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    August 25, 2014

    Beach Blanket Bingo Festival In Galveston, 8/23/2014

    Beach Blanket Bingo Festival with Dillon Francis, Adrian Lux, Paris Blohm, etc. East Beach, Galveston Island August 23rd, 2014 While it probably happens more frequently in different parts of the world, an EDM bash at the beach is not a regular occurrence in our neck of the woods. This is a bummer, ... More >>

  • Film

    November 28, 2013

    Stallone Tries to Make a Star out of Statham in Homefront

    Statham is an action lover's last hope, like it or not.

  • Film

    October 10, 2013
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    November 29, 2012

    The Punishers

    To see the fights, Universal Soldier 4 demands you suffer.

  • Film

    November 29, 2012

    The Best Action Director Working Today

    John Hyams is dedicated to the abstract and the ass-kicking.

  • Film

    August 23, 2012

    Action Movies Don't Have to Suck

    A lament for lost carnage - and coherence.

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    Pop Rocks: Hit Me With Your Best Shot, Gina Carano

    Who doesn't love a woman with an Uzi? Oh, right: the Palestinians.​Steve Soderbergh, the director of Sex, Lies, and Videotape, Traffic, and The Limey has always had an experimental streak. This has come out particularly in recent years, with a remake of Solaris, something called The Girlfriend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    The Six Creepiest Food Commercials of 2011

    Yes, it's true: The original Ronald McDonald was played by Willard Scott.​Food commercials have been unintentionally (or, in some cases, intentionally) creeping us out since the original Ronald McDonald was introduced to audiences in 1963. That's him over there to the right, providing what wou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    What's in a Name? Special Edition: Lady Gaga

    Photos by Marco Torres​"Wow!" you're thinking. "That rascally little go-getter with one f managed to snuggle up next to Lady Gaga while she was in town last week and get the inside story behind her famous moniker!" Well, truth be told, she stole our cantata based on Faust and had us framed fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    Which Hip-Hop Movies Are The True Classics?

    The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place - lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good - so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Have something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email it to introducinglisto ... More >>

  • Film

    September 2, 2010

    Blades of Gory

    When it's not LOL-funny, ­Robert Rodriguez's Machete is downright dull.

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    The HPMA Results' Implications For Local Hip-Hop

    Marco TorresFat Tony accepts his third consecutive Best Underground Hip-Hop award at Wednesday's HPMAs.​"Dubious." That was the text that we received when they announced the winner for the Best Latin Hip-Hop category Wednesday night at the Houston Press Music Awards, or as President Obama ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Remake My Day

    ​When it comes to movie remakes, I always think of Die Hard. Specifically, this Alan Rickman line: Sooner or later, I might get to someone you do care about! Granted, he was trying to force McClane to tell him where his detonators were, but the same sentiment applies to "reimagining" our fav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Y'all Musta Forgot: Slim Thug's Already Platinum

    Houston's history is dotted with albums that, fairly or not, have been swept aside. We'll examine them here. Have an album that you think nobody knows about but should? Email Slim Thug Already Platinum (Geffen, 2005) ‚ÄčAlready Platinum was Slim's official debut album, but mor ... More >>

  • Film

    November 26, 2009

    Back in Action

    John Woo's killer instincts return — now if only his originalRed Cliff would return, too.

  • News

    July 9, 2009


    Texan Larry Plake went out to one offshore oil job too many and ended up held for ransom in the Nigerian jungle.

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009


    The Ice / Hammer feud raged furiously in grade-school study halls across the nation.Photo by marcelgermain Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and list five reasons why it's either brilliant or dumb-assed. Send tips to Dude ... More >>

  • Culture

    February 14, 2008
  • Film

    February 10, 2005

    Jaa Rules

    Martial arts sensation Tony Jaa makes the most of his screen debut

  • Music

    May 8, 2003


    Universal (Republic)

  • Film

    March 23, 2000

    Prepare for Landing

    The appropriately named Jet Li may prove Americans are finally primed for Far East mayhem

  • Film

    November 25, 1999

    Terminate This

    Returning to the apocalyptic theme of T2, End of Days doesn't stand a chance in hell

  • Film

    May 9, 1996

    Robinson Redux

    The Pallbearer follows in The Graduate's footsteps

  • Film

    February 15, 1996

    Woo? Wow!

    John Woo's latest isn't his best, but he still leads the action pack