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Kevin Spacey

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    Thanks For The Drink! (Now, How Long Do I Have To Sit Here?)

    Girl walks into a hotel bar. Traveling alone and therefore (she thinks) drinking alone. She plunks herself down and orders a Sidecar from the bartender who looks uncannily like Kevin Spacey. From across the room, a male stranger, not completely unattractive and certainly not scary-looking, approac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2013

    RiFF RaFF and Hip-Hop's Greatest Method Rappers

    There's an idea floating around in the pools of rap consciousness that most guys within the genre are merely method actors on par with Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln. Rick Ross might have already secured a few Academy Awards with his confusing portrayal of a flamboyant mafioso kingpin who dwells in mat ... More >>

  • Film

    October 20, 2011

    Too Late to Succeed

    Dramatizing the financial crisis, tone-deaf to the times, in Margin Call.

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Your 2011 Fall/Movie Preview (Part 1)

    ​Note: Pop Rocks will return next week. Labor Day has come and gone, which means the official start of the fall movie season is just around the corner. In fact, two of the more anticipated releases of latter 2011 -- Warrior and Contagion -- come out tomorrow. After what has been widely rega ... More >>

  • Film

    July 7, 2011

    White Man's Lament

    It's hard out there for an employed, middle-class, white-collar male in Horrible Bosses.

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2011

    Oscar Night 2011: The Live Blog!

    ​We are only less than three hours out from bringing you live-blogging coverage, right here, of this year's Academy Awards, and we are more than excited to take you through the night for every win, loss, awful dress, awesome dress, foible, and foul-up Hollywood throws our way.

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    "Hannibal's On The Jazz:" A Stephen J. Cannell Retrospective

    ​If you were born before, say, 1976 (the year of my little sister's birth and hence my arbitrary demarcation line for coolness), you probably spent a healthy chunk of your prime TV-watching years enjoying the programs of the late Stephen J. Cannell. The longtime writer/producer created some of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Flame, Hollywood, Flame

    Another well-adjusted Prop 8 supporter​I'm sure you've all heard the terrible news by now: Judge Vaughn "Mussolini" Walker declared California's gay marriage ban unconstitutional. Obviously I don't have to tell you what severe ramifications this will have, not only for the soul of our country ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    Lil' Keke's 11 Favorite Gangster Movies

    Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and, albeit sometimes awkwardly, tie it to a bit of Houston rap. We'll incorporate the number five in there somewhere. Send tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. ​As research for an upcoming music feature, we met up w ... More >>

  • Film

    November 5, 2009

    Got Your Goat

    We don't mean to sound paranoid, but: Did aliens abduct George Clooney's sense of humor?

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    The H-Town Countdown, No. 13: DJ Screw's 3 N' Tha Mornin' Pt. 2 (Blue)

    Roughly 84,000 rap albums have been released in Houston since 1989. We're counting down the 25 best of all time every Thursday. Got a problem with the list? Shove it. Just kidding. Friendship. Email it to sheaserrano@gmail.com. DJ Screw 3 N' Da Mornin, Part 2 (Big Tyme Records, 1995)​While researc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    For National Boss Day: The Five Most Misundrestoor Bosses In The Movies

    It's National Boss Day, because apparently getting more weeks of vacation, a higher salary, and an actual office with privacy isn't enough. You can be forgiven if it slipped your mind. After all, you were probably busy using the phone in your cramped, depressing cubicle to argue semi-publicly with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    Houston Music Fight Club: Brett Koshkin vs. Ceeplus Bad Knives, Late Nite Pie vs. Mai's, Nick Gaitan vs. ???

    ​This week brings three new bouts and a special announcement to all past winners and losers of our imaginary brawls on Houston Music Fight Club. Next Tuesday, Rocks Off is presenting David Fincher's Fight Club at our (mostly) weekly Movie Nite at the Mink. We would like all past winners and losers ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 25, 2009
  • Film

    March 27, 2008

    Counting Sheep with 21

    This flick doesn't hit the jackpot. Doesn't even come close.

  • Film

    November 8, 2007

    Fred Claus

    Vince Vaughn tries to attract a different set of underage babies with Fred Claus

  • Film

    November 1, 2007

    Martian Child

    Schmaltzy Martian Child attacks John Cusack, all dads

  • Home Entertainment

    July 20, 2006
  • Film

    June 29, 2006

    Recycled Steel

    You'll swear you've seen this Superman somewhere before

  • Film

    September 8, 2005

    Grizzly Man

    Redford grows old gracefully in An Unfinished Life

  • Film

    December 30, 2004

    Splish Splash Thud

    Kevin Spacey honors a man who did it all, and somehow nothing much happens

  • Film

    December 23, 2004

    From Major to Minor

    Why the best films of 2004 look like indies but aren't

  • Film

    December 23, 2004

    Crash and Yearn

    Howard Hughes gets what he wants, in this case a fun and loving biopic

  • Film

    February 20, 2003

    Gale Farce

    Kevin isn't the only thing Spacey in this overlong death penalty drama

  • Film

    January 23, 2003

    Year of the Woman

    The big-screen dames of cinema 2003 will keep you watching

  • Film

    October 3, 2002

    Flesh for Fantasy

    Dreamy Red Dragon completes the Hannibal boxed set

  • Culture

    May 16, 2002

    Pie Kids

    How two American filmmakers made a very British Boy

  • Culture

    January 17, 2002

    Devil's Advocate

    Audiences love Jerry Bruckheimer. Critics don't. Like he cares.

  • Culture

    April 5, 2001

    Blowin' Smoke

    Ted Demme and Denis Leary are a match made in effin' heaven

  • Film

    March 8, 2001

    Adjust the Contrast

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

  • Culture

    January 4, 2001

    The Tired Gun

    Or: Why winning an Oscar sometimes means losing sight of a career

  • Film

    December 28, 2000

    Better in Pairs

    Generally a letdown, the year in film offered some well-crafted works that are best viewed as double features

  • Film

    December 21, 2000

    Special Delivery

    With Cast Away, Robert Zemeckis unearths the part of Tom Hanks we've been hoping to find: His brittle humanity

  • Film

    October 19, 2000

    Paid In Full

    Sensitive, saccharine and practically messianic, Pay It Forward works like a charm

  • Culture

    August 31, 2000

    Write and Wrong

    Chris McQuarrie won an Oscar for Usual Suspects, to which Hollywood responded, "Big deal"

  • Film

    May 18, 2000

    The Play's (Not) the Thing

    All the world's a stage in the toothless Big Kahuna

  • Film

    September 23, 1999

    Bold Beauty

    The hilarious and heartbreaking demise of a family

  • Film

    January 14, 1999

    L.A. Pass

    The Hollywood of Hurlyburly has moved on to better places

  • Film

    November 26, 1998

    Fantastic Antics

    A Bug's Life brings out the best of Pixar's new breed

  • Film

    July 30, 1998

    Non-Negotiable

    The Negotiator surrenders to a silly plot

  • Film

    November 27, 1997
  • Film

    September 25, 1997

    Police Brutality

    The terrific L.A. Confidential captures our worst suspicions of how the world works

  • Film

    January 16, 1997
  • Film

    July 25, 1996

    Black, White and a Few Shades of Gray

    A Time to Kill does John Grisham proud

  • Film

    December 28, 1995

    The Year in Film

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

  • Film

    March 16, 1995
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