When John McClane lost his family, the movieslost much of John McClane
Dear A-Holes, Well done. You have reached the absolute lowest point on the criminal totem pole. You are now ranked down there with people who steal Christmas gifts on Christmas Eve and worthless lowlifes who literally take candy from babies. You killed a guy over a pair of shoes. I must confess I ... More >>
While we celebrate the holidays, Rocks Off is resurrecting a few of our best Christmas-themed blogs from the past few years. (Wait... resurrecting is Easter. Never mind.) This blog originally appeared December 14, 2010. No doubt you have all been chin-deep in Christmas movies since you undid your b ... More >>
Craft beer fans are in for a double treat this month: In addition to the upcoming Stone Vertical Epic tasting next Thursday, December 13 at The Flying Saucer downtown, The Hay Merchant will be hosting a staggering Shmaltz tasting this Saturday featuring 16 different beers from Coney Island and He'Br ... More >>
There are moments in theater when your heart seems to stop and you dare not breathe, lest you miss the power on stage. There are moments when you want to collapse in the aisle with uproarious laughter. And there are moments, usually quieter and often minor, when there is simply the click of recognit ... More >>
How did people ever survive without Twitter? Luckily, it is now a strictly theoretical question, as we are comfortably ensconced in a world where we are kept updated on what very casual acquaintances are having for lunch, or whether that one person who occasionally provides a newsy update is curren ... More >>
Wrapping up Houston's holiday shows.
The setup: The perennially popular movie featuring Jimmy Stewart is recast, this time as a highly original radio play. The execution: The production is much more than audio, as we are at the art deco set of WBKR, a radio station featuring The Playhouse of the Air. In fact, it is filled with visua ... More >>
Same Story, sorta...with the same characters, kinda
The Texas gubernatorial race plods along, both sides flinging charges of corruption, no debates, not a whole lot of doubt about the outcome.Rick Perry, it seems, will be re-elected even though no one really likes the guy.Perry needs to stir up some excitement, and you don't do that by just strolling ... More >>
Memoral Day is the time we honor those who gave their lives for their country, and families everywhere will be going to graves to leave something for the young boys who "never saw gray hair."Hollywood has always been fond of graveside scenes, of course, especially for war movies. The web is full of ... More >>
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