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Liam Neeson

  • Film

    February 20, 2014
  • Film

    February 20, 2014

    There He Goes Again

    Neeson stomps, Neeson-style, in Non-Stop.

  • Film

    February 6, 2014

    The Lego Movie Really Snaps Together

    Phil Lord and Christopher Miller build a fun and absurd film.

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2012

    True Blood: I Think White Wolf Is Gonna Sue Somebody

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under.He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood -- which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. The fifth season of True Blood continues to underwhelm as a whole, ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Film

    May 17, 2012

    Battleship

    Because every generation needs an Armageddon.

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2012

    The Hair Balls Super Bowl Live Blog: Remember To Piss

    In some alternate universe, the streets of Houston are currently bathed in Miller Lite, Reliant Stadium and every bar in town is a watch party, with even the homeless folks are wearing soiled Texans jerseys. But alas, our Houston Texans only made it into the second round of the playoffs, and here we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Reviews For The Easily Distracted:
    The Grey

    Title: The Grey What Exactly Is "The Grey?" The movie's title could refer to either the bleak Alaskan weather conditions, the alpha wolf stalking the downed plane's passengers, or the pervasive helplessness felt by one contemplating suicide. Sounds Cheerful. Put it this way, I wouldn't watch The G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    Dallas Roberts Talks About The Grey

    The Grey stars Liam Neeson, Dallas Roberts and Dermot Mulroney; Joe Carnahan directs. It's a long way from Houston to the Alaskan wilderness, especially when you have to go by way of Florida and New York. Actor Dallas Roberts, who called Houston home until he was 16, found his way there as a cast ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 22, 2011
  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Prisoners of Sex: 10 Movie Womanizers, from the Sick to the Sublime

    The movies are full of bed-hopping men -- think of Humphrey Bogart's serial flirtations in The Big Sleep (1946), and Richard Roundtree laying his way uptown and down in Shaft (1971). But in Steve McQueen's Shame, slated to open in Houston December 16, womanizing is not just an outgrowth of the plot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Don't Worry Longhorns, There Have Been Worse Beatdowns

    It was ugly, brutal and painful to watch. As a movie fan of some 40 years, I could be describing any number of lopsided fight scenes. But as a UT fan, I'm of course referring to the horrific pounding Oklahoma put on my Longhorns last Saturday. The Sooners dominated every aspect of the game, trounci ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 25, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    8 Memories from Congressional Page Land: Sandwiches with the Speaker, Shaking Bill Clinton's Hand and Stealing KFC Decals

    Qui-Gon in your room?​Today, it was announced that the House of Representatives Page Program, a program both steeped in history and marred by scandal, is coming to an end. According to USA Today, House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi cited the $5 million annual expenditu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Similar But Not the Same: 5 Pairs of Movies That Are Pretty Much the Same Thing

    ​Friends With Benefits opens July 22, and more annoying than the fact that some studio executive probably said, "You know who I want to see in a movie? Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis!" is the fact that this movie comes out a brief six months after No Strings Attached, which is basically the ... More >>

  • Film

    February 17, 2011

    Cognitive Dissonance

    Unknown is yet another empty-headed vehicle for Liam Neeson.

  • Film

    November 18, 2010

    Next to Nothing

    Paul Haggis shows no improvement.

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Falcon Lake: Casting The Inevitable Lifetime Movie

    Tiffany Young-Hartley: Only Reese Witherspoon could do her justice​Okay, so it's time to get started on the script and casting for the movie about David and Tiffany's fateful Jet-Ski trip on Falcon Lake. First, what to name this movie? The Pirates of Falcon Lake will never do: it conjures Johnn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    The French Soccer Team: Five Movies That Would Have Ended Differently With Les Bleus In Them

    When the going gets tough....​France is in an uproar over their soccer team, which has not only sucked to an incredible degree in the World Cup but which has also gone on strike -- IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WORLD CUP -- because their feelings were hurt.Why did they strike? One of the players criticized ... More >>

  • Film

    May 27, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    American Idol: Release The Kracken!

    ​Last night's American Idol results show was present in association with Warner Bros.' Clash of the Titans, and the intro featured -- I swear -- movie footage and text like "Heroes are not born, they are made," as if these kids aren't just trying to land a record contract but somehow save all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    Idol Beat: Release The Kraken!

    ​Last night's American Idol results show was present in association with Warner Bros.' Clash of the Titans, and the intro featured -- I swear -- movie footage and text like "Heroes are not born, they are made," as if these kids aren't just trying to land a record contract but somehow save all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    For St. Patrick's Day: Five Irish Movies You Need To See

    Tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day, when everyone's Irish, yadda yadda yadda.How best to get ready for it? Watching a movie tonight would be one way. Unfortunately, a lot of the "great" Irish movies suck. The Quiet Man? Oy vey. Maureen O'Hara is nicely feisty, but John Wayne is as wooden as ever and the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    This Week In TV: NBC Imploded. Again

    ​I had no idea Houston could get this cold, I'm tired of reruns, and I still think your Batman voice sounds like Cookie Monster. This was the week in TV Land: • So, NBC imploded. Again. As last week drew to a close, rumors started spreading that NBC was going to reorganize its late-night s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Why 2010 Is Going To Suck, Pt. 1

    I know I'm not the only person who feels like high-fiving everyone at the end of the holiday season, heady with the triumph of having survived another two weeks of forced jocularity, awkward family moments, bad TV, and worse music. The new year, with it's promise of fresh opportunities to screw up a ... More >>

  • Music

    June 25, 2009

    Sippin' Sideways

    Lower Washington wine bar Corkscrew is as mellow as a fine merlot.

  • Home Entertainment

    August 9, 2007
  • Film

    December 22, 2005

    Beautiful Dreamer

    An adopted transvestite searches for Mom but runs into everything else

  • Film

    December 8, 2005

    Lion in Winter

    C.S. Lewis's world comes to life in The Chronicles of Narnia

  • Film

    July 28, 2005

    Special Ed

    Young teens become superempowered in Sky High

  • Film

    June 16, 2005

    Bat Cave-In

    The Dark Knight's origin story can't overcome its Baleful side

  • Culture

    May 26, 2005

    Excess Hollywood

    In the season of sequels and Happy Meal toys, '05 may be a pleasant surprise.

  • Film

    May 19, 2005

    Sith Is It

    George Lucas at last delivers the Star Wars prequel we've been waiting for

  • Film

    December 23, 2004

    Crash and Yearn

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

  • Film

    November 25, 2004

    No Dicking Around

    Bill Condon's movie about Kinsey is warm -- and plenty hot, too

  • Film

    November 6, 2003

    Big Wet Kiss

    Richard Curtis is in Love with love, so what's new?

  • Film

    January 23, 2003

    Year of the Woman

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

  • Film

    December 19, 2002

    Mean Streets

    Martin Scorsese looks at the roots of New York's violence, with mixed results

  • Film

    July 18, 2002

    Sub: Par

    Kathryn Bigelow's Widowmaker cruises into choppy seas

  • Film

    May 16, 2002

    Shadows of the Empire

    George Lucas tries to reclaim his lost glory with Episode II

  • Film

    July 29, 1999

    Haunting Wanting

    Fear factor falls short in this glossy horror remake

  • Film

    May 20, 1999

    Episode I: What Did You Expect?

    It's Star Wars, all right

  • Film

    April 30, 1998

    Hit-and-Mis

    Les Miserables is smart and sumptuous -- and way too tame

  • Film

    October 31, 1996

    Irish Republican Angst

    Michael Collins examines the man behind the IRA

  • News

    March 21, 1996
  • Film

    February 29, 1996

    Family Troubles

    Before and After asks: When a son's accused of a crime, what do you do?

  • Film

    April 6, 1995

    Lover Men

    Three films offer differing takes on the myth of the romantic hero

  • Calendar

    February 23, 1995
  • Film

    December 22, 1994
  • Film

    December 16, 1993

    The Liberation of Steven Spielberg

    Freed from his earlier studies in pop redemption, the prince of schmaltz has made what might be the year's best movie

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