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Jack Ryan

  • Film

    January 16, 2014

    Kenneth Branagh Makes the Dumb Spy Thriller Soar in Jack Ryan

    Director brings gramdeur and a new kind of Ryan to the screen.

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    Alexander Fishenko: Houston Company Schemed To Get High-Tech Hardware To Russian Military & Spies, Feds Say

    Did you feel a chilling breeze of Cold War nostalgia wafting though Houston today? Yeah, neither did we. But we could have, because the elements were present as U.S. Department of Justice officials here and in New York announced they'd busted a major ring credited with supplying secret high-tech h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Lights, Camera, Osama

    It'll be the feel-good movie of the year.​On the Geologic Internet Time Scale, the news of Osama bin Laden's death took place almost a century ago. We're already fondly recalling our whereabouts when we heard the fateful news (drinking beer and watching The Killing...NEVAR FORGET) and relivi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Remake My Day 2 (The Remakening)

    Honestly, do you really care?​I write a lot about Hollywood's obsession with remakes because I'm a movie buff, first and foremost, and because as a "writer" it's easy to milk an announcement of the latest atrocity from Platinum Dunes for 750 indignant words regarding the creative demise of Hollywo ... More >>

  • Film

    July 22, 2010

    The First (Ambiguous) Action Heroine

    Angelina Jolie's contradictions buoy the otherwise rote Salt.

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Pop Rocks: For Election Day, The Five Best Corrupt Politicians In The Movies

    It's Election Day in Houston, and as the city braces itself for the tsunami of indifference that always comes from knowing the one significant race this time around is going to end up in a runoff, we decided to take a look at some of the shadier movie politicians out there; men whose shenanigans far ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2008

    Five Movie Presidents Worse Than W.

    Oliver Stone's W. opened last week, to decidedly mixed reviews (not that any Houston critics got a chance to see it). While the movie may have received a lukewarm reception, George W. Bush's actual presidency - which is enjoying a 29% approval rating - is sure to go down as one of the worst of all t ... More >>

  • News

    February 28, 2008

    Barack Obama and Me

    It was the year 2000 and I was a young hungry reporter in Chicago covering a young hungry state legislator

  • Culture

    May 8, 2003

    All in a Row

    Every house has a story, but Project Row Houses has installations

  • Film

    May 30, 2002

    Nuclear Waste

    It's up to Ben Affleck to save the world, and that's The Sum of All Fears

  • Film

    August 11, 1994

    Spy Games

    Tom Clancy and Harrison Ford take aim at the War On Drugs

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