Saving Mr. Banks mansplains, Disney-style.
Next week the Rocks Off Action Team goes to Austin for Ess Ex Ess Dubya for another four days of fun, sun, eavesdropping, and live music. And swag, of the free kind, not the kind that Justin Bieber is still trying to make happen. This year at SXSW we're looking forward to many, many things, includ ... More >>
Photos by Jim BrickerFoals Fitzgerald's April 19, 2011 Just minutes after Fitzgerald's opened its doors for last night's Foals show, tickets were gone. The sold-out venue was packed before second opener Freelance Whales even hit the stage, and it's no wonder - Oxford quintet Foals, fresh off ... More >>
One of Rocks Off's choice ambient/shoegaze artists, Grouper, has just released visuals for her song "Alien Observer" and it's full of (almost) everything that we hold dear: Blood, zombies buried beneath foliage, and girl-on-girl action. Oh, and Liz Harris' haunting voice. It's beautiful; whi ... More >>
A few choice adjectives come to mind when musing on bawdy Eastbound & Down character Kenny Powers. "Inspiring" is not one of them. However, as Rocks Off watched this week's season finale of the side-splitting HBO series, we were pleasantly surprised as we heard indie troubadour Kurt Vile's a ... More >>
Scott Pilgrim and Michael Cera get soul.
Hollywood Shuffle got word Thursday that Blues Brother and Saturday Night Live alumnus Dan Aykroyd will be at the downtown Spec's this afternoon from 3-7 p.m. to sign bottles of his new vodka, Conehead Crystal Head. Aykroyd is in town to act as Grand Marshal for Saturday's Art Car Parade. Sat ... More >>
A decade after Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums, Generation Y's anointed auteur tries for a comeback with Fantastic Mr. Fox.
Wes Anderson brings his Wes Anderson-ness to animation — and it's a fantastic fit.
Judd Apatow and Adam Sandler, together at last in Funny People.
Wes Andersons career-launching film pays homage to his hometown, our town
Despite the rash of festivals this weekend, those who prefer to confine their musical pursuits to indoors have precious little to complain about. Everyone who missed the late Infernal Bridegroom Productions' Daniel Johnston-inspired tour de force Speeding Motorcycle gets a second chance of sorts whe ... More >>
Theres more to love about Wes Andersons 1998 masterpiece than its local connection
Sending up the biopic, this film sells cheap laughs, lame cameos and lifeless Cox
Sofia Coppola pays opulent tribute to the innocent boredom of a teen queen
Steve Martin's May-December romance turns unseasonably cold
A film fest descends on the Capital City
Celebrating the overachieving, underhyped movies of 2004
Searching for the meaning of life in a movie that barely exists
In a year of big-screen sadness, our critics comfort those who triumphed
Fledgling director Jonas Akerlund spins the next hip dope flick
Roman Coppola's CQ discovers sci-fi fun in the Summer of Love
Five suburban maidens face the music in Sophia Coppola's The Virgin Suicides
Murray tries to rescue a comedy stalled in self-importance