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  • Blogs

    June 3, 2013

    Rats Needed to Keep the Keystone Pipeline Rolling

    The Keystone Pipeline people just can't seem to win. First there are the landowners and environmentalists down this way objecting to the pipeline hauling the sticky black tar sands through their property. Then the Native Americans are furious because they feel the federal government isn't negotiatin ... More >>

  • Film

    August 30, 2012

    Indiana Jones and the Perils of Humanistic Decency

    Still joyously disreputable, Raiders comes to IMAX.

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    August 22, 2012

    Can Silver Snakes Beat Indiana Jones' Ass?

    It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off we're trying hard to find meaning in the oddest monikers. There's an underlying animal theme to this column you may or may not have noticed. I'm always interested when bands attach themselves to lions, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2012

    Texans Training Camp: Crisis Averted, Duane Brown Is Gonna Be Okay

    "#TexansNation I'm good!!!! Thanks for the thoughts and concerns!" -- Texans left tackle Duane Brown, 2:21 PM 8/1/12 on Twitter (@DuaneBrown76) "Thank God..." -- Every Texans fan...on Twitter, on message boards, at the grocery store, pretty much everywhere Remember the first five minutes of Raider ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 8, 2012

    Tut, Tut

    There are some fascinating objects in this wannabe blockbuster, but mainly it's a grab for crowds and cash.

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    February 6, 2012

    The 10 Most Iconic John Williams Scores Ever

    Today John Williams turns 80 years old, and the prolific composer has packed in a lot of work in the past five decades as one of the most iconic movie music makers to lead an orchestra. No doubt you have been enthralled, enraptured and enfrightened (not a word) by his collaborations with George Luca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    The 10 Oddest Super Bowl Halftime Performers

    The Super Bowl seems to be running out of stadium-sized performers who can attract eyeballs (the Black-Eyed Peas?), and this year they're hoping that faded scandalist Madonna will do the trick. It's not like they haven't been desperate before. In the early days of the event, producers regularly tu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Pop Rocks: George, We'll Always Have The Star Wars Holiday Special

    After much soul searching and agonizing (and in no way an attempt to drum up publicity in advance of his new movie), George Lucas has decided to retire from big budget movies: George Lucas's cinematic tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, Red Tails, opens in theaters on Friday, and it might be the last ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    Wildfire: What to Do If It Nears, Houstonians

    Hopefully you won't be dealing with this​Here in Houston, we generally think about wildfire danger as often as we do earthquakes, which is to say never at all. But the recent fire in George Bush Park shows that the historic drought has made a lot more people vulnerable to a wildfire. So what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    Lions And Tigers And Bearfighters, Oh My!

    It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off we're trying hard to find meaning in the oddest monikers. ​If Rocks Off had a nickel for every time we were compared to Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz we would definitely be wondering how we went ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    No Franklin's BBQ for Hitler

    If you aren't already familiar with the now-viral "Hitler Reacts" meme, please head over to Know Your Meme and familiarize yourself. Macht schnell! Now then. Found on the Houston Chowhound boards yesterday was a Hitler Reacts video that I couldn't believe I'd never seen. Anyone familiar with the ea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    Ethnic and Geopolitical Culinary Stereotypes as Expressed Through Google; Or, Why Do White People Eat Breakfast?

    Yes, this exact thing is taking place in Thailand right now. Except not really.​The interesting thing about Google is that we ask it the kind of deeply intimate questions that we would never ask another human being, even a friend or loved one. Embarrassing questions; compromising questions; da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Finally, Some Important Movie News

    ​Now that the dust has cleared (and the blood has been spilled, thanks to a stabbing before the...Cowboys and Aliens panel) at Comic-Con, we can finally move forward, away from the overwrought announcements about the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie, Green Lantern (Ryan Reynolds is better ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    Sole Of Houston: And We Are Back, This Time On Two Wheels

    Biking and no beer​David Beebe was back in town for a short time, so we put the band back together for an epic adventure in the streets of H-Town. We will have a full account here later in the week after Beebe uploads his pics to Flickr, but for now we'll tease with a few details... We didn't wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    Five Worst Memorial Day Weekend Movies

    Memorial Day weekend officially marks the beginning of summer, and the beginning of summer blockbuster-movie season.Recently studios have been pushing the blockbuster season earlier and earlier -- Iron Man 2 has been out for months, it seems -- but Memorial Day Weekend is still a date where they pla ... More >>

  • Film

    January 21, 2010

    Measures of a Man

    Harrison Ford is nothing if not useful.

  • Calendar

    January 14, 2010

    "Jonathan Marshall: Double Vision”

    Austin’s Art Palace relocates to Houston

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Why 2010 Is Going To Suck, Pt. 1

    I know I'm not the only person who feels like high-fiving everyone at the end of the holiday season, heady with the triumph of having survived another two weeks of forced jocularity, awkward family moments, bad TV, and worse music. The new year, with it's promise of fresh opportunities to screw up a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    Pop Rocks: Your George Bailey-Free Christmas Viewing List

    Christmas, Christmas time is here. Time for ulcers to bleed freely and the roughly 22 percent of the U.S. population who identify themselves as "other than Christian" to smile through clenched jaws and wait for the adult contemporary stations to stop playing Bruce Springsteen's "Santa Claus is Comin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    Sampler Plate: This Week In Food Blogs

    Each week, we put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below. Dude, You Going To Eat That? Dr. Ricky has been quite prolific lately, owing in ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 11, 2009

    “The Cinema of George Lucas”

    The creator of Star Wars brings his memorabilia to the Space Center — where else would it go?

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    George Lucas Comes To Space Center Houston, Sorta

    Photo courtesy Space Center HoustonScience fact and science fiction come face-to-face at the "Cinema of George Lucas" and "Live the Adventure" exhibits currently at Space Center Houston. Comprised of  the personal memorabilia of filmmaker George Lucas (much of it never seen before in public), a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2009

    Aftermath: Morrissey at Jones Hall

    Craig HlavatyTropical Storm Morrissey blew through Jones Hall Saturday night, leaving a full house of hyperventilated fans - never more so than when, during "Let Me Kiss You," he removed his shirt to reveal an enviable set of abs - and more than a few moist eyes in its wake; after the sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2009

    Get Lit: Delta Blues by Ted Gioia

    Raw and untamed in its sound, performed by larger-than-life characters who might have popped out of fiction, and shrouded in a (often self-mythologizing) mystery, it's no wonder that the Delta blues attract such interest and scholarship, and is lauded as the most "true" distillation of the genre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    For The Person Who Has Everything - A Double Wall Stainless Steel Tiffin

    Photos by Jay Francis I discovered Payal at 5615 Savoy (just off of Harwin near Hillcroft) a few years ago when I went in search of some Indian stainless steel cookware. The Indians do spectacular things with stainless steel: dishes, cups, teapots, pressure name it. And when I walke ... 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

  • Film

    July 10, 2008

    Going Down to the Center of the Earth

    Brendan Fraser falls into deep, deep hole

  • Calendar

    June 19, 2008

    “Daredevil Island”

    Space Center Houston mixes adventure with fun

  • Film

    May 22, 2008
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    May 22, 2008
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    May 22, 2008

    Indiana Jones and the Fortress of Sad Decline

    Its very own temple of doom, Kingdom of the Crystal Skull digs Indy into a deep hole

  • Calendar

    March 27, 2008

    Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation

    A former kid genius who re-created the Spielberg classic comes to the Aurora Picture Show

  • Home Entertainment

    December 20, 2007
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    November 1, 2007
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    October 25, 2007
  • Film

    December 28, 2006

    Same Old Story

    Sequels, prequels and threequels headline Hollywood 2007

  • Film

    August 24, 2006

    Snakes on a Plane

    The year's most shameless B-movie delivers exactly what it promises

  • Calendar

    May 25, 2006
  • Film

    May 18, 2006

    Cracked Code

    Da Vinci's leap to the screen leaves no room for surprise

  • Home Entertainment

    December 29, 2005

    This Game Bites

    The new Castlevania is the last nail in the franchise's coffin

  • Film

    September 29, 2005

    Have Gun, Will Space Travel

    Serenity spins a classic tale way out west

  • Film

    November 18, 2004

    Cage Death Match

    National Treasure makes one long for good Nic Cage movies -- like Con Air

  • Film

    September 16, 2004

    Days of Future Passed

    Sky Captain zooms back to a tomorrow that never was

  • Film

    April 1, 2004

    A Tall Order

    The Rock tries on Joe Don Baker's shoes for size, and they don't quite fit

  • Film

    March 4, 2004

    Metaphor Alert: Bright Red

    Like America's current leaders, Viggo and Hidalgo try to "enlighten" the Arabs with Western justice

  • Calendar

    February 12, 2004

    Love of the Game

    A Valentine's weekend for college baseball fans

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    September 28, 2000
  • Culture

    June 29, 2000

    The Final Frontier

    Sci-fi conventions are where movie stars go to burn brightly one more time

  • Calendar

    July 9, 1998

    Night & Day

    July 9 - 15, 1998

  • Film

    June 6, 1996

    The Happy Hero

    The Phantom delivers a comic-book masked guy from the days before angst

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