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Kevin Costner

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    Johnny Manziel Hanging Out With Marshall Henderson in Dallas (Uh Oh! )

    If you're one of the few who has managed to catch the new Kevin Costner film Draft Day (featuring guest star Arian Foster!) at a sneak preview, and you take it as being authentic, then you remember the pain staking efforts that Sonny Weaver (Costner's Browns' GM character) went to in order to gather ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2014

    Movie Review of Draft Day (Featuring Texans RB Arian Foster)

    The NFL Draft has grown into a monster business. There are literally hundreds of websites, pundits, and magazines making money hand over fist on the (intelligent sounding, but in the end largely random) speculation on which teams will draft which college kids. Smoke, mirrors, and the Wonderlic, bab ... More >>

  • Film

    February 20, 2014
  • Blogs

    August 22, 2013

    Vintage Astroworld TV Ads to Remind Us of Summers Past

    Of all the photos I've ever taken -- from crappy shots as a kid with a Kodak Instamatic -- to covers of the Houston Press, the above shot is by far my least favorite. Nevermind that it's not a particularly good shot -- nice slanted landscape there, Balke -- but it is what it depicts that just kills ... More >>

  • Film

    June 13, 2013

    There's Greatness In Man Of Steel, Even When It Isn't Very Good

    Despite its weight, you’ll believe a man can fly — and it’s worth watching.

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    A Gallery Of U.S. Presidents Working On Their Fitness

    I don't know about you guys, but when I looked at the crop of Republican presidential candidates about a year ago, as the media and primary wars waged on, I could only think about what they would look like jogging or working out. It's a hidden hot-button issue. Depraved, mindless people like me vote ... More >>

  • Film

    August 9, 2012

    Whitney Houston, Actress

    Surveying the great diva's checkered film career.

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Drafting A New MTV Rock N' Jock Softball Game

    If you mention and explain the concept of MTV's Rock N' Jock to '90s babies, they will look at you glassy-eyed and slowly walk away. But it's true, in the late '80s and early '90s it was possible to gather the best and sexiest celebrities in TV, film and music for a carefree softball match, with pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    Blue-Eyed Butcher: Lifetime's Susan Wright Movie, Viciously Reviewed By One Of Her Attorneys

    Susan Wright is the Houston woman who tied her husband to their bed and stabbed him 193 times. Kelly Siegler is the prosecutor who re-enacted that scene in court, bringing in a bed, tying a fellow prosecutor to it, and then fake-stabbing him 193 times for the jury's sake. Lifetime has made a movie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Rap Round Table: What Was Whitney Houston's Best Song?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Each week Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​This Week's Panel: TroubleSum, O.N.E., Medicine Girl, D-Risha, Young Sensation, Kyle Hubbard, Zavey, B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Pocket Full Of Kryptonite

    Lindsay Lohan's in my next movie? Just leave the bottle.​I'd done a decent job putting the fact they're rebooting the Superman franchise *again* next year out of my mind, that is until a flurry of recent Man of Steel-related news items popped up in the last week or so. "Wait," you're saying, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    10 Sequels That Don't Need To Happen

    Please god, no...​For those who've been pining for the return of the "Blue Steel" and the "Magnum," your patience is about to be rewarded: Ben Stiller is dead in the middle of promoting "Little Fockers," out Dec. 22, but he's already got his eye on yet another sequel: "Zoolander 2." Stiller ... More >>

  • Film

    December 9, 2010

    Rich Man's Recession

    The Company Men takes pity on the emasculated executive.

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    I Would Tweet 4 U: What If Prince Were On Twitter?

    Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray/ Click image to enlarge (trust us)​Sadly, Prince will not be releasing his next album online, despite being one of the first artists to release music exclusively on the Internet. He recently pronounced the Internet as "over," remarking, "All these comput ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    How To Survive The Summer Concert Season

    ​You may be saying, "Rocks Off, how can you guys be doing a summer concert tips blog when it's almost July?" Well, imaginary naysayer who just had an imaginary conversation with us, here in Houston summer lasts until the trannies off Pacific Street start wearing two pairs of Spanx, which is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    The Corn N' Oil

    ​For weeks, we have resisted the urge to write about the Corn N' Oil. After all, this column should be a refuge from the daily stream of petroleum press about the Gulf becoming saturated with incompetence in addition to oil. But the barrage of Kevin Costner clips, BP CEO "Seriously did he just ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    For Opening Day: Five Terrific Baseball Movies, None Of Which Star Kevin Costner

    Opening Day is finally here, and we can once again try to resolve our love/hate relationship with the Houston Astros.As of this writing, they are undefeated, so -- so far, so good.Baseball, for all its problems, has long had an unbreakable hold on Americans. So have movies. So here are five great ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    Pop Rocks: Yoiks and Away

    ​When (if) you think of Robin Hood, you probably recall the devil-may-care outlaw in Lincoln-green tights who fought the forces of medieval oppression with a longbow and a band of merry men. If you're lucky, you've caught Errol Flynn's definitive performance in 1938's The Adventures of Robin Hood ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    10 Candidates For The Job Of Astros Manager

    Photo by Aaron M. Sprecher​Drayton McLane and his so-called brain trust are supposed to start meeting this week to discuss names for the next manager of the Houston Astros.Brian McTaggart over at Astros.com throws out some of the usual names we would expect to hear -- Jim Fregosi (friend of Ed Wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    Dirty, Dirty Hippies Were the Least Odious of Woodstock's Many Shameful Legacies

    This weekend marks the 40th anniversary of Woodstock, as if you needed us to remind you. Documentaries, feature films, tours and boxed CD sets have been rolling out all summer in order to wring still more cash from the corpses of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and - to a lesser extent - Country Joe McD ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    For May Day: Five Best Dirty, Rotten, Stinking Commies In The Movies

    Once a pre-Christian celebration of the beginning of the summer, May 1 became associated with the labor movement and was eventually appropriated by the Soviet Union. The Cold War has been over for almost 20 years, so what better way to commemorate May Day than by poking fun at some famous movie Comm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2008

    Top Five Houstonians As Hurricanes

    We're right in the middle of Oh God, Oh God, We're All Gonna Die season (as Wash might say) and sure enough there's hurricane Gustav, creeping through the Caribbean and toying with the sphincter control of everyone from Corpus Christi to Destin, FL. Trouble is, Gustav is hardly a name we Houstonians ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2008

    A Wish List For Austin's Movie Memorabilia Sale

    Austin Studios is having a movie memorabilia sale tomorrow and Saturday. From noon to 5 PM tomorrow and 8 AM - 2 PM Saturday at 1901 E. 51st Street (in Austin, duh), you can pick through all manner of props and cinematic leftovers. Debbie Haber at the studio balked at providing a complete manifest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2008

    Houston as a Movie Stand-In: The Top Five

    Anyone who's endured summer in our fair city or spent 45 minutes trying to negotiate the I-610/US-59 exchange has probably, however briefly, contemplated getting the hell out. Admit it, you've thought about abandoning Houston altogether in favor of a city with better traffic where you can spend the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2008
  • Home Entertainment

    October 25, 2007
  • Blogs

    August 27, 2007
  • Film

    May 31, 2007

    Mr. Brooks

    Lame psych thriller another low point for Mr. Costner

  • Music

    May 17, 2007
  • Film

    September 28, 2006

    That Sinking Feeling

    Coast Guard epic succumbs to watery clichs

  • Film

    December 22, 2005

    The Flunk-Out

    Rumor Has It... this Graduate tribute deserves no honors

  • Film

    March 17, 2005

    Mad About It

    Costner and Allen are the upside of The Upside of Anger

  • Film

    March 4, 2004

    Metaphor Alert: Bright Red

    Like America's current leaders, Viggo and Hidalgo try to "enlighten" the Arabs with Western justice

  • Culture

    December 18, 2003

    A Fan's Notes

    Ideas that were forgotten but not gone in 2003

  • Film

    December 4, 2003

    White Dork Down

    Silly Caucasian boy Tom Cruise likes to play with Samurai swords

  • Culture

    August 14, 2003

    For Love of the Game

    Kevin Costner doesn't make friends. He makes movies, dang it.

  • Film

    August 14, 2003

    Into the Sunset

    The beautifully done Open Range still has to graze on the western's leftovers

  • Music

    January 30, 2003

    Phantom of the Opry

    Trying to get to the bottom of the Dr Pepper "Freaky Old Guy" mystery

  • Film

    January 31, 2002

    Count Down

    In this Monte Cristo, revenge is a dish best served reheated

  • Calendar

    June 7, 2001

    Nobody's Here

    You probably don't remember actor Marco Perella. Neither does Hollywood.

  • Film

    January 11, 2001

    Foregone Conclusion

    Even those who don't remember the Cuban missile crisis will know how it ends, long before Days does

  • News

    May 4, 2000

    In For The Long Haul

    Grandma will make it to her top-level seat in the same four hours it takes the team to play a game

  • Film

    September 16, 1999

    Solid Delivery

    Costner scores by striking out the schmaltz

  • Film

    February 11, 1999

    Cryin' Shame

    Too sweet tears turn Message into mush

  • Film

    December 25, 1997

    Return to Sender

    With The Postman, Kevin Costner fails to deliver

  • Film

    September 5, 1996

    Good-bye to Summer

    What this year's movies portend for next year

  • Film

    August 15, 1996

    The Games Men Play

    Shelton and Costner team up again for more sporting success

  • Film

    August 3, 1995

    The Wet Look

    Waterworld is a whirlpool of dazzling action, and muddled ideas

  • Film

    June 30, 1994

    Uurrpp!

    Kevin Costner makes a mess of a cowboy legend

  • Film

    June 2, 1994

    Yee-haw City

    The Cowboy Way takes a fun ride through New York

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