Jim Henson

  • Film

    March 20, 2014

    Muppets Most Wanted Is a Great Caper

    Get ready for heaps of ridiculousness.

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2014

    Things You Can Do Until the Good Shows Come Back

    If you reach mid-month and feel the boredom begin to gnaw at your brain like some Lovecraftian monster, get to Reliant Center next weekend (January 18-19) for the America's Got Talent open auditions. You're sure to see something truly nightmarish there - particularly if Howard Stern shows up. Even ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2013

    My Christmas Gift To You: Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas (w/ VIDEO)

    When you work in media for a living, how do you properly thank thousands of people that you can't see or don't know personally? The thousands of people (we hope) who listen to your show, read your blog, follow you on Twitter, what's an appropriate show of gratitude? Sure, a general tweet of thanks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    Last Night: Band of Horses at House of Blues

    Band of Horses, Skating Polly House of Blues October 24, 2012 When this fall's highly-anticipated Railroad Revival Tour was scuttled a lot of hearts broke, but luckily one of the artists on that traveling bill, Band Of Horses, ended up booking a House Of Blues show instead. The band's previous pr ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Film

    November 24, 2011


    Muppets reboot can't quite get its act together.

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2011

    Some Strings Attached: Puppets In Music Videos

    The Muppets had a successful and profitable opening yesterday, proving that after 30 years of television and movies, Kermit still has his acting chops. Jim Henson's premiere Muppets motion picture, The Muppets Movie, came out in June of 1979. The film was the first to feature a leading cast of pup ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    Muppet Justin Bieber = World Gonna End

    Mason Lankford said, "There will come a day when we forget the Rapture ever even happened," but Rocks Off is keeping an eye out for signs of our impending Armageddon. We were wrong last time, but we're totally right this time! Thankfully we've been able to wean the Kid With One F off Dora the Exp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Ten Bizarro Christmas-Carol Covers

    ​Thanks to holiday-themed compilations like A Very Special Christmas and Little Steven's Christmas A Go-Go, we often hear our favorite modern artists putting their spin on holiday classics. But for those who are tired of forcing Mariah Carey's eight-octave "All I Want For Christmas" on their f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    Beetle's Paul Beebe and Other Local Musicians Remember John Lennon

    Today is one of the most dubious anniversaries in all of rock and roll. Twenty-nine years ago this evening, Mark David Chapman shot and killed John Lennon on the front steps of Lennon's apartment building on the Upper West Side of New York City, the Dakota. For Baby Boomers and even their older kid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    On Its 40th Birthday, the Top 10 Sesame Street Musical Guests

    Sing the blues, Kermit... or greens. We know how you feel. Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Bert and Ernie, Elmo and Grover have something to celebrate. Sesame Street, their fictional New York borough, and the television show probably responsible for everything you knew as a kid, turns 40 today. Created ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2009

    Fozzy Bear on 'Shrooms: "Gooby" Hits Theaters Next Week at WorldFest

    We don't know what the folks at the upcoming WorldFest Houston Film Festival are loading their pipes with, but judging by the trailer for "Gooby", one the festival's official selections, we really want to score some. "Gooby" is the story of ah, um; we're guessing a space alien that looks like Jim ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 12, 2009


    Web exclusive!

  • Calendar

    December 25, 2008

    The Muppet Movie

    Kermit the Frog turns in his signature performance

  • Calendar

    December 4, 2008
  • Calendar

    November 13, 2008

    Cinema Bomar: A Bit on the Arty Side…

    Cinema Bomar unleashes a cornucopia of mindbenders

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2008

    Halloween Video Week Pt. 2: Welcome to Alice Cooper's Nightmare, Muppets

    They let this kind of stuff on television back in the day? I mean, this was filmed in 1978. At this point, wasn't Alice Cooper still a degenerate cross-dressing rock star who put his wang in a donut? And it's on a children's show with puppets? I know the Muppets were progressive because Jim Henson w ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 13, 2007


    What do George Lucas, Jim Henson, Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie have in common?

  • Calendar

    August 9, 2007

    The Dark Crystal

    Jim Henson’s fantasy film features a RUSH look-alike

  • Dining

    July 12, 2007



  • Music

    May 24, 2007

    The Sad Kermit Video

    Kermit hurt himself today

  • Home Entertainment

    September 7, 2006
  • Culture

    January 26, 2006

    Dr. No

    Tommy Tune can't save this unmusical pachyderm

  • Music

    November 13, 2003

    Hail to the Freak

    Interesting times call for an interesting man of the year. We nominate Michael Jackson.

  • Music

    October 31, 2002

    Mount Bonnell Breakdown

    The South Austin Jug Band's swingy bluegrass is mullet-free music

  • Culture

    August 22, 2002

    Fallon Fast

    Saturday Night Live's prime player is rapidly outgrowing television's small screen

  • Film

    January 10, 2002

    A Real Howler

    The Wolf tears through cinema's most boring season

  • Film

    June 22, 2000

    Free-Range Chicken

    No secret recipe here: The creators of Wallace & Gromit and Wat's Pig cook up a bucketload of inventive fun

  • Film

    April 9, 1998

    Do the Time Warp

    Lost in Space is dumb -- but it's a good dumb

  • Calendar

    March 12, 1998
  • Film

    September 25, 1997

    Closet Case

    In & Out goes both ways -- funny and funnier

  • Film

    November 28, 1996


    Disney's Dalmatians ain't the puppy chow it could have been

  • Film

    November 21, 1996
  • Calendar

    May 23, 1996

    Beat the Heat!

    1996 Summer Guide

  • Calendar

    February 3, 1994