Longtime Houston Press sales employee Ida Cano, 53, died unexpectedly on Sunday April 27, leaving behind her partner, relatives and co-workers who appreciated her for her professional competence, kind manner and love of a good story. Born October 6, 1960, in Corpus Christi, Texas, Cano was the yo ... More >>
These outsiders would detest their own square movie.
Playing evil is more fun than playing good anyway, right?
Yesterday, I got an e-mail from my friend R.J. Bell, founder of wagering infotainment website pregame.com. I love getting e-mails from R.J. because they always have the gambling spin on whatever the latest sports news is. You know how some people subscribe to services that send them inspirational e- ... More >>
Title: Wanderlust How Many More Jennifer Aniston Movies Do We As A Society Have To Endure? I'd estimate two a year until she dies. So...100 more. Rating Using Random Objects Relevant To The Film: Three portable toilets out of five. Brief Plot Synopsis: Yuppie couple flees unemployment by holing ... More >>
Can you smell it? Either love is in the air or the Chick-fil-A has started using chicken-scented billboards. Yes, Valentine's Day is coming to give all men night sweats over what to do on the most romantic of the Hallmark holidays. As we were searching around for entertainment suggestions, we were t ... More >>
The end of the year is always a nice time for going to the theater. Studios are desperate to cram anything they want for "awards consideration" into the final two weeks of December, leading to a larger than usual number of thoughtful, well-made films available for your holiday viewing pleasure. Yea ... More >>
It isn't necessary to have read or watched the versions of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo already in existence to be aware of their reputation for extreme violence. The latest American interpretation of the bestselling book hit theaters last week, and the abuse in this feminist revenge saga has in ... More >>
You win this round, Aniston.Men's Health magazine, which I'd always assumed was largely aimed at the gay population (much like Field & Stream), recently declared Jennifer Anison the "sexiest woman of all time:" Forget that "Sexiest Woman Alive" nonsense. Jennifer Aniston has just been named ... More >>
We grew up on television. Whether it was Saturday morning cartoons, afternoon re-runs, Sunday Disney and Wild Kingdom or Thursday night "must see" TV, we saw it. We noticed that on November 2, 1985, the Miami Vice soundtrack went to number one on the Billboard charts where it would stay for ... More >>
It's hard out there for an employed, middle-class, white-collar male in Horrible Bosses.
Jolanda Jones says never talk to HPD
Together at last...If it's a month with an "r" in it, there must be another Jennifer Aniston movie coming out. Sure enough, the airwaves are littered with commercials for her latest, Just Go With It, and she's dutifully hitting the talk show circuit (Ellen, Conan) and also making the rounds o ... More >>
THE SANDLOT??? Oh yeah: Read onA few weeks back, Jeff Balke chronicled the five `80's movie scenes that spurred his age group's sexual awakenings. The movies that "caused a stirring in my loins" as he said, at that precocious young age where the world is an awfully confusing and sexy place. ... More >>
dailyhaha.comWill Ferrell: Not a fan.Justin Bieber is much more than a Twitter phenomenon and the most-copied hairstyle since Jennifer Aniston. He's also a living, breathing, 16-year-old human being who will perform at Toyota Center Saturday night. From what we can tell, tickets are still av ... More >>
Maybe the funniest movie you've never seen.I've always said that if I have kids, I'm going to make them hold jobs in two industries while they're in high school or college: retail and restaurant. Your appreciation for the hard, often thankless work these folks do -- and your treatment of them ... More >>
Attractive female seeks attractive sperm donor in attractive comedy The Switch.
Let no man put asunderBeen a busy month for Levi Johnston. The 20-year old former hockey player and impregnator of Sarah Palin's eldest daughter not only saw his engagement to Bristol disintegrate over reports he wasn't so discriminating with his seed ("Levi is one of three possible fathers w ... More >>
It's been a dark six years since we said goodbye to Central Perk and the Rembrandts dropped off the face of the earth. Now, in Year 6 AF, dawn looks like it's finally breaking; we could be getting a Friends movie. Now, I don't want to get anyone's hopes up. Will a film catching up with Monic ... More >>
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Sure, we all know you can't talk about it, but there's no rule that you can't watch it over and over again
The Bounty Hunter earned $21 million at the box office last weekend. A respectable take, though only enough to place third -- behind Alice in Wonderland and fellow opener Diary of a Wimpy Kid. The movie still looks like it'll earn a decent haul, then again, I don't remember seeing any of the Wimpy ... More >>
We're going to mix it up a bit on Pop Rocks today. Usually, I stick with one subject for the entire piece because I'd rather not depend too heavily on snarky line-item entries. But let's face it; sometimes there's just too much going on in the world of pop culture for me to focus on just one top ... More >>
Imagine you're...a certain relatively famous Hollywood actress. Gradually, and through no real fault of your own, you've seen the fame of your early days starring in one of the most popular sitcoms of all time fade and lead roles dwindle. Meanwhile a parade of your exes have either moved on to r ... More >>
It was almost closing time at Kim Chau, the aging and eccentric Vietnamese restaurant on Longpoint near Antoine. Kim Chau's dreary dining room, with its black-and-white checkerboard tile floor and tables covered with cobalt-blue vinyl tablecloths, glowed weirdly in the fluorescent light throu ... More >>
I used to review movies (over here, if you care), an endeavor I had to quit for a variety of reasons: my hectic neurosurgery rotation, for one, as well as the increasing physical demands of the new Mrs. Vonder Haar, Carla Gugino. But among the non-imaginary factors influencing my decision was the ... More >>
Daniel KramerVia the Houston site of examiner.com, anti-viral software company McAfee ranks Beyonce near the top of celebrities for whom Internet searches are likely to lead to pages containing spyware, viruses or other technology-borne maladies. Searching Beyonce and other boldfaced names like J ... More >>
Today is the first day of school for almost all the public school districts in the area. Children and teens from Alvin to Alief are trudging into polished halls and sterile classrooms for yet another year of romantic intrigue and bitter class struggle, and impromptu dance routines in the cafeteria, ... More >>
Ugh! The only interesting thing about the whole damn show was the realization that Goldie Hawn looks like Mickey Rourke. Stop with the work, lady! Seriously. God love Hugh Jackman, but this is not the Tonys. Could that Beyonce "Best of the Musicals" number been any more cheese ball? I have exp ... More >>
There's forlornness in Brett Dennen that puts a lump in your throat and makes you want to buy the guy a beer and let him have your last two cigarettes. He somehow manages to marry the vocal quiver of Antony Hegarty (of the Johnsons) and the tender strum of British troubadour David Gray. In concert, ... More >>
There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who wear fake reindeer antlers during the Christmas season and those that don't. I am the former. What. You thought I would be the latter? Just because I love to make fun of crap? Honestly, what kind of pop culture writer would I be if I didn't ... More >>
Tonight, swamp thing Tony Joe White picks some "Polk Salad Annie" at the Continental Club. Somewhere, Johnny Cash will no doubt be watching. [Note: White also plays a free 4 p.m. in-store at Cactus Music.] Candlebox - that's right, Candlebox - who All Music Guide says "unwittingly helped usher in ... More >>
So, gals and guys, pull up a chair and let’s dish. Cuz Angie had her babies. This past weekend, she popped out a matched set, Vivienne Marcheline and Knox Leon (well la di da) to go with the bevy of Benetton babies she shares with Brad Pitt. The kiddos were born in France, of course. I guess ... More >>
Vaughn ensures an amicable Break-Up
Four women struggle to face midlife in Friends with Money
Rumor Has It... this Graduate tribute deserves no honors
The Good Girl transforms Jennifer Aniston into a crazy cracker everywoman
A cartoon boy and a big metallic man carry a message of peace
What's wrong with this Picture? Everything.
'Til There Was You revisits yuppie angst
Ed Burns returns to the subject of sex and sibling rivalry