The film is neither tragic nor tragically funny.
Last Wednesday, Craiggers hit on some forgotten Best Picture Academy Award winners, films which have slipped through the cracks of society's consciousness for one reason or another; either for being too of-the-moment, not having enough quotable lines, or for simply not having held up very well -- hi ... More >>
Last week, it was announced that AMC, original drama channel numero uno, would be officially backing what has been an under the radar development for a television series based on the movie Goodfellas. My first reaction to the news, which trickled through the intertubes in the last year or so, was ... More >>
Looking back on the year in movies, and what's coming in 2012.
Scorsese milks the 3D trend for his timeless cause in Hugo.
Yep, it's the third week now that we have been listening to the new Foo Fighters album, Wasting Light. We even acquired it on vinyl this weekend, so we are doubly screwed. Now we just need it on cassette tape and one of those toothbrushes that play music in your skull like you are schizophren ... More >>
A quick note before CHL starts this hlist. We define a concert movie as a flick that documents one or more shows on a tour. More narrative-oriented rock flicks like D.A. Pennebaker's Bob Dylan mash note Don't Look Back, Charles Peterson's grunge chronicle Hype!, and of course the lighthearted ... More >>
2010 is old news. Here are ten to watch out for in 2011.
Aside from being the dad of glam-folkie Rufus Wainwright and similarly talented sister Martha, Loudon Wainwright III is one of the most unsung singer-songwriters still strumming today. With his ex-wife, the late, great Kate McGarrigle, he was a part of a folk power-couple, and songs like "Ruf ... More >>
"I get 5 mikes, you say The Source ain't shit. If your favorite would've won, would you say the same shit?" - Bun B, "B.M.F. Freestyle" Photos by Marco TorresBun B at House of Blues, August 4; see here for our review and slideshowWhoever came up with that saying "if you've got nothing nice t ... More >>
This guy has to be stopped.The Cup is upon us, the spring season is definitely behind us, and I'm warning you: Don't tease the panther. This was the week in TV Land: • So, the World Cup started the other day. I was with friends at a Mexican restaurant when the USA-England game began, whic ... More >>
Stuck in the asylum with Martin Scorsese — head-trip Shutter Island is the good kind of insane.
Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island opens next week -- check at the end of this item for a chance to win preview passes -- and the question is, what's the soundtrack gonna be?If there's one guy who knows how to blend classic rock into a movie, it's Scorsese. Shutter Island, of course, looks to be more ... More >>
You know awards season is in full swing when all the celebrities converge upon the Beverly Hilton to get drunk and act like receiving an award from the same organization that once honored Pia Zadora is something to be proud of.That's right, it was Golden Globes night last Sunday. And while the just ... More >>
Johnny Depp is the "sexiest man alive." I know this because it's what I've been told by People magazine, my wife, all my wife's friends, my sister, and that girl I dated in college who used to make me watch 21 Jump Street before she'd allow me to get her clothes off.He's also the star of Public Ene ... More >>
New York cop drama holds the audience hostage
This film is a treat for movie and music fans alike
Seniors Scorsese and the Stones together again
Stars' tell-all stories
The River Oaks Theatre offers a dogmatic loophole
Bob Dylan: 1966 World Tour -- The Home Movies
A hero of the Hong Kong new wave returns the compliment
Green Day opens the Idiot-ic floodgates
Ten great discs that were underserved by the media but are more than worthy
Friday, November 4, at Walter's on Washington, 4215 Washington Avenue, 713-864-2727.
With Cinderella Man, Ron Howard finally scores a knockout
Michael Stadther's Treasure's Trove is a real gem
Howard Hughes gets what he wants, in this case a fun and loving biopic
Cruel, vapid and unfunny, this Shark bites
The blues is back -- rawer and louder (and punker) than ever
Martin Scorsese looks at the roots of New York's violence, with mixed results
Without Elmer Bernstein, scores of movies wouldn't have sounded the same
Peter Bogdanovich wasn't dead. He was just acting like it.
The Band dances The Last Waltz, but can time heal old wounds?
Albert and Allen Hughes deliver a sensuous but grisly message From Hell.
DVDs pull back the curtain on the movies, but do you really want to see the Wizard?
Coming This Week
Scorsese and Cage elevate the EKG of the mean streets
In Kundun, Martin Scorsese meets Tibetan Buddhism
Though not great, 1995 still produced some movies worth seeing (and reseeing)