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  • Film

    July 3, 2014
  • Film

    June 26, 2014
  • Blogs

    January 20, 2014

    Houston Texans 2014: The Purge On Kirby Continues

    Red Wedding, final seen of The Godfather, last episode of Season 1 of The Sopranos....quite frankly, for the Houston Texans, I'm running out of television and movie analogies where multiple people get whacked. So here goes... (SPOILER ALERT, if you haven't seen and eventually desire to see The De ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2014

    We Like War Movies in East Texas...Maybe a Little Too Much

    A good movie is a good movie, whether it's a romantic comedy, a drama or an animated feature. It can be about love or hate, war or peace, joy or sadness. It's all in how it gets its point across. In the case of Lone Survivor, it's the story Marcus Luttrell, the surviving member of a team of Navy Sea ... More >>

  • Film

    January 9, 2014

    Lone Survivor Shows Our Boys Suffering but Doesn't Ask Why

    Peter Berg's latest ia a jingoistic snuff film.

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    10 More '90s Rap Oddities Worthy of the Texans' Halftime Show

    Well, it's been three days now, and it hasn't all been revealed as just another elaborate Jimmy Kimmel Live! prank. It's true, then: apparently Vanilla Ice -- white rapper, DIY renovator and Ninja Turtle ally -- will be performing at halftime Sunday at the Texans' game against Tennessee at Reliant S ... More >>

  • Film

    August 1, 2013

    2 Guns Is Too Much of the Same Thing

    2 Guns is every movie you've seen before.

  • Film

    July 25, 2013

    The To Do List Is, at Least, a Welcome Start

    Maggie Carey's debut is full of promise.

  • Film

    May 30, 2013

    It's Blockbuster Time: Your Guide to the Summer Movie Season

    Movie by movie, here's how to get the most out of this summer without having to cake on sunscreen.

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2013

    Rock's Best Fiction Novelists and Poets

    We writers are a masturbatory bunch, if you don't mind me saying so. We love to talk about our own work, the works of others, and generally just get into a huge hubbub over the art of the written word. So I don't think it should come as any surprise that some of our favorite musicians are also accla ... More >>

  • Film

    June 28, 2012

    Ted

    Seth McFarlane's new film is stuffed with more of the same.

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    When The Beach Boys Went To The Movies

    The Beach Boys have embarked on a 50th-anniversary reunion tour this year, kicking off the media blitz with a Grammy performance featuring everybody from Maroon 5 to Foster the People. As one of the pioneering rock bands of their era, the Beach Boys made a return to the spotlight that was met with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    Missed Opportunities: 10 Musicians Who Turned Down Big Hits

    Have you ever had one of those moments where you thought to yourself, "Why did I do that?" or "Why did I turn that down?" Those kinds of moments happen to all of us. It's part of life, unfortunately. This happens all the time in the movie world, but you never seem to hear about it in the music worl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    You Bettah Work: 10 Rock/Pop Musicians Who Could Take Up Modeling

    Lucky for Lana Del Rey -- whose awkward-at-best Saturday Night Live performance last weekend left indie critics second-guessing her skill -- she has a backup career on which to fall, if needed. Last week, days before becoming a poor bundle of nerves on SNL, the up-and-(maybe)-coming songstress signe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    Happy Birthday Leon Theremin: His Invention's Greatest Hits

    You wish.​Today marks the 115th birthday of Russian inventor Leon Theremin, inventor of the theremin, one of the eeriest and ookiest instruments created in this past century. Mr. Theremin celebrated quietly with family and friends in his native Russia. Just kidding, he died in 1993. The ther ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Six People Who Should Have Never Tried To Rap

    The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place -lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good- so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Have something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email sheaserrano@gmail.com. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    For Anthony Weiner, Eight Awkward Dongs From The Movies (NSFW)

    Did not make the cut.​In my review of The Hangover Part II, I made a comment about the seeming preponderance of male genitalia on the big screen lately. The phenomenon has been limited primarily to comedies because, let's face it, penises are pretty damn funny looking. Judging by that screeni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Top 10 Musician Movie Cameos

    Rocks Off has no idea why Mick Jagger might prefer Performance to Ned Kelly.​Over recent years, Rocks Off has been repeatedly surprised by the quality performances of musicians in films. Naturally, there are some duds in the mix; even Mick Jagger himself, who starred in 1970's Ned Kelly, disow ... More >>

  • Film

    September 9, 2010

    Cop Out

    Will Ferrell and Adam McKay re-team, with decreasing ­returns.

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    FAIL: Wyclef Jean, Richard Ashcroft, Mark Wahlberg, iTunes

    Photo illustrations by John Seaborn Gray​Wyclef Jean's Latest Vanity Project: President of Haiti: Wyclef Jean is best known for being the member of the Fugees who quite improbably enjoyed the most solo success. We would have bet on Lauryn Hill, but unfortunately, she went crazy. Crazy may be ... More >>

  • Film

    August 5, 2010

    Cop Out

    Will Ferrell and Adam McKay re-team, with decreasing ­returns.

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2010

    Does Being An Actor Compromise Your Rap Career?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday that isn't a national holiday, Rocks Off will have some of them discussing issues relevant to their culture. This Week's Panel: Paul Wall, Damien Randle, Sam Sneed Not Invited: Freekey Zeekey, for getting Dipset back together ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    Glee: Faking The "Funk"

    ​"Daddy?" "Yes, son?" "What does regret mean?" "Well son, the funny thing about regret is that it's better to regret something you have done than to regret something you haven't done. And by the way, if you see your mom this weekend, will you be sure and tell her SATAN! SATAN! SATAN!" - Butth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    Glee: Faking The "Funk"

    ​"Daddy?" "Yes, son?" "What does regret mean?" "Well son, the funny thing about regret is that it's better to regret something you have done than to regret something you haven't done. And by the way, if you see your mom this weekend, will you be sure and tell her SATAN! SATAN! SATAN!" - Buttho ... More >>

  • Music

    April 29, 2010

    In the Cards

    Houston's funkiest sports bar is but one outpost of Houston's biggest poker league.

  • Music

    October 8, 2009

    Inside the Rappers Studio

    Are you an aging hip-hop performer? Then the Rap Institute of Acting is for you!

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2008

    Nine Things Not to Be Thankful For

    I understand that yesterday was Thanksgiving, and that we're supposed to be all thankful and everything. But seriously, did any of you watch those football games? How can a person be thankful after being subjected to nearly 11 hours of blow-out football? So in that spirit, I've put together a lis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2008

    Nine Things Not to Be Thankful For

    I understand that yesterday was Thanksgiving, and that we're supposed to be all thankful and everything. But seriously, did any of you watch those football games? How can a person be thankful after being subjected to nearly 11 hours of blow-out football? So in that spirit, I've put together a lis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2008

    Led Zeppelin Pulls a Van Hagar

    As Gomer Pyle used to say, well surprahs, surprahs, suprahs. Billboard and several other news outlets reported yesterday that Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham (son of John) will tour next summer as Led Zeppelin, which was pretty much guaranteed when last year's reunion at an Ahmet Ertegu ... More >>

  • Film

    October 23, 2008

    We Rent the Night: Pride and Glory

    New York cop drama holds the audience hostage

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2008

    Five Spot: Eminem Releasing New Album, Still White

    Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and list five reasons why it's either brilliant or dumb-assed. Send tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. Eminem released a single from his forthcoming LP Relapse - due in December - on his Sirius radio station earli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2008

    NASA At 50: Five Bad Astronaut Movies

    Part of commemorating 50 years of NASA is acknowledging its role in lionizing the men and women who performed those historic missions. The names of Alan Shepard, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Sally Ride are well known, and rightfully so, for their contributions to America's space program. And th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2008

    In the Shade: Evak1

    With Perseph1 and Babel Fishh tearing it up on the mike yesterday, we're a little disappointed with today's first offering, Evak 1. Fast paced flows, that weren't fast enough to keep the audience interested. Dude sounds like Marky Mark (and actually kind of looks like a rough draft of the Funky Bunc ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    June 28, 2007
  • Film

    March 22, 2007

    Shooter

    Who better to save America than an armed Mark Wahlberg? Seriously

  • Film

    August 24, 2006

    Invincible

    Feel-good football tale scores with charm and sincerity

  • Home Entertainment

    December 22, 2005
  • Film

    August 11, 2005

    Funky Bunch

    Mark Wahlberg stars in an odd remake that, oddly, isn't so bad

  • Film

    December 23, 2004

    Second Run

    Celebrating the overachieving, underhyped movies of 2004

  • Film

    October 14, 2004

    Say Wha? Say Why?

    Searching for the meaning of life in a movie that barely exists

  • Culture

    December 18, 2003

    A Fan's Notes

    Ideas that were forgotten but not gone in 2003

  • Film

    May 29, 2003

    Safe, Cracked

    The Italian Job, a remake better than the original, is a steal

  • Film

    October 24, 2002

    Charlie's Angles

    Jonathan Demme does Charade in his own carefree way

  • Film

    September 6, 2001

    Played Out

    The filmmakers have consumed all the standard clichés and yakked them up in the humorless Rock Star

  • 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

  • Music

    November 16, 2000

    Rave Rules

    No one over 25 should be in attendance, but if you are, here's the game plan

  • Film

    October 26, 2000

    Familiar Turf

    The Yards authoritatively walks in the footsteps of some famous filmmakers

  • Film

    September 30, 1999

    Desert Gold

    An imaginative Three Kings skewers the combat genre

  • Film

    April 27, 1995

    Getting Hooked, Brilliantly

    With The Basketball Diaries, Leonardo DiCaprio becomes a star

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