John Cleese

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    5 Movies That Wouldn't Exist Without George Harrison

    After giving the deluxe documentary treatment to Bob Dylan (No Direction Home) and the Rolling Stones (Shine a Light), Martin Scorsese now trains his camera on George Harrison for George Harrison: Living In the Material World, his two-part film about the "Quiet Beatle" that airs at 8 p.m. tonight an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Season of the Witches -- 10 Shows That Keeping Up with the Kardashians Outlasted

    Over half a decade of quality programming.​In the course of writing Pop Rocks, I'm often exposed to information so horrific, so atrocious, so...repugnant it defies human comprehension. I first stumbled upon this particular tidbit several months ago, but only now has my sanity recovered from t ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 6, 2011
  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    New On DVD: Elementary, My Dear Iron Man

    ​With his 2009 film Sherlock Holmes, out on DVD today, Robert Downey, Jr. joins a long line of distinguished and, hmmm, sometimes odd, actors to play Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's most famous detective. The first name that comes up is Basil Rathbone, who many consider the definitive Sherlock, making 14 ... More >>

  • Music

    December 24, 2009
  • Calendar

    July 31, 2008

    Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    The River Oaks Theatre features medieval mayhem at midnight

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2008

    Lame Stunt: Clay Aiken in Spamalot

    Cart Driver: Bring out your dead. [a man puts a body on the cart] Large Man: Here's one. Cart Driver: That'll be ninepence. Body: I’m not dead. ****************** Body: I'm getting better. Large Man: No you're not, you'll be stone dead in a moment. Cart Driver: Well, I can't take him ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2007

    Sir Lancelot Waves Goodbye, and His Private Parts

    If you’re a Monty Python fan, or enjoy farting in peoples’ general direction, you’re no doubt aware that Spamalot is closing its run in Houston this week. We thought it would be cool to catch up with Patrick Heusinger, who plays the enviable roles of Sir Lancelot, Tim the Enchanter, the Knight ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    April 26, 2007

    Top DVDs

    Our picks for the week of April 26

  • Home Entertainment

    October 5, 2006
  • Film

    September 8, 2005

    Store Wars

    Crime may not pay, but this movie is Perfecto

  • Film

    August 18, 2005

    Bird Droppings

    Disney's Valiant effort never leaves the hangar

  • Film

    May 20, 2004

    Nice Pussy

    A killer cat steals a wonderful movie

  • Calendar

    May 20, 2004

    The Passion of Brian

    Move over, Mel, it's the second coming of Monty Python

  • Film

    June 26, 2003

    Fallen Angels

    Charlies high-flying heroines kick ass, but not the sequel syndrome

  • Film

    May 8, 2003

    Mighty Mediocre

    Wind bags a few charming laughs, but mostly meanders

  • Culture

    January 30, 2003

    Your New Friends?

    NBC hopes Coupling is its next hitcom, which bugs the show's biggest fans

  • Film

    January 9, 2003

    Honeymoon? Sweet!

    In Just Married, Ashton Kutcher wonders, "Dude, where's the script?"

  • Film

    September 6, 2001

    Not Dead Yet

    A tarted-up Holy Grail lives to fight (rabbits) another day

  • Culture

    February 1, 2001

    Drag King

    Actor-comic Eddie Izzard just wants to be loved

  • Culture

    May 4, 2000

    The Final Cut

    DVDs pull back the curtain on the movies, but do you really want to see the Wizard?

  • Film

    January 27, 2000

    Valley of the Dull

    Susann biopic isn't Great, not by a long shot

  • Film

    November 18, 1999

    Enough Is Enough

    Even a first-rate Brosnan can't save this World

  • Film

    April 8, 1999


    Steve Martin misses the spark in this remake

  • Film

    July 10, 1997

    Family Reunion

    The Van joy rides through an ordinary life

  • Film

    April 24, 1997
  • Film

    January 23, 1997
  • News

    January 23, 1997
  • Culture

    August 3, 1995

    Stage Notes

    Faithful Hound

  • Culture

    May 4, 1995

    Sex Done Dull

    How do you make a Victorian farce a fiasco? By being too obvious.

  • Film

    November 10, 1994

    Neither Man nor Monster

    Frankenstein claims to go by the book, but fails in the final chapter

  • Culture

    June 23, 1994

    Follow the Bouncing Body

    Loot gets a loopy rendering at the Westheimer Art Bar