Henry Fonda

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2013

    The State Water Plan May Not Be Dead (The Unkillable Zombie of Legislation?)

    Going into the 83rd state legislative session, it seemed as if the state water plan would swim on through the legislative plumbing faster than Nemo went down that sink drain and onward to freedom and hanging out with some tubular sea turtles in Finding Nemo. Well, that's just not how things went do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    DVDs & Blu-rays for the Cinephile: 12 Angry Men and a Thanksgiving Day Special

    12 Angry Men stars Henry Fonda, E.G. Marshall, Jack Warden and Jack Klugman; Sidney Lumet directs. The Setup: Sidney Lumet made his directorial debut in 1957 with 12 Angry Men. The film takes place almost entirely inside a hot, stuffy jury room. An 18-year-old Hispanic man is on trial for killing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    The 95th Anniversary of the Tank: Nine Iconic Moments

    Ninety-five years ago today, the tank made its debut at World War I's Battle of the Somme. It played a role in bringing an end to that appallingly bloody and stupid battle, and tanks have since gone on to become vital symbols of military might. Here are nine iconic moments or personalities involvi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2009

    Recession, Depression...Either Way, I'm Drinkin'

    Folks, I am scared shitless. Yet I am unable to properly process this shitless feeling. The economic situation is not good. In fact, it is very bad. I am regularly breaking out in cold sweats, dreaming of Suze Orman (not in a good way), and practicing my rendition of, "Brother, Can You Spare a D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2008

    Hollywood Destroys Houston: The Top Five

    As far as cinematic catastrophes go, Houston gets off pretty light. Other metropolises have a certain quality that invites destruction -- New York is full of New Yorkers, for example, and Tokyo sits on an archipelago teeming with monsters -- but we in the Paved Swamp seem to escape such attention. A ... More >>

  • Culture

    February 22, 2007

    Grand Jury

    This old TV drama still moves us

  • Home Entertainment

    November 23, 2006
  • Home Entertainment

    June 8, 2006
  • Film

    November 24, 2005

    All Yours

    Yours, Mine & Ours lowers the bar for miserable remakes

  • News

    October 31, 2002

    Judging Rory

    Jurist Rory Olsen can put you in a mental institution and cost you hefty court fees. Critics wonder whether he can handle the job. Big deal -- he's a bottom-of-the-ballot Republican.

  • Film

    June 15, 2000

    Dream On

    Filmmakers responsible for the gimmicky Passion of Mind should have slept on the concept a little longer

  • Calendar

    April 16, 1998
  • Film

    February 19, 1998

    Life During Noir-Time

    This retro neo-noir is full of powerless cliches