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John Travolta

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2014

    The Urban Cowboy Soundtrack Holds Up Pretty Well

    Have you watched Urban Cowboy lately? It's actually on Netflix right now if you never have. But the movie that in many ways put Houston on the map in the world's eyes -- how come nobody ever brings up Terms of Endearment, though? -- frankly hasn't aged all that well. Pulpish B-movie fare to begin w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    Sheriff's Investigators Looking for Duo in Denny's Heist (VIDEO)

    Robbing a Denny's is the low-hanging fruit of the armed robbery world. Maybe that and sticking up a McDonald's are at the bottom of the crime barrel. How much are you really going to get out of people fighting the munchies at 12:30a.m.? Well, Harris County Sheriff's Office Robbery Division today r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    What Was Your Favorite Concert at The Summit?

    It must be music-venue day today. Rocks Off would like to thank Jon Harvey of Houston (@oompahead) for alerting us via Twitter to the fact that on this day in 1975, when I was a few weeks away from turning one year old, the sports and entertainment arena then known as the Summit opened in Greenway P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    5 New Holiday Albums For Your Halloween Horror

    Right now, as soon as you can either get to year nearest music retailer or click over to iTunes or Amazon, you can buy the first holiday-themed 2012 album we have heard of, Jason Gray's Christmas Stories: Repeat the Sounding Joy. If that sounds early to you, well, yeah, but we actually got the email ... More >>

  • Film

    July 5, 2012

    Savages

    Oliver Stone's drug-trade drama settles for sensation.

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    Top 20 Throwback TV Theme Songs Part 2

    Only a big dummy wouldn't have this show on the list.​Yesterday, we hit you up with the best ten TV theme songs that didn't quite make the top of our list. We heard a few quibbles from fellow television aficionados, but their cries of frustration were muffled by the sounds of "The LOOOVVE BOA ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 3, 2011
  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    Last Night: Mastodon At Fitzgerald's

    Photo by Marco TorresMastodon gets the devil horns.​Mastodon, Black Tusk, Venomous Maximus Fitzgerald's October 27, 2011 Mastodon on the stage upstairs at Fitzgerald's is like a bull in a china closet, an anaconda in a cage full of mice, or at least John Travolta in a room full of handsome me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    The Five Worst Music Movies Ever*

    * That aren't actual musicals *eye roll*​It would be easy to pick out a bunch of terrible musicals to make fun of. First off, most musicals seem stuck in the 1930s, when every song everywhere sounded like a show tune, and therefore stank. Second, we're afraid of polarizing our audience. You ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 30, 2010

    The Devil’s Rain

    The cast includes Ida Lupino, John Travolta, William Shatner and Ernest Borgnine

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    Nick Gaitan, Houston Music's Wolf-Like Problem Solver

    Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to sheaserrano@gmail.com. Kurt Bertilson​Remember ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 11, 2010

    Hairspray

    Tracy's having a really big hair day

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2010

    Pop Rocks: John Travolta, Humanitarian

    ​The tragedy of the earthquake in Haiti has, as expected, brought out both the best and worst of humanity. As an example of the former, we've seen the nations of the world send supplies and relief workers to help the stricken Caribbean nation. As for the latter, well, the comments of extraordinar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    No Rocks Off Movie Night Tonight - We're Saving Ourselves for Urban Cowboy Next Week

    Next Tuesday, Rocks Off Movie Night at the Mink returns with the 1980 "classic" Urban Cowboy. Classic if you're from Houston, anyway. The film kicks off our three-week series on movies filmed in and around Houston proper. Ben Stiller's directorial debut Reality Bites and Wes Anderson's hipster-bait ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 3, 2009

    Grease

    A classic musical hits Houston, with Idol in tow

  • Calendar

    July 23, 2009

    Saturday Night Fever

    Web exclusive!

  • Film

    June 11, 2009

    The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

    Why was this movie remade?

  • Music

    October 23, 2008

    Mick Jagger meets Gilley's

    Some Girls Ride Bulls

  • Calendar

    July 31, 2008

    Saturday Night Fever

    The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston brings back one of those movies people who aren’t film buffs consider classic.

  • Calendar

    June 5, 2008

    Vinyl Ranch’s tribute to Urban Cowboy

    Leon’s monthly country-music installment pays tribute to classic country cinema

  • Calendar

    May 22, 2008

    Grease Sing-along

    The River Oaks Theatre invites you to sing along to an undying musical

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2008

    Seven Deadly Sins: Celebrity Edition

    In an effort to stay hip with the times (always the Vatican’s primary objective, right?), the Catholic Church has decreed that there are seven new deadly sins (now, even deadlier!) that will accompany the old-fashioned original seven we’ve all come to know and love so well. The new ones inclu ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    September 20, 2007
  • Music

    July 26, 2007

    Death From Above 1979

    Disco Keeps On Keepin' On

  • Film

    July 19, 2007

    Hairspray

    Movie musical of the musical of the movie is nowhere near divine

  • Film

    March 1, 2007

    Like Pigs to Slaughter

    Cast of old men in leather pants on the road to nowhere good

  • Calendar

    June 15, 2006
  • Calendar

    March 23, 2006
  • Film

    March 3, 2005

    Get Lost

    It'd Be Cool if this sequel were any good. Too bad it ain't.

  • Film

    January 20, 2005

    Suddenly This Summer

    John Travolta and Scarlett Johansson face off in a Southern-gothic indie

  • Film

    September 30, 2004

    Like Moths to a Flame

    Americans likely will swarm to Ladder 49, an unabashed homage to firefighters

  • Film

    April 15, 2004

    Punish This

    The latest comic-book movie might just kill you

  • Film

    December 4, 2003

    Not the Sweetest Thing

    What a bad feeling -- and taste -- Honey leaves behind

  • Calendar

    October 9, 2003

    Still the Word

    Frankie Avalon comes to Houston to chastise a beauty-school dropout, once again

  • Calendar

    July 24, 2003

    The Healthy Choice

    Aerobics competition merges physical, mental challenges

  • Film

    March 27, 2003

    Pap Fiction

    Travolta unloads another awful bomb in Basic

  • Film

    November 1, 2001

    Beat the Parents

    Travolta's performance can't overcome the horror of this evil-stepfather cliché

  • Film

    March 8, 2001

    Adjust the Contrast

    Director can't juggle the contradictory tones of his ultraviolent action flick 15 Minutes

  • Film

    January 14, 1999

    Unconventional Conflict

    War films get redefined by the complex Thin Red Line

  • Film

    January 7, 1999

    Class Action

    A true case offers testimony to the talents of Travolta and Duvall

  • Film

    March 19, 1998

    Clinton Without Contrasts

    Primary Colors gets the libido, misses the idealism

  • Film

    November 6, 1997

    Film at 11

    Mad City hammers the idiocy of TV news

  • Film

    August 28, 1997

    Filial Flub

    She's So Lovely proves Nick Cassavetes should leave his dad alone

  • Film

    June 26, 1997

    Twin Towers

    Travolta and Cage make Face/Off more than skin-deep

  • Film

    July 4, 1996
  • Film

    February 15, 1996

    Woo? Wow!

    John Woo's latest isn't his best, but he still leads the action pack

  • Film

    December 28, 1995

    The Year in Film

    Though not great, 1995 still produced some movies worth seeing (and reseeing)

  • Film

    December 7, 1995

    Trading Places

    John Travolta shines again in an intriguing, if uneven, look at race in America

  • Film

    October 13, 1994

    Pulped Fiction

    Quentin Tarantino talks his sophomore film into an early grave

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