One of the best comics conventions in the nation is here in Houston
Throughout the screening, my friend, a chef, kept elbowing me in the ribs. It happened any time a chef or a cook in the film presented food to someone who proceeded to tell said chef or cook how wonderful the food was. Then, the chef would seem surprised and self-deprecating. "Is it really good?" ... More >>
Thor remains a cog in the Marvel machine.
It's that ever-fascinating time again: the interstitial period between two eras of Batmen. As Christian Bale takes his leave and we welcome Ben Affleck to the cowl, it's a strange time for the Dark Knight. We've seen the way Bale and director Christopher Nolan portrayed him so darkly, and it's tough ... More >>
Shakespeare, comic books — for the Avengers auteur, it's all the same thing.
It's shtick and explosions for the great Robert Downey, Jr.
Anyone who has ever watched a movie based on a Marvel comic knows you've got to stay put until after the final credits roll. There's always a clip that alludes to the sequel, prequel or a spin-off -- but no one would have imagined that the post credits scene from The Avengers would spark a major sha ... More >>
Everyone's favorite Victorian detective gets a Bond makeover in Game of Shadows.
Shrek spin-off Puss in Boots debuted at number one its opening weekend and has continued to dominate the box office ever since. Although much worse films have had that honor (lookin' at you, Paul Blart Mall Cop), we must still ask -- really? This makes the fifth film of the Shrek genus and while Boo ... More >>
Gunslingers battle space invaders in movie mashup Cowboys & Aliens
Photos by Jae Tovar/The Hive SocietyBlack Keys (left) and Space City Beat Battle organizer T. PiperSpace City Beat Battle Warehouse Live Green Room February 26, 2011 7:36 p.m.: Earlier this morning, our sons played their very first t-ball game. T-ball teams for 3-year-olds are six kids deep, ... More >>
Photos by GroovehouseOzzy Osbourne Toyota Center January 18, 2011 See pics from last night's show, featuring Ozzy and opener Slash, in our slideshow. For metal fans like Aftermath, Ozzy Osbourne's now 42-year-long career represents a platinum standard of evil cool. You start with Black Sabb ... More >>
Seth Rogen schlubs it up as The Green Hornet's masked man.
Photo illustration by John Seaborn GrayEating Our Words' own creation, The Brussels Sprout, is not included in this list, obviously because he's awesome.Surely you've heard of Galactus. He's the arch-enemy of the Fantastic Four, and he happens to be a floating giant with a permanent deadpan g ... More >>
Craig HlavatyYou get it? Because Lindsay Lohan dated a girl and Chances is a bar where women kiss women on the mouth and hold hands?
Iron Man 2 will lead to 3 and probably 4, but that doesn't mean it's good.
The Houston Film Critics Society, of which yours truly is a member (along with the those two guys that used to work for the Chronicle, among others), just released their 2008 award winners. I'm already drafting a strong letter of protest haranguing my fellow HFCS members for failing to acknowledge R ... More >>