylan (No Direction Home) and the Rolling Stones (Shine a Light), Martin Scorsese now trains his camera on George Harrison for George Harrison: Living In the Material World, his two-part film about the "Quiet Beatle" that airs at 8 p.m. tonight an ... More >>
We are only less than three hours out from bringing you live-blogging coverage, right here, of this year's Academy Awards, and we are more than excited to take you through the night for every win, loss, awful dress, awesome dress, foible, and foul-up Hollywood throws our way.
Helen Mirren will cut you in Red.
Honestly, do you really care?I write a lot about Hollywood's obsession with remakes because I'm a movie buff, first and foremost, and because as a "writer" it's easy to milk an announcement of the latest atrocity from Platinum Dunes for 750 indignant words regarding the creative demise of Hollywo ... More >>
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Precious pushes the limits of taste, but locates the heart — and hell — of its heroine's struggle.
Journalistic nostalgia meets political intrigue in a brave new world.
Nothing like a bad book adaptation to turn kids on to the written word
"Oh my God, are you serious? I gotta look this up," says King Britt when I ask him if he's seen "Deep House Dish," the recurring talk-show parody that appears on that late-night comedy institution, Saturday Night Live. This running sketch features cast member Kenan Thompson as flamboyant host DJ Dy ... More >>
Hudson's a bad mother, and sister, in this pat parenthood tale
Robert Altman revives his rep with an old-fashioned murder mystery
A monstrous teacher finally meets her match
Some Mother's Son shows an uprising's confusion
Beset by budget problems, bereft of substantive local programming, Channel 8 finds itself at a crossroads. Perhaps it's time to put the "public" back into Houston Public Television.
In The Madness of King George, it's not good to be king