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Julia Roberts

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2014

    Films for Foodies: Eat Pray Love, In Which an Annoying Character Eats Great Food

    Movie studios scramble to have big-name stars headline their films, but in many of my favorite movies food is the star. Few things are better than pairing a foodie film with a great meal so we can enjoy ourselves just as much as the folks onscreen are enjoying their own aliments. In this series, we' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2013

    It's That Time of Year: Everything You Need To Know About Champagne and Sparkling Wine

    In the wine trade, they call it "OND": October-November-December, the last quarter of the Gregorian calendar and the 92 days of the year during which more wine is sold than in any other period of the year. And from the romantic dinner for two to the whole mispucha blowout, from the company holiday ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2013

    Investigating Food in Film: Cuppa Cuppa Cake from Steel Magnolias

    It's little surprise many famous movie scenes involve food; there's a certain pleasure in watching characters eat the foods we enjoy in real life or grapple with the familiar challenges of cooking, say, lobsters. But have you ever been watching a film and someone mentions a food you've never heard ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    Sugar Daddies Are Paying For Lots Of Sugar Babies At UH, Company Claims

    A young woman finds an older man on a dating website. She's drawn to him. What can it be? His age and experience? His Sean Connery-like looks? The fact that she's got bills to pay at the University of Houston and he has agreed to pay for her education just for the pleasure of her company? I know w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    Free for All: Art Without a Price Tag

    We've had a couple of days to recover from all of those holiday parties, and we're already looking forward to this weekend's offerings. Here are a few of the events on our list. On Friday, we'll be stopping by the "Joseph Cohen: Fatto in Italia" opening at Wade Wilson Art. Cohen, part of the Conc ... More >>

  • Film

    May 5, 2011

    Sloppy Seconds

    The divine secrets of the Eskimo sisterhood in Something Borrowed.

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    App of the Week: Six Awesome, Free Apps for Movie Buffs

    These six apps will help you with any movie, except Human Centipede. For that, you're on your own.​It's awards season. From People's Choice to the Screen Actors Guild to the Academy Awards and the other hundred worthless statues given out this time of year, people are talking about movies, and ... More >>

  • Film

    May 27, 2010
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    May 18, 2010

    Today's DVDs: The Thrill Of Victory, The Agony Of Valentine's Day

    Photo courtesy Warner Bros. Who else was Clint gonna call?​Director Clint Eastwood, actors Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon. That powerhouse trio could have chosen to tell just about any story they wanted and made it into an Academy Award worthy film. They chose Invictus, the real-life story o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    2009 Concert Rewind, May: No Doubt, Dave Matthews, Fleetwood Mac, Steve Earle, Fischerspooner, Bob Log and, Um, BuzzFest

    Craig Hlavaty​Dave Matthews Band, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, May 1: "It's hard to label what exactly they do, but it can't be called 'jam.' As limitless and expansive the bands who get stuck in that genre may be, folks like String Cheese Incident, O.A.R. and Dispatch cannot hold a flickering ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    30 Rock Takes Another Little Piece of Port Arthur

    One of the only things Rocks Off loves as much as Tom Petty and chicken-fried steak is NBC's brilliant, multiple Emmy-winning 30 Rock, which he thinks is the best TV comedy since The Larry Sanders Show. Now he loves it even more after last night's deliciously twisted episode, "Senor Macho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2008

    What I’d Like To Do to Dina Lohan and Denise Richards

    Can you relate to this? Have you ever found yourself collapsed on the couch, reaching for your drool cup, unable…yes unable to move from your position even though what you are viewing on television absolutely horrifies and disgusts you? And you begin to question your value as a fit human being, ... More >>

  • News

    February 14, 2008

    Mescaline on the Mexican Border

    Texas is the only state in the country where peyote is sold legally. Really.

  • Film

    December 20, 2007

    Charlie Wilson's War

    All aboard the '80s way-back machine for Mike Nichols's good time Charlie

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2007

    Charlie Wilson’s War, Now with Less 9/11

    Charlie Wilson’s War comes out next week. As often happens in Hollywood, it’s been toned down from its original version. What happens less often is that a Houston socialite’s responsible. The film tells the extraordinary story of how, along with her then-man, Texas congressman Charlie Wilson ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2007

    Miss Pop Rocks: Lloyd Dobler, How Could You?

    Let me say right up front that on a conscious level Miss Pop Rocks fully understands that John Cusack is not, in fact, Lloyd Dobler, star of the great 80s film Say Anything. Miss Pop Rocks knows that Lloyd Dobler is a fictional character, and that there is really probably no real boy out there who ... More >>

  • Film

    June 14, 2007

    Get Inside. It's Summertime!

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

  • Film

    June 7, 2007

    Ocean's Thirteen

    Ocean's Thirteen is a washed-up threequel. How much you wanna bet Hollywood makes a bundle?

  • Film

    January 4, 2007

    Predator v. Predator

    Everyone's miserable in Patrick Marber's latest, and it feels so good

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2006
  • Film

    July 27, 2006

    The Metamorphosis

    Boy turns bug in redemptive kiddie-lit adaptation

  • Calendar

    March 16, 2006
  • Film

    January 13, 2005

    Misdirected

    Almodvar shoots for noir and misses the mark

  • Calendar

    December 30, 2004

    Kidding Around

    Last Comic Standing champ John Heffron yuks it up for New Year's Eve

  • Calendar

    June 24, 2004

    Queen of Smack

    Ray Charles, Bill Cosby -- even herself -- Wanda Sykes dogs 'em all

  • News

    December 4, 2003

    Super Bowl Special

    Houston's game will beckon the big leagues of a profession far older than the NFL

  • Film

    May 29, 2003

    Think Different

    Could it be that this year's crop of summer movies requires a brain cell or two?

  • Film

    January 23, 2003

    Mind Games

    Clooney toys with the twisted delusions of Chuck Barris

  • News

    November 14, 2002

    The Pretender

    Rodrigo Montano passed himself off as a Rice University student. Is he deluded or just the worst con artist in town?

  • Film

    May 9, 2002

    Revolting

    Meet The New Guy, same as the old guy

  • Film

    April 5, 2001

    A Tangled Web

    Along Came a Spider's flimsy plot survives only because of its many cheats

  • Culture

    August 24, 2000

    The Bit Player

    Vincent D'Onofrio may be the best actor of his generation, but who would notice?

  • Film

    May 11, 2000

    Middle-Age Crazy

    The Lifestyle goes where no documentary has gone before: suburban group sex

  • Culture

    September 16, 1999

    Class Act

    In the middle is very elevated

  • Film

    December 25, 1997
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    October 2, 1997
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    July 10, 1997

    To Coldly Go

    Contact is more like a close encounter of the turgid kind

  • News

    September 15, 1994

    Seeds of Trouble, Part II

    Chronicle management asked its staff to critique the paper for "diversity." It got a whole lot more than that.

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