John Hughes

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2014

    Psychedelic Furs & the Lemonheads at House of Blues, 11/2/2014

    Psychedelic Furs, the Lemonheads, Night Drive House of Blues November 2nd, 2014 Each month, countless bands tour the United States on the nostalgia ticket. What these shows generally present is a fond recollection of a time when both the band and the audience were fresher and tighter; the concert e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2014

    Alice Cooper Once Made a High Schooler's Dream Come True

    Note: This story was written by Kathy Cano-Murillo and comes to us from our sister blog in Phoenix, Up on the Sun. Once upon a time in Phoenix, in the fall of 1980, my high-school journalism teacher, Mrs. Finerman, was standing before the class, her voice thick with Willy Wonka mystery. "This is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: NEEDTOBREATHE, A Danseparc Wedding, etc.

    NEEDTOBREATHE Bayou Music Center, September 5 Without a whole lot of fanfare, South Carolina's NEEDTOBREATHE is probably the first band since Switchfoot to fully cross over from contemporary Christian music into the mainstream; beyond even that, they've become one of the biggest rock groups of the ... More >>

  • Film

    February 27, 2014

    Who Killed the Romantic Comedy?

    Rom-coms used to be a cash cow — and wildly popular with audiences. What happened?

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    Houston Bucket List - 100 Things To Do in Houston Before You Die: Fly Away Home

    The Houston Press is presenting a series of posts leading up to a feature story in the print edition of the 100 Things to Do in Houston Before You Die. Each blog post contains one of our top 10 bucket list items along with nine others in the top 100. To narrow our list, we only chose items unique to ... More >>

  • Music

    April 25, 2013

    Book of Love: Open Book

    Synth-pop band Book of Love's sunny '80s sound is suddenly back in vogue.

  • Film

    October 25, 2012

    Finally, a Treat with Fun Size

    The teen comedy that's not bad for you.

  • Film

    October 13, 2011

    Footloose 2011

    There Will Always Be a Time to Dance

  • Film

    July 28, 2011

    Not Crazy Enough

    I Love You Phillip Morris directors fall short of their own high bar with the sweet but less-than- groundbreaking Crazy, Stupid, Love.

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Saturday Night: Wild Moccasins Tour Kickoff At Fitzgerald's

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​Wild Moccasins, Young Mammals Fitzgerald's February 12, 2011 Houston has seen Wild Moccasins plenty of times before, but that doesn't stop the throngs of fans from packing out show after show to see the band's catchy brand of indie pop-rock. The story was no different ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Last Night: Neon Indian At Groundhall

    Photos by Jim Bricker​Neon Indian Groundhall October 6, 2010 For more images from Wednesday's show, see our slideshow here. In-the-know scenesters amassed Wednesday night as Texas' indie darling Alan Palomo performed to a half-full Groundhall, although many local vets still refer to the ware ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    Game Time: Slow Clap For Corey Haim (1971-2010)

    Deaths of `80's child stars. Two weeks ago, it was Andrew Koenig. This morning, it was Corey Haim. If these things happen in threes, Gary Coleman may want to look twice before crossing the street this week. Just saying.This morning, anyone whose formative pop-culture years occurred in the late 198 ... More >>

  • Film

    April 16, 2009

    17 Again Is Less Than Zero

    Zac Efron should stick to musicals.

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    April 2, 2009
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    July 26, 2007

    Christian Bale

    What won't the best actor of his generation do for a role? Not much.

  • Film

    June 7, 2007

    Geekology 101

    Judd Apatow explains himself.

  • Film

    December 21, 2006

    2006 Year In Review: It's Soooo High School

    And that's a compliment to Rian Johnson's teen detective noir

  • Music

    July 31, 2003

    Invisible Man

    Kenna doesn't care if you see him. He just wants you to hear him.

  • Film

    February 7, 2002

    The Dollhouse Is Burning

    Storytelling ups the ante on Solondz's bluster of sex, rage and insanity

  • Film

    August 9, 2001

    Tasty Slice

    American Pie 2 is sweet trash that turns out to be surprisingly filling

  • Music

    October 23, 1997
  • Film

    November 28, 1996

    Silver Balls

    Arnold goes last-minute Christmas shopping, and he buys a turkey

  • Film

    December 1, 1994

    Friends and Fantasy

    Adolescent girls, murder, a kingdom of dreams: these are the ties that bind