An ambitious knockout that doesn't quite live up to its potential.
An ambitious knockout that doesn't quite live up to its potential.
In what has become a "second verse, same as the first" kind of response, another appeals court upheld challenges to a states's ban on same-sex unions on Tuesday. In this case, it was Virginia's voter-approved ban that was shot down on pretty much the same grounds many others (Utah, Oklahoma) have be ... More >>
Flicks to look into on the edge of tomorrow — and the next months
Still Rubbernecking after all those years.
Some albums don't grow old gracefully, because they were never graceful to begin with. The Toadies' Rubberneck is rude, blasphemous, unstable, cathartic and possibly murderous, but graceful it is not. One of the angriest rock albums to be released by a Texas artist in the '90s, it is also (arguably) ... More >>
The Pharcyde, K-OTIX Fitzgerald's October 24, 2013 Hip-hop has evolved over the years of its existence more than any type of music in the same time period. Since the late '70s and early '80s, has moved from the simplistic beats and rhymes of Slick Rick and Sugar Hill Gang to the more provocative LL ... More >>
Barry Smitherman hasn't done a lot of time on the Railroad Commission, but he's already set his sights on becoming the next state attorney general, and he's calling for a conservative crusade to get him there. Smitherman has come a long way from the days when he was a prosecutor at the Harris Count ... More >>
Intentional or not, this film is proof Hollywood can make a memorable comedy.
A gun-dumb Brit's journey into the heart of American gun culture.
The adventure flick pretends it’s not an M. Night Shyamalan film
It's no longer a secret that I hold a deep disdain for most of the hipster music that runs across my desk. I try to give it a fair shot, but I just can't get into it. And a ton of it has come across my desk as of late, further igniting that fire of dislike while leaving me to wonder just what my pro ... More >>
42 almost makes a flesh-and-blood man of its hero.
In theaters, on demand or wherever.
Right now we feel like Jeff Goldblum in Jurassic Park. We could have told everyone this disaster was going to happen. Maybe not as quickly and drastically as it did, but with so many butterflies flapping their wings in Peking, plus what we witnessed when we worked there in college, it was inevitable ... More >>
Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating... Our Words, where we've finally figured out what our Halloween costume is going to be. Ready? Here it is: genetically modified fruit. Simple enough concept, but the hard part is the execution, where I need to figure out a way to combine a Fruit of ... More >>
The writer/director on filming in NYC, George Romero and saying no to bad script notes.
Houston audiences will have a chance Thursday to see what will become of the world if Obama is re-elected, with the premiere of the documentary 2016: Obama's America. Hint: it's not good. That's according to the filmmaker, Dinesh D'Souza, whose bestselling book, The Roots of Obama's Rage, serves ... More >>
Buckcherry, James Durbin Warehouse Live April 25, 2012 I confessed I walked into Warehouse Live last night solely for the purpose of hearing Buckcherry play "Lit Up" and "Crazy Bitch", two of the biggest songs of a career that has now reached a decade and a half. There was a time in 2006 when you c ... More >>
A green amusement park was supposed to bring prosperity to New Caney, but so far, only a few have profited. And it still exists only on paper.
John Hammond, the billionaire CEO of InGen and the curator of Jurassic Park found out the hard way that sometimes things from another time and place don't mesh well with different surroundings. A guy even got eaten by a Tyrannosaurus rex while he was taking a dump, and one of those spitting dinosaur ... More >>
Today John Williams turns 80 years old, and the prolific composer has packed in a lot of work in the past five decades as one of the most iconic movie music makers to lead an orchestra. No doubt you have been enthralled, enraptured and enfrightened (not a word) by his collaborations with George Luca ... More >>
A mad-scientist tale without the moral compass.
"Classic whites" make up about 20 percent of the Bayou Bar wine list, and about 95 percent of Whole Foods' clientele. The Place: Bayou Bar at Whole Foods 701 Waugh 713-284-1260 The Deals: Daily specials Wednesday ($1 off Texas pints), Thursday ($1 off growler refills) and Friday ($1 off wine ... More >>
Craig HlavatyBillys Gibbons (left) and Bob Thornton at Fitzgerald's, December 2009How how how how will this not be Rocks Off's favorite movie of all time after it comes out? If the rumors coming out of Hollywood and last month's SXSW conference are true, the story of that Lil' Ol' Band from T ... More >>
It's not unusual for me to get distracted by food and drink in movies. While viewing The King's Speech, for example, I kept wondering what flavor tea everyone was drinking and whether the Duke of York (Collin Firth) preferred milk or cream. And when I saw Jurassic Park, I started craving cak ... More >>
Photos by Jim BrickerGirl Talk Verizon Wireless Theater January 13, 2010 For more photos from last night's Girl Talk show, check out our slideshow. Girl Talk is a DJ that is ostensibly famous for wearing a headband, but is actually famous for his ability to sew together various songs from v ... More >>
Rocks Off recently got invited to cover something known as Rock & Roll Fantasy Camp, which works a lot like baseball fantasy camp, except none of the participants can field a line-drive grounder. Among the idols rock campers will meet include 3 Doors Down, Mark Farner, the drummer from the Hooters a ... More >>
Photos by Jim BrickerRoger Waters performed The Wall in its entirety Saturday night at Toyota Center. See our slideshow for more photos.Roger Waters Toyota Center November 20, 2010 Ed. note: The sold-out Roger Waters show was so highly anticipated, we sent two reviewers. Tune in Monday morni ... More >>
I recently tried congee with "thousand-year-old" egg and minced pork from Tan Tan (6816 Ranchester, 77036). Congee is a porridge. It's made by cooking which rice in much more water than necessary for merely cooking rice. The grains break down and the starch acts as a thickening agent. When ... More >>
Romp through one of Houstons most artsy neighborhoods
Youre in trouble when you have to ask, Is that a meat-a-saurus?
Get the inside scoop on dinos
The Sam Houston Hotel unites shrimp curry, king salmon with Moroccan spices, and mac 'n' cheese