Martin Scorsese

  • Film

    July 17, 2014
  • Film

    July 17, 2014
  • Blogs

    July 4, 2014

    Five Artists Cameron Crowe Should Base His TV Show On

    Director Cameron Crowe has never made a TV show before, but he's currently at work developing one for Showtime, treading some familiar territory for him: rock bands. Specifically, he'll be turning his attention onto roadies, and the trials and tribulations they go through while working for famous ro ... More >>

  • Film

    May 9, 2013
  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    The Best Shows In Houston This Week: Tame Impala, Dropkick Murphys, Zac Brown Band, Nosaprise, Etc.

    Tame Impala With The Growl Fitzgerald's, February 25, 8 p.m. Tame Impala's late-2012 effort Lonerism plays like the Beatles circa Abbey Road channeling T. Rex's The Slider, with a hefty helping of early '10s dream-fuzz. The Australian act has come along way from opening for MGMT in 2010, a tour in ... More >>

  • Film

    December 20, 2012

    The 2012 Village Voice Film Critic's Poll

    Movies are alive in the Age of McConaughey.

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    10 Iconic Final Concerts Plus The End Of Beatlemania

    The Beatles' concert at San Francisco's Candlestick Park 46 years ago today was the end of an era for the band. Except for a famously unannounced appearance on top the Apple building two and a half years later, it would be the final live performance that the Fab Four would ever play together. It w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    RIP Levon Helm: The Band Drummer And Americana Icon Dies At 71

    Levon Helm doing what he loved in Woodstock, N.Y., in 2004Levon Helm, the Arkansas-born icon of Americana music, passed away Thursday afternoon after a long battle with throat cancer, his family said on Helm's Web site. "He has loved nothing more than to play, to fill up the room with music, lay do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Sundance Cinemas Houston Opens Today

    In a speech at last night's private grand opening party for downtown's new Sundance Cinemas, Mayor Annise Parker expressed sentiments echoed by many Houstonians, saying, "When the [Angelika Theater] closed its doors, it was like a light went off downtown." The Mayor felt the Angelika's sudden and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    Troubled Fantasy: Creepy Wax Figures Of John Lennon

    It's a big week for Beatles fans, which is like saying it's a big week for people who like air and water. Yesterday was John Lennon's 71st birthday, and tomorrow is the 40th anniversary of "Imagine." The Martin Scorsese-directed doc on George Harrison's life, the beyond stellar George Harrison: Livi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    5 Movies That Wouldn't Exist Without George Harrison

    After giving the deluxe documentary treatment to Bob Dylan (No Direction Home) and the Rolling Stones (Shine a Light), Martin Scorsese now trains his camera on George Harrison for George Harrison: Living In the Material World, his two-part film about the "Quiet Beatle" that airs at 8 p.m. tonight an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Out Today: Steve Earle Is Alive, Bootsy's Aged Funk, And The Late Poly Styrene's Last Disc

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    Top 10 Musical Scenes In Quentin Tarantino Films

    ​Sunday, Quentin Tarantino, one of the best modern film directors not named Uwe Boll, turns 48 years old. It's hard to believe the beloved hipster director has now been on the public radar for almost 20 years, with his feature-length debut and breakout movie Reservoir Dogs turning the big 2-0 ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    Campaign 2010: 7 Great Moments In Political History

    The governor of Texas talks about seceding from the United States of America. Remember when we all thought that was a goofy moment?It turned out to be only a tease for the rest of the political year. When it comes to politics in 2010, things got a whole lot weirder.And we're not even talking about c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2010

    Loudon Wainwright III's Top Five Movie Roles

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Middle Men: Blame Houston For Internet Porn

    A Goodfellas-like movie coming out tomorrow puts the blame -- or the credit, we guess -- for the entire world of internet porn squarely on Houston.Where's our statute, then?

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Stones In Exile Still Stuck In 1972

    ​With its recent hugely successful reissue and - depending on how much extra cash you want to shell out - bonus tracks, limited-edition postcards and a 10cc sample of genuine Mick Jagger semen (OK, maybe not), deservedly or not Exile on Main Street continues to be the most lauded and discussed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    Happy Father's Day! Loser Kids of Rock Star Dads

    We all aspire to honor our dads and hope that we've done right by them on Father's Day. Here's a list of offspring whose lives have served no useful purpose on earth other than churning out a never-ending source of disappointment for their rock star dads. ​Sean Lennon Yoko Ono is often credi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    Five Great Cajun Songs By Non-Cajuns

    ​As far as He Said knows, he has zero Cajun blood in his veins. His family is pretty much straight-up Anglo/Scotch-Irish, settling in the Piney Woods of Newton County via Alabama in the early 1800s. However, although the Sabine-straddling area around Newton, Burkeville and Wiergate is about an hou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    Havin' Fun With Killin' Jesus: Five Movies To Celebrate Your Good Friday

    If you noticed a lack of traffic today and wondered why, you're a heathen.It's Good Friday, man. You should be out celebrating. Celebrating the sadistic killing of some guy who did nothing wrong, except maybe violate some liquor laws by turning water into wine.The Crucifixion (and subsequent Resurre ... 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

    June 5, 2009

    Sweet Carradine: Five Great Moments From His Career

    It must be hell out there for a Hollywood actor. Not only is every role dissected by fans and eviscerated by critics, but no aspect of your personal life or fashion sense is left unexamined. And you'd better hope you die in as unexciting a manner as possible, lest your demise generate greater notor ... More >>

  • Film

    March 12, 2009

    RegularFellas In Gomorrah

    The Average Giuseppes of organized crime

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    30 Rock Takes Another Little Piece of Port Arthur

    One of the only things Rocks Off loves as much as Tom Petty and chicken-fried steak is NBC's brilliant, multiple Emmy-winning 30 Rock, which he thinks is the best TV comedy since The Larry Sanders Show. Now he loves it even more after last night's deliciously twisted episode, "Senor Macho ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 15, 2007


    Theater LaB Houston production gets tripped up by awkward writing

  • Film

    November 1, 2007


    Joy Division portrait proves the exception to the rock biopic drool

  • Home Entertainment

    November 1, 2007
  • Home Entertainment

    August 16, 2007
  • Blogs

    May 3, 2007

    Le Rock et le Roll

    Maybe – but only maybe – when Bellaire’s Gail Reaben received an 8 mm Kodak camera for Christmas in 1954, she dreamed of going to exotic film festivals. Well, now she is going to one – Cannes, the most glamorous of them all – and it’s all because of that 8 mm camera. Reaben documente ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    February 15, 2007
  • Culture

    December 28, 2006
  • Film

    December 21, 2006

    2006 Year In Review: Taking the Long View

    Children of Men and the value of an unedited shot

  • Film

    August 24, 2006


    Feel-good football tale scores with charm and sincerity

  • Home Entertainment

    October 20, 2005
  • Music

    September 15, 2005

    Bob Dylan

    No Direction Home: The Soundtrack

  • Calendar

    December 18, 2003

    Blue Christmas

    Joe's Roadhouse pays homage to the melancholy side of the season

  • Music

    July 24, 2003

    Bob Margolin

    Friday, July 25

  • Film

    August 31, 2000


    Aging mobsters just want a warm place to sleep in The Crew

  • Film

    December 31, 1998

    Year of Yearning

    The old were bold in an era of Hollywood mainstream misses

  • Music

    October 22, 1998

    Action Incorporated

    Make way for Master P's low-end version of Hollywood

  • Music

    January 22, 1998
  • Film

    December 4, 1997

    The Odyssey

    Everything old is New Wave again in Godard's Contempt

  • Film

    October 24, 1996

    Revenge Is... Adequate

    Sleepers aims for the gut -- and misses

  • Film

    June 13, 1996

    Big Bang Theory

    The Rock tests the hypothesis that moviegoers like 'em fast, splashy and loud

  • Film

    February 22, 1996

    Ready for Takeoff

    Wes Anderson's Bottle Rocket is a whimsical delight

  • Film

    September 14, 1995

    Running Out of Time

    With Clockers, Spike Lee givesa touching, and harrowing, view of inner-city life

  • Film

    December 29, 1994

    Little Women, Big Film

    Louisa May Alcott's classic novel makes another classic movie

  • Calendar

    June 2, 1994
  • More >>