High School Musical

  • Film

    May 1, 2014
  • Film

    January 23, 2014

    Vanessa Hudgens Proves Truer Than the Story in Gimme Shelter

    Hudgens may be the best actor from the Disney teen machine.

  • Film

    May 2, 2013

    Ramin Bahrani: Expand or Die

    For At Any Price director Ramin Bahrani, bigger films demand bigger targets.

  • Culture

    February 2, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Top 20 Throwback TV Theme Songs Part 1

    ​We grew up on television. Whether it was Saturday morning cartoons, afternoon re-runs, Sunday Disney and Wild Kingdom or Thursday night "must see" TV, we saw it. We noticed that on November 2, 1985, the Miami Vice soundtrack went to number one on the Billboard charts where it would stay for ... More >>

  • Film

    January 20, 2011

    Life After Black Swan

    Natalie Portman follows up with — surprise — an awfully good romantic comedy.

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2010

    Top Ten Celebrities This Decade Who Overcame Controversy

    The center of all things smarmy and controversial.​Celebrities have money and fame and are constantly surrounded by controversy. Many of them never make it back from a serious legal problem or a major embarrassment. Ask Mel Gibson. Others, however, find their footing and manage to right the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    The Seven Worst Back To School Soundtracks

    Sorry Kanye, Twitter is over capacity.​Going back to school sucks, and Rocks Off feels the pain of students far and wide. We've got another two semesters left before we graduate from college and get to move out of our parents' house. Yay! In the meantime, there are a few songs/albums/artists ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong: Pop Princess Edition

    MB Pictures/ Rex Features​Dave Chapelle teaches us that the art of "keeping it real" may sometimes go awry. According to, this occurs when "in the act of keeping it real, the outcome is unexpected and usually has a negative effect on the individual who decided to keep it re ... More >>

  • Music

    July 30, 2009
  • Calendar

    July 9, 2009

    42nd Street

    Web exclusive!

  • Calendar

    July 17, 2008
  • Calendar

    April 3, 2008

    Houston Children’s Festival

    See High School Musical star Corbin Bleu

  • Calendar

    March 6, 2008

    Dan Zanes and Friends

    The throwback folkster makes music both kids and adults can enjoy

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2007

    Drenched In Blog: Somebody Help Bob Goulet

    I wish that when cool celebrities were sick or needed transplants, we the public could nominate banal and vapid celebrities as donors. Like when Joe Strummer died, couldn’t we have traded him for Scott Stapp? I would’ve gladly traded Chad Kroeger for 40 more fabulous years of Dimebag Darrell pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2007

    Miss Pop Rocks: Remaking Footloose Is Satan’s Work

    So they’re going to remake Footloose. Hear that? It’s the sound of my teenage soul curling up and dying a slow, agonizing death. Remake Footloose?!?!? I don’t think so. Footloose. The film that taught me how to use the Bible effectively to make an argument. (Ecclesiastes 3: “To every ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2007

    Houston Rap: Kicked to the Curb?

    It hasn’t exactly been a banner year anywhere in hip-hop nation, and Houston is no exception. The Class of 2005’s lackluster sales have spurred every hip-hop rag and blog from here to Brooklyn to bust out its own unique variation on the evergreen “Houston, we have a problem” headline. Chingo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2007

    (White) Girl Power

    Your preteen daughter may worship her Bratz Dolls and dress like an off-duty call girl, but on the bright side, she probably doesn’t perform in a white-power folk group. After the jump is a trailer for a new UK documentary chronicling one summer in the lives of hate-folk duo Prussian Blue. Lynx an ... More >>