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Kevin Bacon

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    December 5, 2013
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    July 18, 2013
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    February 1, 2012

    Ten Musicians Who Played Other People on TV

    Sebastian Bach on Gilmore Girls​Fictional television shows are full of gimmickry. Some of it is good and some of falls flat. Others are subtle in-jokes. However, it can be interesting when a popular artist appears on a television show because it gives the audience a glimpse into another side o ... More >>

  • 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

    December 9, 2010

    Real Bacon Bits or Fakin' Bacon?

    ​Loving bacon is almost as cliché as making jokes about Kevin Bacon being in movies with a lot of different actors. But where's the love for defatted soy flour? What, you mean you don't have a T-shirt proclaiming your love for it? In case you are wondering, defatted soy flour is the first ing ... More >>

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    December 6, 2010

    Ten '90s Movies That Spurred Our Sexual Awakenings

    THE SANDLOT??? Oh yeah: Read on​A few weeks back, Jeff Balke chronicled the five `80's movie scenes that spurred his age group's sexual awakenings. The movies that "caused a stirring in my loins" as he said, at that precocious young age where the world is an awfully confusing and sexy place. ... More >>

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    October 15, 2010

    Why I'd Rather Eat Halal Food (Including Campbell's Soup)

    ​The latest round of anti-Muslim rhetoric to spew forth from the nation's right-wing extremists has formed from the strangest combination of ingredients: Canada and Campbell's soup. News that Americans have started a Facebook group called "Boycott Campbell Soup" [sic] -- which has nearly 3,50 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    Favre In Charge -- "The Media Still Sucks" Edition

    Brett Favre finally wins a big game for the Jets​The mainstream sports media couldn't avoid the topic forever. Eventually, the story of Brett Favre's penis would have to be addressed. And as deafening and infuriating as the silence in Bristol and points beyond was, we knew that the only thing mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    Get Your Meat Sculpture

    ​Yes, this is it. Carpe Diem, people. Bacon Kevin Bacon is up for grabs on EBay. The oversized head, measures 14.25" x 8" x 11.5", comes with a marble base, and bears an odd resemblance to Conan O'Brian. It was commissioned by Justin Esch and Dave Lefkow of J&D Foods, and created by artist ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    When Rock Stars And Movie Stars Reproduce: Five Offspring Bands

    ​No, these aren't Offspring cover bands, which would be gross, since Offspring sucks pretty badly on their own. They aren't as cool as we thought they were in 1994. No, let's talk about what happens when famous folks let their children loose to be rock stars. Some fall while others find fame i ... More >>

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    June 16, 2010

    Game Time: USC Sanctions -- A Lesson in Media Logic (or Lack Thereof)

    She cheered the Lane Kiffin hire, too​If you take Brian Cushing's four-game suspension and Reggie Bush's single handed takedown of his alma mater's football program -- two of the biggest football stories of the last two months -- and go to connect them "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon"-style, the easy ... More >>

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    April 30, 2010

    Game Time: Kentucky Derby -- Ten "Two Minute Events" More Exciting Than Horses Galloping

    Between-race entertainment at the Derby​I love horse racing. Actually, to be clear, I love the act of going to the racetrack -- any racetrack -- and sitting in the bleachers (do they call them "bleachers" at a racetrack?) with three or four of my buddies, drinking about twelve beers, eating roughl ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 25, 2010

    Screen on the Green: Apollo 13

    Houston, ah, we have a big ass problem

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    November 18, 2009

    Artist of the Week: Time Travelers and Staunch Futurama Defenders Holy Fiction

    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 introducingliston@gmail.com. ​ Occasionally, you'll h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2009

    Aftermath: Reba McEntire at RodeoHouston

    Reba McEntire is the closest modern country will ever get to the artistic heights of its pioneering female vocalists. Sure Tanya Tucker had her run but the booze, powders and Glen Campbell took their toll. Shania Twain was just a Nashville/Pat Benatar Frankenstein project. And all the others were B- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    For the Rodeo: Five Best Movie Parades

    It's Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo time! Tomorrow's Go Texan Day and Saturday's the parade. Certainly some of you out there are looking forward to watching musical acts from 200 feet away and the lingering smells of hay, manure, and sweaty, sweaty cowboys. So sit back, kick your boots off, and ge ... More >>

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    February 13, 2009

    Friday The 13th: The Best Kills

    Today marks the reboot of the venerated Friday the 13th franchise, and what better way to get up to speed on the history of Jason Voorhees and Camp Crystal Lake than to study this carefully assembled list of the best death scenes from each of the 11 Ft13 flicks?Friday the 13th -- BaconationHappily, ... More >>

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    February 21, 2008
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    February 7, 2008

    Spazmatics = Revenge of the Replicants

    Did you know that '80s cover band the Spazmatics has clones from coast to coast?

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    January 8, 2008

    Six Degrees of Charlie Wilson’s War

    I’m sure that many of you are familiar the theory of Six Degrees of Separation – or at least the Hollywood version of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. In short, the theory posits that everyone person in the world is no more than six steps from each person on the planet. (In the Hollywood version, ... More >>

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    September 21, 2007

    Miss Pop Rocks: Remaking Footloose Is Satan’s Work

    So they’re going to remake Footloose. Hear that? It’s the sound of my teenage soul curling up and dying a slow, agonizing death. Remake Footloose?!?!? I don’t think so. Footloose. The film that taught me how to use the Bible effectively to make an argument. (Ecclesiastes 3: “To every ... More >>

  • Film

    June 14, 2007

    Get Inside. It's Summertime!

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

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    February 2, 2007
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    November 9, 2006

    Communication Breakdown

    Storytelling gimmicks can't save this vapid, globally conscious puzzle-film

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    August 3, 2006
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    October 27, 2005

    Strange Brew

    The Truth is, Egoyan's latest is B-movie noir, with killer performances

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    March 31, 2005

    Cut and Paste

    Beauty Shop is clipped straight from its predecessors

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    January 13, 2005

    Extended Sentence

    A convicted pedophile earns his release but can't escape from himself

  • Culture

    September 30, 2004

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

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    September 23, 2004

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Film

    September 23, 2004

    Indecent Disposal

    James Toback wastes an uninhibited Neve on a cheesy Adrian Lyne rip-off

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    September 16, 2004

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Culture

    September 2, 2004

    Shake, Shake, Shake

    Shake your booty at the Great Caruso Dinner Theater's Footloose

  • Culture

    February 12, 2004

    The Hard Sell

    Local filmmaker Shane Carruth won Sundance's top honor. So...now what?

  • Film

    January 1, 2004

    The Sorrow and the Pity

    In a year of big-screen sadness, our critics comfort those who triumphed

  • Film

    December 4, 2003

    Not the Sweetest Thing

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

  • Film

    October 30, 2003

    Ryan's Hope

    Jane Campion guides Meg Ryan through a stunning career transformation In the Cut

  • Film

    October 23, 2003

    Rage Against the Past

    Eastwood takes a guilt trip down the mighty Mystic River

  • Film

    April 25, 2002

    Jason Goes to Space

    You'll bust at the comic, cosmic carnage of Jason X

  • Film

    August 3, 2000

    Invisible Id

    Insipid Hollow Man uses science to explore the outer edges of puerile male aggression

  • Film

    September 9, 1999

    A Stir of Bacon

    Ghostly Echoes add up to a posthypnotic thriller

  • Music

    February 12, 1998
  • Film

    July 31, 1997

    Perfect Mess

    What's wrong with this Picture? Everything.

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    April 10, 1997
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    October 24, 1996

    Revenge Is... Adequate

    Sleepers aims for the gut -- and misses

  • Film

    December 28, 1995

    The Year in Film

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

  • Film

    July 6, 1995

    Moonstruck

    Both corny and inspiring, Apollo 13 is about more than a space mission

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    September 29, 1994

    Streep in the Wild

    Move aside Sly and Arnold, Meryl's gone muscular

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    January 27, 1994
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