Movie by movie, here's how to get the most out of this summer without having to cake on sunscreen.
"My dream is to be an honor roll student. My other dream is to be on Home Makeover: Home Edition. I just wish they would come and rescue us from our house ... I want my kids to have a better life than I do: have more food, a bigger house with no mold. Get to do what they want to do, and need to do, ... More >>
William Friedkin tells us why modern action films disappoint.
Johnny Depp and Marilyn Manson have been hanging out a lot lately. The actor joined the antichrist onstage a couple of weeks ago at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards show in L.A., and played guitar on "Sweet Dreams" and "Beautiful People." Depp also collaborated with Manson on a cover of Carly Simon' ... More >>
In some alternate universe, the streets of Houston are currently bathed in Miller Lite, Reliant Stadium and every bar in town is a watch party, with even the homeless folks are wearing soiled Texans jerseys. But alas, our Houston Texans only made it into the second round of the playoffs, and here we ... More >>
Super Bowl Sunday means more talk about television ads than at any other time of the year. Companies are now leaking previews and extended versions of the ads online, meaning you can get some idea just how good/bad things will be. Let's just say it doesn't look promising, if these five ads are any ... More >>
This weekend, as the rest of the world catches Harry Potter mania for (perhaps) the final time, Houston gets a serious dose of Urban Cowboy nostalgia. Theater Under the Stars' production of the Tony-nominated 2003 musical - which The New York Times called "a conclusive demonstration that it's ... More >>
Ryan Bingham won an Oscar last year, but is too busy to notice.
Last week we gave you our 10 Sexiest Texans of Our Lifetime. It was a list that was, admittedly, vagina-biased. We make it up to the people who love guys with this definitive list, which involved more asking around than the first one. Here are, then, the 10 sexiest Texas men of our lives: 10. Sea ... More >>
Faith SilvaEditor's Pick: The renewed, and continuing, interest of local indie-rockers and hipsters (and people who are a long way from neither) in traditional honky-tonk as played by Robert Ellis & the Boys and as documented by a certain Lonesome Onry and Mean and myself this summer. Encoura ... More >>
The Coen brothers take their tongues out of their cheeks for True Grit.
Our Ten Favorites from 2010 including Jackass 3D.
Blissing out on the 3-D, CGI'd, totally incomprehensible head trip of Tron: Legacy.
Tiffany Young-Hartley: Only Reese Witherspoon could do her justiceOkay, so it's time to get started on the script and casting for the movie about David and Tiffany's fateful Jet-Ski trip on Falcon Lake. First, what to name this movie? The Pirates of Falcon Lake will never do: it conjures Johnn ... More >>
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 >>
See the role that won the venerable actor an Oscar
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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 >>
Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to email@example.com. Thanks, homies. Single of the Week: "She Said...," Hollywood F.L.O.S.S. Wire To Wire Slim Thug released that Welcome 2 Texas mixtape. Do ... More >>
As anyone with a television knows, the new Jeff Bridges movie Crazy Heart is all the rage. In fact, it is such a rage that even the pseudo-hipsters at Huffington Post are aware of it. A few days back, Los Angeles songwriter Bob Woodruff sent Lonesome Onry and Mean a link to an article Jesse Kornb ... More >>
Tuesday afternoon, Cutout Bin received a breathless phone call from a friend: "Are you watching Ellen??" Um, no... Some people work for a living. Not me, but some people. So it turns out Jeff Bridges is on Ellen, and wouldn't you know it, he has his "bad album cover collection." Uh oh. If ... More >>
Country music, faded stardom, liquor, and age in Crazy Heart.
Sig's Lagoon (3710 Main) has plenty of passes left for this evening's preview screening of Crazy Heart, the Golden Globe-nominated film starring Jeff Bridges as a hard-luck country singer who finds... wait for it... One Last Shot At Redemption when he meets kind-hearted journalist Maggie Gylle ... More >>
Jeff Bridges shines as a country music has-been. Will the elusive Oscar finally be his?
We don't mean to sound paranoid, but: Did aliens abduct George Clooney's sense of humor?
Chances have improved that we'll be seeing Open Road, a movie that takes place at least partly in Houston. The film picked up a distributor yesterday.And why shouldn't it? The cast includes noted motherlover Justin Timberlake, Jeff Bridges, Mary Steenbergen, Harry Dean Stanton and Lyle Lovett. Wim W ... More >>
Go inside your favorite golden oldie video game
The hero of this Coen Brothers cult classic is an icon to burnt-out Gen Y-ers
Documentary film looks at the beginnings of L.A.s art scene
Judy Pfaff does lines (and circles) at Rice Gallery
Peter Jackson spares no expense for a Kong that's just too long
Minnie Driver and Juliette Lewis have started bands. Come on, you know you're curious.
Celebrating the overachieving, underhyped movies of 2004
8 Ft. in the Air (Playhouse)
Jeff Bridges is at his swaggering best in this film about a couple wrecked by loss
Seabiscuit is a good enough breed to overtake other summer movies
Brian McKnight, Neural Nectar
Confusing Simpatico explores the guilt that haunts three friends who pulled a scam in their youth
Arlington Road runs through an American insurrection
Blown Away isn't just about bombs. It is one.