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  • Film

    December 19, 2013
  • Film

    December 19, 2013

    The Year in Movies 2013: Joaquin Phoenix Returns and the Films of the Year

    We look at the year a man fell in love with a phone and a whole lot more.

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2013

    Ryan Braun's Email Apology Gets Put In Society's SPAM Folder

    After spinning a web of lies that dates back God knows how long, after leaving a trail of jilted friends and defamed sample collectors that stretches coast to coast, after now yanking an entire baseball franchise completely into harm's way, and finally getting caught, the decent thing for Milwaukee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2013

    David Koresh & The Branch Davidians: 5 Odd Facts From The Debacle On Its 20th Anniversary

    It was twenty years ago today (as the Beatles might say) that a crazed religious kook sparked a debacle of a federal-government raid that left 83vdead, including 28 children. Arguments have raged endlessly since that Waco raid, with a hard core of people saying the blame for the deaths sits squarel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2013

    Remembering Patsy Cline, 50 Years After Her Fatal Plane Crash

    On March 5, 1963, country singers Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas, and Hawkshaw Hawkins died in a plane crash near Camden, Tennesee, about 90 miles west of Nashville. Around 6:20 p.m., their Piper Comanche PA-24 aircraft slammed into the ground, killing everyone on board instantly and leaving a six-foot-d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    Arian Foster's Television Acting Debut On Hawaii Five-O (w/ VIDEO)

    The annual Pro Bowl is generally viewed by NFL players as, in this order, 1) a reward for a job well done, 2) an opportunity to get some much needed rest and relaxation, and 3) a chance to play a glorified sandlot football game another football game. Well, Houston Texans running back Arian Foster t ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 17, 2013

    Rants of a Know Nothing

    And a dramatic piece of Mexican history.

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    Zapruder Analysis Of Shirtless Guy (Presumably) On Bath Salts Wandering Onto Football Field

    Most of the time, when fans inject themselves into a sporting event by trespassing onto the field, the motives are pretty clear. The perpetrator either (a) is looking to wind up on television, (b) trying to steal a memento of some sort (ball, piece of turf, wtc), or (c) responding to a drunken dare ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2012

    App of the Week: My Top Ten Most Used Apps

    Almost five years ago, I was talking to a friend who had an iPhone. I swore up and down that after a failed Blackberry experience in the mid-`90s, I had zero interest in another so-called smart phone. My friend said it would change my life if I got one. I was already a Mac user, so I figured if I we ... More >>

  • Film

    August 9, 2012

    Julie Delpy Rocks New York

    Always more than an ingenue, she's taking on everything that's wrong with movies - and she's bringing Chris Rock.

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2012

    Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Shows Off His Porno-esque Acting Chops

    One of the lasting images of last season's NFL lockout took place in the press conference after the owners and players reached an agreement in late July. Jeff Saturday, at the time the center for the Indianapolis Colts, embraced and paid tribute to New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, whose wife ... More >>

  • News

    July 5, 2012

    Who's Behind Helena Brown?

    Some say the councilwoman known for her diatribes is influenced by senior adviser William Park, who last year was banned from the investments industry.

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    Junie Hoang: Actress' Suit Against IMDb For Revealing Her Age Allowed To Proceed

    A federal judge has refused to toss out the suit filed by texas actress Junie Hoang, who anonymously sued Amazon for revealing her true age on its subsidiary movie-info website IMDb. Hoang, 41, a Texas A&M graduate who studied martial arts in Houston, sued the site for taking her age from informati ... More >>

  • Articles

    December 22, 2011
  • Culture

    December 22, 2011

    The Film Issue

    Looking back on the year in movies, and what's coming in 2012.

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    Pearl Harbor Day: The Nitpickiest IMDb Nitpicks for Tora! Tora! Tora! and Pearl Harbor

    That sub is OBVIOUSLY an October sun.​Today is the 70the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Greatest Generation's 9/11. Since then the Day of Infamy has shown up in many movies, most notably 1970's Tora! Tora! Tora! and 2001's Pearl Harbor. Any such movie subjects itself to the ea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    The X Factor Gets Grateful

    Last night's episode of The X Factor was all about gratitude. Contestants dedicated their performances to someone special in their lives, telling heartwarming tales designed to maximize viewer empathy and increase voting by tugging on the ol' heartstrings. And you know what? It worked. The theme res ... More >>

  • News

    October 27, 2011

    Sex & the Coach

    Cops say she raped, sexted 14-year-old girl

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    Can You Guess Which Texas Actress Is Suing Amazon.com?

    The horrors of being a 40-year-old actress in Hollywood​In one of the stranger lawsuits we've seen, a Texas actress has filed a "Jane Doe" fraud and invasion of privacy suit against Amazon, which she claims used her credit card info to publish her age on her IMDb profile. (IMDb is a wholly own ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    The 10 Dumbest Star Wars Names

    Tey How: Just want you in my Caddy.​What, you haven't gotten your Star Wars Blu-ray yet? We haven't kept up with the news, but we're guessing George Lucas tweaked something somewhere in this latest reissue and sent message boards into apoplexy. Thinking of Star Wars, we took a look at the IM ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    The Five Worst Music Movies Ever*

    * That aren't actual musicals *eye roll*​It would be easy to pick out a bunch of terrible musicals to make fun of. First off, most musicals seem stuck in the 1930s, when every song everywhere sounded like a show tune, and therefore stank. Second, we're afraid of polarizing our audience. You ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Top Five Clint Eastwood Soundtracks

    pasoroblesfilmfestival.comDr. John, Clint Eastwood and producer/director Bruce Ricker in a publicity photo for "Piano Blues," Eastwood's installment of PBS' 2003 series The Blues.​Today the one and only Clint Eastwood turns 81 years old, and he can still kick your ass. According to the Interne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    Top 10 Musical Scenes In Quentin Tarantino Films

    ​Sunday, Quentin Tarantino, one of the best modern film directors not named Uwe Boll, turns 48 years old. It's hard to believe the beloved hipster director has now been on the public radar for almost 20 years, with his feature-length debut and breakout movie Reservoir Dogs turning the big 2-0 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    App of the Week: Six Awesome, Free Apps for Movie Buffs

    These six apps will help you with any movie, except Human Centipede. For that, you're on your own.​It's awards season. From People's Choice to the Screen Actors Guild to the Academy Awards and the other hundred worthless statues given out this time of year, people are talking about movies, and ... More >>

  • Film

    December 23, 2010

    Lost at the Chateau Marmont

    From party girl to Oscar winner, Sofia Coppola's journey to Somewhere.

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    More Rex Ryan, the Ryan Leaf Trilogy & NFL Best Bets

    Rex Ryan: Can you smell them from here is the question​Two more shopping days left. I need money. You need money. So let's get to winning. And by winning let's find a way to weave more Rex Ryan "foot fetish" talk into a handicapping discussion. Can we do this? (Can we touch them? Can we sm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    Let's All Go To The Movies
    And Get Ourselves Annoyed

    ​I don't listen to a lot of podcasts because, well, they're long and usually unpleasant. However, I did check out one linked on IMDb the other day -- The Battleship Pretension -- because the topic was one near to my heart: Why Going to the Movies Sucks. Honestly, the subject of shitty moviego ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    Riddle Me This: Who Will Be The Next Batman Villain?

    And now we'll never know...​Forget all that talk about natural disasters and midterm elections, yesterday we finally got some really important news: The Dark Knight Rises. That's the title director Christopher Nolan is running with for his third go-round with the Batman franchise he successf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    Five Ways We Have Screwed Over Other Bands

    ​In order to not implicate Rocks Off's more moral brethren and sistren here, I'm gonna drop the royal we, m'kay? The evil machinations mentioned hereafter are the work of one man with one F, and are not endorsed by the Houston Press. Ed. Note: We are real paragons of virtue over here, but we' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    Glee: A Dream To Some, A Nightmare To Others

    ​I have two confessions to make about this week's episode ("Dream On"), both of which are kind of embarrassing (but only slightly less embarrassing than actually admitting I watch the show on a regular basis in the first place).The first -- and I really have no idea how this got past me -- was tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    Glee: A Dream To Some, A Nightmare To Others

    ​I have two confessions to make about this week's episode ("Dream On"), both of which are kind of embarrassing (but only slightly less embarrassing than actually admitting I watch the show on a regular basis in the first place).The first -- and I really have no idea how this got past me -- was th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    Game Time: Slow Clap For Corey Haim (1971-2010)

    Deaths of `80's child stars. Two weeks ago, it was Andrew Koenig. This morning, it was Corey Haim. If these things happen in threes, Gary Coleman may want to look twice before crossing the street this week. Just saying.This morning, anyone whose formative pop-culture years occurred in the late 198 ... More >>

  • Music

    December 17, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    Crypticon Countdown: Troma's Lloyd Kaufman On The Toxic Avenger And His Yale Classmate George W. Bush

    ​The legendary Lloyd Kaufman is the co-founder of Troma Studios, and directed classics such as The Toxic Avenger, Class of Nuke 'Em High, and Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead, which will be screening this weekend at Crypticon Houston. Hair Balls asked the legendary actor, author and Yale g ... More >>

  • News

    July 9, 2009

    Almost A Millionaire: One man's brief stint in the spotlight

    Highlights from the Blog at HOUSTONPRESS.COM

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    Who Wants To Be A Contestant On Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

    The producers of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire are coming to town Friday today to audition contestants for the show. Our Craig Hlavaty has already gone down this road before; here's his tale and some tips on how to get picked.Back in the summer of 2005, when I was slinging dough for Domino's and stu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2008

    First Names For SXSW Film Fest Are Out

    Some people wait eagerly for the Houston rodeo to announce its musical acts (Holla in the house for the Jonas Brothers!!!); others wait just as eagerly to see who's coming to the SXSW Film Festival in Austin. Wait no longer. For at least a taste of who's coming, anyway. The biggest attraction: Tod ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2007

    Cuz Nothing Says "Born Country" Like Rice University

    Burt Reynolds has nothing on Rice University’s Damen Hattori. Well, that may not be exactly true, but like Reynolds, Hattori is participating in a similar cross-country, no-holds-bar race like the one in the movie Cannonball Run. Hattori will be featured this coming Friday at 9 p.m. on the fina ... More >>

  • Music

    March 31, 2005

    Neil Hamburger, with Tennessee

    Thursday, March 31, at Mary Jane's Fat Cat, 4216 Washington Avenue, 713-869-5263.

  • Music

    September 2, 2004

    Horrific Haikus

    Death-metal band names make for fun magnetic poetry

  • News

    March 4, 2004

    Rocket Man

    How one enterprising Johnson Space Center physicist followed his dream to Hollywood and porn stardom

  • News

    May 29, 2003

    Film Buff

    The naked truth about why Houston isnt the third coast

  • Film

    January 31, 2002

    Count Down

    In this Monte Cristo, revenge is a dish best served reheated

  • News

    January 27, 2000

    Good-bye Yellow Brick Road

    Houstonian James Doyle helps reclaim a neglected Broadway version of The Wizard of Oz that predates the MGM musical by 37 years

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