Relevance. It can be measured any number of ways, it just depends on the medium. In television, it's measured by viewership. In radio, it's measured by listenership. In stripping, it's measured in one dollar bills. Quantity might not necessarily mean quality (except in stripping), but typically it ... More >>
Fall for James Gandolfini one final time.
A look inside the local house-show circuit.
"Sometimes I go about in pity for myself, and all the while, a great wind carries me across the sky." -- Ojibwe saying I didn't know James Gandolfini, but I knew Tony Soprano. Knew him well. Tony Soprano, that "fat fucking crook from New Jersey" (his words, not mine), that walking amalgam of ev ... More >>
People are still in shock at the news of actor James Gandolfini's passing Wednesday night, no doubt even those without HBO, Italian ancestry or pretensions of an angst-ridden suburban-Jersey gangster lifestyle. Many cultural tastemakers believe at least parts of The Sopranos -- and especially Gandol ... More >>
Burt Wonderstone vanishes what Steve Carell's best at.
The thrilling manhunt of Zero Dark Thirty.
Killing Them Softly argues crime is just business.
Eric Winston has opinions on lots of things, and he's not afraid to express them. It's what made him a favorite of most of the media and a large portion of the fan base during his time in Houston. Eric Winston was an open book, and for better or worse, Texan fans felt like they knew him. Winston ha ... More >>
Rex Ryan: A (chubby) star is bornSo how many Rex Ryan f-bombs did it take for Houston Texans' owner Bob McNair to realize that "Yeah, HBO probably made the right choice in going with the Jets for Hard Knocks this season."Reportedly, earlier this year, the Texans were one of the teams under seriou ... More >>
No Gandolfini, alasThe Alley Theatre announced today the final play in the line-up for the upcoming season, and it's God of Carnage, a recent Broadway hit.Written by Yasmina Reza, who wrote Art, Carnage won a Best Play Tony in 2009 and played to packed crowds with a cast featuring James Gandolfin ... More >>
Inception is getting good reviews as a dream-based thriller, but there are plenty of examples of perfectly good movies or shows being ruined, or at least temporarily harmed, by dream sequences.Among them:1. The Sopranos with that damn Kevin Finnerty Tony gets shot and then the wheels come off. We g ... More >>
Spike Jonze can't quite get the spirit of the Wild Things on screen.
Spoofing the run-up to war, In the Loop is political satire done right.
Why was this movie remade?
The Terminator is back. Plus lots of other movies we can't wait to see this season.
It'd Be Cool if this sequel were any good. Too bad it ain't.
Redford and Lurie wave the flag but fail to earn their stripes.
Julia Roberts's and Brad Pitt's performances go straight south in The Mexican
De Niro's comedic mob mastery excels in Analyze This
A true case offers testimony to the talents of Travolta and Duvall
The Mighty mixes myth and reality for a fresh fable
Martha Coolidge and Geena Davis are slow to develop the promise of Angie