Here's a first-world problem: heavy, allegorical sci-fi.
For Matt Damon and company, the message is the message.
Who's the new guy?
There's a scene in 1997's Good Will Hunting where Matt Damon is talking to Robin Williams about getting beaten as a child. He tells Williams that his foster dad used to lay out things on a table (wrench, belt, etc) and ask which one he wanted to be hit with. Damon said he always chose the wrench. Wh ... More >>
We Bought a Zoo stars Matt Damon, Thomas Haden Church, Colin Ford, Scarlett Johansson, and Elle Fanning; Cameron Crowe directs. The Houston Press has ten passes to give away for the film We Bought a Zoo. These are passes for four, good any Monday through Thursday, except holidays, at any Houston A ... More >>
Oh, don't be such a cynic. Matt Damon needs your love in We Bought a Zoo.
"The InPORNant!" No?Matt Damon has always seemed like a pretty personable guy. He comes across as pretty smart, isn't known for being a cad (poor Minnie Driver notwithstanding) or acting like a jackass in public, and generally seems like one of the few celebrities we might actually invite int ... More >>
Photos by Mikey VTwo months ago, Rocks Off wrote about the less-than-auspicious start of the under-15 football team we have been coaching. Two nights ago, they played in the championship game. It was a remarkable turnaround, really. The coaching staff knew going in that the team was going to ... More >>
Steven Soderbergh turns the star-studded Hollywood disaster flick on its head.
Photos by Shea SerranoTrae Day feat. Trae Tha Truth, Bun B, Lupe Fiasco, Lola Monroe, Jay'Ton, Pyrexx, etc. Delmar/Dyer Sports Complex July 22, 2011 5:01 p.m.:Pulling up to the fourth annual Trae Day. Good crowd already. Good. Some immediate questions: First, How long will it be before you ... More >>
The new Tom Hanks movie Larry Crowne was a bland bomb, but that's okay: He did publicity for it, and that means showing up on (just about any and all) talk shows as a guest. What makes a good talk-show guest? Someone who understands the dynamic -- you're not having anything close to a real conversa ... More >>
Last week we gave you our 10 Sexiest Texans of Our Lifetime. It was a list that was, admittedly, vagina-biased. We make it up to the people who love guys with this definitive list, which involved more asking around than the first one. Here are, then, the 10 sexiest Texas men of our lives: 10. Sea ... More >>
2010 is old news. Here are ten to watch out for in 2011.
Saint Clint chokes the life out of Hereafter.
Angelina Jolie's big picture -- is she in the "needs a hit" category yet? -- opens this month, and is generally being described as "a female Bourne" or terms like that.Which means plenty of frantic cutting, shaky camera work, pulsing music, CGI explosions and -- well, you know the list of ingredient ... More >>
Thank God Brad Pitt didn't star in thisGreen Zone, by shaky-cam master Paul Greengrass, is the latest movie to try to buck the trend of box-office poison that is the Iraq War.Many have tried, but even the most celebrated of the Iraq War flicks, The Hurt Locker, wasn't a blockbuster. (Maybe ... More >>
Photo courtesy Warner Bros. Who else was Clint gonna call?Director Clint Eastwood, actors Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon. That powerhouse trio could have chosen to tell just about any story they wanted and made it into an Academy Award worthy film. They chose Invictus, the real-life story o ... More >>
We expected nothing more than "Bourne in Iraq" from Green Zone, but we were pleasantly surprised. Although the movie didn't delve too far into the juicy tales of utter administration incompetence that the book did, it still delivered a good bit of entertainment and a fair recapping of the WMD sea ... More >>
American hero Matt Damon and his WMD of a movie Green Zone confirm the big lie, Hollywood-style.
Not much truth, but plenty of reconciliation in Clint Eastwood's Invictus.
The Informant! gets cute with massive corporate scandal and blows the story.
Amnesiac-spy trilogy culminates in a thrilling Ultimatum
Ocean's Thirteen is a washed-up threequel. How much you wanna bet Hollywood makes a bundle?
De Niro takes a loooong, sloooow look at the history of the CIA
A hero of the Hong Kong new wave returns the compliment
Our critics weigh in on local theater
This highly entertaining play will get you thinking
The brilliant, confounding Syriana digs for a necessary truth
Terry Gilliam returns, with no one but himself to blame
In the season of sequels and Happy Meal toys, '05 may be a pleasant surprise.
Hollywood goes Texan at the South By Southwest Film Festival and Conference
A rare superior sequel, Ocean's Twelve entertains with cinematic sleight of hand
The idiots what brung you Dumb and Dumber ain't funny no more
The Italian Job, a remake better than the original, is a steal
Gerry survives nicely on scant dialogue and ample images
The year's best featured plenty of sad white guys
Matt Damon plays an assassin searching for his Identity in a film that doesn't dumb you to death
Joy Ride parlays a CB radio prank into genuine highway horror
Generally a letdown, the year in film offered some well-crafted works that are best viewed as double features
Billy Bob's adaptation of Pretty Horses mixes together too many ingredients, all of them undercooked
Redford's Bagger Vance substitutes pretty for powerful
Spielberg desanitizes WWII with the powerful Saving Private Ryan
Even Francis Ford Coppola can't make much of John Grisham