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John Carpenter

  • Film

    July 17, 2014
  • Film

    March 13, 2014

    The Welcome Return of Kurt Russell

    Here are a few of our favorite Kurts.

  • Film

    February 7, 2013

    Stand Up Guys

    A blow to Al Pacino's Legacy

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    Your Halloween Playlist: Don't Play That, Play This

    Recently Rocks Off told you how to put together a solid party playlist. We're coming up on the time of year when people start throwing Halloween parties, so now it's time to get a little more specific. Don't be content to throw on the old 30 Spookiest Halloween Hits album and walk away, because gue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2012

    Rob Zombie, Lord of Salem, Now a Twin of Evil on Tour

    Rob Zombie's career has played out like a good horror movie: A surprise at every turn. His '90s band White Zombie put a firm tongue in cheek (and a whole lotta metal) into Alice Cooper-style theatrics, and after 1996's Supersexy Swingin' Sounds, exited stage left as one of the most remix-friendly ha ... More >>

  • Music

    August 2, 2012

    The Anarchist Song Book

    Noise musician BLACKIE searches for total freedom in music.

  • Film

    July 26, 2012

    Red Lights

    Rodrigo Cortés's thriller Red Lights doesn't inspire faith.

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Prisoners of Sex: 10 Movie Womanizers, from the Sick to the Sublime

    The movies are full of bed-hopping men -- think of Humphrey Bogart's serial flirtations in The Big Sleep (1946), and Richard Roundtree laying his way uptown and down in Shaft (1971). But in Steve McQueen's Shame, slated to open in Houston December 16, womanizing is not just an outgrowth of the plot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Pop Rocks: The Kardashians' Popularity, Explained

    America, you have serious problems: It was business--big business--as usual for Kourtney & Kim Take New York and The Walking Dead. Here's what the shows' Sunday-night TV ratings performances meant: For Kourtney & Kim, the reality-show's season premiere, which scored a series-best 3.2 million view ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    Brain-Eating Bands and Songs for the Walking Dead

    ssgmusic.com​Zombies or vampires? It's a classic debate along the line of The Beatles vs. The Rolling Stones. We're not sure the Fab Four qualifies as either monster, but with The Glimmer Twins' propensity to remain upright and touring despite advanced age, decay, and a million other complicat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Your 2011 Fall/Movie Preview (Part 1)

    ​Note: Pop Rocks will return next week. Labor Day has come and gone, which means the official start of the fall movie season is just around the corner. In fact, two of the more anticipated releases of latter 2011 -- Warrior and Contagion -- come out tomorrow. After what has been widely rega ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    The Ten Worst Movies of 2011...In Advance

    Oh, don't act surprised.​2011 is barely out of the oven and I'm already filled with dread. Could it be the fact I've spent the entire year so far coughing up chunks of green lung tissue? That I've finally despaired of ever finding a writing gig that doesn't involve "Lady Gaga sex tape" Google ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    The Top 10 Horror-Movie Scores Of All Time

    Not on the list...ha-ha!​The art of the instrumental horror-film score is quickly being lost. All too often now, filmmakers are using heavy metal and pop music to soundtrack their films. Hearing Slipknot or HIM during a stabbing scene just doesn't hold the same weight to us as some tubular bel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Remake My Day 2 (The Remakening)

    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 >>

  • 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

    December 18, 2009

    Dan O'Bannon, R.I.P. (Yes, You Know His Work)

    ​Dan O'Bannon passed away yesterday. Who? You may be asking, like the ignorant hipsters you are. O'Bannon got his start writing the screenplay and designing the F/X for Dark Star, one of John Carpenter's first movies. Doesn't ring a bell? He also worked on the computer effects for a little art-ho ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 15, 2009

    They Live

    Beings from another planet infiltrate L.A.'s high-society scene - how can anyone tell the difference?

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    For WrestleMania: The Five Best Acting Jobs By Wrestlers

    You can act like Houston hosting one of the biggest sporting events of the year isn't that big a deal, but 70,000 screaming whack-jobs with rage issues descending upon our fair city from the four corners of the earth would probably disagree. And if you think wrestling contributes nothing of value to ... More >>

  • Film

    February 5, 2009

    Coraline in Wonderland

    Things are not as they seem in Henry Selick's stunning stop-motion fairy tale

  • Music

    January 15, 2009
  • Film

    June 14, 2007

    Get Inside. It's Summertime!

    Your guide to the season's hottest films (and the other ones, too)

  • Film

    April 5, 2007

    Grindhouse

    Rodriguez and Tarantino overcome nostalgia in their cut-and-run grindhouse mash note

  • Home Entertainment

    July 27, 2006
  • Film

    June 1, 2006

    Kicking French Ass

    District B13 puts American action movies to shame

  • Music

    April 20, 2006

    Eliot Lipp

    Friday, April 21, at Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, 713-629-3700

  • Film

    January 26, 2006

    Heavenly Hag

    Emma Thompson's Nanny McPhee becomes a thing of beauty

  • Culture

    February 3, 2005

    Capsule Reviews

    A picture of our opinions on local exhibitions

  • Culture

    January 20, 2005

    Where the Art Is

    FotoFest's "Home and Garden" show is one of the best on the block

  • Film

    January 20, 2005

    Unlucky 13

    This Assault attacks the original and does no damage

  • Music

    December 23, 2004

    Up from the Underworld

    This year, blood-soaked extreme metal took its rightful place in the world of heavy music

  • Year End

    December 23, 2004

    Up from the Underworld

    This year, blood-soaked extreme metal took its rightful place in the world of heavy music

  • Culture

    October 10, 2002

    Out of Focus?

    Scotty Crane is tired of getting the shaft from Paul Schrader

  • Culture

    July 11, 2002

    Did She or Didn't She?

    The Alley opens Summer Chills with a play that will keep you guessing till the very end

  • Music

    November 16, 2000

    Rave Rules

    No one over 25 should be in attendance, but if you are, here's the game plan

  • Film

    October 26, 2000

    Witch Way Did It Go?

    BW2 spoils the mystery of the original - while creating a few of its own

  • Film

    October 29, 1998

    All in Vein

    Clichs are the real killers in the anemic action film Vampires

  • Film

    April 24, 1997

    I Lava L.A.!

    Volcano destroys the City of Angels with hot magma and cool affection

  • Film

    August 8, 1996
  • Calendar

    May 23, 1996

    Beat the Heat!

    1996 Summer Guide

  • Film

    January 18, 1996

    Bloody Fun

    Tarantino meets Rodriguez and, no surprise, all hell breaks loose

  • Film

    May 4, 1995
  • Film

    March 9, 1995

    To Hell and Back

    Image is all (but not enough) in the supernatural thriller Hideaway

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