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Hugh Jackman

  • Film

    September 19, 2013

    Prisoners Is a Captive of Its Own Ambitions

    Film tries too hard, makes no sense.

  • Film

    July 25, 2013
  • Film

    May 30, 2013

    It's Blockbuster Time: Your Guide to the Summer Movie Season

    Movie by movie, here's how to get the most out of this summer without having to cake on sunscreen.

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    Julie & Julia Redux: Top 5 Cookbooks I'd Work My Way Through Besides MtAoFC

    I admit, I've got a bit of a copycat streak in me. When I first read Julie and Julia , I was so intrigued with the project I wanted to try it myself. (Me and one million other foodies. Here's hoping Powell believes imitation is the sincerest form of flattery). But I would repeat with a difference: ... More >>

  • Film

    December 27, 2012

    Les Misérables

    The follies of 1832

  • Film

    December 20, 2012

    Films of 2012: Ten Best Films of 2012

    Just because you live in Houston doesn't mean you can't see all these films.

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Film

    October 6, 2011

    Real Steel

    Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Love 'Em Robots

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    And Now, the Least Anticipated Movies of Fall/Winter 2011

    ​Pop Rocks will return Thursday. The fall/winter movie season kicked off last weekend as Contagion dominated the box office (the highly touted Warrior, not so much). I've already covered, in some depth, those releases coming up in the remainder of 2011 that might merit a closer look. We learn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Pop Rocks: 10 Things Comic Con 2011 Taught Us

    Steven Spielberg presents...​The 2011 Comic Con wrapped up last weekend. Over 120,000 of the geeky, nerdy, attention starved, and Twilight-headed descended upon sunny San Diego last weekend for what has become the entertainment industry's premiere showcase for anything related to comics, video ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Non-Transformers Robot Movies We'd Like to See

    ​I have nothing against robots, per se. Some of the greatest antagonists in sci-fi have been fearsome automatons like those found in Fred Saberhagen's Berserker series, or the Terminator, or the...Battle Android Troopers (B.A.T.s) from G.I. Joe. I guess. And although robot offerings in recent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    So Who Hasn't Gotten Naked?

    W Magazine: All about the art.​In the latest news from the Land That Talent Forgot, Kim Kardashian has gone starkers for the November issue of W Magazine: Kim Kardashian has bared all on the cover of a fashion magazine. The reality star, who turns 30 on Oct. 21, appears nude on W Magazine's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Is Iron Man 2 ScarJo's Finest Performance?

    ​Unsurprisingly, Iron Man 2 was tops at the box office last weekend. The $128.1 million haul was considered a mild disappointment by some, proving once again that even the fifth biggest opening weekend in movie history can be spun as a negative in Hollywood, where it was also argued semi-convi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    FlashForward, If You Must

    ​FlashForward is basically Lost for people with learning impairments. The show's still got a great premise and some fun execution, but sweet fancy Moses do they go out of their way to make sure you don't go five minutes without a brain-crushing reminder that this one guy was totally in that c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    Most. Boring. Oscars. Ever.

    Ugh! The only interesting thing about the whole damn show was the realization that Goldie Hawn looks like Mickey Rourke. Stop with the work, lady! Seriously. God love Hugh Jackman, but this is not the Tonys. Could that Beyonce "Best of the Musicals" number been any more cheese ball? I have exp ... More >>

  • Film

    November 27, 2008

    Somewhere Over the Date Line in Australia

    Welcome to Baz Luhrmann's not-quite-marvelous land of Oz

  • Calendar

    October 2, 2008

    The Prestige

    Christian Bale simmers in The Prestige

  • Film

    November 23, 2006

    Fountain of Shame

    That Darren Aronofsky sure is ambitious. Too bad his movie makes no sense

  • Film

    November 16, 2006

    Dance of the Penguin

    That whole talking animal genre? Let's be done with it

  • Film

    October 19, 2006

    Welcome to the Grand Illusion

    Memento director plumbs the depths of magic and loss

  • Film

    July 27, 2006

    London Fog

    Woody Allen's second straight English excursion is a failed return to comedy

  • Home Entertainment

    June 29, 2006

    The Last Bland

    X-Men tie-in is an uncanny bore

  • Film

    May 25, 2006

    Lucky XIII

    The third X-Men is a charm for comics fans

  • Calendar

    September 9, 2004

    Hair and Now

    TUTS's version of the hippie musical parties like it's 1968

  • Culture

    July 15, 2004

    State of Affairs

    A lackluster version of Oklahoma! stops at the Hobby

  • Calendar

    June 3, 2004

    Gear Head

    Ron-E fades into the night

  • Film

    May 6, 2004

    Monster Makeover

    Van Helsing explodes movie legends with hip upgrades

  • Culture

    March 11, 2004

    Hanky Panky

    The End of the Affair is a stimulating tearjerker

  • Calendar

    February 26, 2004

    A Farewell to Tutus

    Fetish-wear invades the ballet in Divergence

  • Film

    May 1, 2003

    Violent Femmes

    Tenderhearted mutants kick significant keister in X-2: X-Men United

  • Film

    March 29, 2001

    Call of the Mild

    Despite its animal instincts, Someone Like You is nothing but a lap kitten

  • Film

    July 20, 2000

    Mystery Men

    Comic-book characters remain two-dimensional in the special effects-laden X-Men

  • Culture

    July 13, 2000

    Win, Lose, or Draw

    Or: How do you bring a comic book to life without killing a superhero?

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